StartupValley Team

Daryl Bryant

Co-Founder and CEO / CMO

Daryl Bryant

Daryl Bryant, Co-founder and CEO at StartupValley and Hudson Horizons, has spent the past fifteen years working in the internet and technology sectors. Bryant is a co-founding board member of the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA), sits on the board of the Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) and co-chairs the Funding Portal Committee, and is also an Advisory Board Member of The Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University. 

Bryant is well-versed in crowdfunding, search, social media, mobile and web development, Bryant consistently maintains his position on the forefront of the most cutting-edge technological innovations. Daryl is also a managing partner at YourCompanyTV, and CrowdJourney.

Bryant graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. While a student at MSU, Daryl started up his own company called Liquor Lamps. Liquor Lamps was an extremely successful online and word-of-mouth business focused on recycling empty liquor bottles by making them into lamps. Daryl used his networking and creative abilities to apply the resources around him to make an efficient and profitable operation while in school.  It wasn’t until one of the major liquor suppliers sent a cease to desist letter that Bryant decided to turn his focus onto other business ventures of larger scale.

His entrepreneurial spirit and extensive knowledge of internet and technology have provided a strong foundation for his portfolio of ventures to flourish. Bryant oversees all company operations within each company, making sure that his teams stay updated and informed on the most current aspects of the industry.

Mr. Bryant’s strong leadership skills have been a key component in his companies’ continuous growth.  He has been running Hudson Horizons for the past ten years and in the most recent ones the company has more than tripled in size and continues to grow at a steady rate.  His employees consider him not only a boss, but a mentor and friend. He has developed a work environment that is as creative as it is efficient, resulting in creative solutions and an unsurpassed work ethic.

With ten years experience running a multi-million dollar web agency, Daryl has taken his knowledge and passion over to his new venture StartupValley, which is in the making to be a successful crowdfunding portal for the technology sector.  StartupValley has received their portal accreditation through Crowdsourcing.org.

A leader, innovator and businessman in all professional endeavors, Bryant is also known for his philanthropic disposition. He has contributed to a number of charities, some of which include: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Westside Infant and Teen Parent Program, National MS Society, Livestrong, American Cancer Society, Montel Williams MS Foundation, and American Red Cross. He also sits on the board of several non-profit organizations, including the West Side Infant and Teen Parent Program.  

Daryl Bryant is a dedicated father, husband, boss, mentor and entrepreneur. He continues to maintain the highest level of professionalism and altruism in all of his endeavors and remains an industry leader along the way. When Daryl is not working, he is passionate about spending time with family and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle through diet and triathlon training.

 

Matt Mayernik

Co-Founder and CTO / COO

{#/pub/images/IMG_9608.jpg}Matt Mayernik, co-founder of StartupValley and Hudson Horizons, graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelors Degree in Business, a concentration in Accounting and a minor in Computer Science. He subsequently enrolled in the University of Phoenix, where he received an MBA in e-Business in 2004.

Mayernik spent the end of his educational career working as a freelance programmer for several organizations. During that time, he mastered his programming skills and gained an in-depth understanding of business operations.

As Mayernik continued his professional career, he felt that preexisting non-web-based applications were incapable of providing sufficient management and user interface systems.  Mirroring his colleague Daryl H. Bryant’s entrepreneurial spirit, he aspired to create a technologically innovative consulting company.

When Mr. Mayernik co-founded Hudson Horizons in 2003, he and Bryant realized that their strengths, objectives and goals were remarkably parallel. Their mutual vision was built on the idea that businesses needed a simple, advantageous way to operate online. Matt is also a partner at Sammy Helps, Ticketini, and Order Online Industries.

An expert in technology and web development, he takes a hands-on approach to all projects, making sure he fully understands the clients’ vision before it begins. Additionally, Mr. Mayernik created and developed a DMS (Dynamic Management System™) as well as other company-branded products for effective and efficient processes.

When Matt is not working, he enjoys gardening with his wife. Matt is also passionate about eating healthy.

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