High Tech Draws From Hollywood; San Francisco-Based SilverTech Inc. Names Business Development Execs.Business Editors
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 27, 2000
SilverTech Inc., creator of the patented Private Internet Engine (P.I.E.) Technology, has recently appointed Anthony L. Abner as executive vice president, Business Development, and Greg Boegner as vice president of Business Development at the company's headquarters in San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden .
The announcement was made by El St. John, founder and chief executive officer of SilverTech Inc.
In lightning speed and typical Internet industry fashion, Abner and Boegner are already negotiating with several entertainment-based content providers to get involved with SilverTech's eKIDS Internet project -- the world's first and only private Internet network created specifically for kids.
Content providers will receive certain benefits with eKIDS Internet including brand extension (by directly reaching the "kids-only" private network members), e-commerce, and detailed monthly marketing demographic reports.
"Our company's need for creative, well-developed professionals like Mr. Abner and Mr. Boegner to help us carry out our mission of providing safe, private Internet access See how to access the Internet. is of utmost importance," said El St. John. "These two individuals are well respected in their field and will no doubt be an asset to the continued development of SilverTech Inc."
As executive vice president, Business Development, Abner will be responsible for identifying and securing strategic partnerships, supervising the sales and marketing activities of the Business Development Department, and managing the exploitation of SilverTech's intellectual properties. Abner has a solid foundation in marketing to international youth markets and a strong transactional background.
Prior to joining SilverTech Inc., Abner was senior vice president of LOUD Records where he was responsible for remote operations, West Coast marketing, promotion, artist and repertoire, administration and business affairs. Abner also spent five years in private practice specializing in intellectual property and entertainment law, advising clients such as Warner Bros BROS Brothers
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As vice president of Business Development, Boegner will be responsible for identifying and acquiring content for the eKIDS Internet, supervising company involvement at various trade shows and conferences, as well as leading the marketing, advertising, and public relations public relations, activities and policies used to create public interest in a person, idea, product, institution, or business establishment. By its nature, public relations is devoted to serving particular interests by presenting them to the public in the most efforts. Prior to joining SilverTech, Boegner was executive director of program acquisitions for both Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and CBS/Fox Home Video where he was responsible for theatrical, children's and special interest programming. He was director of non-theatrical programming for Warner Home Video Warner Home Video is the home video unit of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. It was founded in 1978 as WCI Home Video (for Warner Communications, Inc.). It was re-named Warner Home Video in 1980. and also served as director of Acquisitions for Pacific Arts, PBS PBS
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SilverTech Inc., creator of Private Internet Engine (P.I.E.) technology, was founded in February 1997 by former telecommunications executive El St. John to bring private networks initially to kids, and then to government agencies, private industries, individuals and communities of interest around the world.
Today SilverTech Inc. has forged strategic relationships with Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, AboveNet, Ask Jeeves, Headbone Interactive and others. SilverTech's patented technology is being used for other vertical private environments -- legal, medical, universities and financial -- and customized and licensed for private networks globally. The eKIDS Internet is SilverTech's inaugural effort using its P.I.E. technology. For more information, visit www.silvertechinc.com and www.ekidsinternet.com.
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