Preston Bealle spent 15 years in large ad agencies in NY and San Francisco, including JWT/NY, Dancer Fitzgerald Sample NY-LA-SF and back to NY, and Saatchi/NY. He was Sr. VP/Mgmt Supervisor on Hanes/L'eggs hosiery and Account Manager at various levels on Skippy peanut butter, Hellman's mayonnaise, Nabisco Life Savers, General Mills cereals and flour, Clorox, and Hewlett-Packard.
Bealle left the agency business to found and operate a wholesale food business, distributing 500+ items to restaurants, grocery stores and country clubs. Business grew almost every month for 9 years and was sold to Eastern Foods. He was asked to return to ad agency business as the first director of online advertising at any agency, at Poppe Tyson/NY. The agency added numerous clients before merging with Modem Media to create the largest online agency at that time.
Bealle became the CEO of Jumbo.com, then the #25 site in web traffic. The site had over 1 million file downloads and games. He also started Homeworkcentral.com, the first homework research site. He later sold Jumbo to Internet.com and HomeworkCentral to ProQuest.
He was the Founder and CEO of Babygear.com, started in a small Brooklyn warehouse and became the #1 baby products store online. Bealle then became CEO of Gorp.com, the leading adventure travel business online. The business was sold to a joint venture comprised of Gannett and the Pritzker family that owns the Hyatt Hotels. Currently part of Orbitz.com
He has served on the board of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, which provides assistance to R&B recording artists of the 50's and 60's.
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