Kevin Price, Host of the Price of Business on Business Talk 1110 AM KTEK (on Bloomberg’s home in Houston) recently interviewed Jeffrey Tinsley. Here’s that interview
About the interviewee
Jeffrey Tinsley, Founder and CEO of “http://MyLife.com”, is a serial Internet entrepreneur. Prior to launching MyLife, he was a Founder and CEO of http://GreatDomains.com” sold to Verisign), founder and Chairman of RealtyTracker (sold to Guthy-Renker), and Founder and Chairman of MediaPass™. Since starting MyLife “http://Reunion.com” in 2002, Jeffrey’s direction has helped the company grow to over 67 million members and become one of the most visited sites on the web. A rare blend of strategic vision in the Internet space coupled with technology and marketing savvy, Jeffrey was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009. Jeffrey is also involved in a number of private Internet companies as an investor and advisor.
Tell me about your firm (number of employees, location, type of companies you work with, etc.).
MyLife.com helps people manage their digital life, all in one place. With personal information scattered across the Internet, online Identity Manager™ gathers public and private data,empowering users to take control of their identity as they see fit. Founded in 2002 by technology entrepreneur Jeffrey Tinsley, the company has more than 67 million users and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.
What type and size of companies do you have as clients?
More than 67 million consumers use our unique products, including Identity Manager™.
Biggest challenge MyLife.com is facing today and why?
The technology industry is ever-changing with new offerings, new developments, and new technologies entering the market every day. As a technology company we are constantly working to stay ahead of the curve by making innovation a part of our DNA, and by moving fast and staying nimble.
What are the best practices when it comes to this issue?
In order to remain relevant, it is important to be open to new ideas and directions as your business evolves. It is all about embracing change and testing new ideas and services before bringing them to market to ensure you are embracing the consumer needs of today.