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Anthony Wentzel

CTO, Freebird Rides

Los Angeles

Anthony Wentzel is a highly successful Solutions Architect, and software developer. He is best known for GoArmy.com, which today is the largest source of US Military recruitment, and AmericanIdol.com, which fulfilled over 60 million concurrent votes during the show's airtime. Starting in 2009, Anthony took his A-game tactics to small business growing the Hawaii tourism industry from $50 million to $100 million in sales, selling more than 10,000 tours per month internationally and employing 38 people.

Today Anthony is the CEO of Catapult Interactive, Inc, a private tech incubator he owns and manages that leverages seed and early stage investments in media to help software companies catapult themselves to the next level. He is also successful at growth hacking three different Hawaii Tour companies including #1 Google and Bing rankings for the competitive search phrases "pearl harbor" and "Hawaii tours".

Anthony was born in Louisville, KY in 1982. He graduated with a BA Computer Science Magna Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, CA in 2004. He went on to study for his Masters Degree in Computer Science at University of Louisville in his hometown, Louisville KY. He landed a gig on the Pirates of the Caribbean which ultimately brought him to Los Angeles landing in the print-but-soon-to-be digital agency space. Anthony held various jobs at digital agencies in Los Angeles until he founded Catapult Interactive, Inc. in 2006. He presides over Catapult as its CEO.

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