entrepreneur and seasoned senior executive

Biography of Stephen Semprevivo

Stephen Semprevivo is an entrepreneur and seasoned senior executive. 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 currently is chief operating office of Machinima where he runs day to day operations. Prior to Machinima, he managing partner of Velocity Consulting, a strategy consulting firm focused on aiding technology-based middle market companies. Prior to Velocity, Semprevivo was president of Experian Interactive Media. Additionally, he served as president of LowerMyBills.comClassesUSA.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, before moving to Korn/Ferry. 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.

Semprevivo has or currently sits on the following boards as a director: AutolandCauseForceComparenetworksHydra MediaOpposing ViewsReadyforZeroSocialShield and USSearch.

Semprevivo holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Harvard College and a masters in business administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.