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Announcing the 2014 Power Players in Digital Media

Published Sat, September 13, 2014

The AlwaysOn Power Players in Digital Entertainment list honors the most influential people in the banking, venture capital, legal, talent, government, and accounting world supporting digital media startup entrepreneurs who are bringing massive technology breakthroughs to the world of media, advertising, marketing, social commerce, branding, and public relations. These individuals and their firms are the infrastructure workhorses behind the ideas that make the Global Silicon Valley an incubator for success, creating strong digital media companies that are building forward-thinking, indispensable products and services.

Cory Booker, Mayor, Newark, NJ

The Power Players in Digital Media honorees span a wide range of talents, from seed investors to accountants to ad executives to corporate executives to venture capitalists to marketing specialists to legal counsel. This year's Power Players in Digital Media list tops more than 250 players in 12 categories and highlights a impressive range of talents available for startup entrepreneurs with the right ideas and mindsets to break away from the pack.

Big Data, Big Results

The digital media community has focused in past years on bringing a new type of online advertising and marketing to connect people with the products and services they need. Big data companies are providing robust analytical products to advertising networks, marketing companies, and trading desks, increasing reach and sales. With their wide range of talents, the Power Players in Digital Media are ensuring that every great commerce-related technology idea has a chance to become a successful, sustainable, profitable company.

Congratulations to this year's Power Players in Digital Media winners. As the top venture capital-backed digital media companies continue to bring new, innovative products and services to the world, they're backed by the people from this list. These powerful individuals are bringing a new generation of innovation to the technology marketplace and the Global Silicon Valley, helping people connect with the products, services, and ideas that they need to enhance their lives.

The winners of this competition will be honored at:

Where Silicon Valley meets Madison Avenue

September 15th, 2014

NASDAQ OMX

4 Times Square, New York City

Register today to secure your ticket for OnMedia NYC at the lowest possible rate while tickets are still available!

Contact Shannon Calvin (shannon@aonetwork.com, 954.663.2086), Grant Gunderson (grant@aonetwork.com, 916.217.0427), or Paul Hamadeh (paul@alwaysonventures.com, 415.269.3738) for details on how your company can participate.

For more information on group rates or to make reservations by phone, please contact the AlwaysOn Concierge, Joan Alperin, at 310.993.3584 or by e-mail at VIPtickets@aonetwork.com.

The conference is only a few weeks away—Register today.


Introducing the Power Players in Digital Media:

The Accountants

Mark Davis

Managing Partner

Deloitte

Stephanie Hollander

Partner

Ernst & Young

Brian Hughes

Partner and National Co-Leader, U.S. Venture Practice

KPMG

  

Salvatore Melilli

Partner, Venture Capital Practice Leader

KPMG

Conor Moore

National Co-Leader, Venture Capital Practice

KPMG

Michael Portegello

Partner

Ernst & Young

Kimberly Reinert

Partner

Ernst & Young

Darrin Stollow

Partner

Deloitte

  

Tim Walsh

Partner

KPMG

The Big Media Company Players

Pete Blackshaw

Global Head of Digital and Social Media

Nestle

Greg Bltt

Chairman, The Match Group

IAC

Henry Blodget

Editor and CEO

Business Insider

Dan Coughlin

Founder and Principal

DTC Social Group

Tom Cox

Vice President and Head of Corporate Development

Gannett

Marc DeBevoise

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Entertainment, Sports, and News

CBS Interactive

Jorge Espinel

Head of Global Business Development

Spotify

John Frelingheysen

Senior Vice President and Head of Strategy

AOL

Jared Hecht

Co-Founder

Skype / GroupMe

David Johnson

Vice President of Corporate Development

Meredith

Abbey Klaassen

Associate Publisher

AdAge

George Kliavkoff

Co-President and Syndication President

Hearst Entertainment / Hearst Ventures

Jim Lazone

President and CEO

CBS Interactive

  

Lance Maerov

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

WPP Group

Muriel Malka

Head of M&A

Advance Publications

Gillian Munson

Chief Financial Officer

XO Group

David Payne

Chief Digital Officer

Gannett

Mike Perlis

President and CEO

Forbes Media

Mark Read

CEO

WPP Digital

 

Dana Reichman

Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer

LifeBooker

Sarah Chubb Sauvayre

Principal

Sarah Chubb Consulting

Doug Selin

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

Viacom

Andrew Siegel

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development

Advance Publications

Paul Sinclair

Head of Digital Strategy, Marketing, eCommerce, and Product Development

Atlantic Records

Sheila Spence

Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

WPP

Marisa Thalberg

Head of Corporate Digital and Content Marketing Worldwide

Estee Lauder

Wayne Thorsen 

Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and M&A

Viacom

Alexandra Wilson Wilkes

CEO

Glamsquad

John Zieser

Chief Development Officer and General Counsel

Meredith

 

Amin Zoufonoun

Vice President of Corporate Development

Facebook

The Big Tech Company Players

Matt Brimer

Co-Founder

General Assembly

Marc Brown

Managing Director, Corporate Development

Microsoft

Don Dodge

Developer Advocate

Google

David Drummond

Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer

Google

Bryan Lamkin

Senior Vice President of Technology, Corporate Development, and Document Services

Adobe

Andy Markowitz

Director, Global Digital Strategy

GE

Ari Paparo

Senior Vice President, Product Management

Bazaarvoice

Hilton Romanski

Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

Cisco

Stephanie Schnabel

Managing Director, Corporate Development

Accenture

Arlen Shenkman

Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Development

SAP

Bill Wheaton

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Media

Akamai

The Commercial Bankers

Michael Moretti

Market Manager

Silicon Valley Bank

The Corporate Investors

 

Amy Banse

Managing Director and Head of Funds

Comcast Ventures

  

Ken Bronfin

Senior Managing Director

Hearst Ventures

Kevin Brown

General Partner

Reed Elsevier Ventures

  

Andrew Cleland

Managing Director

Comcast Ventures

  

Scott English

Senior Vice President, Strategic Investments

Hearst Interactive Media

Allison Goldberg

Managing Director and Vice President

Time Warner Investments

David Horowitz

Partner

Genacast Ventures

Rachel Lam

Senior Vice President and Group Managing Director

Time Warner Investments

Scott Levine

Managing Director

Time Warner Investments

Arvind Sodhani

President

Intel Capital

Louis Toth

Managing Director

Comcast Ventures

Marc Yi

Managing Director

Intel Capital

The Investment Bankers

Herb Allen III

CEO

Allen & Co.

Bill Brady

Managing Director and Co-Chairman of the Global Technology Group

Credit Suisse

Sanjay Chadda

Managing Director and Partner

Petsky Prunier

  

Boris Fridman

Managing Director

Madison Alley Global Ventures

Tolman Geffs

Co-President

The Jordan Edmiston Group

Linda Gridley

President and CEO

Gridley & Co.

Richard Harroch

Managing Director and Global Head of M&A

VantagePoint Capital Partners

Mihir Jobalia

Managing Director and Group Head, Technology

KPMG

Terence Kawaja

CEO Luma

Partners

Imran Khan

Managing Director

Credit Suisse

Ed Liu

Managing Director

Morgan Stanley

Jay MacDonald

CEO and Managing Partner

Digital Capital Advisors

Andrew Malik

Chairman and Head of Capital Markets

Needham & Co.

Adele Morrissette

Managing Director

BMO Capital Markets

Mark Patricof

Managing Partner

MESA Global

Nancy Peretsman

Managing Director

Allen & Co.

Brad Raymond

Co-Head of Investment Banking

Stifel Nicolaus Weisel

Matt Schultz

Managing Director

Jefferies & Co.

  

Michael Seidler

Founder and CEO

Madison Alley Global Ventures

Kurt Simon

Co-Head, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Unit

J.P. Morgan

Brian Stengel

Managing Director and Head of the Digital Media Group

Waller Capital Partners

The Lawyers

Victor Boyajian

National Chair, Venture Capital Practice

SNR Denton

Ward Breeze

Partner

Gunderson Dettmer

Robert Darwell

Partner

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton

Jeffrey Klein

Partner

Goodwin Procter

Ken McVay

Founding Partner

Gunderson Dettmer

Babak "Bo" Yaghmaie

Partner

Cooley

Ed Zimmerman

Chair, Tech Group / Managing Director / Founder

Lowenstein Sandler / GrapeArborVC / First Growth Venture Network

The Madison Avenue Insiders

Craig Atkinson

Chief Operating and Digital Officer

PHD

Tom Bedecarre

Co-Founder and Chairman

AKQA

Tim Castree

Chief Operating Officer

MediaVest USA

Alan Cohen

Co-Founder

Giant Spoon

Carl Fremont

Global Chief Digital Officer

MEC

Chris Geraci

President, National Broadcast

Omnicom Media Group

Scott Hagedorn

CEO

Annalect Group

Carla Hendra

Global Chairman, OgilvyRED

Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide

Josh Jacobs

President

Accuen

Greg March

CEO

Ikon3

Rob Norman

Chief Digital Officer

GroupM

North America

John Osborn

President and CEO

BBDO New York

Katrin Ribant

Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer

Datorama

Amanda Richman

President, Investment and Activation

Starcom

Doug Scott

President

Ogilvy Entertainment

Robin Steinberg

Executive Vice President, Director of Publishing Investment and Activation

MediaVest USA

Steve Stoute

Founder and CEO

Translation

Dawn Winchester

Chief Digital Officer, North America

Publicis

The Non-Profit Organizations

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer

U.S. Olympic Committee

Kay Koplovitz

Co-Founder and Chairman of Venture Catalyst

Springboard Enterprises

Randall Rothenberg

President and CEO

IAB

Kathryn Wylde

President and CEO

Partnership for NYC

The Private Equity Partners

Nikesh Arora

Vice Chairman

SoftBank

 

Lee Fixel

Managing Director

Tiger Global

Ken Fox

Managing Director

Stripes Group

Matt Freeman

Operating Partner

Bain Capital Ventures

Scott Friend

Managing Director

Bain Capital Ventures

Bradford Woloson

General Partner

JMI Equity

The Secondary Market Players

Dan Burstein

Founder and Managing Partner

Millennium Technology Value Partners

Sam Schwerin

Managing Partner Millennium Technology Value Partners

The Super Angels, Accelerators, and Incubators

John Borthwick

Co-Founder and CEO

Betaworks

Peter Chernin

Managing Director 

The Chernin Group

Jeff Clavier

Founder and Managing Partner

SoftTech VC

David Cohen

Founder and Managing Partner

TechStars

Peter Currie

Managing Director

Currie Capital

Owen Davis

Managing Director

NY Seed

Chris Dixon

General Partner

Andreessen Horowitz

Mike Duda

Founder and Managing Partner

Consigliere Brand Capital

Esther Dyson

Founder

EDventure Holdings

Caterina Fake

Founder and Partner 

Founder Collective

Bernard Gershon

Founder and President

Gershon Media

Rob Hayes

Partner

First Round Capital

Steve Huffman

Co-Founder

Reddit / Hipmunk

Michael Lazerow 

Investor

Lazerow Ventures

Ted Leonsis

Founder and Partner

Revolution Ventures

Nihal Mehta

Founding General Partner

ENIAC Ventures / India Internet Group

Heidi Messer

Co-Founder / Chairman

Collective[i] / World Evolved

Alexis Ohanian

Founder

Reddit

Bob Pittman

CEO

Clear Channel Communications

David Rose

Founder and CEO

Gust

Fred Seibert

Founder and Executive Producer

Frederator Studios

Martin Varsavsky

CEO

Fon

The Venture Capitalists

Brian Ascher

Partner

Venrock

Jim Barnett

Partner

Shasta Ventures

Larry Bettino

Special Advisor

StarVest Partners

Larry Bohn

Managing Director

General Catalyst Partners

Roelof Botha

General Partner

Sequoia Capital

Liza Boyd

Partner

StarVest Partners

Jim Breyer

Managing Director

Accel

Brad Burnham

Managing Partner

Union Square Ventures

Jeff Bussgang

General Partner / Founder

Flybridge Capital Partners / First Growth Venture Network

Jon Callaghan

Partner

True Ventures

Marissa Campise

Vice President

Venrock

Shawn Carolan

Managing Director

Menlo Ventures

Steve Case

Founder and Partner

Revoltion Partners

Urs Cete

Managing Director

Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI)

Navin Chaddha

Managing Director

Mayfield Fund

Tim Chang

Managing Director

Mayfield Fund

Matt Cohler

General Partner

Benchmark Capital

Ron Conway

Founder

SV Angel

David Cremin

Founder and Managing Director

DFJ Frontier

Jeffrey Crowe

Managing Partner

Norwest Venture Partners

Byron Deeter

Partner

Bessemer Venture Partners

Thanasis Delistathis

Managing Partner

New Atlantic Ventures

Elisabeth DeMarse

Chairman and CEO

The Street

Harry Demott

General Partner

Raptor Ventures

Keval Desai

Partner

InterWest Partners

Stuart Ellman

Managing Partner

RRE Ventures

Bill Ericson

General Partner

Mohr Davidow Ventures

Deborah Farrington

Co-Founder and General Partner

StarVest Partners

Peter Fenton

General Partner

Benchmark Capital

Ron Fisher

Founder and Managing Partner

SoftBank Capital

Peter Flint

Partner

Polaris Partners

Norm Fogelsong

General Partner

Institutional Venture Partners

Chris Fralic

Partner

First Round Capital

David Golden

Managing Partner

Revolution Ventures

Josh Goldman

General Partner

Norwest Venture Partners

Ross Goldstein

Co-Founder and Managing Director

DFJ Gotham Ventures

Bob Goodman

Founding Partner

Bessemer Venture Partners

Bing Gordon

General Partner and Chief Product Officer

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Mike Gordon

Managing Director

Meritech Capital Partners

Bill Gurley

General Partner

Benchmark Capital

Rick Heitzman

Managing Director

FirstMark Capital

Eric Hippeau

Partner

Lerer Ventures

David Hirsch

Managing Director

Metamorphic Ventures

Jeff Horing

Managing Director

Insight Venture Partners

Ben Horowitz

Co-Founder and General Partner

Andreessen Horowitz

Eric Jackson

Managing Partner

Ironfire Capital

Brian Jacobs

Founder and General Partner

Emergence Capital

Amish Jani

Managing Director

FirstMark Capital

John Jarve

Managing Director

Menlo Ventures

Jeff Jordan

General Partner

Andreessen Horowitz

Habib Kairouz

Managing Partner

Rho Ventures

Lou Kerner

Founder

The Social Internet Fund

Josh Kopelman

Partner

First Round Capital

Joshua Kushner

Founder

Thrive Capital

Laura Lang

Principal

Narragansett Ventures

Lars Leckie

Partner

Hummer Winblad

Aileen Lee

Partner

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Ken Lerer

Managing DIrector

Lerer Ventures

Rich Levandov

Partner

Avalon Ventures

Jeremy Levine

Partner

Bessemer Venture Partners

Jordan Levy

Partner

SoftBank Capital

Mark Mackenzie

Senior Thematic Analyst, Venture Capital, Telecom, Media, Technology

AllianceBernstein

Om Malik 

Founder

GigaOm

Bill Maris

Managing Partner

Google Ventures

Paul Matteucci

General Partner

USVP

Michelle McCarthy

Director

Verizon Ventures

Chris McKay

Managing Director

Granite Ventures

Chip Meakem

Managing Partner

Tribeca Venture Partners

Mary Meeker

Partner

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Chris Moore

Partner

Redpoint Ventures

John Moragne

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Trident Capital

Allen Morgan

Venture Advisor

Mayfield Fund

Howard Morgan

Partner

First Round Capital

Alan Murray

Principal

Coriolis Ventures

Dan Nova

Partner

Highland Capital

David Pakman

Partner

Venrock

Eric Paley

Managing Partner

Founder Collective

Alan Patricof

Managing Director

Greycroft Partners

Bo Peabody

Managing General Partner

Village Ventures

Sonja Perkins

Managing Director

Menlo Ventures

Shervin Pishevar

Managing Partner

Menlo Ventures

Scott Raney

Partner

Redpoint Ventures

Nathan Richardson

Digital Advisor

Bloomberg Media

Bryce Roberts

Co-Founder and Managing Director

O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures

Jim Robinson IV 

General Partner

RRE Ventures

Dan Rosensweig

CEO

Chegg

Bijan Sabet

General Partner

Spark Capital

Laura Sachar

Co-Founder and General Partner

StarVest Partners

Ann Sarnoff

Chief Operating Officer

BBC Worldwide America

Tige Savage

Managing Partner

Revolution Partners

Daniel Schultz

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Gotham Ventures

Mark Siegel

Managing Director

Menlo Ventures

Ian Sigalow

Partner

Greycroft Partners

Evangelos Simoudis

Senior Managing Director

Trident

David Skok

General Partner

Matrix Partners

James Slavet

General Partner

Greylock Partners

Jeanne Sullivan

Co-Founder and Special Advisor

StarVest Partners

Ryan Sweeny

Partner

Accel

David Sze

Senior Managing Partner

Greylock Partners

Robert Theis

Managing Director

Scale Venture Partners

Samit Varma

Venture Partner

Anthem Venture Partners

Pravin Vazirani

General Partner

Menlo Ventures

Dominique Vidal

Partner

Index Ventures

Albert Wenger

Partner

Union Square Ventures

Sharon Wienbar

Partner

Scale Venture Partners

Fred Wilson

Managing Partner

Union Square Ventures

Geoffrey Yang

Founding Partner

Redpoint Ventures

Ryan Ziegler

Partner

Edison Ventures

David Zilberman

Partner

Comcast Ventures


The winners of this competition will be honored at:

Where Silicon Valley meets Madison Avenue

September 15th, 2014

NASDAQ OMX

4 Times Square, New York City

Register today to secure your ticket for OnMedia NYC at the lowest possible rate while tickets are still available!

Contact Shannon Calvin (shannon@aonetwork.com, 954.663.2086), Grant Gunderson (grant@aonetwork.com, 916.217.0427), or Paul Hamadeh (paul@alwaysonventures.com, 415.269.3738) for details on how your company can participate.

For more information on group rates or to make reservations by phone, please contact the AlwaysOn Concierge, Joan Alperin, at 310.993.3584 or by e-mail at VIPtickets@aonetwork.com.

The conference is only a few weeks away—Register today.