Person Overview

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Primary:
CTO at GLG
Past:
EVP, Technology & Engineering at Demand Media, Manager, Internal Systems at Quarterdeck, See All (8)
Education:
Claremont McKenna College

Detailed Description

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Will Ballard serves as Chief Technology Officer at Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.

He oversees the Engineering and IT Organizations.

Prior to joining GLG, Will was the Executive Vice President of Technology and Engineering at Demand Media.

Before that, he was Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Pluck, through its acquisition by Demand Media.

At both organizations Will managed large teams of engineers responsible for software architecture, design, development and quality assurance.

He was also responsible for the design and operation of large data centers that helped run site services for customers including Gannett, Hearst Magazines, NFL.com, NPR, The Washington Post and Whole Foods.

Will has also held leadership roles in software development at,

NetSolve (now Cisco),

NetSpend,

Works.com (now Bank of America) .

He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Mathematics from Claremont McKenna College.

wballard@glgroup.com

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