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Kevin Stein is a media and marketing executive with a reputation for creative communications strategy and transmedia branding. He has a history of successful business and content development in both traditional and digital media. His unique background includes network, cable, and syndicated television and film, both as a producer for Paramount, Columbia Pictures, and VH1, as well as with senior management experience at HBO as Vice President of Original Programming, CBS as Director of Late Night Programs and Interim VP of Specials, and as Vice President of Development at King World Productions.
Mr. Stein's marketing experience includes his role as General Manager for DMI Media and Marketing Solutions and Chief Strategy Officer for Buzztone, an LA- based digital and experiential marketing firm, where he worked with brands like AARP, BP, Mattel, Johnson & Johnson, Bacardi, Subway, The Gap, and Starz. His expertise includes alternative distribution channels, social media, mobile, and music branding strategy for consumer and media brands as well as in retail entertainment. Recently, he consulted on strategy and business development for Disney Kingdom Comics, the New York City Board of Education, and Saatchi & Saatchi.
In addition, Mr. Stein's work in media, technology, and digital marketing includes consulting for AOL, Sony, SEGA, Time, and Microsoft, and established him as a digital expert for online, mobile, game, and youth cultures. He co-authored a classic history of rock and roll for Rolling Stone and Dell, and his numerous productions include work for MTV, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, PBS, NBC Sports, CBS News, Public Radio International, The Zappa Family Trust, and Bob Dylan.
Mr. Stein studied English Literature and Cultural Anthropology at Boston University, which led to fieldwork in Brazil for the World Health Organization. He followed with graduate work in Clinical Psychology at Swarthmore College and Harvard University. His teaching experience includes Psychology of the Human Life Cycle at Harvard Alumni College, graduate seminars on Art History at Cal Arts, and various media courses at California State University, Long Beach.
Kevin Stein's non-profit accomplishments include production of two films, which raised $12 million dollars and helped launch NASA's Challenger Center For Space Science Education, and co-founding the Jimi Hendrix Foundation, which he ran from 1994-96. He also contributed to founding of the Energy Access Foundation as well as brand identity support for Solgenix, and for Sustainable Solutions.