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James Rasulo

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

VP Business Development, Bubbl. Previously Vice President, MediaLink. Tufts and NYU Stern grad.

VP Business Development, Bubbl. Previously Vice President, MediaLink. Tufts and NYU Stern grad.

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Positions

VP Business Development Bubbl January 2016 - present
Vice President MediaLink August 2014 - December 2015
Senior Associate MediaLink August 2012 - August 2014
Summer Intern, Marketing Group Patina Restaurant Group June 2011 - August 2011
Account Supervisor TargetCast tcm December 2007 - July 2010
Connections Manager Starcom MediaVest Group July 2003 - November 2007

Education

New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business Corporate Finance and Strategy 2010 - 2012
The French Culinary Institute Restaurant Management 2008 - 2008
Tufts University International Relations 1999 - 2003
Sciences Po 2002 - 2002
City University London 2001 - 2001

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Media
  • • Real Estate
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Restaurants and Retail
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I started out my career in the advertising and media agency world, working with best-in-class brand marketers and agency executives. My client list covered consumer packaged goods, personal health care, travel, e-commerce, and financial services.

After pursuing my MBA full-time at NYU Stern, I spent 3.5 years at MediaLink, an advisory firm that specializes in building enterprise value for companies at the intersection of media, marketing, and technology. My areas of focus included business development, go-to-market positioning and strategy, and M&A, particularly for early- and mid-stage ventures.

I'm also a culinary enthusiast and oenophile - I love the restaurant business (and a great glass of wine or bourbon).

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

My primary area of focus at the moment is working with the Bubbl crew - Bubbl will change the way that we consume video on the web. With that said, I'm always happy to weigh in on interesting ideas, particularly those in media, marketing, tech, and hospitality.

I'm an "Interactive thinker" - I believe the best ideas come through iterative conversation. I'm all about doing 180's, and I always play devil's advocate with myself.

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Naoli Gonzalez Calatayud
Investment Banking Associate, MTH Capital. Previously Operations Manager, oGolf.
James has incredible people skills that make anyone instantly like him, furthermore his experience and easygoing nature make seeking his adv ... ise an instant ritual.
Eugene Song
They're my school  •  Product Manager, Curalate. Previously Product Manager, Ecommerce and Paid Products, The New York Times. Brown grad.
He's a strategic thinker and has deep experience in media that he's used to successfully advise businesses for many years.
Bill Westcott
We worked together  •  Senior Vice President, MediaLink. Previously Consulting Strategy Director, Sullivan. Washington University in St. Louis grad.
James has a deep media background that includes both tactical knowledge of all forms of paid media as well as strategic business planning an ... d business modeling in the media space.
Danny Steiner
We worked together  •  Chief Evangelist, BRAMI Inc.. Previously Associate, MediaLink. Princeton grad.
First and foremost, James manages to be one of the most patient, compassionate humans I know while still being absurdly smart. He has been a ... n advisor to me in multiple situations, always giving me his full attention and energy. I truly could not speak more highly of Mr. Rasulo.
Shane Maidy
We worked together  •  Vice President, MediaLink LLC and Managing Director, Maidy Management Inc.. University of Southern California grad.
James is an incredible resource for companies -- he can quickly develop a comprehensive understanding of a business's key drivers, ascertain ... a clear strategic path and execute against those elements. He's an invaluable advisor

Eugene Song
They're my school  •  Product Manager, Curalate. Previously Product Manager, Ecommerce and Paid Products, The New York Times. Brown grad.
Having worked closely with Eugene during and after business school, I'm happy to call him a friend and trusted personal advisor. He can see ... the "big picture" and break it down into what needs to get done to guarantee success. Given his range of experience, Eugene brings creativity and new thinking to the table.

Naoli Gonzalez Calatayud
They're my school  •  Investment Banking Associate, MTH Capital. Previously Operations Manager, oGolf.
Naoli possesses the perfect blend of charm and intelligence - first, she'll dazzle you with her outgoing personality, and then she'll blow y ... ou away with her analytical mind. I'd work with her again in a heartbeat!

Bill Westcott
We worked together  •  Senior Vice President, MediaLink. Previously Consulting Strategy Director, Sullivan. Washington University in St. Louis grad.
Having worked with Bill closely for more than three years, I can heartily testify to his ability to grind through complex problems and boil ... them down to the essential components. Bill keeps pushing to improve and is never satisfied with the status quo. Paired with expertise across media, marketing, and technology, Bill is an ideal co-founder or trusted advisor.

Danny Steiner
We worked together  •  Chief Evangelist, BRAMI Inc.. Previously Associate, MediaLink. Princeton grad.
I've worked with Danny for several years on a variety of projects - both in a "formal" capacity at MediaLink and as a friend. Danny is a gu ... y you want in your corner. He has a sharp intellect and his easy-going attitude puts everyone he encounters at-ease, which lets him create meaningful relationships and connect dots in the marketplace.

Shane Maidy
We worked together  •  Vice President, MediaLink LLC and Managing Director, Maidy Management Inc.. University of Southern California grad.
Shane and I have collaborated closely on a variety of projects in the media and technology landscape. Shane is an "optimistic realist" - he ... 'll help guide any venture to success, but rooted in a deep understanding of market conditions and general business acumen. Shane is a close friend and trusted personal advisor, and any entrepreneur would be lucky to collaborate with him.