SOURCE: Tallwave


June 20, 2013 11:44 ET

Former Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Suns Executive Rich Dozer Joins SOOH Media's Board of Directors

Former Sports and Entertainment Executive Brings Strategic Insight to Company That Connects Consumers and Brands Through an Integrated Digital Advertising Platform

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Jun 20, 2013) - Signaling the continued confidence and bullish attitude the business community has for the company, SOOH Media announced former Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Suns executive Richard Dozer has been appointed to its Board of Directors. A Tallwave portfolio company, SOOH Media is the world's first social-out-of-home (SOOH) digital marketing and advertising platform, helping brands like NASCAR, CBS Radio, Verizon Wireless, and the Phoenix Mercury better connect with their customers.

Dozer, 56, is the former chairman of GenSpring Family Offices of Phoenix, a wealth-management firm. Previously, Dozer was the founding president of the Arizona Diamondbacks and vice president and chief operating officer of the Phoenix Suns.

"With our success in adding value to venues and their brand sponsors, Rich's deep business experience combined with his background in sports and entertainment makes him a perfect fit for our Board," said Blake Quinn, founder and CEO of SOOH Media. "Rich will bring valuable strategic insights, connectivity and market credibility. We look forward to his contributions."

Earlier in Dozer's career, he held various positions at Arthur Andersen, where he was a certified public accountant. Dozer earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Arizona.

"SOOH Media's business touches markets I'm very familiar with, specifically the sports marketing industry," said Dozer. I'm looking forward to working with the SOOH team to further shape the company's go to market plans, and to help create relationships important to execution of SOOH's long term strategy."

Dozer serves on the boards of directors of several Arizona-based corporations, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Meridian Bank, Swift Transportation Corp. and Viad Corp., Teach for America of Phoenix, the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Greater Phoenix Leadership Inc.

Dozer also supports numerous Arizona organizations, including Phoenix Children's Hospital, United Way, Foundation for Blind Children and United Cerebral Palsy.

"As a lean 'commericializor' and venture development firm, Tallwave recognized the innovation of SOOH Media's technology and quality of the company's leadership early on," said Thom Brodeur, executive vice president of Venture Management, Tallwave. "It's gratifying to see such a well-respected and savvy business leader such as Rich join our enthusiasm and become an important part of directing SOOH Media's future."

About SOOH Media

SOOH Media is the world's first social-out-of-home network, providing on-premise, interactive photo and video kiosks that connect consumers and brands through an integrated digital advertising platform. SOOH Media helps digital out-of-home (DOOH) networks, agencies and brands improve digital engagement with their customers through a proprietary local, social, mobile marketing and sales platform.

SOOH Media is a portfolio company of Tallwave, a venture development firm that validates, grows and helps start-ups commercialize their businesses. SOOH Media is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information about SOOH Media, go to or call 1-866-743-5856.

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