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Bob Carey is the founder, visionary and active leader of Syndicated Solutions, Inc. - (SSI). Along with his wife Mary, he’s also a Host of America’s #1 Travel Radio Show – Rudy Maxa’s World with The Careys.
Every aspect of SSI from infrastructure, business management, focused sales/marketing, program selections, and more has been approved, crafted, tested and implemented into the company under his guidance. His tenacity and passions, pulse for the media and travel industries, knowledge, vision and success-minded approach is demonstrated on a daily basis, while being instilled within the SSI team and culture. Bob’s creative outside-the-box methods focus on engaging and relationship building.
An entrepreneur at heart, prior to creating SSI, Bob’s career includes diverse experiences. While attending college, he created Signline, Inc., a company that manufactured and marketed licensed sports novelty/collectable items under agreements with Major League Baseball, the National Collegiate Athletic Association and several other professional sports leagues. Next came an opportunity to rebuild the sales and marketing operations of Sports & Entertainment, Inc., where he developed an aggressive sales staff, restructured division operations and obtained new product lines including marketing rights to NBC's coverage of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. An industry change followed when he accepted a position with Premiere Radio Networks, directing the sales/marketing of national news/talk programming as well as sports shows hosted by Bob Costas, John Madden and Pat O'Brien. Bob was intricately involved with the development and launch of NewsTrack, a cutting-edge talk radio research service. He was recruited by Disney/ABC, Inc., joining them as Senior Director/NewsTalk Specialist for ABC Radio Networks. He was responsible for the national marketing of ABC News and east coast sales of Paul Harvey News & Comment, ESPN Radio, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Radio Disney, Matt Drudge, Go Radio, 24-hour music formats, etc. He resigned his position with Disney/ABC to form SSI in February 1999 with another former long-time executive from Disney/ABC, George Green, who he later fully bought-out in 2004. Under Bob’s direction SSI has grown to become a substantive and multi-platformed syndication firm that’s known for delivering Results.
As co-owner of SSI, Mary W. Carey’s influence permeates its culture and various operations. Along with her husband, she’s also a Host of America’s #1 Travel Radio Show – Rudy Maxa’s World with The Careys.
A successful and spirited leader, Mary spearheads communications and works directly to nurture relationships with key clients. Mary spent over a decade working with The Limited Stores, Inc. as a top District Manager, responsible for the recruiting/hiring and development of store managers, managing financial performance and ensuring customer satisfaction and quality through service and visual merchandising. She covered districts in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Washington, DC and Virginia. Mary has also worked with children affected with autism and she spent five years at St. Stephen’s Nursery School/Ridgefield CT, overseeing and teaching their Kindergarten Enrichment Program. Her SSI responsibilities are wide ranging and include daily interaction between sponsors, affiliates and SSI programming partners, creation of sales/marketing materials, press releases, collections, website and social media management.
A fixture with SSI since 2000, the meaningful contributions that Steve Downes has made to SSI are too numerous to chronicle in this space. In his role as VP/Affiliate Sales, he’s been important to SSI’s sustained success with Radio & TV affiliates as well as Network Sponsors. Steve’s experience, knowledge and professionalism have endeared him with SSI’s programming partners and other industry personnel. He’s achieved prior successes at multiple levels of within the media industry, serving as Vice-President/General Manager of leading radio stations (including AM 1130 WISN/FM 97.3 WLTQ - Milwaukee WI, AM 1490 WGCH - Greenwich CT, AM/FM WCHK - Atlanta GA, AM 590 KSCJ/AM 1350 KGHF/FM 103.9 KYZX - Pueblo CO, AM 1660 WMIB/1480 WODX - Naples FL), as a Director of Affiliate Sales at CBS, and as Specialty Affiliate Manager at Westwood One for G. Gordon Liddy. He’s also served as President of TeamRadio in Atlanta, GA. Steve's focused demeanor and passion for the media industry continues to propel SSI's daily operations and growth, but it's his personality and proven track-record that connects with the SSI Team, station management, group leaders, sponsors, SSI programming partners and related broadcast associates.
Bob Bucci’s been an active member of the SSI Team since 2002, and his contributions to our successes have been consistent and plentiful. In his current role as VP/Operations, he’s responsible for national affiliation activities as well as the day-to-day operations of our network distribution. Prior to SSI, Bob experienced success within several levels of the media and communication industries. He successfully served as Associate Vice-President for Medialink in New York, as News Director for Disney/ABC's AM 770 WABC in New York, as WABC's Director of Affiliate Relations for the New York Yankee Radio Network in New York, as News Anchor for AM 1490 WGCH in Greenwich CT, and as an on-air news anchor/reporter for AM 1540 WPTR/FM 92.3 WFLY in Albany NY. Additionally, he's worked as Public Relations Coordinator for the New York State Legislature in Albany NY. Bob’s attention to detail and hard working demeanor helps ensure SSI’s consistency and continued success for SSI across our multiple platforms.
Rita Lewis has been associated with SSI dating back to its inception in 1999. As Financial Manager, she works closely with SSI’s management team and is chiefly responsible for all monetary accounting activities of the company. Her past experiences include serving as a Senior Tax Advisor with H&R Block Premium/Westport CT, Controller at InterSec Research, LLC/Stamford CT, Vice President/Chief Operating Officer at SFA Technologies, Inc./Wilton CT. An active volunteer, Rita has served as Treasurer/Financial Consultant for Weston Warm-Up Fund/Weston CT, Treasurer for Wilton Youth Council/Wilton CT and Financial Consultant for Emmanuel Episcopal Church/Weston CT.