Founder and CEO

Larry Collett

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Larry Collett is responsible for the overall strategy and operations of netGALAXY Studios. Collett started netGALAXY Studios as a web design company in 1996 out of his home office in Hilton Head, South Carolina while working for a retail chain. As business continued to increase, Collett expanded his business strategy to web hosting and application development with clients such as Ford and the United States Air Force.

Collett, after a few years moved to Charleston, South Carolina in November 2003 with a short stop in Charlotte, North Carolina. He began working for the Evening Post Publishing Company (The Post and Courier) as the Web Production Manager. During his time there, he created an internet division for the company and helped start which was in its infancy with less than 30 – 50 pages (site archive:, but quickly became the largest news and information web site in the Lowcountry.

After 4+ years at the helm of, Collett was recruited by Media General, Inc. to be the Interactive Media Director for WCBD-TV 2 (, an NBC affiliate located at the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Collett, after spending 3 months creating a strategic plan, launched a new in January 2007 with less than 23,000 unique visitors per month. Last place in the market for media web sites, quickly became the number two web site behind his previous web site, Focused on growing audience reach, Collett utilized the same techniques used to make number one in the market at WCBD-TV 2 by delivering what the audience wanted, “If you do not deliver the information that your audience wants, they will go somewhere else to get it”, says Collett.

Collett, growing in the ranks within the company, quickly became the Regional Interactive Media Director for the NBC affiliate web sites in Charleston, South Carolina (WCBD-TV 2) and Savannah, Georgia (WSAV-TV 3) before advancing to the Regional Interactive Sales Manager position in the final months of his tenure with Media General, Inc..

In late 2008, Collett introduced Social Media to the station, which quickly became the standard for Media General, Inc. in all their broadcast and newspaper markets. “By utilizing Social Media technology, we were able to increase our audience in 2009 by over 1 million plus unique visitors to over 2 million plus unique visitors”, Collett explains.

Deciding in 2010 that it was time to focus his attention full time to his number one passion, netGALAXY Studios, Collett left Media General, Inc. in July 2010 to manage the day-to-day operations of netGALAXY Studios.

Outside of netGALAXY Studios, Collett is a licensed Realtor® at Carolina One Real Estate located in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Committed to community, Collett is actively involved in the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce as a Vice-Chair for the Total Resource Campaign for the last 5+ years and as the newly appointed chair of the Small Business Council. In addition to the Chamber, it is not uncommon to see Mr. Collett involved with an organization or non-profit in the area; look for his updates on twitter @LarryCollett.

Community Involvement

Co-Chair – Innovation Committee | Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

Member – Small Business Council | Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

Speaker – Undergraduate Class | College of Charleston

On-Air Expert – Technology | WMBF NBC News Myrtle Beach, SC

Member – Entrepreneurial Council | Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

Instructor – Charleston Code Camp | Charleston Digital Corridor

Member – Board of Directors | Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

Expert – Harbor Entrepreneur Center

Chair – Small Business Council | Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

Member – Board of Directors | Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

Speaker – Entrepreneurship Class | Charleston Southern University

Expert – Harbor Entreprenuer Center

Chair – Small Business Council | Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

Member – Board of Directors | Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce