About the Company
The Octupus (okt-o-pus) has two eyes and four pairs of arms, similar to what your Hotel or Business will have when utilizing The Konnector.
Who better to have in your corner than one of the most intelligent animals in the Ocean?
Octopuses are experts at Observational Learning much like The Konnector.
By amplifying your outreach to effectively engage with your Consumers, The Konnector introduces the power to react and respond Real-Time alongside powerful Social Intelligence.
The Konnector, like any Octopus, lives deep in the Ocean among the World’s Internet cables where it combines the power of Social Intelligence with Anticipatory Marketing to drive revenues and increase bookings for your Hotel or Business.
Kaptivating’s proprietary innovation, The Konnector monitors, analyzes and engages on Social Platforms to leverage the vast amounts of valuable data in Real-Time for your Hotel or Business.
Kaptivating provides Social Intelligence in the Hospitality Industry to capture Data, increase bookings, monitor and measure success.
The Konnetor is designed to optimize performance for your Hotel or Business with Social Intelligence, Anticipatory Marketing and Data & Analysis.
If you’d like more information about Kaptivating, please contact us by email at email@example.com or call +1.818 301 0524.
Michael PalmerChairman / CEO
Michael is a serial entrepreneur who founded several successful startups. He has been actively involved in the Hospitality, Finance and Technology Industries for more than 20 years. As a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California, Michael served as Managing Director at Century Business Services, Hollywood Park Casino and Global Cash Card. He was Chairman of the Board at Olympic National Bank, CEO for eSat and PacificNet. By appointment from the Governor of California, Michael served for four years on California’s Gambling Control Commission. Michael has a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s Degree from The University of Southern California and is a Member of The Marshall School of Business Board of Leaders.
Steve TulkChief Operating Officer
Steve has 30 years experience with renowned worldwide brands such as Nike, Vivendi, Johnson & Johnson and Pharmacia. Steve held positions with companies ranging large public Fortune 500 companies to small private family-owned firms. He is skilled in Operations, IT and Business Development. He delivers innovative, business-driven solutions while being equally adept at providing long-term strategic planning and organizational leadership to achieve business objectives in large multinational firms and startups.
Luigi Lo BalboGlobal Partnerships
Luigi Lo Balbo graduated with honors from L’Università Statale di Milano with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies. In 1979, he began working in the Italian fashion industry specializing in the area of Marketing and Public Relations. In this role, Luigi became a driving force behind the creation of such world-renowned fashion houses as Gianni Versace, Giorgio Armani, Gucci and Enrico Coveri. In 1992, he became Regional Sales Manager for Gucci in Asia, where he was responsible for the successful launch of Gucci in Asia, including the opening of new boutiques. In 2002, he began development of 75 luxury villas in Bali. He has launched two magazines, targeting affluent individuals, Appetit and Luxury.
Lara MiramontesGlobal Sales, Business Development
Lara graduated in 2008 from Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. During that time and since, she has worked in Social Media, maintaining a successful lifestyle website with her twin and business partner, Being LA. Before that, she worked for four years as an Account Executive with Bank of America. Lara has a very personal attachment to Hospitality. Previous training has led to deep love for travel, spending years touring considerably throughout Europe and the Americas. Lara has also studied abroad and holds a certification in International Studies from her Alma Mater. She is also bilingual in English and Spanish.
Adam GibsonChief Creative Officer
Adam went to West Virginia University to pursue an Entrepreneurship/Public Relations Degree. During this time Social Networking became widespread, giving him a front row seat to its meteoric rise. He was one of the first million Facebook adopters and has witnessed 9 years of Social Media progression. During an internship with Playboy, He was member of the development team for PlayboyU, Playboy’s Social Network for Colleges & Universities. Adam is a serial entrepreneur varied interests including Worldwide Social Commerce and electric cars.
Karen MarshallTravel Concierge
Karen has been developing loyal customers in the Hospitality Industry for over 30 years. She owned a wholesale travel company in Hawaii for 16 years. After selling her company, Karen joined the USAA, a Fortune 500 company serving the military community and veterans. While working at USAA, Karen was honored nationally as a top performers, but longed for the Travel Industry again. Karen is an experienced, personable and nimble reservation agent with a knack for always finding the best value for our customers.
Isaac RectorLead Programmer
Isaac’s interest in programming began early at age 12. He honed his skill set working with his Father’s family business outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. He began working for the Target Corporation as a Front End Manager and developed a program the retailer uses to monitor and analyze data sets. His deep interest and passion for programming of all types led him to Los Angeles where he enjoys hiking, biking and Southern California’s weather.
After earning her degree from West Virginia University, Megan enrolled in LA’s Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising to pursue a second degree in graphic design. A self-professed branding enthusiast, Megan thrives on the challenging process of offering creative solutions to solve business problems. Always motivated to learn and to be successful, Megan eagerly entertains new ideas while building upon her skill set. Her desire to work alongside individuals who value creative, innovative thinking makes her a perfect fit on the Kaptivating Team. In her free time, this WV native enjoys California’s beaches,CorePower yoga, and painting.