From 2003-2008 Tim was at Yahoo!, most recently as Senior Vice President of Global Advertising Marketplaces overseeing the primary advertising product lines at the company, including Display, Search and Video. Previously at Yahoo!, Tim was Vice President of Search where he was responsible for both the consumer search and paid search businesses. Prior to Yahoo!, Tim was Vice President of Search at Overture (formerly GoTo.com). Prior to Overture, he was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey & Company. Tim earned his B.S. from The London School of Economics, his M.Phil from Oxford University and his MBA from Stanford University.
Prior to OpenX, John was president of Spot Runner, an online media exchange that simplifies the buying and selling of television media. Before Spot Runner, he was chief revenue officer of Green Dot, the pioneer and market leader in the prepaid debit card industry. Previously, John was senior vice president and general manager of the Affiliate Business of Overture Services, Inc., the originator of the paid search advertising model, now a key driver of the digital economy. Before Overture, John was an executive at Disney/ABC Cable Networks and Discovery Communications. John holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
At OpenX, Jason focuses on leveraging his extensive market knowledge and understanding of publisher needs to drive innovation for the Company and the industry.
Prior to OpenX, Jason was a senior vice president at Claria, a behavioral marketing pioneer. Before Claria, he was a vice president at GoTo.com/Overture/Yahoo! for six years, where he built and led the business development/affiliate team responsible for developing, executing and managing all of that company’s paid search partnerships and global strategic relationships, helping it evolve from a destination site to the largest distributed search network on the Internet, generating more than $1.5 billion in annual revenue. Early in his career, Jason was director of Business Development at EarthLink Network, overseeing all third party distribution deals for EarthLink’s access software.
Doug leads our Legal and Facilities teams. Prior to joining OpenX, Doug was General Counsel and Vice President, Corporate Development for Idealab where he oversaw dozens of operating companies through every stage of growth. Before Idealab, Doug was Chief Legal Officer and Vice President, Business Development at Ticketmaster-Citysearch and managed its successful IPO, raising $110 million. Previously he was in private practice at Heller Ehrman LLP and clerked for a federal district judge. Doug obtained his B.A. in Classics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar. He earned an M.A. in Greek and Roman History from University of California, Berkeley and his J.D. from Stanford Law School where he served on the Stanford Law Review.
With more than two decades of strategic finance experience, Eric oversees the accounting, financial planning, and analysis and business intelligence functions for the company.
Prior to OpenX, Eric was most recently Chief Financial Officer of Helix Education, Inc., a provider of data-driven outsourced program management and enrollment marketing solutions to colleges and universities. He focused on strategy, controls, and change management, including the acquisition and integration of the Institute for Professional Development, which doubled the company’s size. Eric also served as Chief Financial Officer of Altius Education, and before that in various leadership roles spanning 16 years at The Walt Disney Company, where he founded the company’s Disney English division and managed the expansion of its China-based learning centers; spearheaded the development of Disney Playmation; managed the acquisition of the Muppets character franchise; and established solid growth foundations for brands such as the Disney Channel and Miramax. Earlier in his career, Eric worked in Mergers and Acquisitions at Morgan Stanley & Co, Inc. Eric graduated from Princeton University cum laude in Mathematics and holds an MBA from The Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Michael oversees the engineering and tech ops teams. He has more than 25 years of experience in the tech industry designing and implementing software products including large-scale, high-performance distributed systems, application platforms, component architectures, collaborative financial, talent management and digital media systems, and enterprise SaaS products.
Prior to OpenX, Michael was Chief Technology Officer for Centro where he was responsible for both engineering and product. Before Centro, he was CTO at Taleo, which was acquired by Oracle in 2012. Previously he has held positions at Avolent, InfoSeek, 280 Inc., General Electric, Taligent and Apple. Michael has several patents pending for distributed systems, messaging technologies, electronic bill presentment and talent management analytics.
Michael earned his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin and completed graduate work in Advanced Operating Systems and Distributed Systems at Stanford University. He is also a member of the IEEE and the ACM.
With extensive experience leading human resources teams in the technology and media industries, Laura will oversee OpenX’s HR, Talent, Benefits and Learning and Development teams to further the company’s commitment to building an unreasonably awesome company culture.
Laura was most recently chief people officer at Zynga where she rebuilt the people operations organization and reinvigorated the employer brand and culture for a global employee base of over 1,800. Prior to joining Zynga, Laura was vice president of human resources at Hasbro Studios, Discovery Communications and GE/NBC Universal, scaling talent to support rapid growth periods and expansion into global markets, and launching three new businesses. She has a doctorate in organization and leadership which she has leveraged at various companies to build effective teams and organizations, develop talent and the next generation of leaders, and energize company culture.
Qasim oversees OpenX’s global Real-Time Bidding exchange and Supply Side Platform businesses. From 2005-2008 Qasim was at Yahoo!, most recently as Senior Director of the Advertiser Marketplaces Group, providing strategic guidance and analytical support to drive operational decisions for the Advertiser Marketplaces. Previously at Yahoo!, Qasim was Director of Display Marketplaces.
Prior to Yahoo!, Qasim was a consultant at Bain & Company, Inc. Prior to Bain, he was a senior analyst in the Corporate Strategic Planning and Business Development group at The Walt Disney Company where he researched, planned and executed new business initiatives and major transactions. Qasim earned his B.S. from Stanford University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Tish Whitcraft plays a leading role in delivering on OpenX’s constant commitment to maximizing publisher revenue and to providing positive experiences for every partner. She leads OpenX’s partner services team, including all of the Company’s support, sales engineering, and customer operations.
Tish has more than 20 years of experience building and leading innovative, customer-driven ecosystems. Before OpenX, she was Chief Customer Officer at Tagged, a social discovery network with 300 million members, for which she ran all product, revenue, and business operations. Prior to Tagged, she was Senior Vice President, customer experience and operations, at MySpace/Fox Interactive Media, where she had full responsibility for the global user experience across all products, leading a team that supported more than 250 million users. Previously, she was Vice President, customer care and operations, at Yahoo!, where she led all global customer operations for that company’s 850 million user base in 48 markets and 68 product categories. Tish holds a B.S. in Business from California State Polytechnic University.
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