Two parts entrepreneur, one part executive. After graduating with a Masters from Stanford and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, he managed the Search Engine Marketing (SEM) business at PriceGrabber, where a coworker described him as a “superstar.” He learned the large scale web business at Leaf Group, becoming GM of one of the core businesses before deciding to branch out on his own. He co-founded Lyfe Mobile and grew the business until it was acquired by Blinkx.
David honed his skills in public accounting and audit practice for Arthur Andersen LLP, helping companies large and small. He then spent the better part of a decade with Sony Pictures Entertainment becoming an Executive Director, focusing on financial reporting, budgeting, and forecasting. He left Sony to become the Controller at Brash Entertainment, the startup videogame publisher of a variety of titles including Alvin and the Chipmunks and Space Chimps.
Keith provided his substantial engineering talents to large banking and eCommerce organizations including Nikko Citigroup, Hartford Life Insurance, Ticketmaster, and Nielson Netratings. Given his passion for growing products and engineering teams, his choice to move his focus to startups was a natural next step. Playing key roles in startups such as Appetize, FreshDish, Leaf Group, Hyfn/Freya Digital, and Steelhouse.
A writer on technology as well as a practitioner, Dan has authored over a dozen popular books with enough impact that a Wikipedia page was created about him. He specializes in the field of high reliability, high traffic web sites and was a key contributor and team leader for such popular web sites as eHow, GolfLink, and Trails. As Lead Engineer on the popular art-on-demand web site, Society6 and working on the Intuit Quickbooks team he has an expert grasp of digital assets.