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Steve Banfield

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

SVP & GM, Registrar Services, Demand Media. Previously Consultant and Interim Executive, Independent Consultant.

SVP & GM, Registrar Services, Demand Media. Previously Consultant and Interim Executive, Independent Consultant.

7 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Product
  • UI/Design
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In




Chief Marketing Officer INRIX March 2015 - present
SVP & GM, Registrar Services Rightside August 2013 - January 2015
Consultant and Interim Executive Independent Consultant August 2007 - August 2013
Chief Product Officer Korrio September 2011 - November 2012
Senior Vice President, Digital Strategy and Head of Games Studio Screenlife Games, LLC May 2010 - September 2011
CEO Mixercast April 2009 - December 2009
Senior Vice President and General Manager Sony August 2003 - July 2007
Senior Vice President, Technology Sony October 2002 - August 2003
VP, Business Development RealNetworks 2001 - 2002
GM, Consumer Products RealNetworks 1998 - 2001
Director, Product Management Narrative Communications 1997 - 1998
Manager, Technical Evangelism Microsoft 1995 - 1996
Group Program Manager, Windows Multimedia Microsoft 1994 - 1995
Technical Evangelist Microsoft 1992 - 1995
Programmer/Project Lead NCR Corporation 1990 - 1992
Programmer IBM 1988 - 1990


Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration 1996 - 1998
Transylvania University Computer Science/Business/Political Science 1986 - 1990
Boyd County High School 1982 - 1986

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Games
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Transportation

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Consumer Products • Usability testing • Consumer Services • User Experience Design • User Interface Design

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Both startup and big company experience in product development, a broad background from consumer products to working with enterprise analytics companies, focus on the consumer experience and ease of use, branding, and marketing

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Brad Hefta-Gaub
We worked together
I've worked with Steve for many years at various companies of various sizes and stages. He's top on my list of executives and technologists ... I want to work with.
Dave Cotter
We worked together
His intellect and drive are a unique combination (technical and business). He's experience in consumer facing companies is incredible rich. ... I'm founding my second start up after sending five years are Amazon as a GM in Web Services and WW Marketing. I've also worked at a VC an know what it takes to start a company. I would start a company with Steve.
Craig Suyeishi
We worked together
Great leader that has vision and the ability to execute.
Matt Hulett
We worked together
He's done it all. Big and small. He's been a leader at Sony and at startups. He is a deceptively competitive guy with a huge brain. He's ... hungry to make the world a better place.
Sharon Goldstein
We worked together
Steve's a strong product visionary. He sees patterns in the marketplace and knows how to capitalize on them. He's a great general manager ... and can manage everything from finance and hr through sales as needed, which is critical in a small company. Steve has great energy - he is fearless and tireless. And while he takes feedback and incorporates it, he knows how to stay the course and achieve what's needed.
Mark Politi
MP Public Relations - PR, Licensing and Marketing for Startups, Technology, Entertainment, Product Launches, Company Launches and Brands.
His vision
Dave LaFontaine
Director of Content and UX/UI,

David Lewis
They're my advisor  •  Board Member, Owls Education Foundation and Founder/CEO, Board Member Connect.
David is a passionate entrepreneur who is commited to following his vision. No matter what the situation or setback, David is going to keep ... finding ways to move forward toward success. He is hard working, super smart and exactly the kind of person you want with you on a startup journey.