WHAT IS BULLYVILLE?
Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, "most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine."
If you came to BullyVille because you're being bullied, you’ve come to the right place. For starters, you are not alone; almost every person on this planet has been bullied at one time or another. Whether the damage has been physical or emotional, it has probably left you with indelible scars that need healing.
Bullyville has only one purpose; to help you get past your past. Our team of professionals and celebrities can help you recover from the negativity that has been inflicted on you, even if you’ve buried it. We can provide the tools to help you heal, and give you the confidence to leave your anger behind. And it doesn’t cost a penny. Haven’t you already paid enough?
This is the first website of its kind, where people like you can turn these experiences around, learn from each other and heed advice from the experts who can give you the help you need to put the pieces of your life back together.
Check out the "bullied celebrities" section of our website, and see how those making headlines have used their horrific experiences to put out the fires burning inside them. Let their inspirational stories of help and healing motivate you to move your own life forward. Your story might even be able to help someone else going through it.
Feel free to post your own bullying horror story; you don't have to use your real name if you don't want to. But just remember: help is only one click way.
THE TEAM/RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Founder & CEO - James A. McGibney
McGibney said he first had the idea for CheaterVille.com while
serving overseas. And so CheaterVille.com was born, along with
BullyVille, KarmaVille, SlingerVille & CupidVille.com.
"I was in the Marine Corps on an overseas
deployment with a good friend of mine. We came back
only to discover that his wife had been having an affair
during the entire deployment," McGibney said.
"I thought to myself, doesn’t everyone have
the right to know if someone is cheating
on them?" James served tours of duty with
Third Surveillance Reconnaissance Intelligence Group and Marine
Security Guard Battalion. He was awarded a Navy
Achievement Medal by the Secretary of the Navy for his
Prior to starting these five companies, James was the Founder of SecuraTrak (Sapias), a Telecommunications company (GPS/Cellular.) SecuraTrak is a patented wireless asset tracking system that can locate anything, anytime, anyplace, via integrated GPS and cellular technologies. The company raised over $28 million in financing from institutional and individual investors before being acquired by a publicly traded company. James is also the author of numerous GPS and cellular technology patents which are used by many Fortune 100 companies today (Patent # US 6,509,867 B1 & 6,850,839 — GPS spatial zones.) He currently has over 40 trademarks filed with the United States Patent and Trademark office (uspto.gov). James holds a Master’s degree from Boston University and attended Harvard Business School for his executive education. James sits on Cisco Systems UCS Blade Advisory Board and was the first person in the world to launch the Cisco UCS Blade technology. He is a Life Changer on Dr. Drew’s daytime talk show and hosts his own radio show, VocalVille.com "the choice for your voice" on CBS FM 100.5 KXNT in Las Vegas.
Chief Operating Officer - Rick Bentley
Mr. Bentley has over 15 years of Silicon Valley startup experience. He was founder and CEO of Televoke Inc. (now deCarta), where he raised eight figures of Venture Capital from some of Silicon Valley's most respected funds and established partnerships with leading industry players, including billion dollar companies. Mr. Bentley was brought in by the investors to be Interim-CEO of American Staffing, LLC. He was a Senior Consultant at Bearing Point Inc., which included two assignments in Baghdad. At General Magic he managed the "Portico" program, derivatives of which serve over a million subscribers. He was Director of Business Development for Machina, a design and engineering house that developed consumer electronics products, some of which sold as many as 10M units. He was also Director of Product Development for Sensory Inc, which currently has the largest installed base of speech recognition systems in the world. He also founded Connexed Technologies, a pioneer in the hosted video surveillance space. Mr. Bentley is the author of multiple patents and patent filings, and received his BA in Physics and MS in Engineering from UC Berkeley.
Chief Information Officer - Jason Morgan
Mr. Morgan has more than 10 years' experience in Information Technology, including information security, networking and system administration. Prior to joining BullyVille, he was responsible for managing all IT operations and information security for Fortune 500 companies and private firms in the construction, medical, and IT industry. Recent accomplishments include reducing data center operating costs for a multi-billion dollar construction company by incorporating server and application virtualization technology. Mr. Morgan spearheaded the transition to private cloud computing in order to improve current IT processes and enable self-provisioning capabilities for corporate applications. He received a Cisco pioneer award for IT excellence for the first successful implementation of UCS Blade Technology. Prior to his civil positions, Mr. Morgan served in the United States Marine Corps. He was responsible for desert training for the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines Combined Anti-Armor Team, TOW section. This battalion was the first U.S. Marine unit to enter Baghdad in 2003 and was responsible for the takedown of the statue of Saddam. Mr. Morgan is in pursuit of his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with emphasis in security (2012). With roots in the Caribbean, he is also an IT advisor for groups working to rebuild Haiti.
Senior VP Marketing - Christie Cooley
A 7 year Google veteran, Ms. Cooley was a founding member of the Google AdWords team where she helped high spend clients maximize their pay per click campaigns. Since Google, she has worked as a web marketing expert for Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Her previous employment experience includes positions at Talkingonair.com and WebVan. Christie received her BA in Media Studies from Pomona College. On the weekends she enjoys racing her Yamaha R6 and is the winner of multiple motorcycle racing championships.
Board Member - Michael Carr
Prior to joining BullyVille, Mr. Carr was President & COO of Greenspun Media Group, where he oversaw all operations of the $100+ million publishing organization. The company publishes more than 20 national magazines and newspapers. Under Michael's leadership, the company's revenues grew from $20 million to over $100 million in under 5 years. As revenues grew over this five year period, EBITDA also increased by more than 300%. Mr. Carr also led the profitable launch of VEGAS magazine.
Prior to Greenspun media, Michael was President of Playboy Publishing. At Playboy, Carr increased net per page advertising revenue over 10% per year for two consecutive years during a time of industry decline. He also took Playboy subscriptions to its highest level in more than a decade. He led all worldwide publishing efforts and Playboy realized a 15% increase in ad revenues. Playboy's stock price rose more than 300% during his tenure.
Prior to joining Playboy, Carr served as President and CEO of Wieder Publications, where he led the company to a 600% increase over nine years, expanding such publications as: Shape, Muscle & Fitness, Men's Fitness and Flex. The company was ultimately sold to American Media for $450 million in 2000. He was named as one of the 40 most influential Media executives by Folio in 2008.
Company Spokesman - Dj ASHBA
Eighteen years after moving to Los Angeles in his van as a teenager, Dj ASHBA can claim that he is an award-winning guitarist, producer, grammy nominated songwriter, multi-platinum recording artist, graphic design entrepreneur and member of the bands Guns ’n Roses and Sixx: A.M. With an unstoppable mixture of raw talent and hard work, ASHBA has already made a name for himself in the world of rock’n’roll, and he has only just begun. In 2001, ASHBA co-founded the band Beautiful Creatures with Bang Tango front man Joe Lesté. The band was signed to Warner Brothers Records and played their first show with Kiss on their farewell tour in front of 60,000 fans. The band went on to play Ozzfest, the Rolling Rock tour and dates with Marilyn Manson. Beautiful Creatures' songs appeared in the films ROLLERBALL and VALENTINE, as well as the television show "Smallville" and on Howard Stern. DJ ASHBA is endorsed by over 15 major music companies and appeared in Rolling Stone and numerous other world-wide ads and videos. In 2003, DJ founded ASHBA Media, Inc. (AMI), a creative design agency. AMI beat 110 agencies to become the agency of record for Virgin Megastores, and are responsible for the look and feel of each store. In addition to Virgin, other AMI clients include Ovation Guitars, Royal Underground clothing and Sony Playstation. In 2005, ASHBA founded ASHBALand, the production company in which he writes and produces music. ASHBA has worked with artist such as Mötley Crüe, Neil Diamond, Run-DMC and Drowning Pool. He co-produced and wrote on Motley Crue’s SAINTS OF LOS ANGELES album, which was nominated for a Grammy in 2007. ASHBA then teamed up with Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx and James Michael to create the band Sixx: A.M. (Sixx, ASHBA, Michaels). They released the critically acclaimed HEROIN DIARIES SOUNDTRACK in 2007, and their single "Life is Beautiful" reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. While the group originally had no intention of touring, they took the opportunity to join Mötley Crüe's Crüe Fest in the Summer of 2008 along with Buckcherry, Papa Roach and Trapt. It was announced in March on 2009 that ASHBA would be the new guitarist of Guns N' Roses. Since joining the band, ASHBA has toured around the world, Canada, Asia, and South America, etc. in support of their latest album, CHINESE DEMOCRACY. "Axl and I have tons of respect for each other, I am very thankful to be a member of Guns N' Roses. God only knows the damage were about to do." He has recently launched ASHBA Swag, his own unique creation of clothing and merchandise. ASHBA plans to head back out on tour in the summer with Guns N' Roses and is now the new spokesman for BullyVille, click here to read his bully story and how he overcame adversity to become the man he is today: http://www.bullyville.com/?page=story&id=4411&sid=4692
Company Spokeswoman - Becca Tobin
Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Becca Tobin most recently joined the cast of GLEE Season 4 as the new Cheerio, Kitty. Before starring on Glee, Becca was the understudy/swing for Sherrie on Broadway's Rock Of Ages as well as taking part in the National Tour. She starred as Velma on the West Side Story Tour and other theatrical credits include; High School Musical, Cats, Oklahoma, Annie, and Seven Bridges. To read Becca's bullying story, please click here: http://www.bullyville.com/?page=story&id=5568&sid=7035
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