Paul Geller

Paul Geller

Cofounder & CEO at The BKRY & Socialist

New York, New York (Greater New York City Area)

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Paul Geller's Summary

Paul Geller is a startup founder, musician, and Internet Freedom activist.

He was the founder of National Metrics (sold in 2009), one of the oldest search marketing firms in the country; Co-founder of The BKRY, the design studio in NYC that created; and is the CEO of Bigger Markets, one of the largest (in reach) college marketing services companies in the US;

Paul was the founder of underground party producer Republic and developed widely licensed trademarks in the EDM sector, including CRUSH which was licensed to Atlantis in the Bahamas and then sold to Insomniac/Live Nation in 2014. He held a variety of executive level positions at music streaming startup, Grooveshark including SVP of Public Policy & Government Affairs, SVP of Business Development and EVP of Information Products, where he lead the team that created "Beluga" -- the largest unadulterated music consumption data mining platform in the world.

Paul authored an Op-Ed in Washington DC daily, The Hill during the SOPA debates, which set a pragmatic and hopeful tone for the debate and then participated in the Internet Blackout of 2012; He is a former Consumer Electronics Association Audio Board Member.

He's presented at dozens of events worldwide on topics including Copyright, Internet Freedom, Media Buying, Ad Ops, Data Mining and Government Relations at venues including: SXSW, MIDEM, CES, Digital Content Summit, Digital Music Forum West, Next Big Nashville, Microsoft Personalization Summit, The Creators' Freedom Fund and has participated various Capitol Hill briefings to elected representatives and Congressional staffers.

Prior to being named as a personal defendant in the $17 billion lawsuit lead by Universal Music Group against his employer, Grooveshark (settled in 2014), he was the lead guitarist for '90s punk band, Keepsake.

In 2013 he purchased a large stake in apparel designer, Dead Flowers NYC.

Paul Geller's Experience

Cofounder & CEO


July 2012Present (2 years 4 months) New York, New York

Board Member

Bigger Markets, Inc.

January 2009Present (5 years 10 months) New York, NY


Dead Flowers

September 2013Present (1 year 2 months) New York, NY

Paul Geller's Publications

  • Digital wars, Round 2: Killing the golden goose

    • The Hill
    • November 15, 2011
    Authors: Paul Geller

    Op-ed penning in The Hill against SOPA/PIPA.

Paul Geller's Projects

  • Beluga

    • April 2010 to April 2011
    Team Members: Paul Geller

    Open music insights.

Paul Geller's Skills & Expertise

  1. Online Advertising
  2. Digital Strategy
  3. Guerrilla Marketing
  4. Social Media Marketing
  5. Strategic Partnerships
  6. Start-ups
  7. Entrepreneurship
  8. Data Analysis
  9. Online Marketing
  10. Affiliate Marketing
  11. New Media
  12. Digital Marketing
  13. Digital Media
  14. E-commerce
  15. YouTube
  16. Product Management
  17. Management
  18. Blogging
  19. Email Marketing
  20. Integrated Marketing
  21. Creative Direction
  22. Entertainment
  23. SEO
  24. Facebook
  25. Business Development
  26. Social Networking
  27. Strategy
  28. Social Media Measurement
  29. User Experience
  30. Content Strategy
  31. Mobile Devices
  32. Mobile Applications
  33. Mobile Marketing
  34. Analytics
  35. Marketing Strategy
  36. Web Analytics
  37. Creative Strategy
  38. Social Media
  39. SEM
  40. Interactive Marketing
  41. Advertising
  42. Marketing

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Paul Geller's Education

Columbia University in the City of New York

Working Towards B.A., International Politics, Game Theory


University of Central Florida

M.A., Political Science & Public Policy (Incomplete)


Florida Atlantic University

B.A., International Politics, Women Studies


University of Central Florida

Working Towards B.A., Political Science


Florida Atlantic University

Working Towards B.A., Political Science


Paul Geller's Additional Information


emerging technologies, startups, data mining, management theory

Groups and Associations:

American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers, American Bar Association, Consumer Electronics Association, Internet Advertising Board, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

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