As founder, co-president & chief product officer, Jamey Harvey brings several years of Internet community and entrepreneurial experience to Ikimbo. Harvey is responsible for aiding in all strategic aspects of day-to-day business, external corporate relations, product strategy and future product planning and implementation.
Prior to founding Ikimbo in October 1999, Harvey spent three years as the president and CEO of Digital Addiction (DA), an industry leader at creating Internet play communities. DA’s innovative game community (www.digitaladdiction.com) and e-commerce solutions were featured by CNN, Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post, Yahoo! Internet Life, and Fortune, as well as numerous entertainment publications. Harvey originated and championed the viral-marketing patent applications and concepts that Ikimbo later acquired from DA.
Before his work with DA, Harvey founded Inverse Ink, the industry’s leading interactive comic book company, where he managed production, marketing and licensing of that company’s award-winning CD-ROM and online comic books, including “Superman,” “Batman,” and “The Tick.” Harvey used his share of the proceeds from the sale of the Inverse Ink’s IP assets to found DA.
Before Inverse Ink, Harvey was a marketing manager and public relations associate at Borland International, and he was a successful executive recruiter at a well-respected Silicon Valley search firm.
Harvey has a bachelor of arts degree in politics from the University of California at Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, Calif.