Chief Financial Officer / Co-founder
Norm Schifman is the Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer of Mogreet, Inc. With over 35 years of successful operational experience in managing businesses in the media, technology, manufacturing and real estate industries, Norm’s vast experience includes being a board member and/or operating partner for numerous entrepreneurial firms in Southern California. Norm’s focus is on the financing, strategic planning and corporate development activities of early stage companies and those going through significant growth.
Norm was the co-founder of Angeles Ventures, a consulting and venture capital investment group, Emaimai Inc., a Hong Kong based, multi-lingual auction and e-commerce business, and Enigma Digital, an internet music community and content startup acquired by Clear Channel. Among his earliest activities was the founding of a manufacturing business in the home furnishings industry that grew to $100 million and his service as one of the principal early stage advisors and shareholders in, Kistler Aerospace, a start-up that raised over $500 million dollars to develop reusable launch vehicles to deploy satellites into low earth orbit.
Norm graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in accounting. When not working at Mogreet, Norm can be found spending time with his young grand children, cheering for the USC Trojans, or pacing the block on his mobile phone.
Chief Executive Officer / Co-founder
James Citron is the CEO and Co-Founder of Mogreet. He is widely regarded as one of the foremost experts on mobile video and MMS in the United States, and is actively helping to shape the evolution of the mobile marketing and advertising industries. In 2011, James was appointed to the highly-esteemed Consumer Best Practices Committee of the Mobile Marketing Association.
In addition to founding and operating Mogreet, James is a frequent speaker at leading digital and mobile industry trade events (Mobile Marketing Association, CTIA, Ad:Tech, Red Herring Global 100, Dow Jones Wireless Innovations and the Milken Institute). He is a published author (Mobile Marketing for Dummies, 2010), educator (regular guest lecturer at USC and UCLA Business Schools), and an advisor to early-stage companies.
Prior to Mogreet, James built a multi-million dollar mobile phone personalization business, which he launched globally with Motorola in over 25 countries across four continents. Earlier in his career, James worked as an investment banker at Deutsche Bank Securities where he advised large market capitalization telecommunications companies on mergers and acquisition strategies. Prior to Deusche Bank, James built one of the first college social networks. James is a graduate of Princeton University and in his spare time can be found at LA sporting events (Go Lakers!) or exploring Jazz venues across the globe.
Chief Technology Officer
Anthony Rossano is the CTO of Mogreet where he directs all backend, web, social network, widget, and messaging system software and development. Anthony manages all of Mogreet's digital and network operations, and researches new and innovative SMS, WAP, MMS, browser and handset app-based content technologies. A life-long technology entrepreneur, Anthony founded his first company in 1988, Pacific Computer Consulting (PCC), a pioneering multimedia and animation factory at the forefront of the CDROM, DVD and Internet revolution. He later joined Paramount Studios and Director Steve Oedekerk as a Technical Director at Omation Studios, where he established a new CG production facility and received film credit on the movie The Barnyard. Rossano graduated from the University of Washington.