CrossTech Ventures Acquires KMS Media Partners

CrossTech Ventures and KMS Media Partners to Join Forces to Offer Full Service Digital Media Management Firm

BOSTON, MA -- CrossTech Ventures (CTV) today announced it has acquired KMS Media Partners. KMS Media Partners (KMS) is a full service digital media management firm representing talent, traditional media companies and online media startups.

Following the acquisition KMS will operate alongside the growing portfolio of companies for Canton-based CrossTech Ventures. CrossTech was co-founded by brothers Nick and Stephen Saber fourteen years ago. CTV is an integrated events and media company specializing in real-time and online experiences primarily around business technology for mid-sized enterprises and organizations. ITEC, New Marketing Labs and the recently launched social media web television channel are also operated by CTV.

KMS Media Partners provides strategic guidance to media companies and emerging new media platforms. KMS has built a client base with projects for Oprah Radio/Harpo Productions, Fox News Radio, PGA TOUR, International Creative Management, Tony Kornheiser, Max Kellerman, The Pulse Network,, Apperian, Foneshow, Radio Spirits, and Stephan Multimedia.

KMS was launched in January 2009 by veteran Boston media executive Kevin Straley. Prior to launching KMS Kevin served as SVP of News, Talk, Sports Programming where he was a key member of senior management team who launched XM Satellite Radio, the first national Satellite Radio Company. During his tenure at XM he launched over one hundred channels and expanded the sports platform to over five thousand play-by-play broadcasts per year. Mr. Straley began his career as Program Director for WRKO where he helped to develop groundbreaking programs including "The Howie Carr Show" and "Two Chicks Dishing."

According to partner Nick Saber, "We are extremely excited to have Kevin on board. His expertise and knowledge of the media landscape was integral in launching The Pulse Network. Kevin has a unique skill to be able to leverage both traditional and digital media to deliver unmatched results."

Kevin added, "I am really looking forward to the expanded role with the team at CrossTech. Our combined resources allow us to offer existing and prospective clients a comprehensive suite of social and digital media tools. Now KMS with CTV provides a three-hundred-and-sixty degree content strategy through traditional media, digital media and social media."

Jason E. Chudnofsky Announced as President of CrossTech Media LLC - Boston Area Event Producer

Noted Expert in Face-to-Face Marketing and Publishing to Focus on New Business Development

CANTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 24, 2011) - Stephen Saber, CEO of CrossTech Ventures, has announced the appointment of Jason E. Chudnofsky as President of the company's event and conference unit, CrossTech Media LLC. CrossTech Ventures has nine key divisions, all in developing growth markets. Mr. Chudnofsky retains his current role as Chairman of the CrossTech Ventures Advisory Board, where members play a key role in steering and developing business services and investments.

"It's great to have Jason joining the team in this new role. Jason is sought out by businesses and organizations in event marketing, publishing and the not-for-profit world for insight and guidance. With him on our team we will certainly continue to be able to maximize investments and leverage opportunities across our key business units," said Stephen Saber.

Jason most recently was Chief Operating Officer of World Publishing Group (East Bridgewater, MA), a publisher and remainder book sales powerhouse. He currently serves as Chairman of their Advisory Board. In recent years, Mr. Chudnofsky has served as President and Vice Chairman of Key3Media/Ziff Davis, producers of the COMDEX and Interop trade show events; and President of Pulvermedia, producer of the VON Trade Shows and conferences. Jason also served as President of The Interface Group, President of The Sands Expo in Las Vegas, NV and CEO of Softbank Comdex.

Mr. Chudnofsky conducts dozens of training programs on leadership and development sessions for not-for-profit organizations nationally. Among the organizations to request his assistance are the Jewish Federations of North America, the Anti-Defamation League, the Museum of Science in Boston, the Society of Independent Show Organizers, the Foundation of Jewish Camping, JCCs of Greater Boston, Jewish National Fund, and the International Association for Exhibition Management. His training programs with for-profit organizations often focus on exhibitors and how to effectively exhibit in face-to-face environments globally. At CrossTech he will continue these leadership programs for both the profit and non-profit sectors, while exploring new business partnerships and international joint venture opportunities in media and face-to-face.

CrossTech Media is a market leader in the hosted summit market with seven vertical segment conferences for C-level executives; they manage the ITEC Conference, one-day conferences for IT directors in local markets; and the Inbound Marketing Summit, a two-day program for innovators in new media marketing developed by CrossTech with noted author and social media expert Chris Brogan. CrossTech Partners, the original business unit of the company formerly known as Exgenex, provides event technologies services including website development services, registration and audience analytics for events, and software-as-a-service options.

For more information about CrossTech Media contact: Bill Sell, Vice President & General Manager, CrossTech Media is located at 437 Turnpike Street, Canton MA 02021. (781) 821-6600.

Portfolio Companies

Below is a sampling of the companies that have been a part of the CrossTech Ventures organization.

The Pulse Network
CrossTech Forums
CrossTech Partners
CrossTech Media
New Marketing Labs
KMS Media Partners