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THUNDER GROUP LLC Announces Advisory Board Members

Experienced Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs Will Advise New “Keiretsu” Business Group and Incubation Fund Focused on Digital Media and Marketing

SAN FRANCISCO, November 15, 2007 – THUNDER GROUP LLC, the newly launched “keiretsu” business group and investing fund that will both drive and capitalize on the global revolution in digital media and marketing, today announced the formation of an Advisory Board. The board is comprised of seasoned business executives and entrepreneurs, representing categories such as marketing, media, organizational development and international business. THUNDER GROUP was developed out of THUNDER FACTORY (, a leading integrated/interactive marketing firm that works for major clients such as McKesson Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, TD AMERITRADE and Dell.

THUNDER GROUP’s new Advisory Board members include:
  • Tom Eddington - Tom Eddington is a business advisor with more than 25 years of international experience in organizational development and human resources. Most recently, Tom was a partner at Hewitt Associates, the world’s leading consulting firm specializing in Human Resources Consulting and Outsourcing. In his 17-year Hewitt career, Tom represented a broad range of corporate and nonprofit clients, including Hewlett-Packard, IKON Office Solutions, MBNA Corporation, American Red Cross, Lehigh University and the University of Pennsylvania. Tom currently sits on several other boards, including the Taproot Foundation, a leading Bay Area based organization that provides capacity building services to non-profits nationwide.

  • Fred Goldberg - Fred Goldberg has long played a leadership role in the San Francisco advertising community. Fred has spent more than 35 years in the marketing and advertising industry. Most recently he was the Chairman/CEO/Founder of Goldberg Moser O'Neill Advertising, a top 100 US advertising agency with $500 million in billings. Earlier in his career, he held senior management positions at Chiat/Day Advertising and Y&R Advertising in New York and Los Angeles. Fred also sits on a number of boards.

  • Thierry Zamora – Thierry Zamora has nearly 20 years of marketing strategy, interactive, direct response and advertising experience at both ad agencies and consulting firms. Thierry is the founder of a breakthrough company in the user-generated-advertising space called Ad Juicer (, which is scheduled to launch in Beta in Q1 2008. Prior to AdJuicer, Thierry co-founded FusionDM, a leading direct/digital marketing firm, which he sold to Publicis, the global marketing group. Earlier in his career, he held senior positions at Draft/FCB. Throughout his career, Thierry has worked with blue chip clients, including Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Countrywide Financial, L’Oreal, BofA, GM, United Healthcare, Sprint, Holiday Inn, Campbell’s, TXU, and many others.

“We are very excited to have these business and marketing industry leaders join our new Advisory Board,” said Patrick U. Di Chiro, Founder and CEO of THUNDER GROUP. “I personally look forward to benefiting from their deep experience, innovative thinking and wide network of contacts as we build our new digital media and marketing ‘keiretsu’ group and the THUNDER GROUP Fund.”

THUNDER GROUP LLC is a collaborative business enterprise and investing fund, modeled on the Japanese “keiretsu” system of companies with interlocking business interests and strategies. THUNDER GROUP will both drive and capitalize on the global revolution in digital media and marketing. The Group brings together like minded companies, entrepreneurs and investors to share expertise, contacts and ideas to create and incubate innovative new companies in digital marketing, consumer healthcare, sustainable lifestyles and social networking. Still under construction, THUNDER GROUP’s website is at

Since its founding in 2000, THUNDER FACTORY has built a national reputation for creating integrated, big idea-driven marketing solutions and campaigns that help clients build their businesses. The firm provides a comprehensive range of digital, interactive and business-building marketing and communications services. THUNDER FACTORY's clients range from Fortune 20 corporations to leading mid-sized companies and start-ups. For more information, visit and the firm’s blog at