New Media and e-Commerce
Living Patriot, LLC
Frank C. Befera, Director of New Media and E-Commerce, has extensive experience
in radio, cable television, technology, banking, and law over the past 27 years.
Frank’s Father, Frank P. Befera, served as an officer in the US Army in WW II in a
special forces unit called Merrill’s Marauders slogging nearly 3,000 miles through the
Eastern Theater of China-Burma-India receiving the Silver Star and Purple Heart. As
a Captain, he accepted the Japanese surrender in Shanghai, China. Frank P. Befera
was a true patriot.
As a radio station owner, Frank built and operated a number of stations in the
Midwestern US. As a tribute to his father and a testament to his own patriotism he
built Radio USA, Country Music’s Best Programmed Station of the year in 1999 and
2000 (radiousa.com). He has continued his involvement in broadcasting as Frank is
still hosting the #1 morning radio show in Duluth, MN.
In the mid 1990′s Frank designed and built one of the first HFC Cable networks in the
US and went on to launch the first commercially available high-speed cable modem
service in the US. He also developed the first true video on demand (VOD) system in
the US in partnership with Silicon Graphics and Scientific Atlanta. He later went on to
market a turnkey data solution for cable operators throughout North America.
Frank has also been involved in WISP hot spot development and the design,
installation, and operation of wireless high-speed data (802.11x) networks. His
success has been rewarded as the recipient of the 1998 Joel Labovitz Start-Up
Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Over the last decade Frank has applied his extensive breadth of business acumen
into his finance and law endeavors. Through his company Nations Trust, Frank has
financed thousands of business and residential real estate transactions. He recently
formed the Befera Law Group, specializing in wrongful death, personal injury, and
loan modification cases.
Frank lives in Duluth, Minnesota with his two teenaged daughters Jessica and Grace.