Sanjay Puri

Sanjay Puri has been a founder and senior executive for the past 25+ years. He spent most of his career in the FinTech and traditional media sectors and has also been involved in a variety of businesses types from software, digital and subscription to B2B, B2C, and AI/data analytics.

Sanjay has raised $500mn+ in capital and successfully started and run three businesses. He has developed a sense of expertise in payment processors, identity management, and exhibitor relationships, plus he has an Extensive rolodex of Family Office and investor relationships.

Sanjay is the Founder of 207 Consulting Inc., a company that works with early and later stage fintech, media, software and subscription companies as CFOs, COOs, Corp Dev, and special advisors. He was recently the Chief Strategy Officer, CFO and COO at MoviePass where he restructured the business and then formulated and oversaw the successful sale of the Company. Prior to that Sanjay was the Founder and Portfolio Manager at Sankofa Capital where he launched and oversaw a Long/Short Equity Hedge Fund focused on Technology, Media and Telecom.

Sanjay currently resides in New York and earned a MBA in Finance and Investment Management from Columbia Business School.

Jonathan Kateman

Jonathan Kateman is an experienced senior executive with proven success in high tech, med tech, mobile health, and medical devices. He is particularly skilled at strategy, operations, product development, supply chain, manufacturing, service, support, and marketing. 

Most recently, Jonathan serves as a General Manager at Constant Contact, where he was responsible for the business strategy of the organization and established the company’s broader goals. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer at Telcare, Chief Customer Officer at Syneron, President and CEO at Enhanced Outcomes, and Senior Vice President, Product Development & GM, Home Products at Candela Corporation. 

Jonathan earned a MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and a B.A. degree from Connecticut College, cum laude.

Prateek (Teek) Dwivedi

Prateek Dwivedi, also known as “Teek”, has over 20 years of technology and healthcare leadership experience with a proven track record of developing and applying new technologies to solve important healthcare challenges.

Teek has expertise in building next-generation health and research informatics platforms, as well as industry knowledge in Telecom, Sports & Entertainment. He has raised $17M in financing, ran operating budgets of $20M, teams of 170 people, and has successfully exited 5 companies.

Teek most recently was President & CEO at Ehave where he was responsible for accelerating the development and launch of the company’s Ehave Connect cloud-based health informatics platform. Prior to that he was the Lead Cancer Informatics and the University Health Networkis, and before that was Vice President and CIO at Mount Sinai Hospital where he oversaw the hospital operations and management of an academic acute care center.

Teek currently resides in Toronto, Canada and earned a MASc from the University of Waterloo.

Gretchen Tibbits

Gretchen Tibbits is a brand builder.  She is an executive with over 25 years of general management, strategy, branding, acquisition, and finance & operations experience in both digital and traditional media. Tibbits is recognized as an industry thought leader, speaker, and representative of a brand.

Most recently Tibbits was the President and Chief Operating Officer of LittleThings which she took to a sale in 2018. At LittleThings, her responsibilities included oversight and mentoring of the 100+ person team in conjunction with the CEO; acting as spokesperson at national and international conferences and to the press; launching the Direct Sales strategy; leading board relations; management of finance & operations; and establishing strategic relationships with other major media companies.

Tibbits has worked for a diverse group of companies including Hearst, StyleCaster, Maxim, ESPN, WorkingWomanNetwork, and Inc. She was recently named to the Folio 100 and is a Digital Hall of Fame honoree. 

Tibbits holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Management from NYU, where she was a Stern Scholar, and a B.A. from the University of Virginia, where she was an Echols Scholar and a Lawn Resident, and for which she serves on a number of volunteer boards. She is a proud resident of Harlem, a theater lover, a wine collector, and an avid traveler.

Scott Schiller

Scott Schiller is a consummate media executive known for growing businesses and developing people. 

Entire career hallmarks include creating and maintaining a competitive advantage for brands and their marketing partners during a period of intense disruption in the business. He brings a wealth of experience on the critical aspects of communication success at the intersection of content, context, and data.

Schiller has been at the forefront of audience convergence, particularly full-episode video and original content. At NBCUniversal, he built and led a $500 million internet media advertising business that resulted from refining 16 separate sales/marketing organizations brought together with the acquisition of NBCUniversal by Comcast eight years ago.

Prior, Schiller spent the majority of his career in marketing, sales management, and media roles with increasing responsibility at a wide variety of entrepreneurial and  Fortune 50 companies. He was responsible for business transformation, team alignment, and advancing talent. 

Schiller was a co-founder of The Interactive Advertising Bureau (www.IAB.com) as part of a small group of industry leaders who imagined the future business opportunity for digital media. Today, he is its Executive-In-Residence and leads the Digital Media Sales Certification program with over 15,000 participants to-date.

Schiller is an advisor to Cornell’s Department of Communication, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU's Stern School of Business, and serves on the Board of Directors/chair of the Governance Committee of Make-A-Wish/Metro New York. He earned a BA in Economics from Cornell University and has an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Kellogg School of Management, at Northwestern University.

Lisa West

Lisa West has a combined 25 years experience across agency, start-up, big brand, telco, association and most recently, investment banking at Rutberg & Co. While at Rutberg, Lisa managed business development and partnerships for the firm, including Rutberg’s Summits, most notably Wireless Influencers, plus 40+ custom-curated dinners annually. 

Prior to joining Rutberg, Lisa worked for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) where she led the Mobile Marketing practice, Promethean, Air2Web, Microsoft, Cingular Wireless (AT&T) and GSMA where she was responsible for the association’s Mobile Innovation initiative bringing together developers, investors and telco operators, in addition to coordination of Mobile World Congress Barcelona and Asia. Lisa has been awarded a career achievement “Mobility Star” award from the Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce, also recognized by American Express for marketing campaigns, and named “2014 Mobile Women to Watch.”

Lisa holds a BA in English and a BA in Business Communications from the University of Kansas, and resides in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Jonathan Dube

Jonathan Dube is an award-winning business leader and innovator in digital media. He has built and run major digital media businesses for AOL, Disney, CBS Interactive, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and William Morris Endeavor - IMG Worldwide, and served as President of the international Online News Association. He also advises and invests in digital startups, mentors through TechStars, serves on the advisory board of SXSW, and is a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmys).

Dube has run some of the largest media digital businesses in North America, including CBSSports.com, ABCNews.com, CBC.ca, and more than a dozen businesses for AOL Media. He also built and launched  Over-the-Top (OTT) digital video businesses William Morris Endeavor - IMG Worldwide and developed strategies for other digital video businesses in the entertainment and sports spaces.

During his career, Dube has led video, subscription, mobile, sports, entertainment/lifestyle, news, finance/tech and local digital businesses ($100M+ P&Ls). He has a strong track record in growing revenue & reach, building new businesses and strategies, and developing innovative and lucrative partnerships with companies like Facebook, Twitter and Apple. 

He founded Made to Measure, an award-winning fashion network and the first Over-the-Top (OTT) digital video network to launch on Apple TV. He has also worked extensively with Apple and Amazon and, as Executive Producer of “Michael Moore in Trumpland,” launched the first film direct to iTunes, which skyrocketed to number #1 instantly and remained the top-seller for weeks

For more than a decade, Dube has played a prominent leadership role in the digital media industry. He frequently speaks at conferences and has served on the boards of the SXSW Interactive Festival, the Online Publishers Association, the Online News Association and Landmark Ventures. 

He has a long track record of digital innovation, from products to partnerships: he was an early pioneer in TV-Digital convergence, the first journalist to use the blog format, one of Facebook’s and Twitter’s first media partners, and more recently, developed the first digital video network to launch on Apple TV.

Mary Ann Halford

For over 20 years, Mary Ann Halford has been actively building businesses in the media and entertainment industry in the US and internationally. She has worked as both an operator and a consultant. 

As a consultant, she is currently a Senior Advisor to OC&C Strategy Consultants as well as independently consulting clients, largely in the filmed entertainment and broadcasting industries.  Through the first half of 2017, Mary Ann was a key leader in building and developing FTI Consulting’s media and entertainment practice in both the US and EMEA.  Most recently she was a Senior Managing Director in London, launching the firm’s practice in EMEA.

As an operator, Mary Ann’s accomplishments include:

·       Launching ITN Networks’ digital media business

·       Co-founding a consolidation of the leading midway operators for the state and county fair industry which operates as North American Midway Entertainment

·       Establishing the Fox International Channels Group, from its initial platform of channels in Latin America to a global operation with channels in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Additionally, Mary Ann served on the Board of Directors for Triton Digital from 2007 through 2015 and is a Co-founder of Saavn.com, the “Spotify of India”.  Mary Ann resides in NYC and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Georgetown University.

Chris Monteleone

Chris Monteleone is a senior executive with a career that spans Technology, Media, Sports and Entertainment.  He has founded two start-up companies, and worked in many capacities inside major companies.  Chris’ hands on experience includes: major live events, film studios, TV networks, digital media, print media, radio media, sponsorship sales, media sales, Major Leagues (NHL, NBA), multi-channel distribution, wireless distribution, ISP’s, consumer electronics, ad tech and Over-the-top distribution. 

As a senior executive, he has held positions at Cablevision, Comcast/NBC, Sony Television, AMC Networks, Madison Square Garden, iHeartMedia and Digital Remedy (a digital media agency).  He was the Co-Founder of Sweigh, Inc., a venture funded web commenting application and data management platform, which he sold to Digital Remedy in 2015.  Chris is also the Managing Partner of Torq Partners, a business strategy firm and accelerator which advises a multitude of companies from start-ups to established businesses, as well as board members and investors. Chris’ specific expertise includes strategic partnerships, product development, ad tech, sales, marketing, business development and business operations. 

Tom Morgan

Tom Morgan is a 35-year veteran of the world of interactive services and digital media. For the past 15 years Mr. Morgan’s efforts have centered on the business development of On-Demand and Internet based Television, with a particular focus on the new advertising models for DVR’s, VOD, and Broadband TV. Mr. Morgan’s to focus on the business development issues of Digital Television, especially the new program licensing and ad models required for the new world of IP based Television.

Principal, MediaD.tv

MediaD.tv is Media Development Consultancy dedicated to the creation of new revenue streams and television functionality. Focus is development of better Advertising Monetization Models and new Enhanced TV feature sets for both live linear TV and new forms of commerce based TV Services.

Founder/CEO, Net2.TV Corp (January 2012 - January 2016)

Net2.tv is a CloudTV Program packager and distribution company focusing on the “Free to Net” Ad Supported OTT Television Market. Net2.tv is the first OTT Distributor deploying the Active Video Network H5 System to Smart TV’s and other connected devices.

CEO, Virgin TV USA (October 2009 - December 2011)

Virgin TV USA, was a development initiative funded by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Management Group Ltd (VML). VTV USA was being developed as a Premium Over the Top (OTT) Television Service providing integrated Live Linear and On-Demand Television targeted at Smart TV’s, Tablets, and other connected devices. Tom recruited the initial team, lead the development of the Business Plan, and managed year long discussions with Major US Broadcast / Cable Networks, and select TV Studios. Mr. Morgan also identified and recruited a U.S. based strategic partner for the funding and launch of the proposed service. Relations between Virgin and strategic partner broke down in December 2011, causing VML to withdraw from supporting VTV in the U.S. Market.

Chief Strategy Officer, Move Networks (Jan 2008 – September 2009)

Move Networks was the technology platform behind ABC.com, Fox.com, ESPN360, and other Internet Television based sites. At Move, Mr. Morgan focused on the development of Internet Television revenue sources including new ad inventory and carriage models that allowed TV Networks reach economic parity of traditional TV.

Founder & CEO, BlackArrow Corporation (May 2004 – December 2007)

In 2004 Mr. Morgan founded BlackArrow Corporation, a leading provider of Advertising Management Services for Digital Television. BlackArrow is funded by Comcast Corporation, Cisco, Intel Corporation, and two major Venture funds. Mr. Morgan served as CEO and Board Member, and was responsible for the company’s groundbreaking vision of innovative advertising inventory and management solutions. During his tenure at BlackArrow Tom was responsible for the BlackArrow Corporate relationships with key distribution and programming partners

DiMA Group (April 2001 – May 2004)

Mr. Morgan was a Co-Founder of the DiMA Group, a Digital TV Consultancy and Research Firm targeting On Demand Cable Television. He was responsible for managing a cross industry initiative called the Innovation in Digital Advertising (ID!A) Project which explored the development of new business practices in the world of DVR & VOD based television.  Over 50 companies are represented in the project, including the major cable MSO’s, television and cable networks, and a group of large television advertisers and their agencies. The DiMA Group also operated AdLab, a consumer research project investigating consumer response to new forms of On-Demand TV ads. The DiMA Group was acquired by BlackArrow in 2004.

 

Previous Online Service Positions

Mr. Morgan’s early industry positions included serving as the first Vice President of Business Development and West Coast General Manager for America Online where he led the initial product launch in partnership with Apple Computer, and developed the first pricing strategies for AOL. Mr. Morgan was a founding Officer and EVP of Business Development for BroadVision. Tom’s work at BroadVision resulted in the company’s focus on systems based 1:1 marketing.

In 1995 Tom was recruited to serve as President of IDG Interactive Services, where he conducted early development work in the areas of innovative advertising, e-commerce and personalization systems. In 1997 Mr. Morgan led a spinout of a portion of his IDG division into a separate venture-funded organization called NVolve. NVolve was funded by Broderbund and the Mayfield Fund and focused on the issues of online youth. In 1999, NVolve was acquired by MTV/Nickelodeon where Tom served as West Coast VP/GM and worked on Kids’ Internet concept.

Alan Osetek

Alan is Vice Chairman USA of ISPD & Digilant, in charge of the company’s business development and expansion worldwide. Prior to ISPD/Digilant, Alan was the Global President of Resolution Media overseeing the global growth of Omnicom Media Group’s search, social and digital performance media unit. A digital industry veteran, before joining Resolution Alan was the Managing Director of iProspect/Aegis, responsible for overseeing all activities for iProspect’s east coast operations. Prior to joining iProspect in 2008, Alan served as a Board Member and Chief Revenue Officer for Visual IQ, which Forrester Research rated #1 best in class global attribution technology platform. Previous to Visual IQ, he had been a part of the Aegis/Isobar family of companies since 2001 as Executive Vice President for Isobar/Carat. Alan was also President/Founder of the digital marketing agency, Vizium. In 2001, he successfully sold the firm to the global agency holding company Aegis.

Alan serves on the board of DMG (parent corporation of ad:tech and iMedia) as well as several advisory boards for digital ad tech startups.

Alan is an Economics graduate of Skidmore College and received his MBA in Business from Babson College.