Blane and Dave met in 2009 as they were launching their respective businesses in Tuscarawas County. As their individual businesses grew, they began to work together on projects. Blane’s business ultimately led him to relocate to the Research Triangle in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. Despite the distance, their business relationship continued to grow as they continued to partner on projects.
In 2014, that partnership is bringing social media for business to Grantstreet Creative’s portfolio of services. Grantstreet customers will have access to a national social media expert to (1) assist them in setting up their business social media platforms and (2) teach them through Digital Literacy Workshops how to use social media for business with success. Let us introduce you to Blane Warrene.
Special Adviser to Grant Street Creative
Recognized as an industry leader in financial services business development and technology, Blane has worked in progressive roles in operations, technology and compliance in the industry. He co-founded Arkovi Social Media Archiving in 2009 with Carl Cline and Tyson Lowery – successfully raising capital and delivering a modern software as a service solution for business use of social media. Blane also co-founded QuonWarrene with Neal Quon in 2009.
In October 2012, Arkovi was acquired by RegEd. Blane continues to advise companies via QuonWarrene. In addition, Blane is a sought-after speaker and panelist at industry and corporate conferences where he brings a fresh and innovative approach to business issues. An avid blogger and well known on twitter, @blano, he is actively engaged in social media providing thought leadership in compliant communications.
Blane serves as a board member for the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, an Ohio national historic landmark.