Mr. Palumbo is an active entrepreneur with a highly creative and assertive “lead by example” management style, combined with a heart for helping people through business and charitable initiatives. He has extensive experience of starting companies in entertainment, charity, live streaming, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Development and Internet marketing.
Before founding Y!RM, Palumbo helped to start, fund and build the successful tech company Wantsa Inc. (www.wantsa.com, a.k.a. United Media Partners), a deal origination and syndication platform for enterprise companies, where he was instrumental in the growth of the company as an executive. Among the companies Palumbo has helped to establish are I.M.E.C.A. (Incubator for Music, Entertainment and creative arts), which assisted Detroit-area music entrepreneurs; Printorweb.com, a business solutions provider; Free Pickles, a daily deals site; OverFlowParking.com, ParkItAll.com (parking marketplace), TextFans.com (an enterprise SMS Platform) and Performance Accelerator or PAX a portfolio of dozens of SAAS solutions for businesses in one white labeled hosted solutions for business networks.
Palumbo’s entrepreneurial work is not strictly limited to business and marketing solutions. He also has a history of philanthropic leadership, co-founding the Believe for Boey Foundation, a nonprofit to aid families suffering from pediatric cancer, in 2007. In 2009, he founded the nonprofit KIDlanthropy to assist parents, teachers and leaders in raising philanthropic children. Mr. Palumbo has been a mentor with Lighthouse Labs (ranked among the top 10 Business incubators in the USA) for the last 4 years. Recently Mr. Palumbo joined Start-up Virginia as a mentor as well.
Jeff’s work in marketing, his vast knowledge of technology, and passion for charity have led to his success in creating multiple platforms that empower publishers and merchants and engage consumers. This experience is brought in full force to Y!RM/AMAZE.