John J. Garvey is passionate about digital platforms. Although he is on bended knee before content because of its imperial importance in the virtual and terrestrial worlds, digital dissemination and engagement stole his heart years ago. John is the architect of GCAi’s SEO PR approach, a process that puts benevolent brand content onto the second screens of highly targeted audiences. Since starting his PR career in college, he has since developed a portfolio that includes marketing and PR efforts on behalf of large corporations, startups, political leaders, and non-profits. John is also a registered mentor for Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) as well as a judge and mentor for the Boston-based global accelerator MassChallenge.
VVM is a mentoring-based accelerator that draws early stage startups from around New England and, with close to 100 registered mentors, is one of the largest organizations of its kind in the regional ecosystem. Through VVM, John has mentored a number of new ventures including, Celia-Grace.com, Kloudbook.com, PeopleHedge.com, SeekYourCourse.com, Tinville.com, and Voncierge.com.
For MassChallenge, John served as a mentor for Bon Hiver, a snowboarding binding company, and AET, a 3D camera manufacturer. He and GCAi team members also consulted with prize winners ViralGains and Flatev. In early 2014, GCAi held two seminars on digital marketing at MassChallenge for their Latin American startups.
A graduate of Marquette University and American International College, where he earned a M.S. degree in Organizational Development, John is a prolific writer and an experienced strategic planner. He also received a Certificate of Negotiation Training from Harvard University Law School’s Program on Negotiation, being one of the only non-attorneys accepted into the program at the time. John has guest lectured on SEO PR and Online Reputation Management at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
John is a member of the New England Financial Marketing Association (NEFMA) and The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).