Jeff Yablon is a computer geek.
Actually, Jeff isn’t a geek at all. Over a long and varied career, though, he’s exhibited a talent for translating geek to business, and speaking business with geeks. PC-VIP is the culmination of nearly twenty years of work making computers work better for people. And Answer Guy Central’s Virtual VIP takes it a step further, giving growing businesses everything they need to reach their goals.
A renowned educational speaker and broadcaster, software author, and business development expert, Mr. Yablon has worked in concert with senior management of companies large and small to craft and deploy strategies for implementing technology and business processes for employees and customers.
At the turn of the millennium, Yablon sold his equity positions in Denver-based Planet Computer Inc. and San Francisco’s PlusMedia Broadcasting, both of which operated using business models designed by him and implemented under his direct supervision. Doing business as PlanetUplink, Planet Computer was one of the first Application Service Providers, while PlusMedia produced and distributed news and entertainment programming via the internet, broadcast radio, and television.
An internationally recognized expert in computer implementation, Jeff has written for International Data Group’s PC World Magazine and performed as an on-air analyst for CBS Television News’ Up To The Minute. In 1989 he founded the world’s first electronic publication, and built IYM Software Review’s reader base to 300,000 through distribution agreements negotiated with CompuServe, America Online, and others. In 1995, Yablon created The Computer Answer Guy™ for delivery via broadcast radio and internet-based audio. In that persona, he pioneered techniques for delivering advertising to listeners via streaming media, and maximizing its impact.
Jeff Yablon is also the author of Uninstall for Windows™. Upon its introduction in 1992, UN4WIN gained worldwide acceptance as the best tool for safely and completely removing unwanted software from computers running Microsoft’s Windows® operating system.
During his two elected terms as President of the Computer Press Association, Yablon helped author ethics standards for the journalism community, and created guidelines for accrediting electronic journalists that were implemented by virtually the entire technology tradeshow industry.
An avid home cook/chef and gourmand, Jeff ran a 125-seat full-service bar and restaurant in Montclair NJ in the mid-1980’s. Not-so-secretly, and as a lover of both food and customer service, Jeff misses the restaurant business.
Mr. Yablon studied Economics and Marketing at Dickinson College and Rutgers University. Prior to jumping into technology, Jeff was an independent financial consultant. As a NASD-licensed securities broker, he designed the pension plans of small and medium-sized businesses, and advised their executive staffs on maximization of personal investment and insurance portfolios.