Rajeev is a seasoned high tech executive with broad global experience leading and driving innovation and the overall strategic agenda, P&L and sales for entrepreneurial start-ups, $20-$40 million midsize companies and with Fortune 500 companies such as Dell where he managed P&L's as large as $400 Million domestically and internationally.
In his role as Director of Sales and Marketing for Dell in China focusing on the commercial market, Rajeev headed up the development and growth of this fast growing business unit. Later as GM for Dell in South Asia, he was responsible for launching Dell India and turning around operations in Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. Rajeev was named Manager of the Year for Dell in 1996 and was an original member of the Dell.com e-commerce team. Rajeev then went on to serve as President of Smarthome.com (a leading e-commerce platform), the leader in home automation products and technology. He oversaw the development of the companies Insteon home automation technology and led the effort to build Smarthome into the Best Place to Work in Orange County, California, as named by OC Metro Magazine.
Rajeev has strong International experience, having worked in over 20 countries across the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East and has lived in China/HK, Taiwan, Singapore, Switzerland, France and Australia.
He was most recently CEO of Sonic Emotion, the leading provider of 3D sound technologies via a custom developed ASIC and software, which is a 2012, 2013 and 2014 (to be announced in January) CES award winner for embedded technologies, Rajeev oversees global operations. Under Rajeev’s leadership the company has built alliances with Toshiba, Onkyo, Radio Shack, Samsung and Panasonic as well as other leading consumer electronic vendors. He was recognized as a CEO of the year finalist for 2011-2012 from Tech America and was a finalist for Entrepreneur of The Year from the Orange County Business Journal.
He is a member of YPO (Young President's Organization) and has been a guest contributor to CNBC. He received his Global MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles and Shanghai’’s Jiaotong University Antai college of business and economics. He is a passionate Laker fan and is patiently already waiting in line for the next Star Wars movie.
Henry Allain has nearly two decades of experience in the technology industry, serving in a variety of sales, marketing, and management roles. He began his career at Xerox Corporation and Gartner Group, before joining 101 in 1999. Allain received his BA from Arizona State University. He is active on ABM's Publishers Committee.
Richard Vitale joined 1105 at its founding in 2006. He began his career in publishing with CBS Publishing, working in all areas of Finance and Accounting. Vitale was integrally involved in the acquisition and due diligence process when CBS acquired twelve consumer magazines from Ziff Davis, as well as in both the acquisition of the CBS Magazine portfolio by Diamandis Communications and eventual sale to Hachette Filipacchi USA. He has also held senior financial management positions at Reed Elsevier, where he was the winner of the presidential award for meritorious service to the company, and Advanstar Communications. Vitale received a BBA in Accounting and MBA in Finance from Iona College.
Mike Valenti was with one of the initial acquisitions of 1105 Media, 101communications LLC, where he was Senior Vice President, Human Resources. He joined 101 following a thirty-year career with the Los Angles Times, where he held numerous roles including management of circulation marketing and sales, customer service, single-copy sales, human resources, employee relations, and compensation and benefits. Valenti graduated from Iona College with a BA in Psychology. He is affiliated with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).
Jeff Klein was Chief Executive Officer of 101communications LLC prior to its acquisition, and he has remained with 1105 as Chairman of the Board. Prior to 101, he held senior management positions with the Los Angeles Times and Times Mirror, following a career as a lawyer. Klein has taught media law at the University of Southern California, and has been published in the Columbia Journalism Review and the Los Angles Times Book Review. He has served on numerous not-for-profit boards and community organizations. Klein received his master's from Columbia University and his law degree from Stanford University, after graduating summa cum laude from Claremont McKenna College.