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Jon Bodnar, MBA

Advisor United States, US

Regional Director (RD) Nexstar Digital, (Helped Launch Tactive Agency NXST) University of Pittsburgh (Finance) Pepperdine University (MBA)

Regional Director (RD) Nexstar Digital, (Helped Launch Tactive Agency NXST) University of Pittsburgh (Finance) Pepperdine University (MBA)

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Involved In

Advisor

Verizon
GoLocal.Biz

Positions

Regional Director (RD) Nexstar Digital Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. July 2011 - present
Financial Partner/ Managing Partner/ VP Sales/ Consultant GoLocal.Biz and its affiliate publishers November 2006 - July 2011
GM - GSM Various Companies and Places in the USA JH Zerby Newspapers - Verizon - Transwestern - YellowBook USA January 1991 - October 2006
VP and General Manager Midwest Directories Company January 1996 - December 1999
Co-National Sales Manager - Regional Manager Phone Directories Company January 1991 - December 1995
VP - Sales and Marketing School (Pepperdine University) - Precision Works, Inc December 1989 - December 1990
Managing Partner - Electronic Cottage / Green River National Archive Entrepreneur - Computer Systems and Optical Disc Systems Teac VAR October 1987 - December 1989
Project Manager Raytheon Missile Systems July 1986 - October 1987
New Business Development - Cost Estimator/Sales Lockheed Martin January 1984 - July 1986

Education

Pepperdine University Management 1985 - 1990
University of Pittsburgh Business Economics - Finance 1979 - 1983

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Local
  • • Advertising
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • TV
  • • USA all markets

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

In July of 2011 I was one of 4 partners who sold their start-up to a Wall Street Company (NXST). My name is missing from the article.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110714005188/en/Nexstar-Broadcasting-Acquires-Internet-Technology-Provider-GoLocal.Biz#.VWJT809Viko

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Well we all have our skill set. Mine is to help build revenue streams for business.

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Tim Hennessy
We worked together  •  General Sales Manager, KCBD-TV. Previously Member Board of Directors, Western Virginia Workforce Development.
Jon has been instrumental in helping me throughout my career. He has made himself available even with his hectic schedule to discuss my goal ... s, concerns and challenges. Having Jon as a mentor is a pillar of what I attribute to my success. Jon encourages me to think differently about each situation and to take opportunities when they are presented. I can always count on his advice and coaching to be honest and effective. When I have a serious decision to make regarding my career, he is the first person I contact. I know I will get not the answer I want, but the answer I need. He is a great coach, mentor and friend.
Todd Blickenstaff
We worked together  •  Corporate Support Representative, Brigham Young University. Previously Corporate Trainer / Area Manager, GoLocal.biz.
Jon has the ability to bring everyone together, working in the same direction for the common good of the company. He is a fantastic leader w ... ith genuine concern for each team member. Jon's knowledge and ability to train sales and management teams will give any business a competitive edge. If I were building a team of professionals to start a new company or project, I would want Jon to be part of that executive group!
Henry Nyce
We worked together  •  Publisher, Republican-Herald and Publisher, Pottsville REPUBLICAN, Inc..
Jon has tremendous integrity, excellent sales skills and has great experience in multiple advertising platforms.
Terry Hucks
We worked together  •  General Sales Manager/Marketing Director, Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc..
Jon has the knowledge, Integrity, Values, Character and Leadership abilities to create a culture of success. He has the qualities that most ... successful companies have in a leader and trend setter. He has the maturity but yet energy and foresight to lead not follow in all his endeavors. Jon is simply a good man, husband, father, employee and friend. Jon is a class act and would be an asset to any group. I wish there were more Jon Bodnar's in the world. It's an honor to recommend Jon and you'd be blessed to have him. Please call if you'd like any further information. Warm Regards, Terry Hucks 325-656-1474
Bob Farrell
We worked together  •  President, The Farrell Edge LLC. Previously Networking Chairman, Board Member, Brighton Chamber.
He is really knowledgeable, and is a dynamic speaker. Best of all, he's a good person, good soul.
Andrew Scheid
We worked together  •  Sales Manager, WSFX-TV. Previously Local Sales Manager, WYOU-TV/ WBRE-TV.
Jon provides confidence.
Matt Velsor
We worked together  •  VP of Broadcast Business Development, Share Rocket, Inc..
Jon is an excellent sales/marketing person and one of the best public speakers I've ever had the pleasure to listen to.
Brian Ringwood
We worked together  •  Previously Director of Business Development, BBB of Northern Indiana. Previously eMedia Manager, WFFT FOX Fort Wayne.
Jon is adept at teaching sales professionals on how to create sales opportunities utilizing digital media. He would make a great advisor bec ... ause of his experience, education, and love for sales. I have the utmost respect for Jon, and have personally relied on him as a mentor, motivator, and friend.
Wendy Bello
We worked together  •  Director of Sales for WROC-TV, RochesterHomepage.net and Bounce-Rochester, WROC-TV, Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc..
Jon is an exceptional leader, sales person and trainer. He's knowledgeable, engaging and motivating. He's a true professional who can comm ... and an audience through his dynamic style and genuine nature.
Zachary Webb, MBA, MPA
Development Manager, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania.
I worked with Jon implementing a successful online resource at a middle market ABC/Fox television affiliate. Jon was energetic, business sav ... vy and, above all else, charismatic - whether in a group of 1, 10 or 50. His knowledge extends across a wide range of verticals, and his understanding of up-to-date trends meant he understood the critical nuances of a wide variety of businesses. Jon also has that one key element that you look for in a great seller: the ability to form relationships quickly with a client. When he combined that skill with the demonstration of how a product is not simply a transaction...but rather the opening point of a long-lasting mutually beneficial relationship...it led to much success within our implementation and renewal stages of business. I highly recommend Jon on a variety of subjects. He's great to work with!

Tim Hennessy
General Sales Manager, KCBD-TV. Previously Member Board of Directors, Western Virginia Workforce Development.
Because he is very passionate about helping his internal and external customers. Tim is well versed in many areas including Digital Marketi ... ng. I have known Tim for the past 7 years and although we have not always agreed Tim has stated his case with solid data. I would be honored to vouch for Tim and those who have the blessing of working with him will find him to be a leader by example (the best kind).

Terry Hucks
General Sales Manager/Marketing Director, Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc..
He is a leader by example. Terry would not ask anyone to do anything he wouldn't do. Terry is a man of faith who lives by successful princi ... pals. His foundation is rock solid and he should be worthy of this consideration.

Andrew Scheid
Sales Manager, WSFX-TV. Previously Local Sales Manager, WYOU-TV/ WBRE-TV.
Andrew is a class act ! This is a man who is full of energy and motivation. I have enjoyed my association with him. Andrew consistently u ... pdates all his contacts on stories that impact us and our industry. I learn new things from Andrew and he is worthy of having more connections and being a part of this fine network.

Wendy Bello
We worked together  •  Director of Sales for WROC-TV, RochesterHomepage.net and Bounce-Rochester, WROC-TV, Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc..
Wendy is one of the most talented marketing and sales minded people on the planet. She coaches her team and provides that leadership to tho ... se she works with whether they be internal or external customers. Wendy will/can provide excellent ideas to new businesses to help them get traffic to their organizations. Wendy is the total package with excellent managerial skills and coaching capabilities that will help new businesses grow and thrive. I vouch for Wendy and feel her worthy to add into this network for entrepreneurs. She will help these businesses with her experiences and probably someday invest/own a small business of her own.