About the Director
Robert Regan—Bob—is a pioneer in the global communication and new media industries, internationally recognized for consistent innovation in production of ground-breaking digital media content development and delivery strategies. Bob’s career features a history of success serving on senior executive teams of high-growth ventures, startups which collectively attracted $250M+ in funding and created hundreds of new jobs. He has forged a record of revolutionary consumer, media, communication, and technology platform product development for 24/7 broadcast, cable, online, and mobile channels.
Since 2004, Bob has directed a ground-breaking consultancy, The Regan Group (TRG), (Los Angeles, New York), which he launched to engage with broadcast and online media leaders for cross-functional consulting spanning integrated business, content / technology development, research, media psychology, and marketing strategies. He partners with network, cable, syndication, online, and cross-platform clients to create media solutions for diverse genres, exploring new pathways to market and consistently advancing innovation.
In 2000, Bob was recruited for roles of President and COO for Twin Entertainment / Two Way TV (Los Angeles / San Francisco, California) North America, a new merger of US-based Interactive Network and UK-based Two Way TV, Ltd. He developed business, content, and delivery strategies for the new offering: real-time and on-demand interactive entertainment delivered via online and digital television channels and integrated with live and scheduled TV broadcasts. Bob led development of patented intellectual property (IP), real-time consumer marketing (RTCM) models, and exclusive media content agreements, including partnerships with Sony Studios, GSN, Columbia Tri-Star, PBS, Disney, NBC, Oxygen, Liberate, Open TV, WINK, Microsoft TV platforms, and Paul Allen's Vulcan Ventures.
From 1994 to 2000, Bob served as Senior VP of Programming & Content with GTE MainStreet (Verizon) / GTE Media Ventures Cable, “Americast”—a $500M multimedia programming venture of Ameritech, BellSouth, Southwestern Bell, GTE, and The Walt Disney Co. (Santa Monica, California & Stamford, Connecticut)—where he defined interactive content development roadmaps for news, games, information, entertainment, shopping, and interactive channels, as well as transformed the brand for the first on-demand, interactive cable content provider. During this tenure, Bob launched a $50M product line and drove a 51%+ increase in gross profits, helping propel Telco revenues and growing the nation’s largest ITV subscriber base for a 30% penetration rate.
Bob’s prior roles include Executive Producer of “Mall of America” for NBC (Burbank, California)—the first major network shopping show—and Content Consultant with Interactive Network (Mountain View, California)—consulting for the first subscription-based, interactive television content provider. Earlier roles include Senior VP of Programming, News & Operations with Financial News Network (national / international distribution, now CNBC) and VP TelShop, a brand-name TV shopping service (Los Angeles, California & New York, New York); Director of Production with Telepictures Corporation/Syndication; Coordinating Producer for “Newscope” (Los Angeles, California); and various producing roles with CBS and ABC affiliates in Boston: WNEV-TV, WNAC-TV, and WCVB-TV.
Bob holds a Master of Science in Broadcasting from Boston University and served on the College of Communication Advisory Board for 15+ years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Media & Public Communication from Worcester State University, where he was an invited speaker with former governor and then presidential candidate, Michael Dukakis, at commencement. Having consistently earned recognition for industry contributions, Bob’s career honors include Gold and Silver PromaxBDA Promotion and Marketing Awards, a Telly Award, an ISA Design Award, an ACE Award, a Peabody Award, an Emmy, and 4 Cable ACE nominations. He is frequently invited to speak at leading events such as NATPE, NCTA, NAB, AFI, AIAS, RTND, and CTAM & Digital Hollywood.