At the time of the engagement, WebCT, Inc. was a venture backed, leading provider of e-Learning solutions for higher education. Today it is fully absorbed into Blackboard, International – the industry leader in education technology. Marketing Recon assignments testing key domestic and international market development initiatives and identification stakeholders in various market segments. Other assignments have involved product development research, marketing planning, and value proposition development and testing.
Emode.com later Tickle.com and then sold to Monster was the leading interpersonal media company, providing self-discovery, matchmaking, and social networking services to more than 18 million active members in its community worldwide. Emode was founded on the belief that personal insight and connections to others could be both scientific and fun.
Emode was founded in 1999 as Emode.com by CEO James Currier, who developed an early passion for Internet technology, new media and social sciences. Currier envisioned how the Internet could be used to help people learn more about themselves and better connect with others in a mutually beneficial environment based on trust and respect. Today, the company is part of Monster.com.