The NewsBreak Leadership Team knows the business and has established relationships with C-store operators, advertisers, and national and local media outlets.
They are currently building a profitable business across the country, and the business has the infrastructure to expand quickly and to take full advantage of existing growth opportunities.
Bob Bradley, CEO
Bob Bradley has spent the last 25 years honing his business development skills and serving as an executive leader in the media, entertainment, and technology industries.
He has held both domestic and international positions with well-known organizations, such as Qualcomm, Scripps Networks Interactive, Disney/ABC Broadcast & Cable Networks Group, Landmark Communications, Discovery Networks, and Group W Satellite Communications.
Brian Nelson, COO
Brian Nelson is a Founding Partner at NewsBreak Media Networks. With ten years of experience in new market development, sales, marketing and operations, Brian has become a key strategist in retail marketing and programmatic merchandising.
Prior to founding NewsBreak, Brian led a social psychology research team at East Tennessee State University. In addition, Brian spent two years as an Outreach Specialist in the mental health field, leading business development with regional school systems. Brian has a Masters Degree in experimental psychology with a concentration in social and industrial psychology.
Chris Thompson, CTO
Chris Thompson is the Chief Technology Officer for NewsBreak Media Networks and is based in Nashville, Tennessee. Chris has extensive experience developing technology strategy, and enjoys ‘getting his hands dirty’ building and deploying the systems to bring the strategy to life. He has worked in the cloud computing space since its inception, and has designed everything from ecommerce applications, to mobile apps, to fulfillment and distribution systems. Chris also successfully co-founded a VC-funded, hardware device manufacturing business called ‘splitsecnd’ that provides built-in crash detection for automobiles. As the Founder and CEO, Chris successfully raised $2.1m in funding and shepherded the company from initial inception through manufacturing and product launch. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Vanderbilt University.
Dax Warden, Technical Operations
Dax Warden has always been a technology buff. After spending years as a sound engineer in Florida, Dax moved to Knoxville and got into IT work. Dax has built up a diverse IT background that includes SEO, website design/content management, software and hardware maintenance and installation, and computer networking. Over his many years at NewsBreak all of those skills have helped him to design, deploy and maintain multiple digital media networks across the U.S.
Dax has an Associates Degree in Computer Programming and a Bachelors Degree in Network Security and Forensics.