Vipology, Inc., is a leading digital company engaged in building products and services to create utility for users, broadcasters, and advertisers. Simply put, we build cool products for the broadcast industry that are simple and easy to use, at an incredibly low price… really, its incredible.
Chris Peaslee CEO and Co-Founder of Vipology, a leading Los Angeles, California based company engaged in building digital products and services for the broadcast industry, began his radio career in 1988 at KIIS-FM in Los Angeles.
Relying on knowledge gained while attending UCLA, Chris founded KIISFM.com, XTRASPORTS.com, Channel1031.com, and KIISFMi.com. These were not only cutting edge websites, they were profitable businesses. Peaslee generated millions in revenue at KIISFMi.com in its first year. Later, he helped convert Channel 103.1 from terrestrial to Internet only WorldClassRock.com, again generating millions in its first year. By this point, Peaslee managed the digital platforms for 8 Los Angeles radio stations.
Peaslee’s creative side lead him to a legacy of firsts; First LIVE streaming broadcast, First online auction, First LIVE concert audio stream, First terrestrial to Internet only Radio Station. These firsts helped established him as a true broadcast professional as he was published in Radio World several times, interviewed in R&R Magazine, Radio Inc, and most notably a featured cover story in the Los Angeles Times Business section.
As co-founder at Radio Companion, along with lifelong friend and business partner Tom Pinkus, Peaslee co-created the Radio Keywords System. This program replaced an existing program on all of Clear Channel Radio, turning a loss center into a profit center. This was the largest contribution in new revenue in years, with over $10 Million in its first 18 months of operation. This laid the groundwork for an unprecedented revenue opportunity and partnership with Google.
As the fastest growing service provider of technology to the broadcast industry, Radio Companion was acquired in 2008.
Tom “Scooter” Pinkus COO and Co-Founder of Vipology, a leader in building digital products and services for the broadcast industry, began his broadcast and interactive career more than 25 years ago.
Starting out as morning host at KSAK-FM in Walnut, CA, then head writer and producer of at #1 rated programs at KIIS-FM in Los Angeles, KKLQ-FM in San Diego, several nationally syndicated programs. Tom credits his success to working alongside the likes of Gerry DeFrancesco, Steve Rivers, Randy Michaels, Rick Dees, Bill Richards, Tracy Johnson just to name a few.
In the mid 90’s, Tom found became CEO of Webotics, where along with longtime friend Chris Peaslee, achieved many firsts; first 24/7 live stream of a commercial radio station, first online auction. Later under the leadership of Peaslee, Pinkus helped launch the new digital venture, KIISFMi.com.
After completing a successful turnaround of Webradio for technology firm GEO Emblaze, Pinkus was tapped to help build new streaming company VitalStream. By luring the likes of Disney, Universal, and Playboy, Tom was instrumental in their accelerated growth and eventual buyout.
Aligned back with longtime friend Chris Peaslee, the two founded Radio Companion. Together they created the highly successful Radio Keywords System as well as their proprietary broadcast radio content management system. After a successful exit from Radio Companion, Chris and Tom find themselves back in the mix with Vipology.
Brian Pinkus, CFO and Co-Founder of Vipology is a serial entrepreneur who has guided several organizations to financial success throughout the years. Brian began his career in technology on his Commodore 64 before becoming a Jr. Software Developer at EarthLink. Brian’s path to success has been paved with stops at AOL, Warner Bros, Xerox, and many more.
Brian’s background in software and quality assurance has been instrumental in helping ensure Vipology’s technology keeps up with user demand.
Michael W. Kay, CRO and Co-Founder of Vipology brings his 25 year radio career to join the team. Michael’s on-air and programming experience spans markets of all sizes across the U.S including stops in Atlanta, Cincinnati, and his hometown of Detroit. He also spent 3 years cultivating his sales skills as an Account Executive in Atlanta. Moving up the corporate ladder, Michael served as Format Manager for Cox Radio for many years.
In 2004 Michael joined the digital service company PlanetJam, where he became the driving force behind business acquisition and growth until it’s eventual buyout in 2009. Michael remained a top VP with the new entity for more than 3 years. In 2013, Michael joined Chris and Tom for the birth of Vipology. He is Miller Heiman trained, a strategic thinker and seller who works with clients to generate meaningful digital ROI. A Michigan State Alumni, Michael is an avid runner, Tiger and Michigan State fan, and lives in Atlanta with his wife Teena of 35 years, and his two sons Patrick and Christopher.
Brian is one of the radio industry’s premier technology experts, having built high performing web platforms that power some of the most well known media web sites. He is also an expert in migrating platforms to the cloud and innovating social media and mobile management tools for brands.
Brian started in the radio industry as Director of Interactive for Jacor Communications where he developed a centralized content and marketing management platform that created clearance for Jacor’s national digital initiatives while allowing the local stations to control and power their brand.
Giving local stations content and tools was still in the forefront of Brian’s strategy when Clear Channel acquired Jacor and appointed him VP Technology. After building Clear Channel’s digital business and the first version of IHeartMedia – the brand that became Clear Channel’s new corporate identity, Brian left Clear Channel for Triton Media Group in 2008.
As EVP Technology for Triton, Brian was over product and technology strategy for Trition, heading up the business unit that consisted of former RDG and MJI Interactive assets. After migration Triton’s technology to cloud, Brian got the cloud bug and left Triton in 2012 to start a consulting company, Conductive Path, which was focused on migrating companies to cloud and unlocking the potential of development teams.