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Founder and Chairman of Centro
Shawn Riegsecker is the founder of Centro and currently leads its strategic vision as Chairman and CEO. Centro has developed a proprietary local media web-based platform that helps make advertising on local websites easy and efficient for hundreds of advertisers and agencies. Having worked his entire career in the confluence of publishing, advertising and technology, Riegsecker saw the need to help make the buying of local online media across thousands of traditional publisher websites easy for advertisers and their respective advertising agencies. He began his career in 1992 selling print advertising for the Akron Beacon Journal, moved on to leading the sales team at Cleveland.com and eventually to a similar role at Real Media. Mr. Riegsecker founded Centro to help create a frictionless media process between buyers and sellers in the local industry. Based in Chicago, the company has more than 100 employees and offices in ten cities. Mr. Riegsecker graduated from Bowling Green State University with a B.S. inBusiness Administration.The Newspaper Association of America awarded Mr. Riegsecker the Advertising Person of the Year, which is given annually to an advertising person who has fostered the ideals of partnership and cooperation in working with the newspaper industry. [+]
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