Robert Steele

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Steele is the Chief Executive Officer and sole director of Thumzup™ Media Corporation. From October 2019 until present Mr. Steele has operated a consulting business that has provided investor relations, financial, sales and marketing consulting services to various clients. Mr. Steele was the Director of Client Positioning at IRTH Communications, LLC from January 2017 to September 2019. From May 2016 through December 2016 Mr. Steele was an independent consultant rendering sales, marketing and investor relations services. From January 2010 to May 2016 Mr. Steele was the President of Rightscorp, Inc. While at Rightscorp, Mr. Steele designed and deployed patented intellectual property software as a service (SaaS) tools that were used by major brands like Warner Bros. to protect their intellectual property. As President of Rightscorp, Mr. Steele led the design of the software used by clients like Sony/ATV and BMG. BMG successfully used Mr. Steele’s technology to win a landmark $25 million judgment against Cox Communications for copyright infringement. Mr. Steele holds a BS in Electronic and Computer Engineering from George Mason University.

Robert Haag

Independent Director

Robert Haag is the Managing Member and sole owner of Westside Strategic Partners LLC, which is an investor in Thumzup Media Corporation. Since 2012, Mr. Haag has been a Managing Director of IRTH Communications, LLC, which provides financial communications services, and strategic consulting to its clients. He was previously employed in the brokerage, investment banking industries from about 1993 – 2001 and formerly held the Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.

Based in Asia from 2008-2012, he held senior positions with an investment fund and also an investment bank based in Saigon, Vietnam in 2008.  From 2009-2012 he served as Managing Director of Asia for IRTH Communications, LLC and was based out of Shanghai, China.  From approximately 2002 -2007 he was Director of Speculative Investments at KMVI, a family office / holding company which invested in restaurants, oil, private equity, publicly traded companies, real estate and a wide array of other industries. While at KMVI, he was also President and CEO of Utopia Optics (majority owned by KMVI), an eyewear and apparel company focused on consumers in the action sports markets.  Mr. Haag graduated from Hamilton College with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1988.