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Graffle

Graffle is an online marketing and ecommerce platform, designed to dramatically increase the fund-raising capability of Charities.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Marketing / Advertising
  • Location St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2011
  • Employees 7
  • Website graffle.com

Company Summary

Graffle is a social-fundraising and marketing company working on behalf of non-profit organizations (NPO), corporate brands, high profile Individuals/personalities, athletes, and entertainers. By modernizing traditional raffles and sweepstakes, Graffle maximizes returns for patrons and investors by expanding reach to wider audiences.

Team

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    Michael Staenberg
    Chairman Of The Board

    As co-founder and president of THF Realty in St. Louis, Michael Staenberg is at the helm of the third largest commercial real estate company in America. Today, due to his vision and passion to succeed, THF owns and manages more than 100 developments in over half the states in America, valued at more than a billion dollars. Through the years he has donated millions of dollars both personally and through the Staenberg Family Foundation (which he cr

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    Thomas Alexander
    Chief Marketing Officer (Acting President & COO)

    Tom is an recognized industry leader with 50+ marketing awards. His 21- year marketing career includes Senior level positions with Turner Broadcasting, Comcast, and Frankel & Company (now Arc Worldwide). Tom will apply his well honed organizational and management skills leading day-to-day operations including partnership development, brand marketing and website design during the all-important early stages of Graffle.

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    Matthew Alexander
    Chief Executive Officer

    Over a 19-year career Matthew has earned a national reputation as an innovative and charismatic young leader in sports management, sales and marketing. As President of Chicagoland Speedway from 2002 to 2008, he built a $30 million racing enterprise in a major sports saturated market and established it as one of the most profitable NASCAR tracks in America. Since co-founding Graffle Matthew has applied his team building skills, decision making

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    Sean Finnegan
    Partner Development

    Sean is Founder/CEO of The C4 Group, Digital Entertainment Media specialists for Celebrities, Brands and NPOs. He is a past CEO of Interpublic Group’s Geomentum, President of Starcom, MediaVest, and Omnicom Digital. Among much other industry recognition, Sean is an AAF Hall of Fame Inductee and Mediaweek All-Star.

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    Chuck DeFeo
    Technology Architect

    Chuck DeFeo has been an innovator in using digital technologies to increase engagement and participation in causes for over a decade. DeFeo was CEO of Campaign Solutions, a Washington, D.C. based political consulting firm whose clients include Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Americans United for Life, and dozens of other center right candidates and causes. DeFeo also served as eCampaign Manager for Bush-Cheney '04 campaign.

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    Judy Diethelm
    Partnership Development

    Judy is the owner of BLU MOON, a strategic marketing, communications, and management firm who specialize in creating, and implementing mutually beneficial partnerships between sport and entertainment entities, corporations, public agencies and cause marketing platforms. A few of Judy's Cause Marketing campaigns have included; Beads of Courage Tour, Haiti Needs Our Help, Friends Dont Let Friends Drive Drunk, and Buckle Up America Challenge.

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    Mike Reese
    Financial Director

    Mike has served as the Chief Financial Officer of ActiveCare Network, LLC helping lead it through its initial fund-raising and  acquisition by Medco Health Solutions (NYSE: MHS).  He has also served as the Chief Financial Officer for Arryx, Inc. and TrelliSoft, Inc. guiding those companies through successful acquisitions by Haemonetics Corporation and IBM Corp. Mr. Reese holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, a Bachelors of Business Adminis

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    Derek Brenczewski
    Business Development Director

    Whether creating a business plan for a new venture, raising capital for cutting-edge companies, running a successful business, competing in a hockey game or coaching his sons, Derek exudes passion and motivation.   Upon meeting Derek, one is instantly impressed with his infectious energy and engaging personality. Derek is also a visionary in the real estate acquisition and development field assembling land parcels and turning them into profitab

Advisors

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    Craig Bradley, Edwards, Wildman, and Palmer LLP
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Michael Reese CFO
    Accountant
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Michael Staenberg; TFG Real estate, St. Louis MO.
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    Patricia Lambrecht; TG Lambrecht Construction, Joliet Il.
    Unconfirmed
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    Mathew Kruger; ATI Physical Therapy, Bolingbrook Il.
    Unconfirmed