- Barnaby Dorfman
Barnaby Dorfman, of Seattle, Washington, is the founder and CEO of [http://www.foodista.com Foodista.com] . His previous employment includes a role as chief product officer at [http://www.kyte.tv kyte.tv] and executive positions at [http://www.peerflix.com Peerflix.com] and [http://www.a9.com A9.com] . Dorfman was also executive producer of the film [http://www.policebeatmovie.com "Police Beat"] [ [http://movies.aol.com/movie/police-beat/21098/credits Police Beat Cast and Crew - Moviefone ] ] which received a nomination for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 [http://festival.sundance.org/2006/ Sundance Film Festival] . [http://www.barnabydorfman.com Dorfman] is one of the inventors of US patent|7,155,336 "System, and method for automatically collecting images of objects at geographic locations and displaying same in online directories." He is also listed as an inventor on several other pending US patent applications. [ [http://www.patentdebate.com/PATAPP/20070043504 System and method for automatically collecting images of objects at geographic locations and displaying same in online directories - IP.com's Patent Debate ] ] [ [http://www.patentdebate.com/PATAPP/20060215936 Systems and methods for the dissemination of content by a network using a facsimile machine - IP.com's Patent Debate ] ] [ [http://www.patentdebate.com/PATAPP/20060089792 System and method for displaying location-specific images on a mobile device - IP.com's Patent Debate ] ]
During his early years, Dorfman attended the Vermont based
Putney School, where he later became a Board of Trustees member. [ [http://www.putneyschool.org/post/brokers.html Bottom Line Brokers: Alumni in Business ] ] After graduating from the Putney School in 1986, Dorfman attended Universidad Complutense De Madrid, Madrid, Spain, where he obtained a Diploma de Estudios Hispanicos in 1987. In 1988, he attended [http://www.usfca.edu/ California State University] , San Francisco, where in 1991 he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in International Business.In 1995, Dorfman continued his education by attending [http://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/ The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College] in New Hampshire. After two years of attendance, in 1997 Dorfman graduated with a Masters of Business Administration.Through a portion of his college years, Dorfman spent time in Mexico – where he attended a semester of Mexican Literature/History/Philosophy and a semester of Mexican Accounting/Finance/HR.
Barnaby began his career in 1990 working for the [http://www.commerce.gov/ US Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service] as an International Trade Assistant. His work there included developing, forecasting, and monitoring a $3.5 million annual operating budget. He also assisted U.S. technology companies in identifying and entering international markets. From there, in 1993, Dorfman went on to Manage and Co-Own Marsee Baking General where he was responsible for profit and loss for all aspects of the Portland bakery.In 1995, Dorfman ventured on further up the career ladder working for such companies as Microsoft/MSN and Renaissance Worldwide before heading over to Amazon in 1999.
In his 7 years working for Amazon.com, Dorfman held several positions. He was Vice President for A9.com. [ [http://discovermagazine.com/2005/jun/emerging-technology Emerging Technology | Computers | DISCOVER Magazine ] ] He managed business development and marketing for A9.com as well as building and leading a team to develop and launch a local directory search service. As Vice President, he also invented Block ViewTM, [ [http://www.siliconbeat.com/entries/2006/02/05/catching_up_with_peerflix.html SiliconBeat: Catching up with Peerflix ] ] utilizing digital cameras, GPS, and proprietary software and hardware that capture and display more than 35 million images of local businesses efficiently.Prior to becoming Vice President, he was also a General Manager for [http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?node=299899011 Bibliofind.com] an Exchange.com website), Group Product Manager for Amazon Marketplace and for [http://www.imdb.com/ Internet Movie Database] (IMDb) [ [http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,279971,00.html Cyber Digest | Internet News | News + Notes | Entertainment Weekly ] ] and the creation of IMDbPro.com, Director for IMDb services and Director of Product Development for Amazon.com.Dorfman remained employed with Amazon.com until 2006 when he went to work for Peerflix.com followed by kyte.tv in August 2007.
In 2006, Dorfman came to Peerflix.com where he held the Chief Product Officer position managing ongoing development of the Peerflix DVD trading platform and creating community features to increase sharing and content generation.
In August 2007, kyte.tv [ [http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=760443&sourceType=3 kyte.tv Hires Ex-Amazon Executive ] ] announced that Barnaby Dorfman would be joining their team as Chief Product Officer, bringing with him over a decade of experience in consumer Internet product development.
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