Buckley Media Announces New Power House Leadership Team, Laser-Focused on its Consultative Corporate Domain Services & Signature Relationship-Building
Buckley Media, the domain name brokerage and branding boutique renowned for its customized, strategic approach as well as its strong relationships in both the corporate and startup worlds, announces a royal flush executive team to more fully serve and consult its clients in the exploding domain name services industry.
Buckley Media announces two new additions to its team: Domain industry veteran Tess Diaz, and eCommerce expert Tim Hargis, creating a powerhouse leadership team laser-focused on growing its consultative, corporate domain services and partnerships. With a knockout combination of extensive startup and strategic business development experience, personal values and authentic relationships, plus a deep understanding of the domain name market, Diaz and Hargis are ideal additions to Buckley Media, particularly during a time when demand for domain names is skyrocketing.
Diaz and Hargis join Buckley in bringing their considerable experience to bear at an inflection point as the domain market is exploding—domain names and digital assets have become more valuable than ever during the accelerated digital shift brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Diaz joins Buckley Media as SVP, Business Development. She has extensive experience in business development strategy, with expertise in premium domain name sales, acquisitions, consulting and management. Diaz is also a successful executive coach—working with startups, entrepreneurs, and executives in business strategy.
Formerly Domain Asset Advisor at GoDaddy, and most recently, Senior Business Development Consultant for Media Options, the Domain Name Brokerage Firm she'd consulted on since its inception, Diaz was responsible for streamlining Media Options' strategy, business systems, and operations. A charismatic industry figure, she excels at connecting and educating entrepreneurs and domain investors. She served as both Executive Producer and host for DomainSherpa, the top industry podcast featuring the brightest minds and leaders in the domain name space. She is also a talented domain broker, having brokered premium domain sales well into the seven figures.
“These strategic leadership appointments underscore Buckley Media’s key differentiator of providing an exceptionally talented and dynamic analysis of an organization's critical requirements, understanding both who a brand is now and where it could go,” said Kate Buckley, CEO. “Tess brings a rare combination of industry expertise, connections, savviness in business development and strategy, plus emotional intelligence. Tim has deep marketing expertise, and a hands-on understanding of the power of domain names to drive revenue and growth for businesses. We are thrilled to welcome them to the leadership team.”
“Buckley Media’s services augment brand efficacy at a pivotal time in history, when there is record demand from companies to maximize their online impact, with increased understanding of the importance of domain name influence,” said Diaz. “I’m very proud of all that I’ve achieved and contributed to during my tenure with Media Options, and excited to begin working alongside the highly talented and collaborative leadership team at Buckley Media.”
Hargis will concentrate on premium domain brokerage for Buckley Media. He most recently helped lead the fastest growing bootstrapped DTC E-Comm brand (Tuft & Needle) as VP of Business Development and Marketing to over $200 Million in revenue, before being acquired by Serta-Simmons in 2018. An active adviser to early stage startups, he was personally involved in, and negotiated 6 and 7-figure domain name transactions (including the acquisition of TN.com for Tuft & Needle), in addition to having a small portfolio of premium names himself.
"I've always been a big believer and advocate for premium domain names because of the unparalleled value and credibility they bring to any company looking to optimize their digital-focused foundation,” said Hargis. “It's now more important than ever, given the pressure the pandemic has put on companies, so I'm looking forward to joining the stellar team at Buckley Media—leveraging my background in startups and e-commerce to help businesses thrive with their online strategy moving forward."
About Buckley Media:
Buckley Media specializes in domain name services (sales, acquisitions, management) and branding. Founded by digital marketing expert Kate Buckley in 2013, our experienced team excels at analyzing an organization's critical requirements, understanding both who a brand is now, and where they could go—devising the resources, stories and strategies to bridge that gap. With a proven track record of maximizing value in both buying and selling ultra-premium domain names, the Buckley Media team epitomizes professionalism, expert guidance, a thoroughly customized approach, and trust. To learn more, please visit: BuckleyMedia.com.
Kate Buckley is CEO and founder of BuckleyMedia.com, a premium domains, naming and branding agency. She is an expert at premium domain consulting and brokerage, specializing in private domain acquisitions and divestments of ultra-premium domain names. Kate has personally brokered millions of dollars in both private and publicly-recorded top domains sales. A member of the ICA, Kate is also a member of the Business Constituency of ICANN.