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  • Board of Advisors

    Greg Coleman

    Greg Coleman

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    John Costello

    John Costello

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    Jeff Epstein

    Jeff Epstein

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    Usama Fayyad

    Usama Fayyad

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    Jean-Baptiste Rudelle

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    Greg Coleman

    Greg Coleman has held executive positions in many of the world's most influential technology companies. He was formerly the president and Chief Revenue Officer at the Huffington Post and the EVP of global sales at Yahoo. He also served as President of Platform-A at AOL from February to April of 2009. Coleman was previously senior vice president of Reader's Digest Association and president of U.S. Magazine Publishing. Previously, at CBS, Inc., he spent 10 years leading advertising efforts for Woman's Day as vice president and national sales manager. Coleman holds a B.S. degree in business administration from Georgetown University and attended the M.B.A. program at New York University.

    John Costello

    John Costello is the Chief Global Marketing and Innovation Officer of Dunkin Brands, Inc. He joined Dunkin' Brands in 2009, and is one of the early pioneers of multi-channel marketing. John has served as Executive Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing at The Home Depot, Senior Executive Vice President of Sears, Chief Global Marketing Officer of Yahoo and President and COO of Nielsen Marketing Research U.S. John began his career at The Procter & Gamble Company, where he held a number of senior marketing and brand management positions and also served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Pepsi-Cola, USA. Costello was named one of the 30 Most Influential People in Marketing by Advertising Age, one of the Top 10 Merchants by DSN Retailing Today and was elected to the Retail Advertising Hall of Fame. He is a past director of The Quaker Oats Company, The Bombay Company and Sears Canada, Inc. He is a current director of Ace Hardware and the Yellowstone Park Foundation and served as a trustee of the American Film Institute. Costello is also past chairman of both The Ad Council and the Association of National Advertisers.

    Jeff Epstein

    Jeff Epstein is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Oracle Corporation, the world’s largest enterprise software company, and DoubleClick, the Internet advertising technology company now owned by Google. Currently, Epstein is an Executive in Residence at Bessemer Venture Partners, a Senior Advisor at Oak Hill Capital Partners, and a member of the board of directors at Priceline.com. Jeff received a Bachelor of Arts in Economic and Political Science from Yale University and a MBA from Stanford.

    Usama Fayyad

    Usama Fayyad is Chairman & CTO of ChoozOn Corp – a personalized mobile search engine for offers. In 2010 he was appointed by King Abdullah II of Jordan to lead OASIS-500 as its Executive Chairman -- a tech startup investment fund, accelerator/incubator, entrepreneurship training program, and angel network that aims to fund 500 Internet and Technology startups. Up until September 2008, he was Yahoo!'s chief data officer & Executive VP where he applied Big Data techniques to content and advertising targeting and built the world’s largest group of data scientist – helping Yahoo! grow its revenues for targeting by 20x in 4 years. In 2003 Fayyad co-founded and led the DMX Group, a data mining consulting and technology company that was acquired by Yahoo! in 2004. In early 2000, he cofounded and led Audience Science (digiMine, Inc.) after five years spent leading the data mining and exploration group at Microsoft Research and building data mining in Microsoft's server division. He held a leadership role at NASA's JPL (1989-1996), where his work in the analysis of Big Data in scientific applications garnered him the top research excellence award from Caltech/JPL and a U.S. Government medal from NASA.
    Fayyad earned his Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Michigan, he holds BSE's in electrical and computer engineering; MSE in CSE; and M.Sc. in mathematics. He has published over 100 technical articles and holds over 30 patents, is a Fellow of the AAAI (Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) and a Fellow of the ACM (Association of Computing Machinery), has edited two influential books on the data mining and launched and served as editor-in-chief of primary scientific journal in the field of data mining.

    Jean-Baptiste Rudelle

    JB is a serial entrepreneur with a combination of tech and business experience. In particular, he was the founder and CEO of K-Mobile Kiwee. Throughout the 2000s, this company rapidly became one of the leaders in the emerging mobile content market, before being acquired by American Greetings Interactive in 2004. Prior to that, JB held various senior consulting positions for Roland Berger and Arthur D. Little. He started his career as an engineer for Philips and Lucent.
  • Board of Directors

    Hubert de Pesquidoux

    Hubert de Pesquidoux

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    Marie Ekeland

    Marie Ekeland

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    Dana L. Evan

    Dana L. Evan

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    Jean-Baptiste Rudelle

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    Dominique Vidal

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    Jim Warner

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    Hubert de Pesquidoux

    Hubert de Pesquidoux was appointed as a director by the Board to hold the term ending at the upcoming meeting of shareholders. He is currently Executive Partner at Siris capital and board member and Audit Chair for several public and private companies in the technology sector.
    He has over 20 years of experience of financial and operational management in the telecommunications industry, at Alcatel and then Alcatel-Lucent, in the U.S., Canada and Europe, where he was CFO of Alcatel-Lucent, President of the Enterprise Business Group and President and CEO of Alcatel North America until end of 2008. This experience gives Mr. de Pesquidoux a deep and broad understanding of the all aspects of the high-tech sector: sales and marketing, R&D, finance, IT and supply chain.
    As the founder and owner of a private consulting and advisory firm and as Executive Partner at Siris Capital, Mr. de Pesquidoux brings to the board additional financial and technical expertise. His experience on private and public boards of technology companies, including his former Chairman position at Tekelec, further augment his range of knowledge and understanding of Corporate Governance.
    He qualifies as an audit committee financial expert from his experience as a Chief Financial Officer of a CAC 40 / SEC registered company. This extensive qualifications and experience will greatly enhance the Board with its financial oversight function.
    Mr. de Pesquidoux holds a Master's Degree in business law from Nancy Law University, is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris, section Economy and Finance, and holds a DESS in International Affairs from Paris Dauphine University.

    Marie Ekeland

    Marie Ekeland, a partner at Elaia Partners, is currently a member of the board of directors for Allmyapps, Criteo, Scoop.it, Wyplay and Ykone.  She began her career in 1997 at the New York investment bank JP Morgan, where she participated in the development of a front-office worldwide application.  She then moved to Paris, and managed a team to run that global application.  In 2000, Marie joined the investment team at CPR Private Equity, then moved to the Venture Capital team as CPR was renamed Crédit Agricole Private Equity.  She then joined Elaia Partners in 2005.  Marie has an engineer degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Dauphine, Paris, and holds a master degree in Analysis and Economic Policy at the School of Economics in Paris.

    Dana L. Evan

    Dana Evan was appointed to the board as Strategic Finance and Operations Executive. She brings a unique combination of strategic and executional strengths to more than 25 years of executive leadership experience in global finance and operations management.
    Ms. Evan is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Finance from Santa Clara University.
    Ms. Evan served for 12 years as CFO of VeriSign, Inc., where she was a founding executive and a significant contributor to the company’s growth and profitability. She led VeriSign’s worldwide operations related to finance and accounting, real estate and property management, human resources, legal matters and investor relations, as the company grew from a small venture-backed start-up in 1995 to a global corporation of nearly 5,000 employees.
    Former CFO and Executive Vice President, VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN)
    Present and Past Board Member of : Box.com; Everyday Health; Fusion-io (FIO); MySQL; Omniture, Inc. (OMTR); Proofpoint, Inc (PFPT); Second Life (Linden Labs) ; Stella and Dot; Survey Monkey
    Ms. Evan was a key member of the executive management team, helping to set business strategy and manage company operations as revenue reached nearly $2 billion dollars, driving profitability and cash flow of nearly a half billion dollars per year. During her tenure, Ms Evan led the company’s institutional financing rounds, including its successful IPO in 1998 and follow-on financing initiatives.

    Jean-Baptiste Rudelle

    JB is a serial entrepreneur with a combination of tech and business experience. In particular, he was the founder and CEO of K-Mobile Kiwee. Throughout the 2000s, this company rapidly became one of the leaders in the emerging mobile content market, before being acquired by American Greetings Interactive in 2004. Prior to that, JB held various senior consulting positions for Roland Berger and Arthur D. Little. He started his career as an engineer for Philips and Lucent.

    Dominique Vidal

    Prior to joining the London office of Index Ventures as a Partner in September 2007, Dominique was the CEO of Yahoo! Europe from 2004 to 2007. He joined Yahoo! from Kelkoo, when Yahoo! acquired the company in March 2004. At Kelkoo, where he was Managing Director from 2000 to 2004, Dominique drove the company's transformation from a small team with no revenues to Europe's preferred shopping search engine with 400 employees and revenues of $100 million per year. Prior to Kelkoo, Dominque was a partner at Banexi Ventures in Paris, where he led investments in a number of companies including Kelkoo, Algety and In Fusio. He began his career at Schlumberger, where he worked for 10 years in product marketing and business development roles in the telecommunications and smart card industries in France, the United States and Asia. Dominique has an engineering degree from Supelec.

    Jim Warner

    Jim Warner brings a diverse and deep set of experiences as a leader in the media business to his work advising companies in digital marketing and media. Through his 30-year career, he has led a digital agency, broadcast television network, magazine publisher and TV distribution business. Most recently, Warner built and led Razorfish (formerly Avenue A) in New York from 2000-2008. During this time the agency was named Digital Agency of the Year by AdWeek and recognized as a pioneer in digital marketing. He also served in a senior role at aQuantive, parent company to Razorfish, from its inception through its sale to Microsoft in 2007. Before Razorfish, Warner held leadership positions at Primedia and CBS.