Steve Doumar - Founder & CEO at Whisp

Steve Doumar

Founder & CEO

Teleservices pioneer and technology entrepreneur. Founder of TapText, LiveOps, Expert Planet, and StarStar Mobile. Board member, adviser, and sales and marketing expert.

Steve Doumar was born in Fort Lauderdale, FL where his family has been since the 40’s. He now has a family of his own including his 16 year old son.

Steve’s first entrepreneurial endeavor took place in 1987 at the age of 24. He founded a bridal magazine in the South Florida area called Premier Bride. In this endeavor he concentrated on helping business and brides come together through various advertisers in the community. After building this up for 2 years, the spawning of the mode to be replicated in other markets took place. Steve then replicated the product in the form of franchises up to 70 different locations throughout the United States. All leveraging the South Florida talent creating world class pictorials as well as several jobs pertaining to the publishing industry. He printed the magazines in Miami and then would ship them to the appropriate franchisee. There are numerous charity activities that took place in which Steve Doumar contributed.

Steve sold the company in 2000 and presented his next endeavor at the birth of the internet running an ad on monster.com for individuals to work

at using the assets of the internet which still were not fully understood to deploy a home work force. This technology called LiveOps is credited with pioneering the gig economy and is noted as the model for the independent contractor eco-system to function properly.

Steve is a significant shareholder in LiveOps and they have 25,000 operators with such clients as US Government with the SBA loans, Amazon, Stand Up For Cancer, Macy’s, Humana and many others. With this invention, we continue to give many individuals an opportunity to work and support their families in a flexible environment.

Steve left LiveOps in 2013 to start new elements in the Telephony space such as Expert Planet and StarStar Mobile until he found another lasting endeavor in 2019 called TapText. The invention of developing a way for a consumer to tap on a digital ad and communicate to a business via text message. He holds 18 Patents in this technology and is currently building it into a large institution in the Miami Area. With the enhancement of several exciting data enrichment TapText has since transformed into "Whisp – Opt In Simplified."

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