CEO & Founder: Beth HaggertyPresident & Founder: Vivian MoranMarketing Director: Jarrett CatoCreative Manager: Chelsea DavisonManaging Editor: Sharon Tharp
Beth is responsible for setting the overall direction of Ology. Prior to Ology, Beth was Chief Operating Officer of IAG Research, the television industry's leading advertising effectiveness measurement company, which was acquired by Nielsen Media Research in 2008. Prior to IAG, Beth was founding CEO/President of Live Advice Corporation, an e-commerce company that she built and sold to Ingenio Corp, which was then acquired by AT&T. Prior to Live Advice, Beth was Senior Vice President of Business Development and Worldwide Sales for Infoseek Corporation, which was acquired by The Walt Disney Company. Beth served as SVP of The Walt Disney Company's Internet Group where she worked with Disney.com, ESPN.com, ABCnews.com and other key Disney owned properties. Beth also worked for CMP Media for many years serving in a variety of digital and publishing roles. She has been named both a Top 20 Interactive Executive and a Woman To Watch by Advertising Age. She received her B.A. from Stockton University.Beth's ologies: Basic Black, Politics, Yoga, Dark Chocolate, Nurse Jackie
Vivian oversees day-to-day operations for the company, as well as product direction for all Ology properties. Prior to Ology, she was Senior Director, Product & Partner Management at Yahoo Corp., responsible for developing, launching and integrating communications products across the Yahoo Network. Before Yahoo, Vivian founded and operated a consulting firm, Moran Corp., providing product development, marketing, strategic planning, and business development services for start-ups and large companies that were moving their operations online. Vivian also served as a Vice President of Business Development and Director of Product Management for InfoSeek Corporation and The Walt Disney Company. Before moving to the Internet industry, Vivian was a senior principal with Arthur Andersen & Company's operational consulting practice. Vivian has her MBA from Harvard Business School.
Vivian's ologies: Start-Ups, Backpacking, Basketball, Mad Men, Opera
Jarrett is an NJ native and graduate of Dartmouth College with a degree in Asian & Middle Eastern Studies. He’s worked as a television music supervisor, multicultural marketing consultant, copyeditor, and website project lead, assisting companies such as Mitsubishi, Nike, Victoria’s Secret, and Chevrolet with their creative. In his spare time, Jarrett frequents NY live-music venues, performs as a singer-songwriter, and trains in the Brazilian martial art capoeira.
Jarrett's ologies: Soul Music, Capoeira, Psychology
Chelsea has worked with Ology since November 2009, serving first as an editor, designer, and then the creative force behind marketing and branding. Graduating from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Chelsea's design work has been published in Time Out New York, Locus Magazine, and The Village Voice. She is responsible for Ology's evolving look, developing the company's next big endeavor, Ology Social, while creating custom, engaging content for clients. Her personal website is www.ChelseaDavison.com.
Chelsea's ologies: Drawing, Parks & Recreation, Mash-Ups
Sharon Tharp is a New York City-based entertainment writer originally from Toms River, New Jersey. She graduated with a journalism degree in 2008 from The College of New Jersey and has written for Hamptons magazine, MarieClaire.com and CosmoGIRL.com, to name a few. She joined the Ology team in September 2010 and writes mostly about celebrity gossip and television (two of her favorite things). Prior to Ology, she worked for Alloy Digital and InsidePulse.com.
Sharon's ologies: The Beach, TV, Justin Bieber
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David H. FeinbergDominic IannoMichael KeriokosScott L. Kauffman
- David Feinberg (Feinberg Law Group)
David H. Feinberg brings over 20 years of corporate law experience to the formation and growth of The Feinberg Law Group, LLC. Mr. Feinberg formed The Feinberg Law Group in 2002 to focus on representing entrepreneurs and investors in venture-backed and pre-venture businesses. Mr. Feinberg’s core expertise is in corporate and venture finance, mergers and acquisitions and the general corporate representation of technology and other companies. He has represented both private and public companies during his career and has also engaged in the negotiation and documentation of numerous strategic partnerships and licensing agreements.
Mr. Feinberg graduated from Harvard College in 1981 and Harvard Law School in 1986. He also earned a master’s degree in public administration from the Claremont Graduate School in 1983. In 1992, Mr. Feinberg joined Foley, Hoag & Eliot LLP, where he served as a partner until he resigned from his partnership to form an internet start-up in 2000. After selling his company, he formed The Feinberg Law Group to help energize start-ups and entrepreneurial businesses.
- Dominic Ianno
Dominic Ianno is the founder and CEO of Indomitable Entertainment, executive producing films and Broadway shows with interesting additional finance or marketing exploitation opportunities beyond a standard model.
In a strategy/advisory capacity, Ianno provides consulting services, strategic planning, financing advice and management. In addition, he and film finance attorney/partner Michael Barnes run the recently launched Greentrestle Bridge Fund that provides micro cap bridge financing for films.
Prior to forming Indomitable Entertainment, Ianno served as the Head of Strategy for Outlaw Productions, where working alongside the late Bobby Newmyer he led the financing and strategy for a slate of modestly budgeted comedies ($10MM - $30MM) as a principal. Before Outlaw, Ianno held the position of Senior Vice President for Artisan Digital Media.
Dominic Ianno is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Carnegie Mellon's management program, and a current member of the Producers Guild of America.
- Michael Keriokos (Everyday Health)
Michael Keriakos is the co-founder and President of Everyday Health. Keriakos oversees Everyday Health’s revenue generating activities including business development, marketing, and advertising sales. Prior to founding Everyday Health, Keriakos served as Director of Sponsorships at Beliefnet, Inc.; developed and implemented a customer acquisition program for iVillage, which generated 4,000 customers and six figures in revenue; and developed and implemented marketing strategies for TheStreet, Doughnet, GovBargains, and Dietsmart where he helped establish and implement Dietsmart’s online marketing programs.
Keriakos also served as the Director of Business Development and Membership Acquisition for FamilyPoint, which was acquired by iVillage for $30 million.
Keriakos graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.
- Scott Kauffman
Scott has more than 25 years of senior executive and board leadership experience with both public and private companies. He is a widely recognized industry leader and expert in the fields of digital entertainment, Internet media and consumer marketing.
Most recently, Scott was the President & CEO, and a member of the board of Geeknet (NASDAQ:GKNT), the parent company of SourceForge, Slashdot and ThinkGeek. He joined Geeknet shortly after Yahoo! acquired BlueLithium, where he served as President & COO.
Before joining BlueLithium, Scott was President & CEO, and a member of the board, of several venture-backed Internet start-ups, including Zinio, MusicNow, Coremetrics and eCoverage. In 1997, Kleiner Perkins recruited Scott to Silicon Valley to become President & CEO of AdKnowledge, which he filed to take public before negotiating its sale to CMGI in 1999.
Prior to AdKnowledge, Scott was Vice President & General Manager of online services for CompuServe, and a presenting member on the road show for one of the Internet industry’s first IPOs, led by Goldman Sachs.
Before his association with CompuServe, Scott spent seven years at Time Warner, including five years as a member of the founding team of Entertainment Weekly magazine, where he was Vice President of Marketing, Promotion and New Media. In his final year, Scott was Vice President of Business Development for Time Warner Interactive.
Prior to Time Warner, Scott spent five years at Newsweek as the publisher of Newsweek on Campus and Newsweek on Health, and General Manager of Newsweek’s Education Division. Earlier in his career he was a Marketing Manager for Playboy, a Brand Manager for Lever Brothers and a Media Planner for Benton & Bowles.
Scott was honored by Advertising Age in 1996 as one of twenty Digital Media Masters and in 1992 as one of the top 100 marketers in the country.
Scott holds an A.B. in English from Vassar College and an MBA in marketing from New York University.
CJ KettlerMerrill BrownOleg VisnepolskyScott SchillerScott Wolf
- CJ Kettler
C.J. Kettler is a media industry veteran with broad operating and investment experience. She founded and launched Lime, the #1 multiplatform healthy living brand, in November 2005. Under her direction, Ms. Kettler successfully launched the Lime brand across multiple platforms including broadband television, radio, mobile, online and home entertainment.
Kettler began her television career with nearly 10 years of experience in both domestic and international television programming. She held executive positions at MTV Networks, McCann-Erickson Inc., and CBS, Inc.
From 1987 - 1999, Kettler was a Partner at Sunbow Entertainment, where, as President and CEO, she negotiated the sale of the company to Sony Music Entertainment. In her next position, as President of Sales and Marketing at Oxygen, Kettler managed all cross platform integrated marketing relationships as well as TV and online sponsorship sales, cable affiliate sales and research.
Beginning in 2001, Kettler served as Operating Executive and Managing Director at Solera Capital, a private equity firm with $250 million under management. In 2003, Ms. Kettler co-founded Propeller Partners LLC, a boutique strategic advisory services firm serving a wide range of media and entertainment companies.
Kettler holds a B.A. degree in Sociology from Smith College, and is a member of CTAM, WICT, and other industry organizations.
- Merrill Brown
Merrill Brown is the founder and principal of MMB Media LLC, which provides clients with management and strategy consulting, corporate, editorial and program development, business analysis and marketing services. Since the founding of the MMB Media, clients have ranged from companies in the news, information and wireless businesses to a large foundation. Before establishing the firm, Brown served as Senior Vice President, RealOne Services from August 2002 through August 2003. During his tenure, RealOne expanded subscription programming offerings in news, sports, entertainment and music and grew from 750,000 paid subscribers to over 1,000,000.
Brown became the first Editor in Chief of MSNBC.com in August 1996, and Sr. Vice President in August 2000. During his tenure, the fledgling company grew to become one of the most visited news offerings on the Web, maintaining a position as the No. 1 online news provider since 1999.
Brown has made numerous television appearances as a regular media analyst on dozens of major broadcast and cable news programs. Brown serves on the board of The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation, the International Women’s Media Foundation, and The Media Center, a division of the American Press Institute. He is a member of the Journalism Advisory Committee, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
- Oleg Visnepolsky
Oleg Vishnepolsky is Chief Technology Officer in charge of global technology development for 24/7 Real Media. He is focused on the enhancement of the existing technology product suite, as well as the development and innovation for new products and platforms.
Mr. Vishnepolsky is one of the early Internet technologists, having a 20+ year track record of technological advancements at companies such as IBM, AOL and DoubleClick. He was critical to IBM’s advances in the Internet space, authoring two TCP/IP stacks. During his time at AOL, as the vice president of publishing and search, he was primarily responsible for setting up agile processes and global teams to ensure rapid and interactive software development. Prior to joining AOL, Mr. Vishnepolsky was vice president of marketing automation and ad management engineering for DoubleClick, designing and implementing core ad serving technology.
Mr. Vishnepolsky holds a Master of Computer Science from Pace University and a Bachelor of Arts from NYU, as well as an Equivalent of Masters in Nuclear Physics, from MIFI.
- Scott Schiller
Scott Schiller serves as a Senior Vice President of Advertising Sales at Fandango Inc., and Comcast Interactive Media Inc. Mr. Schiller served as an Executive Vice President of Global Marketing at Glam Media Inc., since September 2008 and was responsible for Glam Media brand worldwide. He co-founded IAB (Internet Advertising Bureau) and has more than 20 years of advertising, sales, management and media experience from some of the best names in entertainment, including AOL, Disney, and MTV.
Mr. Schiller began his Internet career as a Vice President of Advertising Sales at Prodigy. Mr. Schiller's experience with new media dates back to an over ten-year tenure at MTV Networks, one of cable's earliest success stories. He began his career in various brand, advertising and sales roles. He serves as a Director of Interactive Advertising Bureau Inc.
He earned his BA in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, where he currently is leading a class in Managing Interactive Media.
- Scott Wolf
Scott Wolf is the Executive Vice President of Sales for Everyday Health. Wolf has over 20 years experience in the media building business and managing sales teams. His impressive resume includes positions as the Senior Vice President of Sales for Muzak, Vivendi Universal Music Internet Division, Net Creations and CMP Media. In all his roles, he was extremely successful in building and maintaining strong sales figures. Starting at CMP Media, a leading technology publisher, he was the first sales person to achieve $10 million in career sales. Wolf then started CMP’s paid circulation division, where as VP/Group Publisher, he launched and managed Windows magazine, HomePC and NetGuide magazine and built them into a $100 million division (growing the circulation from zero paid readers to 1.8 million paid readers in a 5-year period.
As SVP of Sales and Business Development at Net Creations, the leading opt-in email company, in less than 2 years Wolf tripled sales and grew the database from 6 million to 30 million names.
Wolf holds a Master’s degree in marketing from the Stern School of Business as well as a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Pennsylvania.
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