As the CEO of KickApps (, Alex Blum is responsible for building a world class technology, marketing, business development, finance and operations team with the goal of providing web publishers the tools to easily enable their sites with user-generated content, social networking, premium video and content syndication capabilities.

Before joining KickApps, Blum was president and COO of JumpTV, a leading multi-cultural internet protocol television network. Prior to JumpTV, Blum spent eight years at AOL most recently as the vice president of product marketing for AOL's audience business where he and his team were responsible for re-launching the AOL portal and delivering an entire suite of web-based applications including: AOL's Video Player, Video Portal, Streaming Video advertising platform, AIM and AIMpages social networking service. Prior to that, Blum was general manager of AOLTV, where he established strategic relationships with DirecTV, TiVo, OpenTV and Philips Electronics. Prior to joining AOL, he spent 10 years in the software industry participating in three successful startup opportunities.

Alex holds an MBA from Albers School of Business at Seattle University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado.

He currently resides in New York City, tweets about the evolution of social media at @alexjblum  and blogs about similar subjects on the KickApps blog

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