Speaker Rick Bashkoff
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SVP, Business Development
Rick is VP of Business Development. Reporting to the Global Head of Business Development, Rick leads business development efforts in Eastern North America and Europe focused on sourcing, negotiating and executing new business partnerships.
Prior to ZEFR, Rick was VP of Business Development & Marketing at Howcast Media where his responsibilities included overseeing core business growth, distribution, partnership management and marketing strategy. During Rick’s time at Howcast he established Howcast as a Top 100 YouTube channel and forged successful partnerships with some of the largest media companies in the world including YouTube, Google, Aol, Yahoo!, Viacom, Hulu, Microsoft, and Comcast.
Previously, Rick was at Warner Music Group, where he was responsible for all digital video accounts and implementation of WMG’s first digital video strategy.
He graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park with a degree in communications.
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