Jeff Belizaire

Hi! My name is Jeff Belizaire. My business card reads, marketing & communications director, strategist & social media specialist, but in addition I am....Son of proud Haitian parents Jean and Monique, native of Brooklyn, entrepreneur, Libra, collector and curator, wordsmith, traveller, snowboarder, gardener, critical theorist, cultural analyst, historian and futurist, amongst other established and developing things.

Jeff Belizaire is co-founder of EDIFICE, a digital consulting agency that specializes in product strategy, business development, and marketing. Their clients include established media & entertainment companies, early-stage startups and popular consumer brands.

 

Jeff Belizaire served as the Senior Marketing Manager of Boost Mobile, the lifestyle-based telecommunications division of Sprint Corporation. While at Boost Mobile, he was responsible for regional marketing initiatives and national campaigns focused on the gen-y demographic. By tapping into his entertainment resources and combining them with relevant consumer passion points, he spearheaded the development of groundbreaking platforms. Belizaire's keen marketing sense and sharp intuition make him a distinguished authority in global youth culture.

 

In 2009, he was selected to deliver the keynote address at the United Nations inaugural commencement of New York City's first world soccer festival, Copa NYC. The following year, Belizaire was invited to Dubai and South Africa to curate a series of soccer inspired exhibits during World Cup 2010.

 

For ten years, Belizaire has been a proven marketer in a variety of industries. Before joining Boost Mobile, he was the Global Brand Manager New Era Cap Company. Prior to joining New Era Cap, Belizaire launched a youth marketing agency, Krush World Media - a media/pop culture think-tank and lifestyle-marketing boutique.

Jeff Belizaire's Background

Jeff Belizaire's Experience

Co-Founder and Managing Partner at EDIFICE

August 2012 - Present | New York, NY

EDIFICE is a digital consulting agency that specializes in product strategy, business development, and marketing. Our clients include established media & entertainment companies, early-stage startups, popular consumer brands — anyone looking for strategic assistance in launching digital initiatives.

Director of Marketing & Public Affairs at RP55 Group

August 2010 - August 2012 | New York

What is RP55 Group ? RP55 Group is an apparel and fashion accessories conglomerate. As Marketing Director, I was responsible for advertising and promotional efforts for its multiple licensees and strategic alliances.

Sr. Marketing & Communications Manager at Boost Mobile

February 2007 - August 2010

What is Boost Mobile? Boost Mobile, a division of Sprint, is a lifestyle-based telecommunications company focused on irreverent youth who live large, yet hunger for the next level in their lives. While managing a team of 5, I was responsible for building regional and national marketing initiatives targeting the following lifestyle segments: General Market/ Hispanic, Action Sports, Music/Entertainment, Celebrity/Trendsetter, Cause and Social Networking.

Global Brand Manager at NEW ERA CAP COMPANY

January 2004 - January 2007

What is New Era Cap? New Era is the global headwear leader and exclusive manufacturer of Major League Baseball's official uniform cap. As Global Brand Manager I oversaw brand strategy, brand identity, corporate messaging, product naming, packaging, product demos, lifestyle and product photography for New Era Apparel. My responsibly also included hiring a team 18 staff (designers, global sourcing, production managers), securing overseas manufacturing, developing retail distribution plan and managing P&L against business goals and objectives.

Director of Marketing at Karmaloop.com

September 1999 - January 2004

What is Karmaloop? Karmaloop is a global lifestyle retailer for men and women, generating $50 Million in annual revenues. As Marketing Director, I developed and implemented marketing strategies to drive revenue growth while managing $2.5 million budget. I was also responsible for a team of 8 staff with P&L accountability.

Jeff Belizaire's Education

University of Massachusetts

BA

Concentration: Marketing


Jeff Belizaire's Interests & Activities

Entrepreneur, Libra, collector and curator, wordsmith, traveller, snowboarder, gardener, critical theorist, cultural analyst, historian and futurist, amongst other established and developing things.