CEO of Silverback Social | Producer of the Westchester Digital Summit
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I'm a new generation entrepreneur. I follow my bliss, which led me to create Silverback Social. We're a digital marketing agency. We focus on digital marketing strategy, online reputation, and social media influencer marketing. We execute social ...more


How ChatGPT Could Destabilize White-Collar Workers
As technology continues to advance, many jobs are at risk of being automated.
How To Stay Motivated To Work During The COVID-19 Pandemic And 2020 Election
It’s been a remarkably awful year. A global pandemic, unscrupulous politicians, biased media pundits. If you’re waiting for this world to “get back to normal” you’ll never get out of bed. Here’s how to be motivated when life is insanely difficult.
10 Insanely Toxic Habits You Need To Destroy To Be Successful
We all want to be successful, but we don’t want to face what’s holding us back. Many of us ignore blind spots, only to fall prey to our shortcomings down the line. So how can get into the habit of success?
10 Daily Habits Of The Most Confident People
I’m here to tell you there are proven ways to improve your self-confidence that will drive real, long lasting change in your life.
Here Are The 7 Most Powerful Ways To Have A Better Year
I’d like to challenge you to extract all hyperbole from your new years resolutions and make no unattainable claims. Instead I’d like to challenge you to be brave and address these 7 key anchors which will have the greatest impact.
Here’s How To Tell When It’s Time To Quit
By definition entrepreneurs are not quitters. When I say quit, I don’t mean throwing in the towel and giving up. That’s not it at all. It’s deciding to go a different direction.


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What No One Tells You About Being An Entrepreneur
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Hi Alexis. Yes, I still find myself getting caught up in things. I'm just better at protecting myself from going too crazy. I hope that helps? Are you an entrepreneur? Registering for my "Remarkable You" online course may help.

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CMI Cummins Inc.
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CQP Cheniere Energy Partners, LP
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PCLN Priceline (Now BKNG)
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POT Potash Corp (Now NTR)
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How To Always Be The Best Version Of You
We all want positive change in our lives. We seek to succeed, and to break free from the doldrums of the everyday rat race. So how can we buckle down and shock ourselves into the change we need?

Work Experience

Angel Investor
May 2015 - Present (8 years 2 months)

FitReserve is the premier multi-studio fitness membership that allows you to mix and match workouts and choose from over 8,500 classes across a curated selection of 100+ top studios in NYC, at over 50% off retail. FitReserve provides access to full studio schedules (including peak class times), plus access to exclusive insider studio and partner perks, special events and more.

Founder & Producer
Baltimore Digital Summit
September 2014 - Present (8 years 10 months)

The Baltimore Digital Summit was the first foray for Silverback Social into a new city. Silverback has a history of curating top executives and change agents in the digital media landscape for our events and Baltimore was no different. David S. Kidder keynoted the event, and we welcome speakers from Verizon, Rebelmouse, The Huffington Post, Legendary Pictures, the Baltimore Ravens, Comedy Central, Agency MRY, Bigfuel to name a few.

Silverback Social, LLC
April 2012 - Present (11 years 3 months)

Our mission is to create spine-tingling interactions between our client’s and their customers.  Yes, it’s as much fun as it sounds.  Last year we grew close to 3,000% and I don’t see us slowing down anytime soon. We work with everyone from global non profits to major hollywood movie studios.

Founder & Producer
Westchester Digital Summit
November 2012 - Present (10 years 8 months)

In 2015 Forbes named us one of the "Conferences That Will Keep You Ahead Of Marketing Trends This Year." Key power digital executives are drawn to the posh Westchester surroundings, and entrepreneurs are energized by access to the greatest minds in tech. The summit is a premium not to be missed event. Produced for the discerning senior digital executive in the New York Metropolitan area. 

Angel Investor & Advisory Board Member
October 2012 - Present (10 years 9 months)

F# connects brands to consumers through the power of music in purposeful ads using social media platforms such as Spotify & Facebook. F# has worked with leading Fortune 500 brands to deliver some of the highest engagement rates in the industry. Brands and agencies choose F# because we design ads differently. Our platform provides brand-supported experiences that reward consumers.

Advisory Board Member
September 2012 - Present (10 years 10 months)

Your personal information is all over the Internet, and it’s shaping the perception others have of you. Qnary empowers you to take control of that data, put the true you on display online, and benefit from your personal information.

Featured Contributor
Social Media Today
July 2010 - Present (13 years 1 month)

Social Media Today is an independent, online community for professionals in PR, marketing, advertising, or any other discipline where a thorough understanding of social media is mission-critical. Every day, we provide insight and host lively debate about the tools, platforms, companies and personalities that are revolutionizing the way we consume information. is published by Social Media Today LLC.

January 2007 - Present (16 years 7 months) is my blog. I write from the heart. Sometimes I write about social media, other times I just tell stories that inspire me. It depends on which mood hits me. Come swing by, and share your story. I like stories.

Managing Partner
Drive Action Digital, LLC
June 2010 - April 2012 (1 year 11 months)

Drive Action Digital combines the art of Social Media with the Science of Search Engine Marketing to produce the perfect storm for your brand. Touching your customer at each phase in the purchase funnel. We bring a fresh approach to an old idea: Service, engage with, and delight your customer.

Director of Sales
Buddy Media
May 2009 - June 2010 (1 year 2 months)

Buddy Media is the social enterprise software of choice for 8 of the world's top 10 global advertisers, empowering them to build & maintain relationships w/ their consumers in a connections-based world. The Buddy Media social marketing suite helps brands build powerful connections globally w/ its scalable, secure architecture & data-driven customer insights from initial point of contact through point of purchase. It is the most award-winning social enterprise software company

Vice President of Advertiser Sales
December 2007 - May 2009 (1 year 6 months)

zanox is the leading performance advertising network in Europe. Together with the partner companies, Affiliate Window, M4N and eprofessional, zanox supports more than 3,800 international advertising customers in the effective marketing of products and services in the internet. 

Director of National Ad Sales
Epic Advertising (AzoogleAds and Bazaar)
October 2005 - December 2007 (2 years 3 months)
Area Sales Manager, Eastern Region
October 2004 - October 2005 (1 year 1 month)
Director of Business Development
May 2001 - June 2004 (3 years 2 months)
Business Development Manager
February 2000 - May 2001 (1 year 4 months)
Marketing Analyst
September 1997 - February 2000 (2 years 6 months)


New York University
1997 / 1999
Direct and Interactive Marketing
Loyola University Maryland
1993 / 1997
University of Leuven
1996 / 1996
Business, Psychology Junior Year Abroad


Your World is Exploding: How Social Media is Changing Everything—and How you Need to Change with it
Chris Dessi
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

In Your World is Exploding, Chris Dessi, one of the nation’s leaders in web marketing, shares his manifesto that the recent explosion of social media is a spiritual awakening, not a technological one. Dessi shares techniques for mastering engagement in social media for your career, your business, and your life. Part memoir, part brass tactics, & part motivational doctrine, Dessi delivers a punchy treatise on social media, offering entertainment & inspiration throughout. His invaluable lessons on social media will enable you to discover your true calling, take control of your career, and harness the digital forces that shape our world today.