Richard Botto – Founder/CEO Stage32.com
Presented by the Doorpost Project and Mentorless:
A pioneer of the early stages of the Internet boom, Richard developed Stage 32 so creatives across the globe would have a dedicated network to find work, representation, launch projects, secure funding, further their education and make life and career altering connections.
In just 3 years, Stage 32 has organically reached over 325,000 members from every country on the planet and has been described by Forbes as “Lynda.com meets LinkedIn meets Facebook for film, television and theater creatives.
A former radio host on ESPN and FOX Sports affiliates, Botto has appeared on such networks as CNBC, MSNBC, NBC News, FOX News, CBS News and VH1, riffing about the entertainment business and social media.
In the 90’s, he was an integral part of the team responsible for creating the vendor tracking system used by many of today’s top e-commerce companies. Botto headed the development, design and commercial implementation for several of the top 50 most visited sites on the internet.