Alumni Spotlight is pleased to announce The Top 50 University Alumni in the Internet Industry of 2022. Since the creation of the internet, the industry has continued to grow at an incredible rate. This year’s awardees have kept up with the broadening of the field, charting new territories and expanding on those that already exist. They have improved business interactions and transactions, saving on vital time. Their work has shaped our social landscape and made it possible for people across the globe to interact in ways they’ve never experienced before. Their innovative ideas and concepts stand out among the crowd.
Among this year’s awardees are Jamie Iannone, Chief Executive Officer of eBay, a global leader and digital, product & technology innovator with more than two decades of ecommerce leadership; Simon Goodall, Chief Revenue Officer of Groupon, who has a portfolio of success leading the growth of multiple diverse consumer internet businesses to $1B+ scale; and Lauren Nemeth, Vice President and General Manager of Twilio, who leads using her expertise in building two sided marketplaces, data driven communications platforms, and global marketing automation software.
We recognize these individuals for their achievements scaling this large and complex field of work. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of The Top 50 University Alumni in the Internet Industry of 2022.
1. David Wehner
David Wehner is the Chief Financial Officer of Meta. Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is one of the world's most valuable companies. It is considered one of the Big Five American information technology companies, alongside Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft. Wehner has 23 years of experience. He began his career in 1999.
Before joining Meta, Wehner was a CFO at Zynga, and before that, a managing director at Allen & Company. Earlier in his career he worked with BigVine as a VP of corporate development. Wehner graduated from Stanford University with an MS in applied physics, and from Georgetown University with an undergraduate degree in chemistry.
2. Andy Jassy
Andy Jassy is the CEO and President of Amazon and also serves on the Board of Directors. He founded and led Amazon Web Services (AWS) from its inception and served as its CEO from 2016 until 2021. He joined Amazon in 1997 and, prior to founding AWS, held various leadership roles across the company, including both business-to-business and business-to-consumer. Jassy is known for his obsession with the customer experience and his high standards for those who work under him.
Jassy is a minority owner of the Seattle Kraken, an NHL team, and is the chairman of Rainier Prep, a charter middle school. He earned an MBA and an undergraduate degree in accountancy from Harvard University.
3. Vlad Loktev
VP & General Manager, Airbnb
Carnegie Mellon University
Vlad Loktev is a Vice President and General Manager with Airbnb. Airbnb operates an online marketplace for lodging, primarily homestays for vacation rentals, and tourism activities. It is a global community of hosts and travelers, a community that was born in 2007 when two hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to 4 million hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals to about 100,000 cities in almost every country and region across the globe. In his roles, Loktev leads the core hosting business for the majority of Airbnb’s homes and revenue. He has 14 years of experience. Loktev began his career in 2008.
Before joining Airbnb, Loktev was a senior product manager at Zynga, and before that, a co-founder and CEO at Crooster. Loktev graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA and from Carnegie Mellon University with an undergraduate degree in business administration and economics.
4. Lisa Gevelber
Chief Marketing Officer, Americas Region, Google
University of Michigan
Lisa Gevelber is the Chief Marketing Officer for the Americas Region of Google. She joined the company in 2010. Gevelber founded and leads Grow with Google, the company's $1-billion commitment to create economic opportunity for all. Since 2017, her and her team have helped over 6 million Americans grow their skills, careers, and businesses
Before joining Google, Gevelber was a VP of product management and general manager at Intuit and before that, a director of marketing at Greenlight.com. Earlier in her career she worked with Procter and Gamble as a brand manager. Gevelber graduated from the University of Michigan.
5. Jamie Iannone
Jamie Iannone began his professional career 23 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Executive Officer of eBay, the multinational e-commerce company based in California, that facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website. Iannone is a purpose driven global leader and digital, product and technology innovator with more than two decades of ecommerce leadership.
Prior to returning to eBay, Iannone spent six years with Walmart as COO of Walmart eCommerce, CEO of SamsClub.com and EVP of membership and technology where he helped lead to record-high ecommerce growth and launch the Sam’s Club Scan & Go, Ask Sam, Sam’s Club Now and Club Pickup technologies. During his four years with Barnes & Noble as president of digital products, Iannone helped grow Barnes & Noble and Nook Media from a 0% market share of the e-book industry to a 25% share. Iannone graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business with an MBA and from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in operations research, engineering, and management systems.
6. Hayden Brown
President & CEO, Upwork
Hayden Brown began her professional career 18 years ago. Today, she is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Upwork, the world’s work marketplace. Upwork serves everyone from one-person startups to over 30% of the Fortune 100 with a powerful, trust-driven platform that enables companies and talent to work together in new ways that unlock their potential. Their talent community earned over $3.3 billion on Upwork in 2021 across more than 10,000 skills in categories including website and app development, creative and design, customer support, finance and accounting, consulting, and operations.
Brown first got her start in 2004 as a senior business analyst at McKinsey and Company. From there, she went on to Microsoft before eventually rising to become a VP of corporate development at LivePerson, her most recent position prior to joining Upwork. Brown graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in politics.
7. Kalinda Raina
VP & Chief Privacy Officer, LinkedIn
University of California, Berkeley
Kalinda Raina is the Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer of LinkedIn. She first joined the company in 2016 as senior director and head of global privacy. Raina is a leader with 20 years of experience in both building data protection programs and data strategies from the ground up and ensuring enterprise compliance. She has strong domain expertise in GDPR, education/kids’ privacy, health privacy and social networking. Raina is known for being a strategic problem solver motivated by innovative solutions to integrate data protection into products while minimizing legal and implementation risks.
Previously, Raina was a head of privacy and policy at Apple Americas, and before that a chief privacy officer at Nintendo of America Inc. Earlier in her career she worked with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati as a privacy associate. Raina earned a JD in intellectual property law from the University of California, Berkeley and an undergraduate degree in communications and US history from the University of California, San Diego.
8. Allison Mull
VP & Deputy General Counsel, Facebook
University of Virginia
Allison Mull is a Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Facebook. She first joined the company in 2011. The Facebook company, recently renamed to Meta, builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology.
Previously, Mull led the legal team responsible for all product counseling, compliance review, and commercial transactions for the US eBay.com, Shopping.com and StubHub businesses. Prior roles at eBay included counsel, senior counsel, and AGC Commercial positions. She earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.
9. Charles Meyers
CEO & President, Equinix
Charles Meyers, President and Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for leading Equinix’s strategy, innovation, and continued track record of growth, execution and service excellence. In this role, Meyers partners with his more than 10,000 Equinix colleagues around the world to be in service to one another and the customers, partners, shareholders, and communities where Equinix operates. He has shaped the company’s strategy and continued industry leadership, including doubling the number of global IBX data centers, evolving the capabilities of Platform Equinix, building ecosystems with thousands of the world’s leading businesses as customers, and quadrupling revenues during his tenure.
Meyers joined Equinix in 2010 with more than 25 years of experience in executive leadership positions at leading technology and IT companies, including at Verisign, Level 3 Communications and BellSouth. He earned dual master’s degrees from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and McCormick Graduate School of Engineering. He also holds an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado.
11. Simon Goodall
Chief Revenue Officer, Groupon
Simon Goodall is the Chief Revenue Officer of Groupon. Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime.
It is enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events. At the same time, Groupon is providing advertising options and tools that merchants can use to grow and manage their businesses. Goodall is known for being an accomplished leader with a strong portfolio of successes in leading the growth of multiple diverse consumer internet businesses to $1B+ scale. Goodall has 22 years of experience. He began his career in 2000.
Before joining Groupon, Goodall was an SVP of private label programs at World Travel Holdings, and before that, a business development manager at OneCore Financial Network, Inc. Earlier in his career he worked with Living.com as a process design engineer. Goodall graduated from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management with an MBA in strategy and finance, and an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering and economics.
12. Lauren Nemeth
VP & GM, Twilio
University of California, Los Angeles
Lauren Nemeth is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Twilio. Twilio is an American company providing programmable communication tools for making and receiving phone calls and video calls, sending and receiving text messages, and performing other communication functions using its web service APIs. By making communications a part of every software developer’s toolkit, Twilio is enabling innovators across every industry, from emerging leaders to the world’s largest organizations, to reinvent how companies engage with their customers. Nemeth is an experienced GTM and R&D leader with over 10 years of experience owning and operating multi-billion-dollar P&Ls. Her areas of expertise lie in building two sided marketplaces, data driven communications platforms, and global marketing automation software.
Before joining Twilio, Nemeth was a CRO at Nextdoor, and before that, a CRO at Turn. Earlier in her career she worked with IGN Entertainment as a business development manager. Nemeth graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with an undergraduate degree in Western European studies.
13. James Casey
Chief Privacy Officer, Akamai
James Casey is the Chief Privacy Officer of Akamai. He first joined Akamai as a product and technology lawyer in October 2014. As the company’s need for focused privacy compliance work increased, Casey was moved to the associate general counsel and chief data protection officer role. He was named chief privacy officer in December 2019. Akamai Technologies is a content delivery network, a cybersecurity, and cloud service company, providing web and Internet security services. The company’s Intelligent Edge Platform is one of the world's largest distributed computing platforms. They operate a network of servers around the world and rent out capacity on these servers to customers who want their websites to work faster by distributing content from locations near the user. Part of Casey’s role is to support the company’s mission while ensuring that they abide by necessary privacy and security principles when providing its services to some of the biggest content providers on the internet.
Prior to joining Akamai, Casey served in various roles with Neustar including director of policy and business development, senior director of law and commercial services, and associate general counsel. He graduated from Cornell University with an undergraduate degree in history, from William & Mary with an MBA, and from Cornell Law School with a JD in international legal studies.
14. Ron Johnstone
VP & Deputy General Counsel, Yahoo
Ron Johnstone began his professional career 23 years ago. Today, he is the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Yahoo, a global media and tech company that connects people to their passions. They reach nearly 900 million people around the world, bringing them closer to what they love from finance and sports, to shopping, gaming and news with the trusted products, content and tech that fuel their day. For partners, they provide a full-stack platform for businesses to amplify growth and drive more meaningful connections across advertising, search, and media.
Johnstone first got his start in 1999 as an attorney at Cooley LLP. From there, he went on to Simpson Garrity Innes & Jacuzzi, PC before eventually rising to become a director of employment law and corporate ethics at AMD, his most recent position prior to joining Yahoo. Johnstone graduated from Duke University School of Law with a JD and from Cornell University with an undergraduate degree.
15. Aaron Ahola
EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Akamai Technologies
Aaron Ahola is an Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Akamai Technologies. He first joined the company in 2000 as senior counsel. Akamai Technologies is a content delivery network, a cybersecurity, and cloud service company, providing web and Internet security services. Its Intelligent Edge Platform is one of the world's largest distributed computing platforms. When a user navigates to the URL of an Akamai customer, their browser is directed by Akamai's domain name system to a proximal edge server that can serve the requested content.
Previously, Ahola was an attorney at Ropes and Gray. Earlier in his career he worked with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP as an attorney. Ahola earned a JD from the University of Michigan Law School and an undergraduate degree in economics and political science from Tufts University.
16. Eric Richard
SVP of Engineering Operations & CISO, HubSpot
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Eric Richard is the Senior Vice President of Engineering Operations and Chief Information Security Officer of HubSpot. HubSpot is a leading CRM platform that provides software and support to help businesses grow better. Its platform includes marketing, sales, service, and website management products that start free and scale to meet the customers’ needs at any stage of growth. Richard is a product-focused engineering leader who is passionate about building high performing, diverse, inclusive teams. He has over 25 years of experience managing and mentoring impactful software development, support, IT, security, and operations teams.
Before joining HubSpot, Richard was an SVP of engineering at Compete, and before that, a VP of engineering at Idiom Technologies. Earlier in his career he founded net.Genesis where he served as a software engineer. Richard graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in computer science.
17. Andrew Hudson
Chief Technical Officer, Indeed.com
The University of Texas at Austin
Andrew Hudson is the Chief Technical Officer of Indeed.com. Indeed.com has become the catalyst for putting the world to work. They are intensely passionate about delivering the right fit for every hire. As the world's #1 job site, with over 250 million unique visitors every month from over 60 different countries. They help companies of all sizes hire the best talent and offer the best opportunity for jobseekers to get hired.
Hudson has spent the past 17 years with the company serving in various roles including search engineer, VP of search quality, chief technical officer and general manager. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin.
18. Khalil Smith
VP of Inclusion, Diversity, and Engagement, Akamai
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Khalil Smight is the Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity, and Engagement at Akamai. Akamai’s mission is to make digital experiences fast, intelligent, and secure. As a cornerstone of Akamai’s corporate strategy, ID&E is a part of the foundation for their success. It is what guides them to be a great company, a strong competitor, a responsible corporate citizen, and a catalyst for greatness, with the power to shape the world beyond Akamai.
Prior to joining Akamai, Smith served with the NeuroLeadership Institute as a VP of research, practices, and consulting. Prior to that he served as the head of diversity and inclusion dedicated to creating and executing strategy, products, consulting, research, and training in the ID&E area. Smith earned an undergraduate degree from Monmouth University and an MBA in leadership and strategy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
19. Charles Beadnall
Charles Beadnall began his professional career 20 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Technology Officer of GoDaddy. GoDaddy is a publicly traded Internet domain registrar and web hosting company. Its professional email helps individuals build a professional image, while its online marketing tools empower entrepreneurs to get online with an SEO-friendly website. GoDaddy is an all-in-one solution provider to get an idea online, backed with expert, personalized support from GoDaddy Guides. As of 2021, GoDaddy has more than 21 million customers and over 6,600 employees worldwide.
Beadnall first got his start in 2002 as a director of systems architecture at Verisign. From there, he went on to Metaweb Technologies before eventually rising to become a senior director of engineering at Yahoo, his most recent position prior to joining GoDaddy. Beadnall graduated from Northwestern University with an undergraduate degree.
20. Jason Montgomery Brown
SVP & GM, Yelp
Georgia Institute of Technology
Jason Montgomery Brown began his professional career 22 years ago. Today, he is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Yelp. The Yelp.com website and the Yelp mobile app connects people with great local businesses with published crowd-sourced reviews about almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more. Brown is tasked with building marketplaces serving Yelp's loyal consumer audience and local businesses, with a great group of people.
Brown first got his start in 2000 as a director of product and business development at Priceline Europe. From there, he went on to eBay before eventually rising to become the chief revenue officer at WyzAnt, his most recent position prior to joining Yelp. Brown graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA and from Georgia Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in architecture.
21. William Alvarado
Chief Business Officer, Stripe
Georgia Institute of Technology
William Alvarado began his professional career nearly 22 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Business Officer of Stripe. Stripe, Inc. is an Irish American financial services and software as a service (SaaS) company dual-headquartered in San Francisco and Dublin. It is a financial infrastructure platform for businesses. The company primarily offers payment processing software and application programming interfaces (APIs) for e-commerce websites and mobile applications. Millions of companies, from the world’s largest enterprises to the most ambitious startups, use Stripe to accept payments, grow their revenue, and accelerate new business opportunities.
Alvarado first got his start in 1995 as a senior business analyst for Capital One. He then moved on to become a VP of products and engineering at SEVEN Networks before joining Apple. Alvarado graduated from Stanford University with an MBA and from Georgia Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering.
22. Burzin Engineer
Founder & Chief Reliability Officer, PhonePe
University of Southern California
Burzin Engineer is the Founder and Chief Reliability Officer of PhonePe. He first joined the company in 2015. PhonePe is a mobile payments app that allows users to transfer money instantly to anyone, by using just their mobile number. Their goal is to make digital payments so easy, safe, and universally accepted that people never feel the need to carry cash or cards again.
Previously, Burzin was a VP of engineering and operations at M-GO and before that a VP of technology at Shopzilla.com. Earlier in his career he worked with AT&T Global Information Systems (Teradata) as an engineer. Burzin earned an MS in computer science from the University of Southern California and an undergraduate degree in computer engineering from the University of Mumbai.
23. Matthew Coble
Chief Digital Advisor, World Wide Technology
Matthew Coble is the Chief Digital Advisor of World Wide Technology. He first joined the company in 2018. World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a privately-held technology services provider based in Missouri. The company designs, builds, demonstrates, and deploys innovative technology products, integrated architectural solutions, and transformational digital experiences for large public and private organizations around the globe. As Chief Digital Advisor, Coble leads engagements with WWT's clients and prospects to drive digital strategy, digital transformation, new product development, and other innovation initiatives. Their work with clients’ C-level leadership teams is powered by the creative, experience design, and technology prowess of WWT.
Previously, Coble was an SVP of digital engagement at Brighton Agency, and before that, an SVP and partner of digital at FleishmanHillard. Earlier in his career he worked with USWeb - Atlanta as a senior manager. Coble earned an undergraduate degree in public policy studies from Duke University.
24. Rachel Glaser
University of California, Berkeley
Rachel Glaser began her professional career 30 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Financial Officer of Etsy, a global online marketplace focused on handmade or vintage items and craft supplies. These items fall under a wide range of categories, including jewelry, bags, clothing, home décor and furniture, toys, art, as well as craft supplies and tools. The site follows in the tradition of open craft fairs, giving sellers personal storefronts where they list their goods for a fee of US$0.20 per item.
In 1986, Glaser served as a vice president of finance and operations at Walt Disney Consumer Products. From there, she went on to Yahoo, before eventually rising to become the CFO at Leaf Group Ltd, her most recent position prior to joining Etsy. Glaser graduated from the University of Southern California with an MBA in finance and strategic planning and from the University of California, Berkeley with an undergraduate degree.
25. Joe Bozich
Joe Bozich is the President of Fanatics. Fanatics is the ultimate one-stop sports fan destination that ignites and harnesses the passion of fans and maximizes the presence and reach for more than 900 sports properties globally. Using these long-standing relationships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers and a trusted, recognizable brand name, Fanatics is furthering its innovation across the sports landscape and creating a next-gen digital sports platform, complete with offerings including merchandise, NFTs, sports betting and gaming, trading cards and much more. Bozich has 22 years of experience. He began his career in 2000.
Before joining Fanatics, Bozich was a chief business development officer at Hanesbrands Inc. and before that, the founder and CEO at Knights Apparel. Bozich graduated from Vanderbilt University with an undergraduate degree in mathematics and chemistry.
26. Dan Gill
Chief Product Officer, Carvana
Dan Gill is the Chief Product Officer of Carvana. Carvana enables consumers to purchase a car entirely online without ever having to set foot in a dealership. Owning their own cars, they photograph each in 360-degrees through a patented process, have developed web and native experiences for consumers to find their perfect vehicle and complete the transaction online, including all aspects of financing, verification, and e-contracting. Carvana makes it possible for an individual to pick up their car as soon as the next day through one of their car vending machines. Gill has over 15 years of experience. He began his career in 2007.
Before joining Carvana, Gill was a VP of strategy, business, and corporate development at Inflection, and before that, a co-founder and CEO at Huddler.com. Gill graduated from Stanford University with an undergraduate degree.
27. Jessica Xu
Chief Financial Officer, Coupang
Jessica Xu began her professional career 7 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Financial Officer of Coupang. Coupang is a South Korean ecommerce company. They make money by selling consumer items through its desktop and mobile ecommerce platform. The company also collects various fees from its food delivery, video streaming, and advertising services.
Xu first got her start in 2015 as an investment banking analyst at Citi. From there, she went on to SoftBank Investment Advisers as an investment associate, her most recent position prior to joining Coupang. Xu graduated from Stanford University with an MS in computer science and an undergraduate degree in economics.
29. Raj Kapoor
Raj Kapoor is the Chief Operating Officer of Shipt. He first joined the company in 2022. Shipt is a delivery service owned by Target Corporation. Through a community of Shipt Shoppers and a convenient app, Shipt provides personal shopping and delivery and is available to 80% of households in more than 5,000 U.S. cities. Shipt Shoppers go above and beyond, communicating in real time about preferences and substitutions. A curated marketplace of retailers, Shipt offers access to a variety of stores and product categories including fresh foods, household essentials, wellness products, office and pet supplies. Kappor has a passion for leading high growth businesses, and is currently leveraging the scale of Target and Shipt to build new offerings at the intersection of retail, technology, and logistics.
Previously, Kapoor was a VP at Lyft, and before that, a principal at Permira. Earlier in his career he worked with Beyond.com as a director of corporate development. Kapoor earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in biology and society from Cornell University.
30. Ezra Kucharz
Chief Business Officer, DraftKings
Ezra Kucharz has more than 20 years of experience creating, evolving,and managing several leading Internet, sports, media and entertainment properties. He joined DraftKings as Chief Business Officer in October 2017. In this role, Kucharz is responsible for expanding DraftKings’ business strategy, ad sales, international expansion and digital media, further solidifying the company’s position at the intersection of sports, technology and media, while advancing its footprint in the content space. Kucharz is responsible for building out the business and corporate development functions by identifying opportunities for strategic ventures and acquisitions. Additionally, he is a faculty member in Duke University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative teaching sports entrepreneurship.
Prior to joining DraftKings, Kucharz served as president of CBS Local Digital Media and special advisor to the CBS CEO. In this role, he oversaw online and mobile business across CBS Radio’s over 115 stations nationwide and more than two dozen CBS Television stations. During his tenure, Kucharz’s leadership elevated CBS Local to the number one digital organization in local broadcast TV and radio. He has also held several senior-level positions at NBC Universal, founded one of the first online digital sports media companies, Total Sports, and worked for NASA in their Space Shuttle and Space Station Medical Operations divisions after serving as an Army Officer assigned to the Armor Branch. Kucharz holds an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Boston University, a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Houston, and a master’s degree in medical informatics from Duke University.
31. Sandeep Swadia
Chief Data & Trust Officer, The Trade Desk
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sandeep Swadia is the Chief Data and Trust Officer of The Trade Desk. He first joined the company in 2019. The Trade Desk is an American multinational technology company that specializes in real-time programmatic marketing automation technologies, products, and services, designed to personalize digital content delivery to users. It is the largest independent demand-side platform in the world, competing against DoubleClick by Google, Facebook Ads, and others. Unlike traditional marketing, programmatic marketing is operated by real-time, split-second decisions based on user identity, device information, and other data points. It enables highly personalized consumer experiences, and improves return-on-investment for companies and advertisers.
Previously, Swadia was a CEO at HUMAN, and before that a COO at Magnetic. Earlier in his career he worked with Virtusa as a head of global marketing. Swadia earned an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Northeastern University.
32. Mark Nelson
Senior Vice President, Monster
Mark Nelson is a Senior Vice President with Monster. He first joined the company in 2008 as director of advertising operations. Monster is a global leader in connecting people and jobs. Every day, Monster aims to make every workplace happier and more productive by transforming the way employers and candidates find the right fit. For 25 years, Monster has worked to transform the recruiting industry. Today, the company leverages advanced technology using intelligent digital, social, and mobile solutions, including the flagship website Monster.com, Monster’s innovative app, and a vast array of products and services.
Previously, Nelson was a general manager of online marketing at DISH Network and before that a relocation specialist at Relocation Resources International, Inc. Nelson earned an MBA in marketing from the University of Colorado Boulder - Leeds School of Business and an undergraduate degree in natural resources and conservation from Cornell University.
33. John Whyte
Chief Medical Officer, WebMD
John Whyte began his professional career 26 years ago. Today, he is a Chief Medical Officer of WebMD. WebMD is known primarily as an online publisher of news and information pertaining to human health and well-being. The site includes information services to consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers, and health plans. It is one of the top healthcare websites. Whyte is a visionary, results-driven senior executive, physician, writer, healthcare policy expert and innovative communicator with over 20 years of professional experience providing healthcare leadership and policy development.
Whyte first got his start in 1998 as a division director at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. From there, he went on to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, before eventually rising to director of professional affairs and stakeholder engagement at the FDA, his most recent position prior to joining WebMD. Whyte graduated from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with an MPH in health policy and management, and from the University of Pennsylvania with an undergraduate degree in chemistry.
34. Sarah Butterfass
Chief Product Officer, FanDuel
Sarah Butterfass began her professional career 18 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Product Officer of FanDuel. FanDuel Group is an innovative sports-tech entertainment company that is changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams, and leagues. The premier gaming destination in North America, FanDuel Group consists of a portfolio of leading brands across gaming, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, advance-deposit wagering, and TV/media, including FanDuel, Stardust Casino and TVG. FanDuel Group has a presence across all 50 states and 17 million customers. Butterfass is known for being a dynamic, innovative, and results-driven leader with deep digital marketplace experience.
Butterfass first got her start in 2004 as a customer marketing manager at NAVTEQ. From there, she went on to Rand McNally, before eventually rising to become the chief product officer at Groupon, her most recent position prior to joining FanDuel. Butterfass graduated from Northwestern University with an MBA in marketing and strategy and an undergraduate degree in speech pathology.
35. Leigh Lewis
Chief Product and Customer Experience Officer, Audible
Leigh Lewis is the Chief Product and Customer Experience Officer of Audible. Audible innovates and inspires through the power of voice. They're changing the narrative on storytelling. As a leading producer and provider of original spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, Audible has redefined the ways people access, discover, and share stories. The stories they tell have the ability to transport and transform everyday moments into meaningful experiences and it's their people who make Audible's service possible. Lewis has 31 years of experience. She began her career in 1991.
Before joining Audible, Lewis was an SVP of global digital at Marriott International and before that an SVP of consumer digital products and platforms at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Earlier in her career she worked with Chase as a 2nd VP. Lewis graduated from The Wharton School with an MBA in strategic management and marketing and from Dartmouth College with an undergraduate degree.
36. Angie Park
Deputy Chief Counsel, Hulu
University of California, Berkeley
Angie Park began her professional career 14 years ago. Today, she is a Deputy Chief Counsel for Hulu, the leading premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. Launched in 2008, Hulu has grown to more than 25 million subscribers in the U.S. and is the only service that gives viewers instant access to current shows from every major U.S. broadcast network.
Park first got her start in 2008 as an associate at Latham and Watkins. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a JD and from the University of California, Los Angeles with an undergraduate degree in policy studies in communication studies.
37. Shariq Rizvi
EVP of Monetization, Reddit
University of California, Berkeley
Shariq Rizvi is the Executive Vice President of Monetization of Reddit. He first joined the company in 2018. Reddit is a network of more than 100,000 communities where people can dive into anything through experiences built around their interests, hobbies, and passions. Reddit users submit, vote, and comment on content, stories, and discussions about the topics they care about the most. From pets to parenting, there’s a community for everybody on Reddit.
Previously, Rizvi co-founded Netsil where he served as the COO, and before that he was the director of engineering at Twitter. Earlier in his career he worked with Google Inc. as a software engineer. Rizvi earned an MS in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley and an undergraduate degree in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
38. Bryan Ellis
Chief Revenue Officer, Realtor.com
The Johns Hopkins University
Bryan Ellis is the Chief Revenue Officer of Realtor.com, the trusted resource for home buyers, sellers, and dreamers. The company offers the most comprehensive source of for-sale properties, among competing national sites, and the information, tools, and professional expertise to help people move confidently through every step of their home journey. It pioneered the world of digital real estate 20 years ago, and today helps make all things home simple, efficient, and enjoyable. Ellis has 24 years of experience. He began his career in 1998.
Before joining Realtor.com, Ellis was a CRO of marketplace at Angi and before that a CFO at Cypress Creek Renewables. Earlier in his career he worked with Bertelsmann e-Commerce Group as a VP of international product development. Ellis graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with an MA in international relations and an undergraduate degree in international relations.
39. Qasim Saifee
Qasim Saifee is the Chief Operating Officer of ZipRecruiter. ZipRecruiter is a leading online employment marketplace company. Powered by AI-driven smart matching technology, ZipRecruiter actively connects businesses of all sizes and millions of job seekers to make hiring top talent and finding a job faster and easier. Founded in 2010, the Santa Monica-based company has over 1000 employees, in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. Saifee has 17 years of experience. He began his career in 2005.
Before joining ZipRecruiter, Saifee was an SVP of publishing at Scopely, and before that, an SVP and GM of monetization at OpenX. Earlier in his career he worked with Yahoo as a senior director. Saifee graduated from Stanford University with an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering.
40. Jon Cohen
Chief Research Officer & SVP, SurveyMonkey
The Johns Hopkins University
Jon Cohen is a Chief Research Officer and Senior Vice President of SurveyMonkey. He first joined the company in 2014. SurveyMonkey delivers intuitive, people-centric solutions that help industry leaders quickly and confidently make important decisions, take action, and achieve tangible results. Their AI-powered platform is built with a purposeful balance of humanity and technology, weaving together over 20 years of experience with data derived from billions of real questions and responses.
Previously, Cohen was a VP of research at Pew Research Center and before that a general manager and director of polling at Capital Insight. Earlier in his career he worked with Accenture Consulting as a systems analyst. Cohen earned an MA in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an undergraduate degree in history from The Johns Hopkins University.
41. Brandon Simins
Brandon Simins is the Chief Financial Officer of Attentive. He first joined the company in 2020. Attentive is a conversational commerce platform that uses real-time behavioral data to help more than 6,000 leading businesses engage with their consumers via mobile messaging. Today, Attentive has 1,300+ employees and operates globally in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia.
Prior to Attentive, Simins was the Chief Financial and Operating Officer of Tictail, a social marketplace that was acquired by Shopify. Earlier in his career, Simins worked as an investment banking analyst at Merrill Lynch, as an associate at Providence Equity Partners, and held a number of business strategy & operations roles at Google. Simins graduated from Cornell University with an undergraduate degree in labor relations.
42. Art Yegorov
University of Southern California
Art Yegorov is the Chief Technology Officer of StubHub. StubHub is an American ticket exchange and resale company. Connecting fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists, StubHub provides services for buyers and sellers of tickets for sports, concerts, theater, and other live entertainment events. It enables experience-seekers to buy and sell tickets whenever and wherever they are through its desktop and mobile experiences. It has grown from the largest secondary-market ticket marketplace in the United States into the world's largest ticket marketplace. Yegorov has nearly 21 years of experience. He began his career in 2001.
Before joining StubHub, Yegorov was an SVP of research and development at The Trade Desk, and before that, a principal software development lead at Microsoft. Earlier in his career he worked with Reliant Energy as an IT specialist. Yegorov graduated from National Research University of Electronic Technology and the University of Southern California.
43. Zohar Yardeni
Chief Product Officer, The Knot Worldwide
Zohar Yardeni is the Chief Product Officer of The Knot Worldwide. In 16 countries around the world, The Knot Worldwide’s leading global family of brands inspire, inform, and celebrate their communities as they move through life’s biggest milestones. From the proposal to the wedding day, creating a home to starting a family together, they’re there for them every step of the way. Yardeni has 26 years of experience. He began his career in 1996.
Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Yardeni was a chief product officer at Knewton and before that a VP of product at Zocdoc. Earlier in his career he worked with Lazard Freres as a statistical analyst and associate at IRR LLC. Yardeni graduated from Columbia Business School with an MBA in finance and from Cornell University with an undergraduate degree in philosophy and psychology.
44. Mary Good
Chief People Officer, Squarespace
Penn State University
Mary Good began her professional career 34 years ago. Today, she is the Chief People Officer of Squarespace, a leading all-in-one website building and ecommerce platform that enables millions to build a brand and transact with their customers in an impactful and beautiful online presence. Their suite of products enables anyone at any stage of their journey to manage their projects and businesses through websites, domains, ecommerce, marketing tools, and scheduling, along with tools for managing a social media presence with Unfold and hospitality business management via Tock. Squarespace democratizes access to best-in-class design, helping their customers in approximately 200 countries and territories maintain consistent branding across all digital touchpoints to stand out online.
Good first got her start in 1988 as a VP of HR at American Management Systems (AMS). From there, she went on to Blackboard Inc before eventually rising to become a chief people officer at Fuze, her most recent position prior to joining Squarespace. Good graduated from Syracuse University with an MBA and from Penn State University with an undergraduate degree in human development and family studies.
45. Andy Chen
Chief Product Officer, Glassdoor
Texas A&M University
Andy Chen is the Chief Product Officer of Glassdoor. He first joined the company in 2021. Glassdoor is a job and recruiting site that operates online jobs and career communities. It helps employees, job seekers, employers, and recruiters in finding and sharing information about the companies and jobs that include company reviews, interview questions and reviews, office photos, salary details, and information to make career decisions.
Previously, Chen was an SVP of innovation at Match Group and before that a co-founder and head of product at Traxo. Earlier in his career he worked with Northrop Grumman as a senior aerospace engineer. Chen earned an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and an undergraduate degree in civil structural engineering from Texas A&M University.
46. Hao Meng
Chief Strategy Officer, Workrise
University of California, Los Angeles
Hao Meng is the Chief Strategy Officer of Workrise. She first joined the company in 2021 as head of renewables. Workrise is the leading workforce management solution for the energy industry. Workrise makes it easier for workers to find work and for companies to find in-demand workers. Through people and technology, the company provides staffing, training, and professional services to empower the people who get hard work done. With 95% client satisfaction rate, Workrise’s diverse workforce can meet unique needs no matter what their clients are looking for.
Previously, Meng was a COO at Soothe, and before that, a general manager and director of strategy and operations at Lyft. Meng earned an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an undergraduate degree in communication studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.
47. Steve Trundle
President & CEO, Alarm.com
Steve Trundle is the President and CEO of Alarm.com, the leading platform for the intelligently connected property. Millions of people depend on Alarm.com's technology to monitor and control their property from anywhere. Centered on security and remote monitoring, their platform addresses a wide range of market needs and enables application-based control for a growing variety of IoT devices. Trundle has 32 years of experience. He began his career in 1990.
Before joining Alarm.com, Trundle was a CTO at MicroStrategy. He graduated from Dartmouth College with an undergraduate degree in engineering sciences and government.
48. Lanny Baker
Chief Financial Officer, Eventbrite
Lanny Baker began her professional career 33 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Financial Officer of Eventbrite. Eventbrite develops an online platform that lets users find and create events. Its platform helps them plan events, such as event academies, classes and workshops, conferences, endurance, food and drink, music, nonprofits, and fundraisers, performing and visual arts, politics, and reunions.
Baker first got her start in 1989 as a research assistant at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. From there, she went on to Morgan Stanley, before eventually rising to become a CFO at Yelp, her most recent position prior to joining Eventbrite. Baker graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in history.
49. Charles Howell
Chief Marketing Officer, CareerMD
Columbia University in the City of New York
Charles Howell is the Chief Marketing Officer of CareerMD. He first joined the company in 2005 as VP of business and product development. CareerMD connects physicians to careers in medicine. It hosts over 100 networking events across the country each year, at which representatives from leading healthcare organizations introduce their opportunities to new physicians and advanced practitioners. Its online database and publications provide residents, fellows, and physicians with up-to-date information about opportunities in their specialty and region.
Previously, Howell was a COO at Crossroads Investments LP. He earned a JD from Fordham University School of Law and an undergraduate degree from Columbia University in the City of New York.
50. Jason Edelboim
President & COO, Dataminr
Columbia University in the City of New York
Jason Edelboim is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Dataminr. He first joined the company in 2019. Dataminr puts real-time AI and public data to work for its clients, generating relevant and actionable alerts for global corporations, public sector agencies, newsrooms, and NGOs. Their leading AI platform detects the earliest signals of high-impact events and emerging risks from hundreds of thousands of public data sources.
Previously, Edelboim was a president at Cision and before that an SVP of global product at PR Newswire. Earlier in his career he worked as a reporter at Euromoney Institutional Investor. Edelboim earned an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and an undergraduate degree from Columbia University in the City of New York.