Chief Executive Officer
Steve Pogorzelski, the CEO of Avention has over 25 years of management experience in various global leadership roles. Most recently he was the Chief Revenue Officer at Vocus (NASDAQ: VOCS) which was purchased by the private equity firm GTCR in June 2014. Before that, he was the CEO of ClickFuel, a SaaS-based marketing analytics platform provider. He is also the former President of Monster.com and Group President of Monster Worldwide where he was part of the executive team that grew the Company from $45 million in sales to $1.4 billion in revenue.
Steve is also the co-author of "Finding Keepers" which was published in hardcover by McGraw-Hill in January 2008. He has been a frequent commentator on global labor markets and has appeared on CNN, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, ABC Nightly News, PBS News Hour, Fox News and numerous local television outlets. He has been quoted in dozens of newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and the Boston Globe. He has also offered commentary on NPR radio, Wall Street Journal Radio and AP Radio amongst others.
He is a former board member and Chairman at Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries. He also serves as a board member or board advisor at six companies.
He is a 1983 graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a BA in Journalism/Advertising.