Navarrow partnered with Hip Hop Mogul, Russell Simmons and Accel Partners, the primary investors of Facebook to create a social media site catering to the hip-hop perspective, Global Grind.
Before joining Global Grind, Wright was SVP of Technology for Medical Broadcasting Company, a division of the Internet marketing firm Digitas Inc. Prior to that, he served as CTO of Viacom's BET Interactive. At BET.com he created and implemented new technologies growing the Web site 300%, making it the leading entertainment online destination for African Americans. It was during his tenure at BET that Wright realized there was a need for a platform to showcase and promote all the creative content that is available on the net, as well as promote content that is most important to them in an unique way.
With more than 13-years experience in the technology and media industry, Wright has established himself as someone who can conceptualize and develop advanced technology solutions for leading global organizations. Wright’s unique understanding of the internet space and ability to marry those technical advances with consumer demand has placed him as one of the premier technology experts in Internet and media. He prides himself on showing youth how technology can be an enabler to help them achieve their dreams. He speaks to youth groups up and down the east coast for various organization and was recently given a commendation from the city of Newark for his work with events that have a positive impact on young people.
Navarrow Wright has appeared on Run’s house, Irv Gotti’s show Gotti’s Way and the Steve Harvey radio show. He was picked by Network Journal Magazine as of the their “ 40 Under forty” professionals to watch in 2009 and selected by the Innovation Generation as one of the nation’s top 100 GenerationNEXT and Information Technology leaders. Wright holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rider University in Computer Science.
Rider University: BS, Computer Information Systems 1993
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