Stephen Semprevivo | Biography
Stephen Semprevivo is an entrepreneur, consultant, and seasoned senior executive with deep experience in revenue generation, operational change and crisis management and customer acquisition. He works across industries with significant experience in the digital media, consumer services, financial services, and professional services industries. Semprevivo’s current focus is on helping grow middle market and start up companies where he is involved at the board, advisory, and operational levels.
Semprevivo is currently Managing Director at Blue Sky Partners focused helping middle market and start up companies specifically in the areas of strategy, growth, operational optimization, acquisition due diligence and technology incubation. Prior to Blue Sky Partners, Semprevivo was Chief Strategy & Growth Officer at Cydcor, the largest provider of outsourced sales services in North America. Prior to Cydcor he was President, General Manager (GM) and COO of Machinima‘s MCN, the leading digital media network for fandom and gaming culture reaching over 200M viewers monthly where he ran day to day operations. Prior to Machinima, Semprevivo was president of Experian Interactive Media. Additionally, he served as president of LowerMyBills.com, ClassesUSA.com and the Experian Interactive Innovation Center . Semprevivo was responsible for developing, growing and managing Experian Interactive Media’s online consumer brands and oversees the day-to-day operations for the product, marketing, sales and technology for the business.
Prior to being named president of Experian Interactive Media, Semprevivo served as executive vice president and general manager of LowerMyBills.com. During this time he played an integral role in starting the mortgage business within Lowermybills.com and then growing it into the largest mortgage lead generation business on the Internet. During Semprevivo’s tenure, LowerMyBills.com emerged as a leader in online direct marketing and in 2005 was sold to Experian (EXPN) for $330 million. In 2007, the LowerMyBills.com silhouette campaign won the Internet Advertising Competition award for Best Financial Services Rich Media Online Campaign.
Before joining Experian, Semprevivo was chief executive officer of Korn/Ferry Futurestep, an International provider of executive recruitment and human capital solutions with offices in 36 countries and over 400 professional recruiters. He also served as Korn/Ferry International’s (KFI – NYSE) chief administrative officer and, as a member of the firm’s operating committee, oversaw the corporate functions of technology, marketing and human capital. Korn/Ferry in the world’s largest executive search firm. Semprevivo was president and chief operating officer of GetSmart.com, an online service connecting consumers to lenders. As part of the founding management team at GetSmart, Semprevivo created the first short form internet mortgage lead. Additionally, he was involved in all aspects of the business including the sale of the company for $38 million in 1999 to Providian Financial, which was subsequently acquired by Washington Mutual Card Services. During Semprevivo’s tenure, Getsmart.com was recognized by Yahoo Internet Life as one of the “50 most incredibly useful sites.” Additionally, in 2000 Semprevivo was recognized as “Leader of the Year” by Credit Card Magazine. Prior to joining Getsmart.com, Semprevivo was Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Cendant Corporation, a Fortune 500 company. At Cendant, Semprevivo was responsible for managing client development and channel marketing in the areas of direct mail, television and call center operations.
Stephen Semprevivo holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Harvard College and a masters in business administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Stephen Semprevivo | Articles
Networking Step by Step by Stephen Semprevivo
A key element to being an effective networker is to be able to describe what you do in 10 to 15 seconds. Most people are familiar with this concept; however, many people have uninspiring sound bits. The objective of an …. Read Article
Negotiating Your Executive Employment Agreement by Stephen Semprevivo
Thinking about taking that new job? Before you do, make sure that you understand your relationship with your new employer. If there is one thing I have hear more and more in this tough economy … Read Article
How Do You Manage Your Career? by Stephen Semprevivo
In an ideal world you would manage your career like a well-run business. You would have a clear strategy with a clear blue print and predetermined actions that would allow you to achieve your goals … Read Article
Stephen Semprevivo | Consultant
Stephen Semprevivo is Managing Director of Blue Sky Partners. At Blue Sky, Stephen is focused helping middle market and start up companies specifically in the areas of Change & Crisis Management, Operational Optimization, Marketing Optimization & Growth and Sales Optimization & Growth. More on Consulting
Stephen Semprevivo | Entrepreneur
Stephen Semprevivo is an experienced entrepreneur who has work within the start-up space from all angles. Stephen has founded, held leadership roles, grown and sold multiple start-up businesses. He has been involved with many more as a consultant, advisor, board member and investor.
Stephen Semprevivo | Board Director
Stephen Semprevivo has sat on the boards of nine venture/private equity backed businesses. Stephen has been on numerous advisory boards and has assisted in accelerating the growth of numerous start-ups middle market companies and has solid ties with the venture/private equity community. More on Board Director
Stephen Semprevivo | Community
Stephen Semprevivo is a VOALA Volunteer and Constructing Careers Program Director. Stephen is passionate about helping the homeless population in Los Angeles earn a living wage. Stephen has worked closely with Volunteers of America Los Angeles to help develop and build VOALA Constructing Careers. More on VOALA & Community
Stephen Semprevivo | Blogs & Articles
Stephen Semprevivo publishes a number of blogs and articles in the areas of Career Management, Personal Finance and Homelessness Advocacy. More on Blogs & Articles