Travis has held innovation-focused roles in technology and marketing for the past 20 years.
He currently consults on a variety of technology and marketing projects while incubating his own technology ventures. Travis recently helped create the first Oculus-based video browsing app in an immersive 3D environment for M-GO, debuted at the Consumer Electronics Unlimited Tradeshow in Berlin.
At defense contractor, Creative Technologies, he led the development of mobile platform training aid applications for the US Army's Fires Center of Excellence. Two initial applications were designed to develop students' cognitive decision-making skills along with collaborative visualization capabilities.
Travis led production for CTI's Serious Game as part of IARPA's SIRIUS program as detailed in Harvard Business Review. This program's mission is to train intelligence analysts to identify and mitigate cognitive bias in their decision making.
In 2010, Travis completed the MBA program at Loyola Marymount University majoring in Entrepreneurship. He completed a published research project on Mobile Commerce in South America. “A Framework for Navigating the South American Mobile Market: Lessons from Selected Countries,”: Co-authored with Dr. K. Seal, et al, International Journal of Mobile Marketing, 2009.
Travis worked to develop the launch marketing, monetization, advertising programs, customer support, and viral strategy for the social games group at Electronic Arts. He initially worked to develop Facebook Scrabble and then transitioned to the new slate of social games titles.
Travis started in 1994 at the University of Kansas’ college radio station, KJHK. He worked a highly coveted midnight - 3 AM on-air gig and helped to established KJHK as the first college radio station with a continuous live feed. Travis then relocated to LA with little foresight and less money where he worked at Rock the Vote speaking on anti-censorship panels and managing artist relations to compile ‘get out the vote’ public service messages. He went on to ARTISTdirect.com where he helped to set up artist memorabilia auctions (one notable auction was Marilyn Manson's Fiero from in high school) and manage artist fan clubs.
Travis moved to House of Blues concerts where he helped launch HOB’s ticketing system and establish best practices for concert promotion and analytics. He later ran the online marketing group at Hot Topic, Inc where he set up the email marketing program, paid search program, CRM platform, and analytics.
Travis is a frequent speaker at social networking and mobile conferences.