About The Founding Management
President and COO
Dave Hamilton brings years of technology experience to BackBeat Media. In 1998, he co-founded The Mac Observer, an online magazine for Macintosh users which rapidly grew to become one of the leading, original daily news sites for the Macintosh industry, attracting advertisers such as Apple Computer, MacWarehouse, Symantec, and Doubleday Books.
Prior to founding The Mac Observer, Dave was an influential partner with Computer NERDZ!, a national computer tech support company for businesses and consumers where he was instrumental in the firm's rapid growth and development. Prior to that he was employed at Citibank where, as a member of the home access team, he was involved in the rollout of Direct Access, one of the first online banking systems.
Dave maintains his own personal blog, as well, where he keeps up with technology and its impact on today's world.
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Greg Snyder brings a wealth of experience in marketing consumer technology to his role at BackBeat Media. Prior to joining BackBeat Media, Greg was the Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications for Mactell Corporation where he successfully launched and positioned four product lines. Greg also helped launch some of the earliest FireWire/IEEE1394 storage devices and peripherals. Among Mactell's major marketing partners were 3dfx, Apple, Castlewood, Formac, Indigita, Teac, Umax, and Yamaha.
Prior to his position with Mactell, Greg co-founded and was Chief Executive Officer of Forum Information Design, an internet marketing and web site development company.