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Steve Stauning

Advisor Spokane, Washington Area, US

Board Member, Virtual Media Holdings, Inc and Board Member, Dealers United. Arizona State grad.

Board Member, Virtual Media Holdings, Inc and Board Member, Dealers United. Arizona State grad.

6 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Classroom Teacher
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Product

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Classroom Teacher
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations
  • • Product

Involved In


pladoogle, LLC
pladoogle, LLC


Dealers United
Virtual Media Holdings, Inc
Virtual Media Holdings, Inc
Dealers United


Board Member Virtual Media Holdings, Inc August 2014 - present
Board Member Dealers United November 2011 - present
Founder / CEO pladoogle, LLC April 2009 - present
Principal Kain-Stauning October 2009 - December 2011
eCommerce Director Asbury Automotive Group March 2007 - September 2009
Director, Reynolds Web Solutions The Reynolds and Reynolds Company March 2006 - March 2007
General Manager, Dealer Web Services Trader Publishing/Dealer Specialties July 2003 - February 2006


Arizona State University
Governors State University

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • Green
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Edutainment
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Operations • Digital marketing • Sales operations • Digital Strategy • E-Learning

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Chad Troutwine
We worked together  •  Co-Founder and CEO Veritas Prep; Co-Founder Codesmith. Sundance and SXSW award-winning filmmaker. Harvard and Yale grad. JD/MBA/MPA.
The biggest challenge of completing this profile was narrowing Steve's qualities to just three (analytical, tenacious, and resourceful). He ... is easily one of the brightest, wittiest, gutsiest, disciplined, and most communicative manager/entrepreneurs I've ever known. Because Steve has spent a career growing businesses for other people, he knows what it takes to effectively manage and scale an enterprise. He is at a great entrepreneurial age: old enough to have professional maturity, but young enough to bring the energy and enthusiasm necessary for a startup venture. Finally, Steve has immersed himself in more than one industry, so he sees connections between businesses others would miss, and he can apply Best Practices from across platforms.
Eric Miltsch
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder, Dealer ThinkTank and President, Command Z Automotive Consulting, Inc..
Steve is a respected entrepreneur and continues to build his successful business. He's got a solid history of rich experiences and would be ... valuable to the community members.
David Antonio Wassmann
We worked together  •  Co-Founder/CEO, BaseMedia LLC and Founder/CEO, Markethaus, LLC. Yale grad.
He's already an entrepreneur
Matt Buchanan
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Dealers United and Operating Partner, Sarasota Ford. Stanford grad.
Steve is one of the sharpest minds I've ever known in the automotive industry. When I need a question answered relating to his field of exp ... ertise, he's always the first I call. I highly respect and trust Steve which is why I continue to work with him today.
Jesse Biter
We worked together  •  Operating Partner, Professional Lien Search and Co-Founder, Dealers United.
He gets shit done.
Bill Playford
We worked together  •  Vice President and Partner at DealerKnows Consulting, Strategic Advisor at the Startup Zoo, and Co-Event Organizer at TEDxKalamazoo.
Steve has the unique ability to be both relatable and analytical at the same time. He's quick to build consensus, and move forward in a posi ... tive direction, making him a great leader.