John Sostak

John Sostak

Director of Marketing at WWW.FF911.ORG Emergency Responders Network

Location
Greater Chicago Area
Industry
Marketing and Advertising

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John Sostak's Overview

Current
Past
  • CEO at NJOY NOW, Inc.
  • President at John Green Consulting, Inc.
  • Business Development Manager at Red Bull
Education
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John Sostak's Summary

Arcade is our new company. Arcade Digital does Internet consulting, marketing and brand building. Online business development. Web design and development, mobile web and app development. Software engineering and digital solutions that increase Internet exposure for the BRAND and your business.

Arcade will help improve your business, or brand online in new media. Our goal at Arcade Digital is to manage your Internet presence, so you can run your business better, with less cost and overhead.

John Green Consulting developed and distributed digital entertainment and products to bricks and mortar retailers, through prepaid cards. Bypassing Internet clutter is challenging, and exciting. Our goal is to replace lost retail impulse sales with new products that can monetize the valuable display space near the checkout counter in stores.

The reality is, people are buying far less magazines, yet we consume more media then ever. Drinks and candy do not increase retail sales, they cannibalize existing sales. We are a country of consumers. New product development is more important then ever.

NJOY NOW was designed, developed, distributed, marketed, incorporated and licensed by John Green Consulting. NJOY NOW, Inc. franchised NJOY card distribution.

Specialties

Branding, marketing, social media and convergence of Internet products and services with conventional products and distribution. Web development and software engineering. Online business development and consulting. I am also a wonderful cook.

John Sostak's Experience

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Online Media industry

January 2010Present (4 years 9 months)

We just launched a platform for Firefighters, Nurses, Doctors, Police, Military, Medics, and all Energency Personnel to communicate and influence social policy. FF911 is also a way to keep in touch and support each other through education and communication, professionally, personally, and emotionally.

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Online Media industry

August 2009Present (5 years 2 months)

Firefighter

City of Chicago Fire Department

January 1999Present (15 years 9 months)

Assigned to Engine Company 56

CEO

NJOY NOW, Inc.

January 2006August 2009 (3 years 8 months)

NJOY NOW was designed, developed, distributed, marketed, incorporated and licensed by John Green Consulting. NJOY NOW, Inc. franchised NJOY card distribution.

http://www.retail.njoynow.com/

President

John Green Consulting, Inc.

January 2005June 2009 (4 years 6 months)

http://jgc-inc.com/ Our company was built to consult retailers, and manufacturers primarily in the convenience store and beverage field.

Business Development Manager

Red Bull

Privately Held; 5001-10,000 employees; Food & Beverages industry

January 1998January 2005 (7 years 1 month)

Sales, Account Manager

The Coca-Cola Company

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; KO; Food & Beverages industry

January 1995January 1998 (3 years 1 month)

Artillery Mechanic

US Army

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry

January 1989January 1992 (3 years 1 month)

45D Artillery Mechanic, 3/35th FA 3rd ID. Served in Germany, Italy and Turkey, during the Gulf War. HOORAH!

John Sostak's Education

University of Illinois at Chicago

Business

19921995

John Sostak's Additional Information

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Interests:

My dogs, golf, White Sox, Bears, BlackHawks, sushi, CNBC, Erin Burnett, watching or listening to real aggressive, opinionated and obnoxious political debate, cycling, writing, arm wrestling, pounding my bookie (he cringes when I put in a play), cursing my iphone for dropping calls, Howard Stern, discovering what is the best way to reach people I need to communicate with, discovering the gentlest way to ignore people that annoy me, etc...

Groups and Associations:

IFSA The Burn Camp, The Anti-Cruelty Society, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Is there an organized group of citizens fed up with the Wall Street Masters of the Universe that have unlimited access to our government and tax dollars? I want to join, but I don't want to join a group of screwballs like the "tea party."

Honors and Awards:

1997-98 College Football Bowl Champion, Beat the Book on 20 out of 24 Plays. Some consider me a Human Gold Sheet (if you know or remember the gold sheet, you are a degenerate gambler). I am the Ron Santo of the gambling hall of fame, always a bridesmaid.

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