Hugh CullmanManaging Partner, ITJ Ventures
For the last eight years, Mr. Cullman has focused exclusively on early stage investments in the greater TriState venture market as both a VC and an Angel. Recent investments have included Critical Mention, eDataSource and Viddler. Before founding ITJ Ventures, Hugh was a Principal at Greenhill SAVP, a Managing Director of Spencer Trask, and a Vice President of Deutsche Bank. At Deutsche Bank, he was frequently responsible for purchase decisions regarding new technology, and the testing of custom software such as the Private Bank's first internet service. Hugh is a graduate of Stanford University and the Harvard Business School.
Nigel JonesPartner, TWJ Capital LLC
Mr. Jones is a partner at TWJ Capital LLC, a private equity investment firm specializing in early and expansion stage new ventures. Prior to joining TWJ Capital in 2006, he was a Principal at the Carlyle Group, which he joined in 1999. Prior to Carlyle, he was an associate in the Technology Investment Banking group at Goldman Sachs & Co, based in San Francisco and Menlo Park from 1997 to 1999. He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree (magna cum laude) from Harvard University. Prior to business school, Mr. Jones served for four years as a communications officer in the United States Marine Corps.
Gene LevyPresident, Castleton Consulting Associates
Mr. Levy is currently the President of Castleton Consulting Associates, a firm that provides strategic and tactical consulting to Fortune 100 companies as well as technology and market due diligence for the private equity community. Prior to Castleton he was a partner with Apax Partners Inc., a private equity firm with over $16B under management. While at Apax he directed technology due diligence efforts for Apax's Telecom and Technology sectors. Mr. Levy has held a variety of technical and management roles with various technology firms including Bell Telephone Laboratories and GTE Information Systems. He was a founder and principal of two software consulting firms: Programming Methods Inc. and Lambda Technology. Mr. Levy earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson College and a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Chris MarriottVice President of Services & Principal Consultant at The Relevancy Group
A marketing and advertising veteran with 18 years of digital marketing experience, Christopher Marriott applies his expertise in providing advisory services to the F500 clients of The Relevancy Group in areas like data-driven and email marketing. A respected and active member of the digital marketing community, Marriott has had a formal role in providing training and advice to members of the Association of National Advertisers since 2001 and sits on the "All About Email" Conference Advisory Board. Marriott is also a frequent speaker at digital marketing events and regularly contributes to industry publications, including a monthly column for imediaconnection.com.
Cullin WiblePresident of Products & Technology at MiMedia
Cullin Wible is President of Products & Technology at MiMedia and has spent the last 13 years as a serial entrepreneur and executive starting and managing rapid-growth high-tech startups. He has a broad range of experience ranging from software development and systems engineering to sales, marketing, operations, corporate strategy and finance. Cullin co-founded Email Data Source (now eDataSource). Cullin also founded Algorim Technologies, a software development company that leveraged the strategic use of open source software to enable the rapid development of commercial software products; was the CTO of Vendquest, Inc., a geographically distributed real-time inventory location system for the automotive industry; and a Product Manager for Comet Systems, where he managed the design and development of the first contextual advertising platforms ever built.