Current Activities

Padloop: Founder (Current)

Padloop pairs airline professionals with secure, short- and medium-term housing.

Stone River, LLC: Founder and CTO (2007 - 2019)

Stone River operates several online properties, including PromotionCode.org, one of the largest originators and distributors of coupons, providing upwards of 100,000 distinct coupons monthly. PromotionCode works with over 15,000 retailers, produces over a million pageviews a month, and has generated over $60 million in consumer-reported savings.

Recent Press and Media Appearances

2019

2018

How Organizations Can Stay Ahead of Changing Privacy Laws
August 22, 2019 - By Ellen Zhang for Digital Guardian

Why You Should Be Worried About Smartphone Apps Stealing Your Data
August 1, 2019 - By Joe Mckinley for Reader's Digest

What does ‘seasonality’ really mean in sales?
July 25, 2019 - By Ben Goldstein for Nutshell

Life and Money 30 Things You Should Never Buy Without a Coupon
July 17, 2019 - By Cameron Huddleston for GO Banking Rates

Training First-Time Employees? Don’t Forget Soft Skills
July 17, 2019 - By Ilima Loomis for SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management)

Social Selling Tips from Industry Leaders
July 15, 2019 - By Devrix Staff for Devrix

How to Reduce Expenses and Operating Costs: 34 Experts Reveal the Single Most Effective Way for Businesses to Minimize Costs
July 10, 2019 - By Angie Stringfellow for Wonolo

Tips on How to Get Twitter Followers From the Pros
July 10, 2019 - By Diana Bourgeois for Fit Small Business

The Best Tips for Getting and Using Testimonials in Business
July 9, 2019 - By Carol Roth for Carol Roth

14 Major Brands That Will Actually Send You Coupons for Free
July 5, 2019 - By Emily Dinuzzo for Reader's Digest

How Do You Craft a Successful Media Pitch that Actually Lands Coverage?
July 3, 2019 - By Elise Dopson for Databox

How to Create a Customer Referral Program: A Step-by-Step Guide
July 3, 2019 - By Matthew Speiser for Fundera

Choosing the Right Retail Promotion
July 1, 2019 - By Modernretail Staff for ModernRetail UK

17 Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Favorite Book on Leadership
June 28, 2019 - By Gresham Harkless for CEO Blognation

MBAs Average Six-Figure Debt
June 22, 2019 - By Gregory Yang for Poets and Quants

16 Entrepreneurs Explain the CEO Hack They Use to be Effective and Efficient
June 21, 2019 - By Gresham Harkless for CEO Blognation

What Is Fiscal Policy?
June 14, 2019 - By Kiely Kuligowski for Business News Daily

Stop Focusing on Time to First Byte and Do This Instead
June 11, 2019 - By Sharon Mcelwee for Uptime

Endpoint Security: Could CMSs Pose Problems?
June 5, 2019 - By Derek Handova for Channel Futures

Google Slides vs PowerPoint?
May 31, 2019 - By Anna Maksymova for Template Monster

18 Lead Generation KPIs Every Marketing & Sales Team Should Track
May 30, 2019 - By Kiera Abbamonte for Databox

After Its Public Shutdown, Google+ Users Continue To Mourn
May 26, 2019 - By Johan Moreno for Forbes

Interested in an MBA? Consider These Factors
May 25, 2019 - By Gregory Yang for Poets and Quants

How to Deal with Irrational People
May 24, 2019 - By Carmen Jacob for Up Journey

Is an MBA Worth It? How to Decide
May 17, 2019 - By Ilana Kowarski for US News & World Reports

The Best Productivity Advice I Ever Received
May 16, 2019 - By Sheiresa Ngo for Cheat Sheet

The Best Perks Small Businesses Can Offer Employees
April 11, 2019 - By Carol Roth for Carol Roth

Savings Hacks You Need to Know Before Your First Cruise
March 11, 2019 - By Charlene Oldham for GO Banking Rates

How to Piggyback Your Vacation on Your Next Business Trip
March 10, 2019 - By Charlene Oldham for GO Banking Rates

How Your Small Business Can Effectively Use a Virtual Assistant
February 27, 2019 - By Sarita Harbour for The Hartford

Expert Tips to Grow Your Business Without Stressing Out
February 22, 2019 - By Louis Denicola for Cheapism

Expert Tips for a Well-Organized Grocery List
February 11, 2019 - By Lauren Cahn for Taste of Home

Top Technologies to Transform Your Business
January 8, 2019 - By Carol Roth for Carol Roth

2017

12 Ways to Prepare Your Small Business for Holiday Sales
December 12, 2018 - By Paula Fernandes, for Business News Daily

From Sales to…Anything! Transferable Skills in Retail
December 1, 2018 - By Careerkit For Hse & Esl Learners for NYSED/CUNY

HomeRetail Tips & Trends 10 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Tips to Help You Boost Sales and Stand Out
October 30, 2018 - By Francesca Nicasio for VendHQ

Top Success Habits of Entrepreneurs
September 14, 2018 - By Carol Roth for Carol Roth

Breach Response Plan
August 28, 2018 - By Gearhead Team for Gearhead Software

4th Quarter Business Marketing Tips
August 21, 2018 - By Carol Roth for Carol Roth

15 Secrets Costco Shoppers Need to Know
July 17, 2018 - By Megan Elliott for Cheat Sheet

The No. 1 Worst Part About Shopping at Costco
May 10, 2018 - By Kelsey Goeres for Cheat Sheet

A Guide to Content and the Digital Experience
February 26, 2018 - By Dalhousie University for E-Content Magazine

40 Smart Ways to Save at the Supermarket
February 6, 2018 - By Jody L. Rohlena for Reader's Digest

Ready to buy? Here’s the exact moment when you should make your offer
January 29, 2018 - By Christopher Elliott for Elliott Advocacy

Interview with Mike Catania, Founder of PromotionCode.org
January 28, 2018 - By Usa Weekly Team for USA Weekly

How Repealing Net Neutrality Could Affect Your Ecommerce Business
January 20, 2018 - By Matt Duczeminski for Sales & Orders

Favorite Tools for Web Design
January 18, 2018 - By Amberly Dressler for Website Magazine

21 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business
January 10, 2018 - By Gresham Harkless for CEO Blognation

Is your business falling behind? 5 technologies you should already be using in 2018
January 10, 2018 - By Joe Stangarone for MRC's Cup of Joe Blog

2016

Fighting Internet Crime: Protecting Your Small Business From Cyberattacks
December 20, 2017 - By Dinah Wisenberg Brin for Forbes

5 Lessons From Small Businesses That Were Cyberattack Targets
December 13, 2017 - By Kelsie Anderson for Capterra

Top 25 Christmas Promotion Ideas from the Pros
December 11, 2017 - By Anna Dizon for Fit Small Business

8 Ways to Prepare Your Small Business for 2018
December 11, 2017 - By Karen Sams for 8 Ways to Prepare Your Small Business for 2018

Best Travel Tips: 21 Travel Hacks That Experienced Business Travelers Say to Use When You Hit the Road
December 11, 2017 - By Bill Murphy Jr. for Inc.

How to Master These 10 Shopping Skills Before You Hit 30
December 4, 2017 - By Mikey Rox for Wisebread

12 Secrets Target Shoppers Need to Know
November 27, 2017 - By Megan Elliott for Cheat Sheet

Win Black Friday with these shopping hacks
November 22, 2017 - By Courtney Jespersen for The Los Angeles Times

6 Types of Sales Promotions in Retail (and How to Implement Them)
November 22, 2017 - By Francesca Nicasio for VendHQ

Best Black Friday Deals We Know About So Far
November 21, 2017 - By Shelley Emling for AARP

10 Tools and Tricks to Help You Find the Best Black Friday Prices
November 21, 2017 - By Jon Gugala for Fatherly

How Real-Time Marketing Impacts and Benefits Brands
November 17, 2017 - By Angie Stringfellow for NG Data

32 Ways to Avoid Overspending on Black Friday
November 16, 2017 - By Cameron Huddleston for GO Banking Rates

When is Black Friday 2018? And 8 tips to help you get the best deals
November 14, 2017 - By Katie Jackson And Danielle Wolf for The Today Show

7 ways to save money on Thanksgiving dinner
November 7, 2017 - By Kellie Ell for USA Today

Ready for Black Friday 2017? Here’s a 13-Step Checklist
November 6, 2017 - By Lisa Lacy for Scribble Live

The Ultimate Black Friday and Cyber Monday Guide: What You Should and Shouldn’t Buy
November 6, 2017 - By J.r. Duren for Valpak

What Americans Are Overspending On
November 3, 2017 - By Dan Rafter for Zing! by Quicken Loans

Through Advisories or Boycotts, Can Companies Be Shamed into Change?
November 2, 2017 - By Frederick Reese for Atlanta Black Star

How Target, Costco and Other Stores Can Help You Afford Christmas
November 1, 2017 - By Charlene Oldham for GO Banking Rates

Biggest Business Lessons Learned
October 25, 2017 - By Carol Roth for Carol Roth

14 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Transitioned from Working In The Business to Working On It
October 22, 2017 - By Gresham Harkless for CEO Blognation

Top 25 Coupon Advertising Ideas From the Pros
September 29, 2017 - By Henry Kanapi for Fit Small Business

Disaster Relief: 3 Ways Businesses Help Other Businesses After a Catastrophe
September 18, 2017 - By Kate Silver for American Express Small Business

Amazon Prime Day: 6 ways to get the best deal
July 10, 2017 - By Susan Johnston Taylor for The Today Show

Money Pits Hiding in Your Home
June 9, 2017 - By Liz Alterman for Realtor.com

DIY Email Marketing Tips
May 16, 2017 - By Vangie Beal for Small Business Computing

How to Manage Workplace Stress in Tech
April 27, 2017 - By Tim Cannon for Tech.co

The Best Way to Grow Your Business: Create These Partnerships
April 13, 2017 - By Maria Haggerty for Inc.

How To Fend Off Cyberattacks
April 11, 2017 - By Staff for Security Advisor Middle East

9 Ways You Are Guaranteed To Ruin A Salary Negotiation
April 10, 2017 - By Jillian Kramer for Glassdoor

17 Simple Tricks for Saving Money on Your Next Trip to Six Flags
April 9, 2017 - By Kelly Gurnett for The Penny Hoarder

It’s Time to Start Preparing Your Back to College Marketing Promotional Strategies
April 5, 2017 - By Oca Team for On Campus Advertising

Why Zero Experience Can Be a Good Thing in a Hire
April 1, 2017 - By Kate Rockwood for Inc.

How to fend off cyberattacks and data breaches
March 29, 2017 - By Jennifer Lonoff Schiff for CIO

4 People Share Their Favorite Mom & Pop Businesses
March 29, 2017 - By Grasshopper Team for Grasshopper

How to Create and Secure Accounts
March 27, 2017 - By Vangie Beal for Webopedia

Got $3.14? Celebrate Pi Day With Deals on Pizzas, Pies — and Chicken?
March 14, 2017 - By Nicole Spector for NBC News

6 Easy Things to Do That Could Score You a Last-Minute Flight Upgrade (So You Might As Well Try!)
March 3, 2017 - By Aly Walansky for BravoTV

Why Employers Should Stop Looking At Degrees
March 3, 2017 - By Carol Orbiana for Excite

Yes, you can win the coupon game. But do you really want to?
February 27, 2017 - By Christopher Elliott for Elliott Advocacy

80 of the Best Entrepreneurship Quotes
February 14, 2017 - By Carol Roth for Carol Roth

29 Entrepreneurs Discuss Why They Love Their Business
February 12, 2017 - By Gresham Harkless Jr. for CEO Blognation

Business Pros Expose the Important Lessons They Learned From Their Very First Jobs
January 30, 2017 - By Brianna Flavin for Rasmussen College

What Should You Do When You Can’t Pay Rent?
January 23, 2017 - By Kristin Wong for ClearPoint

Small Business Technology: Should You Still Have a Landline?
January 19, 2017 - By Katie Truesdell for NFIB (National Federation of Independent Businesses)

13 Techies Share Must-Have Website Tech
January 18, 2017 - By Amberly Dressler for Website Magazine

Email Blasts vs. Drip Marketing: Which Is Better for You?
January 16, 2017 - By Andrew Friedenthal for Software Advice

6 Banking Trends That Will Affect Your Wallet in 2017
January 13, 2017 - By Barri Segal for Philadelphia Inquirer

Bosses Reveal 7 Things That Will Get You Promoted
January 7, 2017 - By Jillian Kramer for Glassdoor

20 Entrepreneurs Spill on the Worst Business Advice They’ve Ever Received
January 6, 2017 - By Georgia Mcintyre for Fundera

How to Get an Employee to Work Faster
January 3, 2017 - By Carolyn O’hara for Harvard Business Review

New Year’s Business Resolutions for 2017
January 2, 2017 - By Carol Roth for Carol Roth

Pending Patents

System and Method for the Obfuscation, Non-Obfuscation, and De-Obfuscation of Online Text and Images

System and Method for Providing an Online Discount

Previous Experiences

University of Massachusetts-Lowell: Adjunct Faculty (2009 - 2012)

Florida State University: Adjunct Faculty (2004 - 2007)

Quick-Save, LLC: Director of Technology (2010 - 2018)

Quick-Save operated Keycode, home to the Keycode Optimization Program for brands that wanted to syndicate coupons without the hassles of dealing with coupon sites.

Unbelievable.com: Co-Founder and CTO (2011 - 2013)

Unbelievable was a viral content (article/audio/video) producer and syndicator.

Comparable.com: Co-Founder and CTO (2012 - 2013)

Comparable was a product and oject-comparison engine.

License Plates Lookup (2009)

LicensePlatesLookup.com looks up the owner of a license plate. This is now a site only accessible to law enforcement and private investigators.