Chief Marketing Officer
Gene Fedele brings 30+ years experience growing businesses through effective marketing, branding and investment strategies to his role as Chief Marketing Officer of Webstar Technology Group, Inc. He is founder and CEO of Openbox Creative Solutions, a digital marketing and business development consulting services agency for B2B and B2C businesses. His work spans corporate vision, branding and marketing consulting; digital ecosystem programs; native and web-based apps, magazine publishing; alternative investment strategies; and digital solutions for start-ups and business growth initiatives. He has also constructed strategies and tools for navigating social media channels, career development and corporate culture best practices.
Before shifting his career to executive consulting in 2014, Fedele was chief creative officer for UBM, a $5 billion global media, PR, and events company, He founded and managed two successful startup creative marketing agencies serving Fortune 500 companies in technology, healthcare, finance, and commerce— including IBM, HP, CA, ARM, Microsoft, Amazon, Penton, Reviticell, Xerox, Dell, Ingram Micro, UL, and Samsung.
Fedele has been speaker at Folio: Media Next conference and taught university classes on digital marketing and design.
Fedele is publisher and co-owner of Florida Doctor magazine, with a subscription base of over 10,000 Florida-based physicians and medical professionals.
In 2015, Fedele partnered with the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce as a mentor for Florida’s Start-Up Quest program—assisting and training prospective entrepreneurs in effective business strategy, business planning, investor relations, and speaking presentations.
Fedele has authored 12 books that have sold over 200,000 copies globally, and has been honored with more than 200 marketing and design awards during his career. He holds a BA in advertising design from Syracuse University.