Eric founded WideOrbit in 1999 after realizing that there was an opportunity to dramatically streamline and automate the buying and selling of media. Prior to founding WideOrbit, Eric worked at Montgomery Securities in San Francisco and New York, managing portfolios for wealthy technologists as well as Kidder Peabody in Palo Alto, primarily focused on Equity Derivatives. Eric has been an active private equity technology investor since 1994 and maintains controlling ownership of WideOrbit. Prior to WideOrbit, Eric was an early investor in Infospace, Xoom (NBCi), CommerceBid (Commerce One) and OpenTable.com.
Bruce joined WideOrbit in 2000 and oversees all client-facing departments, including sales, operations, account management & support. Bruce is a broadcast television veteran who joined WideOrbit after more than 15 years with the ABC Owned and Operated Television Division. Prior to WideOrbit, Bruce was Executive Vice President of Sales for Salon.com. Before Salon, Bruce was General Sales Manager for KGO-TV in San Francisco as well as Sales Manager for KABC-TV in Los Angeles. Bruce began his career in media working for HRP and Blair.
Margaret joined WideOrbit in 2009 and is responsible for financial and administrative functions. Prior to joining WideOrbit, she was CFO at Red Condor and COO/CFO at Atom Entertainment. Margaret has more than 20 years of experience in finance, mergers and acquisitions with high tech companies including Macromedia, Cadence Design Systems and Hewlett-Packard.
Bob joined WideOrbit in 2015 to provide legal support to the company and its board of directors. He joined WideOrbit from Aruba Networks where he served as Vice President of Legal and Strategic Business Partnerships. Prior to Aruba, Tesler was Of Counsel with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., where he advised corporate clients on a wide variety of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, public equity offerings and private company financing. Bob began his legal career as a litigator with the firm of Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan after earning his Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Jim joined WideOrbit in 2002 and leads support and implementation of WideOrbit’s traffic management products. His implementation team has transitioned the sales and business operations of nearly 3,200 television and radio stations to WideOrbit software. Jim joined WideOrbit as a WO TrafficImplementation Specialist and was named a Vice President in 2015. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, he has previously been a Traffic Operations Manager at Crown Media International and a Traffic Manager at The Weather Channel.
Don joined WideOrbit in 2008 and manages WideOrbit’s Program Management efforts. Don has more than 20 years of ad sales, traffic and program management software experience in the media industry. Prior to WideOrbit, Don held the position of Director of Business Development at Pilat Media where he was responsible for managing the global pre-sales team, market and business analysis. Before Pilat, Don managed Columbine’s (now Harris) International Business Development team and began his career at Columbine in training and implementation.
Ian leads the engineering and product development of WideOrbit’s Programmatic TV Ad Exchange. In a decade-plus tenure at Microsoft, he led engineering teams to develop advertising products for web and application platforms, including the new MSN release and Microsoft Display Advertising’s Windows Ads-in-Apps ad solution. Ian was also chief architect of Microsoft Ad Exchange (formerly AdECN), where he built out technology and business strategy for scaling remnant inventory, and led engineering for Microsoft adCenter’s Paid Search products.
Nathan joined WideOrbit in 2002 and is responsible for all installation, customer service and training. Nathan has worked for rapidly growing enterprise software companies for more than 25 years and brings to WideOrbit significant experience in managing the process of installation and training. Nathan spent ten years at Columbine Systems, where he managed support and services. He also managed support and services units for the Dutch-based Baan Company, Aurum Software, and Storage Technology.
Susie joined WideOrbit in 2014 and is responsible for driving revenue and for the company’s radio solutions division. Susie brings more than 15 years of experience in broadcast radio software. Prior to WideOrbit, Susie was the Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Marketron where she was also responsible for leading the company’s corporate partner strategy. Susie began her career in media software as a support and implementation specialist before moving into product management and eventually business development and sales.
Armine joined WideOrbit in 2011 and is responsible for researching and developing new areas of business for the company, establishing strategic partnerships and driving new business.
Alec joined WideOrbit in 2014 to lead its corporate development activity. Throughout his career, Alec has worked with global technology companies ranging from Fortune 500 enterprises to start-up businesses. His career highlights include leading successful exits as CFO at Confluence Solar and Solar Implant Technologies; two years as Vice President of Risk Management at Asyst Technologies, Inc., where he organized and led SOX and Internal Audit compliance programs; and many years leading Applied Materials’ Corporate Development efforts as its Managing Director of New Business Development.
Eric joined WideOrbit in 2001 and is responsible for all hardware integration and advanced systems development. Prior to WideOrbit, Eric co-founded OpenTable.com. Eric has worked in the technology industry for over 25 years. Before OpenTable, Eric ran a consulting company, building systems for Fortune 500 companies, including Safeway, Kraft, Silicon Graphics, Countrywide and the City of San Francisco.
Mark joined WideOrbit in 2009, with the acquisition of Google Radio Automation, and has oversight of all WideOrbit products advancing the Radio industry. Mark brings more than 20 years of traditional radio, automation and radio traffic software experience to WideOrbit. Prior to the acquisition, Mark managed the radio operations and technical teams for Google. He has held key managerial positions at Wicks Broadcast Solutions (now Marketron) overseeing the Visual Traffic product, and has an extensive background in radio automation products dating back to the late 90s.
Will joined WideOrbit in 2000 and is responsible for software development for WideOrbit’s flagship product line, WO Traffic. Prior to WideOrbit, Will was Co-Founder and CTO for WorthGuide.com. Before WorthGuide, he was Co-Founder and CTO of Castalia Technologies Inc. Will has more than 20 years of experience in software development, system design, client/server database development and network design.
Alec joined WideOrbit in 2011 and is responsible for all facets of the company’s information technology and systems, including strategy, infrastructure and hosting services. Alec comes to WideOrbit with more than 25 years of media industry expertise and technical leadership. Prior to joining WideOrbit, Alec served as Senior Vice President of Edge Technology Service’s Media Practice where he helped media executives drive sustainable IT strategies and maximize their technology investment. Before Edge Technology, Alec was Vice President of Professional Services at Harris Corporation where he was responsible for delivering Automation and Asset Management solutions to cable and broadcast television clients. Prior to Harris, Alec was Chief Information Officer at Fox Television Stations in Los Angeles.
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Mickey joined WideOrbit in 2015 and is responsible for WideOrbit’s marketing strategy, including brand development, product positioning and go-to-market strategies. Prior to joining WideOrbit, Mickey was Vice President at Walmart Global eCommerce, where she focused on advancing Walmart’s digital marketing platform, and Chief Marketing Officer at CBS Interactive, where she directed marketing strategy for CBS Interactive and its brand portfolio. Prior to its acquisition by CBS, Wilson was Senior Vice President of Communications and Brand Development at CNET Networks, where she spearheaded projects that led to industry-wide adoption of best practices for optimizing ad effectiveness and the creation of digital advertising units later accepted as standard formats by the Interactive Advertising Bureau standard formats.