Startup Catalyst in Savannah
José is a Startup Catalyst focused on metro Savannah. He is the co-founder and chief executive of Vireo Labs, a company that develops career path discovery and education planning tools. The company also developed C’reer, which is designed to make career and college exploration accessible to everyone. He now leads corporate strategy, product development, UX/UI design, fundraising, channel sales/marketing, partnership development, and he manages the board of advisors.
He has extensive experience in e-commerce, social media, and mobile from his work in global corporate communications and marketing positions at eBay, LinkedIn, GSI Commerce, and Ketchum Public Relations. While at eBay he worked on more than 40 acquisitions and joint ventures around the world and created the eBay Classifieds Group brand to house its multiple online classifieds sites in Europe, North America, and Asia. At LinkedIn, Mallabo launched offices in Mumbai, Toronto, Amsterdam, and Sydney as part of the company’s international expansion.
José has also worked with Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, and Kodak and early stage companies across several technology sectors.
A former senior vice president of marketing and public relations at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Mallabo also serves on the boards of Healthy Dining Finder, a nutrition technology company, and IDEA, an education technology nonprofit. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in communications from La Salle University and a master’s degree in mass communications from San Diego State University.