WHAT IS SLINGERVILLE?
The word “slinger” derives from the term "gunslinger" which is defined as a person noted for speed and skill in handling a gun. Tattoo artists are routinely referred to as "Ink Slingers" as they engrave skin with ink and pigments to provide a lasting, and hopefully satisfying memory.
SlingerVille.com is the first social networking site in the world that fully encompasses and integrates everything related to tattoos! Every tattoo has a story behind it and we want to hear yours. Submit a photo or two of your tattoo and let us know who was the artist/shop that did the work and why you decided to get the tattoo in the first place. While you're at it, submit your tattoo artist within the featured artists section of our website.
THE TEAM/RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Founder & CEO - James A. McGibney
McGibney said he first had the idea for CheaterVille.com while
serving overseas. And so CheaterVille.com was born, along
with BullyVille.com, KarmaVille.com, VocalVille.com, CupidVille.com, & SlingerVille.com. "I
was in the Marine Corps on an overseas deployment with a good
friend of mine. We came back only to discover that his wife
had been having an affair during the entire deployment," McGibney
said. "I thought to myself, doesn't everyone have the right to know
if someone is cheating on them?'" James served tours of duty with
Third Surveillance Reconnaissance Intelligence Group and Marine
Security Guard Battalion. He was awarded a Navy Achievement
Medal by the Secretary of the Navy for his service.
Prior to starting these six companies, James was the Founder of SecuraTrak (Sapias), a Telecommunications company (GPS/Cellular.) SecuraTrak is a patented wireless asset tracking system that can locate anything, anytime, anyplace, via integrated GPS and cellular technologies. The company raised over $28 million in financing from institutional and individual investors before being acquired by a publicly traded company. James is also the author of numerous GPS and cellular technology patents which are used by many Fortune 100 companies today (Patent # US 6,509,867 B1 & 6,850,839 - GPS spatial zones.) He currently has over 40 trademarks filed with the United States Patent and Trademark office (uspto.gov). James holds a Master's degree from Boston University and attended Harvard Business School for his executive education. James sits on Cisco Systems UCS Blade Advisory Board and was the first person in the world to launch the Cisco UCS Blade technology. He is a Life Changer on Dr. Drew's daytime talk show and hosts his own radio show, VocalVille.com “the choice for your voice” on CBS FM 100.5 KXNT in Las Vegas.
Chief Operating Officer - Rick Bentley
Mr. Bentley has over 15 years of Silicon Valley startup experience. He was founder and CEO of Televoke Inc. (now deCarta), where he raised eight figures of Venture Capital from some of Silicon Valley's most respected funds and established partnerships with leading industry players, including billion dollar companies. Mr. Bentley was brought in by the investors to be Interim-CEO of American Staffing, LLC. He was a Senior Consultant at Bearing Point Inc., which included two assignments in Baghdad. At General Magic he managed the "Portico" program, derivatives of which serve over a million subscribers. He was Director of Business Development for Machina, a design and engineering house that developed consumer electronics products, some of which sold as many as 10M units. He was also Director of Product Development for Sensory Inc, which currently has the largest installed base of speech recognition systems in the world. He also founded Connexed Technologies, a pioneer in the hosted video surveillance space. Mr. Bentley is the author of multiple patents and patent filings, and received his BA in Physics and MS in Engineering from UC Berkeley.
Chief Information Officer - Jason Morgan
Mr. Morgan has more than 10 years' experience in Information Technology, including information security, networking and system administration. Prior to joining BullyVille, he was responsible for managing all IT operations and information security for Fortune 500 companies and private firms in the construction, medical, and IT industry. Recent accomplishments include reducing data center operating costs for a multi-billion dollar construction company by incorporating server and application virtualization technology. Mr. Morgan spearheaded the transition to private cloud computing in order to improve current IT processes and enable self-provisioning capabilities for corporate applications. He received a Cisco pioneer award for IT excellence for the first successful implementation of UCS Blade Technology. Prior to his civil positions, Mr. Morgan served in the United States Marine Corps. He was responsible for desert training for the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines Combined Anti-Armor Team, TOW section. This battalion was the first U.S. Marine unit to enter Baghdad in 2003 and was responsible for the takedown of the statue of Saddam. Mr. Morgan is in pursuit of his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with emphasis in security (2012). With roots in the Caribbean, he is also an IT advisor for groups working to rebuild Haiti.
Senior VP Marketing - Christie Cooley
A 7 year Google veteran, Ms. Cooley was a founding member of the Google AdWords team where she helped high spend clients maximize their pay per click campaigns. Since Google, she has worked as a web marketing expert for Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Her previous employment experience includes positions at Talkingonair.com and WebVan. Christie received her BA in Media Studies from Pomona College. On the weekends she enjoys racing her Yamaha R6 and is the winner of multiple motorcycle racing championships.
Board Member - Michael Carr
Prior to joining SlingerVille, Mr. Carr was President & COO of Greenspun Media Group, where he oversaw all operations of the $100+ million publishing organization. The company publishes more than 20 national magazines and newspapers. Under Michael's leadership, the company's revenues grew from $20 million to over $100 million in under 5 years. As revenues grew over this five year period, EBITDA also increased by more than 300%. Mr. Carr also led the profitable launch of VEGAS magazine.
Prior to Greenspun media, Michael was President of Playboy Publishing. At Playboy, Carr increased net per page advertising revenue over 10% per year for two consecutive years during a time of industry decline. He also took Playboy subscriptions to its highest level in more than a decade. He led all worldwide publishing efforts and Playboy realized a 15% increase in ad revenues. Playboy's stock price rose more than 300% during his tenure.
Prior to joining Playboy, Carr served as President and CEO of Wieder Publications, where he led the company to a 600% increase over nine years, expanding such publications as: Shape, Muscle & Fitness, Men's Fitness and Flex. The company was ultimately sold to American Media for $450 million in 2000. He was named as one of the 40 most influential Media executives by Folio in 2008.