Tulsa World: Trump Jr. plans to help MacroSolve expand
ges/2012/20120224_BZmorejr0224.jpg” alt=”Donald Trump Jr., official spokesman for Tulsa-based MacroSolve Inc., talks to the media Thursday downtown at the Summit Club. STEPHEN PINGRY/Tulsa World” width=”396″ height=”305″ />Donald Trump Jr. says executives at MacroSolve were at first a little hesitant about his offer to work with the Tulsa-based company, but then they learned he wasn’t a complete outsider.
“I used to have a ranch in Caddo, so I think I spoke the language a little better than they were expecting,” Trump said.
is not only an investor in MacroSolve Inc., but also he plans to actively lend his expertise to help the company expand, he said during a presentation Thursday downtown at the Summit Club.
At 34, Donald Trump Jr. is the eldest of Donald Trump’s children and works alongside siblings Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump as executive vice president of development and acquisitions in The Trump Organization, which owns, operates and develops hotels, resorts, residential towers and golf courses around the world and owns the Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe pageants along with NBC.
He said The Trump Organization is already working to incorporate MacroSolve’s technologies, which include various streamlined mobile app development tools, into the company’s day-to-day operations.
“Whether we have tenants, owners of condominiums, members of golf courses, I see this technology as a way to streamline their experience, to get them exactly what they’re looking for,” he said.
Trump added that he’ll “open my Rolodex” to help connect MacroSolve to other companies he works with and help them continue to expand beyond Tulsa.
Steve Signoff, CEO of MacroSolve, said the partnership
should help the company expand.
“It’s part of what we’re doing to take the great stuff that has been developed here in Tulsa and take it national,” he said. “Donald Trump Jr. and his influence is part of that plan.”
Trump said MacroSolve’s aggressive defense of its app patent, including lawsuits against companies such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Facebook Inc., AT&T Inc., Citigroup Inc., Dell Inc., Groupon, Living Social and others will also fuel the company’s growth.
“This asset really separates MacroSolve from everyone else and will help them grow at a level that they can’t,” he said.
U.S. Patent No. 7,822,816 gives MacroSolve the rights to the process by which a company or individual creates an app, sends it to be downloaded to mobile devices, collects information from users and sends it back to a central database. MacroSolve contends that it covers thousands of apps that communicate with a central server.