Founder, Chairman, and CEO of REP Interactive
In 2014, REP Interactive was nominated for Boutique Agency of the Year by ThinkLA and in 2013 and nominated by Mashable for Mashies Best New Marketing Agency. Recently, Steve was named #8 on FORBES Magazine's list of Famous Multi-Generational Entrepreneurs.
As the CEO of REP Interactive, Steve has won nearly one hundred awards for his work in video marketing and communication for brands like Coldwell Banker, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Marriott Hotels. REP Interactive has also won Telly Awards, W3 Awards, and Communicator Awards for its pro-bono work with the Girl Scouts of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Los Angeles Fire Department.
VideoFort, Hollywood's largest stock footage manufacturer, is a subsidiary of REP Interactive and was founded by Steve Gatena and Alan Purwin. VideoFort specializes in nature, travel, and aerial footage. VideoFort content has been featured in blockbuster movies like Transformers, award-winning TV shows such as Discovery Planet Earth, and major broadcast television commercials.
In college, Gatena played football for the University of Southern California (USC), where he won the 2009 Rose Bowl Championship and earned his Master’s Degree. He also holds an Honorable Discharge from the United States Air Force Academy. Fun fact about Steve – he started REP Interactive as a homework assignment at USC, where he created the first ever "viral video" for the real estate industry, generating more than twenty million dollars in sales.