Resume: Patrick Houston

EXPERIENCED WRITER, EDITOR & MEDIA STRATEGY EXECUTIVE

Profile

  • Innovator: Idea-rich intellect, talent for targeting, positioning, promoting
  • Business Analyst: Metrics-driven, strategic
  • Entrepreneurial: Agile, adaptive, fast
  • Elite:Worked at BusinessWeek, CNET, Yahoo
  • Collaborative mentor: Proven team & community builder, process creator, respected, authentic

Primary accomplishments 

  • GM who led development, launch, growth of Yahoo tech to 7MM monthly visitors in one year
  • Editor-in-chief who led ground-breaking coverage
  • SVP behind strategy for promising new “Ai-audio” software startup
  • SVP who helped Series B media startup grow to $32MM
  • Executive producer who led prize-winning news site at the dawn of commercial Web

EMPLOYMENT

Content Strategist/Consultant/Contributor, 2015 – Present:

Developed, assisted, or contributed to marketing content programs at Symantec, Maker Media, Purch, Sitecore, HP, Sony, Nvidia, Qualcomm


Interim Editorial Director, Bitcoin Market Journal, April – June, 2018:

Conceived and managed broad strategy, tactics, and content for website, newsletters targeted at brave new world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. 


SVP, Strategy Development, Bambu Tech Inc., June, 2016 – March, 2018:

Across-the-board strategic and hands-on contributor to seed stage audio software technology startup. Highly involved in market research, targeting, positioning, go-to-market, funding, sales strategies.


Founder & CEO, MediaArchiTECHs, 2012 – 2015:

Conceived then led development, positioning, fund-raising, biz-dev, marketing, sales for cloud software reviews property.


SVP/Chief Publisher/Editorial Director, NetShelter Technology Media, 2008 – 2011:

Served as key, early exec, helped new media startup grow revenue from $9MM to $32MM.


VP/GM, Media Group, Yahoo!, 2005 – 2008: 

Led cross-functional team to create a tech channel, then served VP of content for Tech, Health, Food.


Editor-in Chief/VP/Editorial Director, CNET Networks, 2000 – 2005:

Led trusted reviews site, after earlier overseeing 10-million-subscriber newsletter portfolio, special events.


Executive Producer, News, ZDNet, 1996 – 2000: Led ZDNet News from early stage, spearheaded newsroom integration with ZDTV, won Webbie.


Senior Editor/Executive Editor, Ziff-Davis 1992 – 1996:

Led PCWeek Inside, a weekly that became known for in-depth tech industry news analyses.


Freelance Writer/Book Author, 1988 – 1992:

Established franchise as regional business journalist for publications such as Newsweek.


Correspondent/Bureau Chief, BusinessWeek, 1980 – 1988:

Correspondent in Pittsburgh, Toronto, then bureau chief in Minneapolis-St. Paul.


EDUCATION

B.A., American Studies in Journalism, cum laude, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, DISTINCTIONS, AWARDS 

  • Online News Association, board member
  • Society of Professional Journalists, president, Pittsburgh Chapter
  • Webby Award, Melissa virus coverage at ZDNet

VOLUNTEER, COMMUNITY SERVICE 

  • Community Shepherd, Founders Circle, Telos Ventures, Christian incubator and VC fund
  • Retreats and communications director, Via Vetera, spiritual formation ministry
  • Pioneer Member, volunteer for creating San Mateo branch campus, Menlo Church
  • Foster City Little League, team manager
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