|Gustavus Adolphus College, BS||1991|
|English, Business, Political Science|
Hotchkiss Founded BigCharts Inc. He served as its Chairman and CEO from inception through the companyâ€™s sale to CBS MarketWatch.com Inc. for $166 million in cash and stock.
BigChartsÂ® became the worldwide standard in online financial charting for self-directed investors. The company designed, developed, licensed and served real-time web-based financial tools and content to the world’s leading online brokerage and financial media companies including Charles Schwab & Co., Fidelity, Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Dow Jones, CNN, and The New York Times.
Through a recurring revenue business model and a B2B2C distribution strategy, the company achieved sustained profitability and became the standard in interactive financial charting used by tens of millions of online investors worldwide. As CEO, Hotchkiss also lead product design for BigCharts.
After the acquisition, Hotchkiss served as the president of CBS MarketWatch.com, Inc. and as a member of it’s board of directors. MarketWatch.com was a ‘top fifty’ destination site later acquired by Dow Jones, Inc. for $550 million. As president of MarketWatch, Hotchkiss lead post merger integration efforts and product design for the combined company.
Hotchkiss embarked on his second startup as Talkingpoint Inc.â€™s CEO, lead product design and was a member of its board of directors. Talkingpoint provided an interactive point-of-experience customer feedback and loyalty marketing application to consumer-driven companies including Best Buy, Dairy Queen, Target, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nissan.
Hotchkiss graduated with honors from Gustavus Adolphus College (1991) and earned a Certificate in Legal Studies from the University of Durham in Durham, England (1990).
Specialties Entrepreneurship, Digital Product Management, Metrics, Innovation, Startups, Strategic Business Development, Real-time Problem Solving, Identifying and Recruiting Top Talent, Public and Private Company Board Experience