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Len Feldman

I'm Len Feldman, CEO of Klemfarb and an eBook and online media consultant.


Len Feldman is the CEO and principal consultant at Klemfarb, an eBook and online media consulting firm based in the Chicago, IL area. Len's typical clients are book publishers and distributors. Prior to moving back to the Chicago area, Len spent 25 years in Silicon Valley working as a product manager, marketer, industry analyst and consultant. He also founded or co-founded three companies in Internet software, online media and home video. Len received a B.S. degree from Robert Morris University in Management, and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Marketing and Management Policy.

Len Feldman's Background

Len Feldman's Experience

CEO/Principal Consultant at Klemfarb

May 2010

Consultant specializing in product management, marketing, market research, product launches and strategic planning for eBooks, mobile content, Internet video, social media and eCommerce.

Sr. Product Manager at Follett Digital Resources

December 2008 - March 2010

Senior Product Manager for next-generation eBook products targeted at the K-12 educational market (kindergartens, elementary, middle and high schools.)

Director, IPTV Analysis at Multimedia Research Group

January 2007 - June 2008

As Director of IPTV Analysis for Multimedia Research Group, Inc. (MRG) in San Jose, California, I'm responsible for the company's quantitative research covering Internet Protocol Teleivision and Internet video. I write MRG's biannual IPTV Market Leaders Report and Global Forecast, as well as Market/Technology reports (such as Internet Video for IPTV Service Providers,) all part of MRG's IPTV Tracking Service. My responsibilities also include biannual client "State of the Industry" presentations and custom projects. I also contribute to MRG's ongoing series of reports on Advanced Advertising and Content Strategies, and do custom consulting for clients in the Cable, Satellite, Test & Measurement and Telecommunications fields. Some of MRG's clients include NTT, France Telecom, Harris, Thales, Thomson, Nortel, Alcatel-Lucent and NEC.

Sr. Product Manager at Safari Books Online

March 2006 - January 2007

A good way to think of Safari is as a cross between an online bookseller, a reference library and a help desk. We're a joint venture between O'Reilly Media and Pearson that offers thousands of technical and business books online for instant access. I brought Safari Library, a new "all you can eat" version of our service, to market in September 2006, and I'm responsible for several new products and initiatives that will be released throughout the remainder of 2006.

President at Riverbend Entertainment

October 2002 - February 2006

I'm responsible for all the tasks that go into distributing home videos, including: Acquisition of titles, and management of production and post-production of incoming material and special features. Along with our Director of Marketing, I supervise all marketing activities, as well as our relationship with our distribution partner. I also supervise DVD authoring and manufacturing, and manage all "ordinary course of business" tasks including legal issues, finance and accounting.

Senior Product Marketing Manager at Netscape

1995 - 1997

Launched JavaScript language. Product manager for LiveWire application development platform and Netscape Navigator Gold WYSIWYG editor version of Netscape's browser. Producer of web content for security and multimedia. Wrote specifications for next-generation website advertising management system.

Director of Product Marketing at Toshiba America

1988 - 1990

Product Marketing Manager at Palantir

1985 - 1987

Sr. Product Manager at Calera Recognition Systems

1985 - 1987

Sr. Product Manager at National Semiconductor-Datachecker/DTS

1983 - 1985

Responsible for defining and launching the company's first PC-based retail automation system.

Product Manager and MTS at Hewlett Packard

1980 - 1983

Len Feldman's Education

Kellogg School of Management

1978 – 1980

MBA


Robert Morris University

1975 – 1978

B.S.

Concentration: Management


Len Feldman's Interests & Activities

Writing, blogging, photography, audio production, video production.

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