ORLANDO (Nov. 5, 2020) – Robert Thompson, former vice president at Tavistock Development Co., was recently named president of Growing Bolder. Thompson, a graduate of Harvard’s Executive MBA program and an alumnus of the University of Central Florida, joins founder and CEO Marc Middleton at the multi-media company that is experiencing explosive growth.
Growing Bolder is a groundbreaking company that has found great success in the desirable 55+ market by creating and distributing entertaining, educational and inspirational content across all major media platforms. Thompson will lead an experienced team of award-winning journalists, graphic designers, broadcasters, web designers and social-media professionals at the company’s Orlando headquarters.
“This opportunity is incredibly exciting,” Thompson said. “I was a fan of Growing Bolder before I joined the company and greatly admired their mission. When you consider the level of talent and the loyal following that we enjoy, it’s no wonder that our trajectory is like a rocket.”
As president, Thompson will work side-by-side with CEO Marc Middleton to continue creating long-term, sustainable growth by adding new national affiliate partners, expanding the reach of the platform and growing the team.
Middleton noted, “We’re building a team of rock stars, and Robert is a cornerstone. He is one of the most impressive business talents I’ve ever known. He’s entrepreneur at heart with a brilliant strategic mind and an amazingly broad skill set. Most importantly, he’s a compassionate human being who reflects our culture.”
In fact, the company has a broad reach that includes a million social-media followers and more engagement on its Facebook page than most major networks. The Growing Bolder enterprise includes a TV show that reaches up to 85% of all U.S. households, a radio program on NPR affiliates and a popular podcast. The company also has the largest lifestyle publication in Florida with more than 150,000 subscribers.
The addition of Thompson, who has been a rising star in Central Florida, once named one of Orlando Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and 10 Most Influential Businessmen to Watch, is expected to boost the company’s strategic growth. Thompson, a seventh-generation Floridian, has been a successful strategic planner across diverse industries, including Old Florida National Bank and Orlando Health. He also founded a marketing and communications company that became one of Florida’s largest, private public-relations firms, with clients that included LEGOLAND Florida, General Motors and the aeronautical-space industry.
About Growing Bolder LLC. Growing Bolder is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. The company includes multi-media platforms that include entertaining, educational content for TV, radio, podcasts, magazine and social media aimed at the 50+ audience. The company was founded by Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Marc Middleton in 2007. More at www.growingbolder.com.
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