Stone River, LLC
I'm the co-founder and CTO of Stone River, the owner of PromotionCode.org, one of the most-reliable and among the ten largest coupon websites. Since 2008, PromotionCode has generated over $60 million dollars in consumer-reported savings. Promotion Code works with over 15,000 retailers, has upwards of 100,000 active coupons and generates over a million pageviews a month during peak seasons.
I consult on its coupon syndication program, which syndicates over a million offers a month.
Quick-Save operates Keycode, home to the Keycode Optimization Program for brands that want to syndicate coupons without the hassles of dealing with coupon sites.
You can read about the patent-pending mechanism for the display of coupon codes online that is not dependent upon Flash technology. This mechanism enables mobile devices to serve coupons more effectively.
I'm a frequent contributor to news stories on entrepreneurship and consumer spending/saving trends. If I can be of any help to your story, please do not hesitate to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
February 11, 2019 Taste of Home - Expert Tips for a Well-Organized Grocery List
January 26, 2019 Reader's Digest - Smart Ways to Save at the Supermarket
December 12, 2018 Business News Daily - 12 Ways to Prepare Your Small Business for Holiday Sales
November 14, 2018 The Today Show - Black Friday 2018
October 30, 2018 VendHQ - 10 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Tips to Help You Boost Sales
October 25, 2018 PopupMadrid - Ideas para vender más un Black Friday / Cybermonday
September 14, 2018 Carol Roth - Success Habits of Entrepreneurs
August 28, 2018 Gearhead Software - Breach Response Plans
August 21, 2018 Carol Roth - 4th Quarter Business Marketing Tips
July 17, 2018 Cheat Sheet - Secrets Costco Shoppers Need to Know
May 10, 2018 Cheat Sheet - The No. 1 Worst Part About Shopping at Costco
February 26, 2018 Dalhousie University - EContent Magazine - The State of Content Marketing 2018
February 6, 2019 Reader's Digest - Smart Ways to Save at the Supermarket
January 18, 2018 Website Magazine - Favorite Tools for Web Design
January 10, 2018 MRC's Cup of Joe - Is your business falling behind? 5 technologies you should already be using in 2018
January 10, 2018 Hearpreneur - CEO BlogNation - 21 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business
December 20, 2017 Forbes - Fighting Internet Crime: Protecting Your Small Business From Cyberattacks
December 11, 2017 Inc.com - Best Travel Tips: 21 Travel Hacks That Experienced Business Travelers Say to Use When You Hit the Road
December 11, 2017 NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business) - 8 Ways to Prepare Your Small Business for 2018
December 4, 2017 WiseBread (National Federation of Independent Business) - How to Master These 10 Shopping Skills Before You Hit 30
November 22, 2017 VendHQ - 5 Types of Sales Promotions in Retail (and How to Implement Them)
November 22, 2017 Marketwatch - 7 Black Friday shopping hacks to get even bigger deals
November 21, 2017 Fatherly - 10 Tools and Tricks to Help You Find the Best Black Friday Prices
November 21, 2017 AARP - Best Black Friday Deals We Know About So Far
November 20, 2017 Today Show - 8 things to know about finding the best Black Friday deals
November 16, 2017 - LA Times via Nerd Wallet - Win Black Friday With These Shopping Hacks
November 7, 2017 - USA Today - 7 ways to save money on Thanksgiving dinner
November 6, 2017 - Valpak - The Ultimate Black Friday and Cyber Monday Guide: What You Should and Shouldn’t Buy
November 6, 2017 - ScribbleLive - Ready for Black Friday 2017? Here’s a 13-Step Checklist
November 6, 2017 - VendHQ - 7 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Tips to Help You Boost Sales and Stand Out
November 2, 2017 - Quicken Loans - What Americans Are Overspending On
November 1, 2017 - Atlanta Black Star - Through Advisories or Boycotts, Can Companies Be Shamed into Change?
October 30, 2017 - Business News Daily: Holiday Sales: What Your Business Needs to Do Now
October 25, 2017 - Carol Roth: Biggest Business Lessons Learned
October 17, 2017 - Wonolo: How to Reduce Expenses and Operating Costs
October 12, 2017 - NG Data: 37 Marketing Pros Reveal How Real-time Marketing Impacts And Benefits Brands
September 20, 2017 - Fit Small Business: Top 29 Coupon Advertising Ideas From the Pros
September 18, 2017 - American Express Small Business: Disaster Relief - 3 Ways Businesses Help Other Businesses After A Catastrophe
June 9, 2017 - Realtor.com: 6 Shocking Money Pits Hiding in Your Home
April 2017 Issue - Inc. Magazine / Inc.com: Why Zero Experience Can Be a Good Thing in a Hire
April 13, 2017 - Tech.co: How to Manage Workplace Stress in Tech
April 13, 2017 - Inc.com: The Best Way to Grow Your Business: Create These Partnerships
April 10, 2017 - Glassdoor: 9 Ways You Are Guaranteed To Ruin A Salary Negotiation
April 9, 2017 - The Penny Hoarder: 17 Simple Tricks for Saving Money on Your Next Trip to Six Flags
April 8, 2017 - Cheatsheet: 11 Secrets Costco Shoppers Need to Know
April 5, 2017 - Oncampus Advertising: It’s Time to Start Preparing Your Back to College Marketing Promotional Strategies
March 29, 2017 - Grasshopper: 4 People Share Their Favorite Mom & Pop Businesses
March 29, 2017 - CIO: How to fend off cyberattacks and data breaches
March 27, 2017 - Webopedia: 65 Password Security Tips: How to Create and Secure Accounts
March 14, 2017 - NBC News: Got $3.14? Celebrate Pi Day With Deals on Pizzas, Pies — and Chicken?
March 8, 2017- AOL: 9 spending habits that are making you broke
March 7, 2017- GOBankingRates: 35 Ways To Save Hundreds On Groceries
March 7, 2017- The Hartford's SmallBizAhead: How Your Small Business Can Effectively Use a Virtual Assistant
March 3, 2017- Excite: Why Employers Should Stop Looking At Degrees
March 3, 2017- BravoTV: Jetset - 6 Easy Things to Do That Could Score You a Last-Minute Flight Upgrade
February 27, 2017 - Huffington Post via Elliott.org: Yes, you can win the coupon game. But do you really want to?
February 14, 2017 - Carol Roth: 80 of the Best Entrepreneurship Quotes
February 9, 2017 - Fit Small Business: 35 Local Marketing Ideas & Resources From The Pros
January 30, 2017 - Rasmussen College: Business Pros Expose the Important Lessons They Learned From Their Very First Jobs
January 23, 2017 - ClearPoint: What Should You Do When You Can’t Pay Rent?
January 23, 2017 - NFIB: Small Business Technology: Should You Still Have a Landline?
January 19, 2017 - Website Magazine: 13 Techies Share Must-Have Website Tech
January 18, 2017 - Cheat Sheet: 12 Secrets Target Shoppers Need to Know
January 13, 2017 - Philly.com /AOL via GOBankingRates: 6 Banking Trends That Will Affect Your Wallet in 2017
January 12, 2017 - Software Advice: Email Blasts vs. Drip Marketing: Which Is Better for You?
January 8, 2017 - Riweb: The Ultimate Guide To Digital Marketing Trends 2017
January 6, 2017 - Fundera: Entrepreneurs Spill on the Worst Business Advice They've Ever Received
January 4, 2017 - Glassdoor: Bosses Reveal: 7 Things That Will Get You Promoted This Year
January 3, 2017 - Harvard Business Review: How to Get an Employee to Work Faster
January 2, 2017 - Carol Roth: New Year's Business Resolutions for 2017
December 22, 2016 - Fox News: House of Guards: Keep Your Home Safe At Any Budget
December 21, 2016 - Carol Roth: Business Preparation Tips for 2017
December 21, 2016 - MyCorporation: Experts Weigh In: What’s on your holiday wish list?
December 19, 2016 - Staples: Hiring College Students During the Holidays can Boost Your Business
December 12, 2016 - Fox News: Hide and Don't Peek: 10 Places to Stash Holiday Presents
December 9, 2016 - US News & World: The Financial Perks of Not Celebrating Christmas
December 6, 2016 - Refinery29: How To Save Money During The Holidays
December 3, 2016 - Newsday: What Not To Buy Until After The Holidays
December 1, 2016 - Refinery29: 20 Easy Ways To Save When You Have NO $$$
December 1, 2016 - NAV: How This Musician Turned a Hobby Into a Wildly Successful Website
December 1, 2016 - PYMNTS: Millennials Vs. Baby Boomers: When Does The "Cashless Society" Begin?
December 1, 2016 - CreditCards.com: How Four Families Rein In Their Holiday Spending
November 23, 2016 - The Oregonian / Oregon Live: Hot holiday trends: Personal tech, fitness trackers, all things red
November 23, 2016 - GO Banking Rates: Be Patient: 6 Reasons You Should Wait for Cyber Monday
November 23, 2016 - WiseBread: 7 Things Not to Buy on Black Friday
November 22, 2016 - MyCorporation: How are you celebrating Small Business Saturday?
November 22, 2016 - Shopify: No—It's Not too Late to Make Your Black Friday Optimizations
November 22, 2016 - GO Banking Rates: 31 Ways to Avoid Overspending on Black Friday
November 17, 2016 - Business Insider: America has the technology to go cashless, but nobody trusts it enough to use it
November 17, 2016 - NG Data: 37 Marketing Pros Reveal How Real-Time Marketing Impacts and Benefits Brands
November 16, 2016 - NBC News: Easy Ways to Avoid Online Shopping Stress? Just Follow the Rules
November 15, 2016 - Business 2 Community: 103 Tweetable Entrepreneurial Tips for National Entrepreneurs Day
November 15, 2016 - My Corporation: Experts Weigh In: What's Your Best Advice For Entrepreneurs?
November 14, 2016 - FitSmallBusinesss: Top 20 Christmas Promotion Ideas from the Pros
November 10, 2016 - Scraping Hub: How you can use Web Data to accelerate your Startup
November 10, 2016 - GO Banking Rates: 30 Things You Should Never Buy Without a Coupon
November 9, 2016 - Carol Roth: 50 Great Black Friday and Holiday Offer Tips
November 8, 2016 - 42Hire: Recruitment Strategies to Scale Seasonal Hiring Programs
November 8, 2016 - MSN via GO Banking Rates: 10 Items That Will Sell Out Fast This Christmas
November 7, 2016 - Ignite Spot: 23 Ways To Invest In Your Business With $1,000 Or Less
November 7, 2016 - Business News Daily: 5 Business Fads That Are on Their Way Out
November 4, 2016 - Recruiter.com: Ways to Stay Productive When You're Unemployed
November 3, 2016 - Bankrate: 1 + 1 = Big Savings for Couponing Couples
November 2, 2016 - Mighty Recruiter: Holiday Hiring Tips for SMBs: How to Staff Up in a Tight Market
November 2, 2016 - GO Banking Rates: 50 Ways to Save Money on Your Thanksgiving Dinner
October 25, 2016 - VendHQ: Retail Tips for SMBs Participating in Black Friday and Cyber Monday
October 24, 2016 - Player.fm [Stacy Alcorn Podcast]: Establish Yourself as a Leader | A Conversation with Mike Catania
October 21, 2016 - GO Banking Rates: How Target, Costco and Other Stores Can Help You Afford Christmas
October 19, 2016 - GO Banking Rates: 11 Money Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself
October 18, 2016 - Las Vegas Review Journal via GO Banking Rates: How You Can Save Over $1,000 by Not Getting Sick
October 10, 2016 - My Corporation: Experts Weigh In: What are you reading right now?
October 4, 2016 - Weebly: How Your Small Business Can Stand Out on Black Friday and All Season
October 4, 2016 - Nerd Wallet: Are you owed money from a forgotten bank account?
October 3, 2016 - Time Magazine via GO Banking Rates: 15 Best Things to Buy on Columbus Day
September 30, 2016 - Parents.com: 11 Ways to Save on After-School Activities
September 29, 2016 - Associated Press Big Story: Are you owed money from a forgotten bank account?
September 20, 2016 - Fast Company: How Music Can Make Your Office More (Or Less) Productive
September 13, 2016 - MyCorporation.com: Experts Weigh In: How are you getting "back to work" after a summer of fun?
September 11, 2016 - BusinessTown: 4 Amazing New Business Ideas for Millennials
September 2, 2016 - Huffington Post: 6 Experts Share Tips to Promote a Giveaway
September 2, 2016 - Inc.com: For Labor Day: 39 Things People Hate at Work, Ranked in Descending Order of Pure Hell
August 31, 2016 - US News & World Report: It Pays to Procrastinate: 5 Ways to Score Big on Last-Minute Purchases
August 28, 2016 - Jim Cramer's The Street: What Ticks Off U.S. Consumers the Most
August 19, 2016 - Jim Cramer's The Street: Back-to-School Shopping? Take These Student Discounts Along For the Ride
August 18, 2016 - Houston Chronicle / GO Banking Rates: The Best and Worst Things To Buy On Labor Day
August 15, 2016 - Time Magazine / GO Banking Rates: Labor Day 2016
August 12, 2016 - Omaha World Herald / MSN / GO Banking Rates: 6 Banking Services That Will Be Obsolete in 10 Years
August 12, 2016 - BuildFire: 39 Mobile Marketing Strategies To Boost Adoption
August 10, 2016 - Small Business Computing: Back-To-School Promotion Ideas for Small Businesses
August 10, 2016 - Stacey Alcorn: Establish Yourself as a Leader - A Conversation with Mike Catania
August 9, 2016 - Carol Roth: 20+ Small Businesses You Should Know
August 6, 2016 - GO Banking Rates: 20 Money Hacks That People Swear By
August 4, 2016 - Wise Bread: 8 Financial Wake-up Calls and How to Deal with Them
August 2, 2016 - GO Banking Rates: How to Piggyback Your Vacation on Your Next Business Trip
August 1, 2016 - Wise Bread: Everybody Saves During Back-to-School
July 22, 2016 - AOL: Spending Triggers That Can Leave You Poor
July 22, 2016 - GO Banking Rates: Spending Triggers That Can Leave You Poor
July 21, 2016 - NBC News: Global Tourism Takes Massive Hit After Spike in Terror Attacks
July 21, 2016 - Kim Komando Podcast: Is Tech Support getting worse on purpose?
July 14, 2016 - Business Insider: 20 Things That Cost More During The Summer
July 12, 2016 - MSN: 20 Items You Will Regret Buying This Summer
July 11, 2016 - Small Business Computing: DIY Email Marketing
July 5, 2016 - Everup: Fake It 'Til You Make It: How to Pass As a Oenophile
July 5, 2016 - Wise Bread: Moves to Make Before Cutting Up Your Credit Cards
July 3, 2016 - Las Vegas Review-Journal: 20 Items You Will Regret Buying This Summer
July 1, 2016 - Kiplinger: Make an Extra $1,000 This Summer
June 29, 2016 - Small Business Computing: Productivity Tips By and For Small Business Owners
June 29, 2016 - Cheat Sheet: The Best Productivity Advice I Ever Received
June 22, 2016 - Wise Bread: Make an Extra $1,000 This Summer
June 21, 2016 - Fiscal Times & Yahoo Finance: 7 Tips for Saving Big on Your Summer Vacation
June 18, 2016 - Hearpreneur: 15 Entrepreneurs Discuss Whether or Not Twitter Is Dying
June 17, 2016 - Philadelphia Inquirer: 16 Luxury Hotels That Offer Free Perks
June 16, 2016 - Fit Small Business: Coupon Advertising: The Ultimate Guide For Small Businesses
June 15, 2016 - US News and World Report: Set Yourself Up for In-State Tuition as a Grad Student
June 14, 2016 - Fit Small Business: 35 Coupon Advertising Ideas From The Pros
June 6, 2016 - American Family Insurance: Rebounding From A Social Media Blunder
June 3, 2016 - Jim Cramer's The Street: What To Buy In June
June 2, 2016 - Nanorep: 83 Experts Share Their Tips for the "Age of Customer"
May 25, 2016 - Huffington Post: The Science of Personalization
May 18, 2016 - Miss Moneybee: Extreme Couponing Isn't All That Extreme
May 12, 2016 - MSN - 9 Savings Hacks For Your First Cruise
May 11, 2016 - Jim Cramer's The Street: Slaying Household Energy Hogs
April 9, 2016 - WBNW 1120 BOSTON Radio: Get Real with Bob and Stacey
April 6, 2016 - Motley Fool: 9 Ways To Save Money at Bed, Bath & Beyond
April 4, 2016 - Jim Cramer's The Street - Retailer Tricks Can Trap Your Cash: Here Are the Worst Offenders
April 4, 2016 - CBS News: 9 Ways To Save Money at Bed, Bath & Beyond
April 1, 2016 - Cheapism.com: Busines Owners Stress Reduction
Spring 2016 - USA Today Magazine: Getting The Most From The Big Box
March 25, 2016 - American Express Open: Should Your Business Create An App?
March 23, 2016 - Huffington Post: 30 Items to Avoid at WalMart
March 23, 2016 - Wisebread: 5 Things You Should Never Buy on Groupon
March 21, 2016 - Business.com: How Retailers are Using Online Promotions to Dominate Sales
March 9, 2016 - Jim Cramer's The Street: Why the Pink Tax Is Here for the Foreseeable Future
March 8, 2016 - Las Vegas Review Journal: 35 ways to save hundreds on groceries
March 5, 2016 - Castle Ink - An Interview with Mike Catania, PromotionCode.org
March 4, 2016 - Huffington Post: 35 Ways to Save Hundreds on Groceries
March 3, 2016 - Jim Cramer's The Street - Is Your City Stocked With Smart Or Dumb Financial Consumers?
February 24, 2016 - Jim Cramer's The Street - Why Is This Snapshot of American Personal Savings So Murky?
February 23, 2016 - US News & World Report: Don’t Ignore These 7 Financial Time Bombs
February 19, 2016 - Stratford University: Tasks Your Small Business Should Definitely Automate
February 18, 2016 - Jim Cramer's The Street: A Game Plan for Thwarting Unwanted Credit Card Charges
January 12, 2016 - Yahoo Finance: How To Put Yourself On A Money Diet
December 13, 2015 - Martinsville (WV) Journal: Coupon Craze
December 6, 2015 - Martinsville (WV) Journal: Coupon Craze
University of Massachusetts-Lowell (2009 - 2012)
Adjunct professor, full-time schedule (4/4)
Co-Founder. I advised on media production and content creation. Exited.
Co-Founder. I was the system architect for the comparison engine that ran the site. Exited.
License Plates Lookup (2009)
LicensePlatesLookup.com does exactly what you might expect--look up the owner of a license plate. This is now a site only accessible to law enforcement and private investigators.
Personal Narrative & Philosophy
I've always enjoyed both pedagogy and teaching, and was the recipient of the Benward Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching at the Florida State University. I try to incorporate sound pedagogical practices into my business leadership and have always viewed both my students and employees as teachers-of-something in the making.