Gene Massey is the Chairman/CEO of MediaShares.com, LLC, a company holding an issued U.S. Patent for a new and innovative business method for selling stock online. MediaShares' methodology can be used in any company's IPO and facilitates stock sales from the company's own Website. MediaShares is fully-compliant with SEC rules that now make it possible to advertise and market stock online through social media and even sell to non-accredited investors.
Designed to replace the typical Underwriter's investors who are still solicited on the phone, the MediaShares method works best for companies that already have online fans, customers, or an affinity group. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Movies, NASCAR teams and other entertainment companies can now sell their IPO shares to their online communities. This process is known as 'Crowdfunding."
MediaShares' subsidiary, CinemaShares.com, is an innovative film financing company using its U.S. Patented methodology for building massive online communities around movies by selling single shares of stock online to movie fans and offering a DVD as a stock dividend.
In addition to his expertise in securities, Gene Massey is also known as an Internet Marketing Consultant, with extensive experience in Search Engine Marketing and the Branding of Retail products online.
In the past Gene has owned and operated a Los Angeles-based film production company known primarily for award-winning national television commercials and documentaries. From 1990 to 1997 Gene worked personally with Ely Callaway, Chairman/CEO of Callaway Golf, creating over four hundred television commercials that introduced and promoted the "Big Bertha" line of golf clubs. During the period of time that Gene created these commercials, Callaway's total sales increased from $21 million in 1990 to $843 million in 1997.
Crowdfunding through SEC-Compliant Online Stock Offerings, film production & film financing, non-profits, fundraising,
- Gene is active in community service and volunteers weekly at the Salvation Army Shelter for the homeless in Santa Monica , California and teaches a weekly "Life Skills" class at Camp Kilpatrick , a Los Angeles County Youth Correctional Facility for teenage boys.