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Julius Genachowski

Julius Genachowski
Julius Genachowski was Chief of Business Operations and a member of Barry Diller's Office of the Chairman at IAC/InterActiveCorp, where over eight years he played a key role in IAC's growth to become a major e-commerce and new media company. He is a co-founder & managing director of Rock Creek Ventures, and a special advisor at General Atlantic. He is a member of the Boards of Directors at The Motley Fool, Website Pros, Beliefnet, and Marc Ecko Enterprises, and is part of the founding group that launched New Resource Bank. Mr. Genachowski was formerly a senior official at the Federal Communications Commission, and also served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter. He received his JD from Harvard Law School and a BA from Columbia College.  [Email Julius]

Sean Green

Sean Greene
Sean Greene was the founder and CEO of the Away Travel Network (including,,, the leading online publisher for specialty and niche travel, which he sold to Orbitz. He is currently a co-founder and managing director of Rock Creek Ventures. Mr. Greene also served as a senior engagement manager at McKinsey & Co, serving clients in the telecom and technology industries. He received an MBA from the Yale School of Management and an AB from Princeton University, and was named a Fulbright Scholar at the National University of Singapore.  [Email Sean]

John McKinley

John McKinley
John McKinley was most recently CTO and founder and President of Digital Services for AOL where he developed and launched numerous award-winning wireless and online services businesses. As CTO, he was responsible for all engineering and operations and served as AOL's chief technology strategist. He is an advisor to or member of the Boards of Directors at Powerset, Xoopit, Foundation Capital, ObectVideo and Nuconomy. Previously, Mr. McKinley was Executive Vice President and head of Global Technology and Services for Merrill Lynch where he oversaw the creation of the top rated ML Direct and ML Online services. He also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology and Information Officer for GE Capital. Mr. McKinley began his career with Ernst & Young, where he was named partner in 1992. He is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  [Email John]

Executive Director

Matt Jacobson

Matt Jacobson
Matt Jacobson is a business strategist, problem solver and deal maker who helps early stage companies define and execute their business plans. Previously, he was a Director at AOL where he helped grow AOL's wireless and digital service businesses. Mr. Jacobson also was an M&A advisor at a number of investment banks including ABN AMRO, WR Hambrecht, Peter J. Solomon Co. and Toronto Dominion Securities. He received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.  [Email Matt ]


Greg Ballard
CEO, glu mobile

Jim Bankoff
Senior Advisor, Providence Equity Partners; Chairman, Qloud; Emmy Award Winner (Live8); Former EVP, Programming & Products, AOL

John Buckley
Former EVP, Corporate Communications, AOL

Mike Cassidy
Founder Xfire, Direct Hit

Dick Costolo
Cofounder & CEO, FeedBurner

Tom Des Jardins
Co-founder and ex-CTO of Lightningcast

Eric Engstrom
Founder and ex-CEO of Wildseed, co-creator of Microsoft DirectX

Scott Ferber

Raul Fernandez
Founder and ex-CEO of Proxicom, CEO of ObjectVideo

Tom Gardner
Cofounder, The Motley Fool

David Gardner
Cofounder, The Motley Fool

Reed Hundt
Former FCC Chairman; Board of Intel, multiple startups

Ted Leonsis
Founder of Redgate Communications Corp, Vice Chairman Emeritus of AOL, Chairman of Revolution Money

Ross Levinsohn
Former President, Fox Interactive

Dany Levy
Founder, Editor-in-Chief and Chairman, Daily Candy

Caroline Little
CEO of Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive and publisher of

Ted Meisel
Former CEO, Overture

Jon Miller
Former Chairman & CEO, AOL

Haroon Mokhtarzada
Cofounder & CEO, FreeWebs

Rick Morrow
CEO of NexGenVS, former principal of Virginia Cellular, which was sold to Alltel

Paul Palmieri
Founder & CEO, Millennial Media; former Executive Director, Programming & Business Development, Verizon Wireless

Shervin Pishevar
President of, co-founder and CEO of Social Gaming Network (SGN), formerly the founder of Ionside Interactive and WebOS

Michael Powell
Former FCC Chairman, Senior Advisor Providence Equity Partners, Cisco Board member

Scott Rafer
Founder and CEO of Lookery, ex-CEO of MyBlogLog, co-founder of Mashery, and Chairman of Winksite

Chris Schroeder
CEO, the Health Central Network; former CEO, Washington Post-Newsweek Interactive

Cal Simmons
Founder and Chairman Five Star Alliance, Adcision Networks, Blue Cotton Tech Services. Co Author of Every Business Needs an Angel

Dan Simpkins
Founder, Chairman & CEO, Hillcrest Labs

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