Christy Liu, Founder of Wanderfly

Christy Liu, Founder of Wanderfly

Born in Texas, Liu grew up in the suburbs of Boston and went to school in Philadelphia--and now lives in Brooklyn. Came to Wanderfly via the advertising and design industries, doing strategy at both Young & Rubicam and Pearlfisher. Her job is to get Wanderfly into the hands of people who need it. About Wanderfly: Wanderfly answers this basic question: "Where can I go?" We are a personalized recommendation engine that helps you discover new and exciting experiences, based on your budget and interests. We suggest more than 1,200 destinations worldwide, and

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David Droga, Founder of Droga5

David Droga, Founder of Droga5

Growing up in an Australian ski resort, David couldn’t imagine anything better than touring the world as a ski instructor. Ironically, it was his imagination that took him abroad, not his skis. David launched his career by winning the top Student Honors at the Australian Writers & Art Directors School. At 22, he became a partner and Executive Creative Director of OMON Sydney. Over the next five years, OMON won “Australian Agency of the Year” twice and “Ad of the Year” four times. In 1996, David moved to Singapore to become Executive Creative Director of Saatchi &

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Bill Silbermann

Bill Silbermann

Courtesy of BI Pinterest co-founder Ben Silbermann just gave an interview with Hunch founder Chris Dixon at SXSW. As he took the stage, the audience cheered. The soft spoken, thoughtful founder hasn't given many interviews before, but he oozed intelligence; not one word was wasted. Silbermann spoke about his career before Pinterest. Despite slow initial growth, Silbermann told the crowd why he never gave up on the startup. As a child, Silbermann enjoyed collecting things, from insects to stamps.  "What you collect says so much about who you are," he mused.  Pinterest was built to help people continue their collections

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Kevin Krim, GM CNBC

Kevin Krim

From: CNBC Employee Communications (CNBC) Subject: Message from Mark Hoffman Since the relaunch of CNBC.com in 2006, our digital businesses have grown exponentially. CNBC.com has experienced strong traffic growth and is firmly established as one of the top business news destinations online. We have launched many innovative digital products and services including critically acclaimed mobile apps and the subscription service, CNBC PRO. Our digital businesses have matured to a point where we need a Digital General Manager to develop and execute a cohesive digital strategy that will

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Erin Clift, VP Global Sales Development at Spotify

Erin Clift

As Vice President of Global Sales Development, Erin Clift is responsible for revenue expansion and strategy, brand partnerships, agency programs, and industry marketing.  She and her team develop creative solutions for brands and evangelize the Spotify platform as an innovative way to connect marketers to their consumers. Erin came to Spotify from AOL, where she was in charge of Branded Experiences and Partnerships.  In her role, she oversaw relationships with top talent and production companies including Heidi Klum, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Marlo Thomas, BermanBraun, Vuguru, and

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Hank Williams, CEO of Kloudco

Hank Williams

Hank Williams is a technologist and entrepreneur currently serving as CEO of Kloudco, an early stage company developing a new data management platform. Hank has been a regular writer for BusinessInsider, and Hank writes at his own blog, why doeseverythingsuck.com about data storage, the semantic web, system scaling, and intellectual property in the internet era. Before Kloudco, Hank operated Elroy Networks, a development and consulting company focused on Internet media related technologies. From 1998 to 2001, Hank was Founder, Chairman, and CEO of ClickRadio, one of the Internet’s first interactive radio services. Along

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Kerry Trainor

Kerry Trainor

Earlier this year, video site Vimeo showed off a new look. Now it has a new CEO: Kerry Trainor, who just left his job overseeing AOL’s entertainment and video properties. Trainor replaces Dae Mellencamp, who has been running the site since 2009. Vimeo says she’ll stay on as president. This is an interesting time for Vimeo, which started as a side project for the College Humor crew way back in 2004, and migrated to IAC when Barry Diller bought the comedy site. Since then, Vimeo has occupied a weird space in IAC’s portfolio. It’s a small player in a

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Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde Thursto

Baratunde Thurston is a politically-active, technology-loving comedian from the future. He co-founded the black political blog, Jack and Jill Politics and serves as Director of Digital for The Onion. He has written for Vanity Fair and the UK Independent, hosted Popular Science’s Future Of on Discovery Science and appears on cable news regularly to say smart things in funny ways. Then-candidate Barack Obama called him "someone I need to know." Baratunde travels the world speaking and advising and performs standup regularly in NYC. He resides in Brooklyn, lives on Twitter and has over 30

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Laura Lang

Laura Lang

Ms. Laura Wicke Lang has been the Chief Executive Officer of Time Inc. since December 2011. Ms. Lang served as the Chief Executive Officer of Digitas Inc. until December 2011. She served as the Chief Executive Officer of Digitas USA of Publicis Groupe SA, Digitas LLC and VivaKi since June 2008 and served as its President. Ms. Lang served as the President of Digitas LLC, a subsidiary agency of Digitas Inc. (holding company of Digitas Health, ) from July 1, 2004 to 2007 ... and served as President of Digitas LLC's New York

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Mike Gieger

Mike Geiger

For more than 12 years Mike Geiger has led multidisciplinary teams in strategy, branding, interaction design, and development of cutting-edge new media and advertising content for clients including Hewlett-Packard, Adobe, Comcast, Sprint, Got Milk?, Gucci and the NBA. In 2003 Mike started the Interactive Production Department at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. In 2008 he became the agency’s first Chief Digital Officer. Next to still overseeing the production of all interactive and emerging technology projects, Mike is now also in charge of improving and expanding the agency’s digital offerings . Work that

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