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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

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

2018

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

2017

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

2016

Making Financial New Year’s Resolutions Modest Helps Keep Them
December 23, 2016 - By Terri Williams for GoodCall

House of guards: Keep your home secure at any budget
December 22, 2016 - By Katie Jackson for Fox News

Holiday Wish List — Experts Weigh In
December 21, 2016 - By Deborah Sweeney for MyCorporation

Business Preparation Tips for 2017
December 21, 2016 - By Carol Roth for Carol Roth

Hiring College Students: How to Find Talent for Seasonal Work
December 19, 2016 - By Marcia Turner for Staples

Hide and don’t peek: 10 places to stash holiday presents
December 12, 2016 - By Katie Jackson for Fox News

The Financial Perks of Not Celebrating Christmas
December 9, 2016 - By Susannah Snider for US News & World Reports

Genius Holiday Hacks To Save Serious $$$
December 6, 2016 - By Anna Davies for Refinery 29

What not to buy until after the holidays
December 3, 2016 - By Sheryl Nance-nash for Newsday

How four families rein in their holiday spending
December 1, 2016 - By Susan Johnston Taylor for CreditCards.com

Millennials Vs. Baby Boomers: When Does The ‘Cashless Society’ Begin?
December 1, 2016 - By Carson Quinn for PYMNTS

How This Musician Turned a Hobby Into a Wildly Successful Website
December 1, 2016 - By Ashley Sweren for NAV

20 Easy Ways To Save When You Have NO $$$
December 1, 2016 - By Anna Davies for Refinery 29

7 Things Not to Buy on Black Friday
November 23, 2016 - By Mikey Rox for Wisebread

Be Patient: 6 Reasons You Should Wait for Cyber Monday
November 23, 2016 - By Cameron Huddleston for GO Banking Rates

Hot holiday trends: Personal tech, fitness trackers, all things red
November 23, 2016 - By Lee Williams for The Oregonian

How are you celebrating Small Business Saturday?
November 22, 2016 - By Deborah Sweeney for MyCorporation

37 Marketing Pros Reveal How Real-Time Marketing Impacts and Benefits Brands (with Real World Examples)
November 17, 2016 - By Angie Stringfellow for NG Data

America has the technology to go cashless, but nobody trusts it enough to use it
November 17, 2016 - By Chris Weller for Business Insider

Easy Ways to Avoid Online Shopping Stress? Just Follow the Rules
November 16, 2016 - By Nicole Spector for NBC News

103 Tweetable Entrepreneurial Tips for National Entrepreneurs Day
November 15, 2016 - By Erica Abbott for Business2Community

How You Can Use Web Data to Accelerate Your Startup
November 10, 2016 - By Cecilia Haynes for Scraping Hub

50 Great Black Friday and Holiday Offer Tips
November 9, 2016 - By Carol Roth for Carol Roth

10 gift items that likely will sell out fast this Christmas
November 8, 2016 - By Andrew Lisa for Killeen Daily Herald

Business Fads That Are on Their Way Out
November 7, 2016 - By Jennifer Post for Business News Daily

23 Ways To Invest In Your Business With $1,000 Or Less
November 7, 2016 - By Tami Brehsi for IgniteSpot

Ways to Stay Productive When You’re Unemployed
November 4, 2016 - By Matt Kosinski for Recruiter

3 couponing couples combine strategies and apps to multiply their savings
November 3, 2016 - By Sandra Gordon for Bankrate

50 Ways to Save Money on Your Thanksgiving Dinner
November 2, 2016 - By Cameron Huddleston for GO Banking Rates

Holiday Hiring Tips for SMBs: How to Staff Up in a Tight Market
November 2, 2016 - By David Smooke for Mighty Recruiter

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Tips to Help You Boost Sales and Stand Out
October 25, 2016 - By Francesca Nicasio for VendHQ

11 Money Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself
October 19, 2016 - By Morgan Quinn for GO Banking Rates

Save $1,000 by not getting sick
October 18, 2016 - By Andrew Dipietro for Las Vegas Review-Journal

What Business Owners Are Reading — Experts Weigh In
October 10, 2016 - By Deborah Sweeney for MyCorporation

How Your Small Business Can Stand Out on Black Friday and All Season
October 4, 2016 - By Dinah W. Brin for Weebly

15 Best Things to Buy on Columbus Day
October 3, 2016 - By Andrew Lisa for GO Banking Rates

Are you owed money from a forgotten bank account?
September 29, 2016 - By Margarette Burnette for AP (Associated Press / CBS)

11 Ways to Save on After-School Activities
September 29, 2016 - By Tamekia Reece for Parents

How Music Can Make Your Office More (Or Less) Productive
September 16, 2016 - By Stephanie Vozza for Fast Company

Getting “Back To Work” After The Summer — Experts Weigh In
September 13, 2016 - By Deborah Sweeney for MyCorporation

Hot New Business Ideas for Millennials
September 11, 2016 - By Brian Horvath for BusinessTown

39 Annoying Things Good Employees Really Hate at Work
September 2, 2016 - By Bill Murphy Jr. for Inc.

Experts Share Tips to Promote a Giveaway
September 2, 2016 - By Harshajyoti Das for Huffington Post

It Pays to Procrastinate: 5 Ways to Score Big on Last-Minute Purchases
August 31, 2016 - By Susan Johnston Taylor for US News & World Reports

What Ticks Off U.S. Consumers the Most
August 28, 2016 - By Brian O'connell for Jim Cramer's The Street

Back-to-School Shopping? Take These Student Discounts Along For the Ride
August 19, 2016 - By Brian O'connell for Jim Cramer's The Street

Banking Services That Will Be Obsolete in 10 Years
August 18, 2016 - By Valerie Rind for The Network Journal

The Best Things To Buy On Labor Day
August 18, 2016 - By Autumn Rose for AOL

Mobile Marketing Strategies To Boost Adoption
August 12, 2016 - By Ian Blair for BuildFire

Establish Yourself as a Leader | A Conversation with Mike Catania
August 10, 2016 - By Stacy Alcorn for Stacy Alcorn Entrepreneurship Podcast (Radio)

Back-To-School Promotion Ideas for Small Businesses
August 10, 2016 - By Vangie Beal for Small Business Computing

20+ Small Businesses That You Should Know
August 9, 2016 - By Carol Roth for Carol Roth

20 Money Hacks That Busy People Swear By
August 6, 2016 - By Morgan Quinn for GO Banking Rates

8 Financial Wake Up Calls — And How to Deal With Them
August 4, 2016 - By Mikey Rox for Wisebread

8 Ways Everybody Saves During Back-to-School
August 1, 2016 - By Mikey Rox for Wisebread

Spending Triggers That Can Leave You Poor
July 26, 2016 - By Cameron Huddleston for GO Banking Rates

Is Tech Support Getting Worse On Purpose?
July 21, 2016 - By Kim Komando for Kim Komando Show (Radio)

Global Tourism Takes Massive Hit After Spike in Terror Attacks
July 21, 2016 - By Ben Popken for NBC News

20 things that cost more during the summer
July 14, 2016 - By Andrew Lisa for Business Insider

20 things you will regret buying this summer
July 6, 2016 - By Andrew Lisa for Las Vegas Review-Journal

Moves to Make Before Cutting Up Your Credit Card
July 6, 2016 - By Mikey Rox for Wisebread

20 Items You Will Regret Buying This Summer
July 3, 2016 - By 20 Items You Will Regret Buying This Summer for MSN

9 Ways to Make an Extra $1,000 This Summer
July 1, 2016 - By Mikey Rox for Kiplinger

50 Productivity Tips By and For Small Business Owners
June 29, 2016 - By Lauren Simonds for Small Business Computing

7 Tips for Saving Big on Your Summer Vacation
June 21, 2016 - By Sheryl Nance Nash, for The Fiscal Times

15 Entrepreneurs Discuss Whether or Not Twitter Is Dying
June 18, 2016 - By Gresham Harkless for CEO Blognation

16 Luxury Hotels That Offer Free Perks
June 17, 2016 - By Michelle Smith for Philadelphia Inquirer

Set Yourself Up for In-State Tuition as a Grad Student
June 15, 2016 - By Prospective Grad Students Can Qualify As Residents For In-state Tuition More Easily Than Most Undergrads. for US News & World Reports

Making Up For a Social Media Mistake
June 6, 2016 - By for American Family Insurance

What to Buy in June: Discounts Abound on Power Tools, Dinnerware And Gifts
June 3, 2016 - By Brian O'connell for Jim Cramer's The Street

The Science of Personalization: A Voice, Not an Echo
May 25, 2016 - By Michael Shaw for Huffington Post

Extreme Couponing Isn’t All That Extreme
May 18, 2016 - By April Lewis-parks for Miss Moneybee

Slaying Household Energy Hogs: Tips On Cutting Those Pesky Summer Utility Bills
May 11, 2016 - By Brian O'connell for Jim Cramer's The Street

Get Real with Bob and Stacy
April 9, 2016 - By Bob Kalagher And Stacey Alcorn for WBNW 1120 BOSTON Radio

9 Ways to Save Money at Bed Bath & Beyond
April 6, 2016 - By Autumn Rose for The Motley Fool

Getting The Most From The Big Box
April 5, 2016 - By Janene Mascarella for Home Magazine (USA Today Magazine)

9 ways to save money at Bed Bath & Beyond
April 4, 2016 - By Autumn Rose for CBS News

Retailer Tricks Can Trap Your Cash: Here Are the Worst Offenders
April 4, 2016 - By Brian O'connell for Jim Cramer's The Street

Should Your Business Create an App?
March 25, 2016 - By Anthonia Akitunde for American Express

5 Things You Should Never Buy on Groupon or LivingSocial
March 23, 2016 - By Mikey Rox for Wisebread

30 Items to Avoid at Walmart
March 23, 2016 - By Valencia Higuera for Huffington Post

Sale Inside: How Retailers are Using Online Promotions to Dominate Sales
March 21, 2016 - By Mike Wood for Business.com

Why the Pink Tax Is Here for the Foreseeable Future
March 9, 2016 - By Brian O'connell for Jim Cramer's The Street

An Interview with Mike Catania, PromotionCode.org
March 5, 2016 - By Adam Haigh for Castle Ink

35 Ways to Save Hundreds on Groceries
March 4, 2016 - By Lia Sestric for Huffington Post

Is Your City Stocked With Smart Or Dumb Financial Consumers?
March 3, 2016 - By Brian O'connell for Jim Cramer's The Street

Don't Ignore These 7 Financial Time Bombs
February 26, 2016 - By Geoff Williams for Yahoo News

Why Is This Snapshot of American Personal Savings So Murky?
February 24, 2016 - By Brian O'connell for Jim Cramer's The Street

A Game Plan for Thwarting Unwanted Credit Card Charges
February 18, 2016 - By Brian O'Connell for Jim Cramer's The Street

Top 6 Tasks Your Small Business Should Definitely Automate
February 8, 2016 - By Rachel Fausnaught for PrimePay

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.