A big shout out to Nashville friends Rich Maradik and Jay Graves

A big shout out to Nashville friends Rich Maradik and Jay Graves: They are announcing this morning that their company, SmartDM, has been acquuired by Acxiom. Rich and Jay started their company ten years ago, the old fashion way: with no cash and a credit card. Today, they have 90 employees in the company’s main office in Nashville and in Kansas City, Las Vegas and New York. SmartDM has more than 100 clients, including Wyndham Hotels Worldwide, Gaylord Entertainment, Harrah’s Entertainment, the American Red Cross, Comcast-Spectacor, several leading consumer finance and mortgage companies, the National Basketball Association, Bass Pro Shops and many other sports-related enterprises.