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Archetypes, Inc. Appoints Michael Mendenhall as Chief Executive Officer
By: Business Wire
Nov. 13, 2012 09:20 AM
Archetypes, Inc. today announced the appointment of Michael Mendenhall as Chief Executive Officer, overseeing all divisions of the new multimedia lifestyle company that helps people better answer the questions, “Who am I?” and “What is relevant to me?” through the lens of archetypes. Archetypes, Inc. includes ArchetypeMe.com, Archetypes Productions, Archetypes Publishing and Archetypes Brands.
As both a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Archetypes, Inc., Mr. Mendenhall will leverage decades of experience building great brands, both in the consumer technology and entertainment/media spaces.
Mr. Mendenhall said, “Having seen from my past experience the importance of data and true personalization, I am honored to build and lead a company that is redefining persona and identity in a way that not only engages and entertains consumers, but also changes how they think about themselves and others. I look forward to working with a world-class team.”
“I believe Michael Mendenhall to be one of the greatest visionaries of our time. His experience in storytelling and content creation, technology and new media, and building inspirational brands is a gift,” said Cristina Carlino, Founder and Executive Chair at Archetypes, Inc. “Under Michael’s leadership, Archetypes, Inc. is positioned to transform how people connect with each other.”
Mr. Mendenhall will continue to serve as President of REVOLATE Holdings, a holding company whose various investments include Archetypes, Inc., LIPMAN advertising agency, ProCamps Worldwide, UNREAL Brands, Nic & Zoe, and Spartan Race.
From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Mendenhall was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Hewlett-Packard, where his organization directed all aspects of the Fortune-10 company’s corporate marketing operations globally, including brand strategy, digital strategy, integrated design, strategic partnerships, customer intelligence, and hp.com among other responsibilities.
Before Hewlett-Packard, Mr. Mendenhall spent seventeen years at the Walt Disney Company, culminating in his position as Executive Vice President managing global marketing and communications for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, a $10 billion business across North America, Europe, and Asia. Previously, Michael held several senior marketing positions at the company, including President of Marketing and Synergy at Walt Disney Studios, leading teams that developed strategic content and product plans across Disney’s suite of iconic franchises.
Mr. Mendenhall has overseen work that won a number of prestigious awards, including an Emmy and the 2000 and 2001 Silver Lion’s Best Corporate Campaign Award at the International Advertising Festival in Cannes, France.
Mr. Mendenhall will also serve on the Board of Directors for Archetypes, Inc., and continue his roles on the Board of Directors for Spartan Race and President of REVOLATE Holdings, LLC.
About Archetypes, Inc.
Archetypes, Inc. is a personal lifestyle company that better equips people to answer the questions, “Who am I?” and “What’s relevant to me?”. The company is founded on the philosophy of archetypes, a psychology made relevant for today's culture and time. Archetypes, Inc. includes ArchetypeMe.com, Archetypes Productions, Archetypes Publishing and Archetypes Brands. Archetypes, Inc. was formed in August 2011 by Cristina Carlino, the company's Founder and Executive Chair. Other Co-Founders include Michael Mendenhall, Chief Executive Officer of Archetypes, Inc. and President of REVOLATE Holdings; Andy Spellman, Chairman and CEO of REVOLATE Holdings; and David Lipman, Chief Creative Officer of LIPMAN. Archetypes, Inc. is based in New York, NY. For more information on Archetypes, Inc. visit: ArchetypeMe.com.
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