Co-founded by Evan Brunell, the Most Valuable Network (MVN) was the first online sports media network. He served as majority owner and president from Dec. 2003 to Jan. 2010, bootstrapping the company while primarily attending college in that timeframe.
At the forefront of the emerging digital age, Evan was there every step of the way, leveraging social media as it developed, plus overseeing MVN’s transition as the internet moved from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0. SB Nation, a competitor, developed in 2005 and has gone on to be part of Vox, an excellent model for digital media.
- Directed and delegated responsibility to ~10 employees and 300+ journalists/bloggers. Achieved 15,000,000+ unique page views monthly at peak
- Established business vision, devised global brand strategy, implemented and executed business plans, contracted with external vendors
- Created ideas for site experience with a heavy focus on user experience, identified resources, solved problems
Worcester Telegram and Gazette (8/23/07): Evan was featured in “Blogs come into play: MVN thrives under Brunell.”
Evan’s Blog (6/27/08): How to create and monetize an effective blog
Evan’s Blog (5/14/08): Five steps to running an independent media platform
“Not only does he have a keen sense for business, he also understands content, design and advertising. it is rare to find someone with all of those capabilities. Evan is an innovator and a leader. I would readily give him my highest recommendation.” – Andy Regal, Executive Vice President, Fantasy Sports Ventures