/// Dan McCarthy

October 12, 2011  |  Round 3

Daniel R. McCarthy most recently was Chairman & CEO of Gallarus Media Holdings and its subsidiary, Network Communications, Inc. At NCI, Dan oversaw one of the largest local marketing services companies in the U.S.  In 2010, Dan spearheaded the launch of the innovative DigitalSherpa line of marketing services products, which currently provide social media marketing solutions to more than 1500 small and medium-sized businesses.

Over the course of his career, Dan has completed more than 50 transactions and financings, including the $380 million sale of NCI to Citicorp Venture Capital Group; the $120 million acquisition of NCI by ABRY Partners; the $300 million debt restructuring of NCI; the $200 million sale of Cowles Business Media; and dozens of strategic acquisitions and dispersals

Dan was previously CEO of Themestream, a special-interest internet portal funded by Redpoint Ventures and Kleiner Perkins that was an early pioneer of user-generated content.  Prior to Themestream, he was CEO of Primedia Enthusiast Media, one of the largest special-interest publishers in the U.S.  He was also CEO of Cowles Business Media, a business-to-business information provider focused on the media and marketing industries.

Dan began his career as a reporter and analyst covering the media and business information markets for Communications Trends, Inc.

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