Senior executive with 25 years of strategic, operating and financial management experience, including leading two venture-backed Internet start-ups through $1 billion+ IPOs.
Currently Special Advisor to the Board of Directors at Demand Media (NYSE: DMD), a leading digital media company.
Formerly President & CFO of Demand Media managing over 100 personnel and all aspects of accounting, finance, legal and IT operations. During tenure, the company tripled annual revenue to over $350 million, closed several strategic acquisitions, raised $135 million in private growth equity and, in January 2011, raised $174 million in the first US Internet IPO to achieve a market capitalization of over $1 billion since Google.
Previously served as President and CFO of United Online, starting as CFO of its predecessor, NetZero, in 1999. During tenure, the company achieved a 100-fold increase in annual revenues to over $500 million, returned over $250 million to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases, and became a member of the Standard & Poor’s 600 Index.
Former investment banker involved with the successful execution of over $30 billion of financing transactions and mergers and acquisitions. Select clients included Time Warner, Disney, Coca-Cola, Harrah’s Entertainment, Digital Equipment Corp, Times Mirror and Office Depot.
Licensed CPA with extensive public reporting and SEC experience, including appearing before the SEC’s Office of the Chief Accountant (OCA).