About LiveRamp

 

LiveRamp provides the identity platform leveraged by brands and their partners to deliver innovative products and exceptional experiences. LiveRamp IdentityLink connects people, data, and devices across the digital and physical world, powering the people-based marketing revolution and allowing consumers to safely connect with the brands and products they love.

We thrive on solving the toughest technical challenges, and we’re always looking for smart and compassionate people to help us blaze a trail. Learn more about working here.

LiveRamp is headquartered in the technology hub of San Francisco, delivering privacy-conscious solutions to market and honoring the best practices of leading associations, including the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (DAA) ICON and App Choices programs, the Interactive Advertising Bureau, the Data & Marketing Association, and the Advertising Research Foundation.

If you’re interested in connecting your data or becoming a partner, drop us a line. We’d love to tell you our story and hear yours.

Leadership

  • Scott Howe

    Scott Howe

    Chief Executive Officer

    • Scott Howe is the Chief Executive Officer of LiveRamp (NYSE: RAMP), a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that provides the identity platform for powering exceptional experiences. LiveRamp is the largest provider of identity resolution services, serving more than 1,000 companies across a broad range of sectors including brands, agencies, technology vendors, data providers, and publishers.

       

      From 2011 to Sept. 2018, Howe served as CEO and president of LiveRamp’s former parent company, Acxiom—a technology and services company dedicated to providing the data foundation for the world’s best marketers. Throughout his tenure, Acxiom won countless industry awards and accolades, including recognition for the industry’s Best Innovation, Partner of the Year by the one of the world’s largest financial services companies and Supplier of the Year by the world’s largest retailer. In 2014, Fast Company named Howe one of the world’s Most Creative People.

       

      Before taking the reins at Acxiom in 2011, Howe held executive roles at Microsoft and aQuantive, where his teams built the world’s largest digital agency (Avenue A|Razorfish); pioneered people-based media buying (DRIVE Performance Media, aka the Microsoft Media Network); and developed the systems utilized for ad serving and attribution (Atlas International). He began his career at The Boston Consulting Group and Kidder, Peabody & Company, Inc.

       

      When he’s not helping LiveRamp deploy the world’s most advanced and trusted offline and digital identity resolution technologies, Howe can be found serving as scout master for Troop 28 in Burlingame, Calif., canvassing the country in his refurbished 1956 vintage Airstream trailer or designing and building furniture in his garage workshop. A native of Milwaukee, he is a proud fan and part owner of the Green Bay Packers.

       

      Scott graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in economics, and earned an MBA from Harvard University. He most recently served on the board of directors of Blue Nile, the largest online retailer of certified diamonds and fine jewelry, and is a former director of the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) and Turn, Inc., a digital advertising company.

  • Warren C. Jenson

    Warren C. Jenson

    President, CFO & Executive MD of International

    • Warren C. Jenson is the President, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Managing Director of International at LiveRamp (NYSE: RAMP), a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that provides the identity platform for powering exceptional experiences.

       

      He was formerly the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President at Acxiom, and was responsible for all aspects of Acxiom’s financial management and the Company’s business operations outside the United States.

       

      Prior to joining Acxiom in 2012, he served as COO at Silver Spring Networks, a successful start-up specializing in smart grid networking technology, where he had responsibility for the company’s service delivery, operations and manufacturing organizations. From 2002 – 2008 he was CFO at Electronic Arts Inc., a leading global interactive entertainment software company. He has more than 30 years of experience in strategy and operational finance and has been a part of some of the most important success stories of the last two decades, including Amazon.com, NBC, Electronic Arts. He also helped shape and successfully navigate digital transformations at NBC and Delta Airlines. In addition, he was twice designated one of the “Best CFOs in America” by Institutional Investor magazine, and he was also honored as Bay Area Venture CFO of the Year in 2010 He also has significant M&A and corporate development experience.

       

      Warren’s board experience includes Digital Globe (NYSE: DGI), Tapjoy, and the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master of accountancy degree, both from Brigham Young University.

  • Anneka Gupta

    Anneka Gupta

    President and Head of Products and Platforms

    • As President and Head of Products and Platforms of LiveRamp, Acxiom’s Connectivity Division, Anneka leads the product, engineering, marketing and general and administrative functions.

       

      Anneka is an early member of the LiveRamp team and most recently served as LiveRamp’s Chief Product Officer, overseeing product strategy and execution. During her seven-year tenure with the business, she has led successful efforts in a variety of disciplines, including marketing, recruiting, product management and software development.

       

      In 2016, Anneka was recognized as a Top 10 Digital Marketing Innovator by AdAge. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computational Sciences from Stanford University and has completed the Executive Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

  • James Arra

    James Arra

    President and Chief Commercial Officer

    • As President and Chief Commercial Officer of LiveRamp, Acxiom’s Connectivity Division, James leads the go-to-market strategy for LiveRamp’s client verticals: brands, agencies, data providers, platforms and publishers.

       

      James joined LiveRamp in 2013 and has held several key leadership roles, building high-performing teams and driving growth. He served as Chief Operating Officer before becoming Co-President.

       

      Before joining LiveRamp, James was Vice President of worldwide sales at TRUSTe, where he helped grow the company from less than 1,000 customers to more than 6,000 customers in just over three years. James holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Quantitative Economics and Decision Theory from the University of California at San Diego.

  • Allison Metcalfe

    Allison Metcalfe

    General Manager of LiveRamp TV

    • Allison Metcalfe is the General Manager of the TV division at LiveRamp. Allison is responsible for driving the strategy around bringing people-based marketing capabilities to television. Prior to LiveRamp, she served as the Senior Director of Customer Success at Demandbase. She also brings experience from earlier customer success roles at Jigsaw (now Data.com, acquired by Salesforce) and Equilar. Allison holds a BA from the University of St. Thomas.

  • Brandon Sammut

    Brandon Sammut

    Head of People and Culture

    • Under Brandon’s leadership, LiveRamp’s People and Culture team attracts and develops dynamic, curious problem-solvers—and empowers them do best work of their lives. Brandon is responsible for the company’s global talent strategy, drawing from prior experience in talent acquisition, talent development, strategy consulting, and venture capital. He holds a BA from The University of Michigan, an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and a Masters in Education from Stanford’s Graduate School of Education.

  • Chris Garber

    Chris Garber

    SVP, Finance & Operations

    • As SVP, Finance & Operations, Chris leads LiveRamp’s FP&A, Sales Operations, Information Technology, and Workplace Experience teams. He is responsible for ensuring that LiveRamp’s growth is fueled by powerful forecasting and business intelligence, world-class technology platforms, scalable processes and exceptional employee services. Chris also spent five years at Acxiom leading Global FP&A, Investor Relations and Sales Operations, as well as numerous operational initiatives during the company’s incredible transformation.

       

      Before joining LiveRamp / Acxiom, Chris was Director of FP&A at Silver Spring Networks where he was part of the team that scaled the company through rapid growth, resulting in a successful IPO in 2013. Before that, Chris held a variety of FP&A and operational finance roles at Electronic Arts and Applied Materials.

       

      Chris holds a B.S. in Finance from Santa Clara University and has completed the Executive Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

  • Dave Yaffe

    Dave Yaffe

    Chief Growth Officer

    • Dave is the Head of Publishers and Platforms. He joined LiveRamp through the acquisition of Arbor where he was the co-founder and CEO. As Head of Publishers, Dave is focused on building the technology platform which helps publishers and app developers understand and monetize their data assets. Prior to Arbor, Dave ran product for Invite Media which was acquired by Google and became DoubleClick Bid manager, Google’s demand side platform. Dave holds a MS in mechanical engineering from Columbia University in the City of New York.

  • David Eisenberg

    David Eisenberg

    SVP, Strategy & Corporate Development

    • David Eisenberg is SVP Strategy and Corporate Development at LiveRamp (NYSE: RAMP), a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that provides the identity platform for powering exceptional experiences.

       

      David is responsible for strategic planning, M&A, partnerships and investments. Prior to LiveRamp, David led Strategy and Corporate Development at Acxiom and before that at BzzAgent, prior to its $60M acquisition by Dunnhumby.

       

      In addition, David served as head of international corporate development for Rakuten Group, a $15B global consumer Internet and Ecommerce Company. He led the company’s global expansion strategy, M&A and business development efforts in US, Europe and China, including the successful US launch of Rakuten.com, Rakuten Marketing and Rakuten Loyalty and the acquisitions of LinkShare, CauseLoyalty, Traffic Strategies and FreeCause.

       

      David serves on the Board of Directors of Ensono and as an advisor to Retail Capital and Linkable Networks. He earned a BA from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a JD from University of Detroit School of Law. David lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.

  • Dennis Ellis

    Dennis Ellis

    General Manager of International

    • As the Managing Director of International, Dennis is responsible for LiveRamp’s growth in established and new markets outside of the United States. He previously led teams across new products developed inside of Google[x] and held a number of leadership roles in the non-profit, outdoor education industry. He holds a BA from Virginia Tech, and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

  • E.K. Koh

    E.K. Koh

    Chief Product Officer

    • E.K. has led product organizations from early stage startups to large Fortune 100 companies. E.K. was most recently the EVP of Products at Optymyze, a Gartner MQ leader for sales performance management.  Prior to that, he was the VP Solution Management at NextLabs, where he managed and established the SAP partnership. Before that, E.K. was part of the early startup team in Encentuate, which was later acquired by IBM. E.K. has Masters and Bachelors of Science degrees for Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Grant Ries

    Grant Ries

    CEO of LiveRamp B2B & Executive MD of Data

    • Grant Ries is CEO of LiveRamp B2B and Executive Managing Director of LiveRamp’s worldwide Data business. LiveRamp B2B is a global business unit he started upon joining LiveRamp via the acquisition of Pacific Data Partners, a company he co-founded. Pacific Data Partners was a leading digital advertising B2B data marketplace. Grant Ries was also co-founder, Board Member and CRO of BlueKai, which built the world’s largest consumer data marketplace and DMP. Oracle acquired BlueKai in 2014 and Grant served as Vice President of the Oracle Data Cloud, a global business unit he co-launched. Grant is an active technology angel investor and has provided advisory and operating support at his various investments in the technology sector for over 15 years.

  • Jeff Smith

    Jeff Smith

    General Manager of Brands & Agencies

    • Prior to joining LiveRamp, Smith led marketing at Nielsen as part of the global product leadership team, where he accelerated growth domestically and internationally by helping advertisers, agencies, and media companies understand and influence consumers’ path to purchase. Smith has a strong track record building and scaling world-class, revenue-focused marketing organizations in companies ranging from high-growth start-ups to the Fortune 100, and has also held leadership roles spanning general management, sales, marketing, business development, and product management in these organizations. He is recognized as an expert on emerging media and its impact on traditional advertising models, and holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

  • Jerry Jones

    Jerry Jones

    EVP, Chief Ethics and Legal Officer

    • Jerry C. Jones is the EVP, Chief Ethics and Legal Officer of LiveRamp (NYSE: RAMP), a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that provides the identity platform for powering exceptional experiences.

       

      Prior to LiveRamp, Jerry was the Chief Ethics and Legal officer at Acxiom since 1999, where he oversaw all legal and data ethics matters. He also assists in the strategy and execution of mergers and alliances and the Company’s strategic initiatives.

       

      Previously, he was employed for 19 years as an attorney with the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock, Arkansas, representing a broad range of business interests. He is a member of the board of directors of Agilysys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGYS), a leading developer and marketer of proprietary enterprise software, services and solutions to the hospitality and retail industries, where he serves on the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee. He also serves on the board of directors of Heifer International and on the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Board of Visitors, and is a co-founder of uHire U.S. He is a Special Advisor to the Club de Madrid, an organization composed of over 100 former Presidents and Prime Ministers from more than 60 democratic countries.

       

      He was also a member of the board of directors of Entrust, Inc. until it was purchased by private investors in 2009 and is former chairman of the board of the Arkansas Virtual Academy. Mr. Jones holds a juris doctorate degree and a bachelor’s degree in public administration from the University of Arkansas.

  • Joel Jewitt

    Joel Jewitt

    VP of Strategic Operations

    • Joel is a co-founder and VP Strategic Operations at LiveRamp. He was previously co-founder and VP Business Development of Motorola/Good Technology Inc, and prior to that was EVP of Encompass. Joel was also co-founder of Adaptive Media and was the fourth member in the founding team of Palm Computing. Joel holds a B.A. in Physics from Amherst College and a MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

  • Lauren Dillard

    Lauren Dillard

    Head of Communications and Investor Relations

    • Lauren Dillard serves as the Head of Communications and Investor Relations at LiveRamp. Lauren leads all aspects of the Company’s investor relations and external communications program.

      Prior to LiveRamp, Lauren spent five years at Acxiom, and two years at Addo Communications, where she helped develop and execute investor relations strategies for private and public companies in the TMT space.

      Before Addo, she worked in Corporate Finance at Silver Spring Networks and completed her CPA at Ernst & Young. Lauren holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Santa Clara University.

  • Nikhil Dixit

    Nikhil Dixit

    VP & General Manager of Business Development

    • Nikhil is VP & General Manager of Business Development. He joined LiveRamp through the acquisition of Arbor where he was co-founder. Prior to starting Arbor Nik ran Sales and Business Development for Invite Media, which was acquired by Google and became Bid Manager, Google’s programmatic advertising platform. While at Google he was responsible for commercializing new products and new markets for the Media Platforms division. Nikhil began his career at Right Media (acquired by Yahoo) and later held leadership positions at Turn and DoubleClick.

  • Paul Turner

    Paul Turner

    General Manager of Technology Platforms

    • As GM, Technology Clients, Paul manages LiveRamp’s strategy and relationships with leading AdTech, MarTech and Enterprise Cloud clients and Solutions Providers. During Paul’s time at LiveRamp he’s been focused on building out a world class team and scalable processes in order to serve our Technology clients as effectively as possible.

       

      Paul joined LiveRamp as part of the acquisition of Arbor in 2016 where he managed the Buyside of Arbor’s marketplace offering.

       

      Before joining Arbor Paul held several high profile Commercial roles at various start-ups. He helped launch Adbrain’s (acquired by Trade Desk) Cross-Device solution in the US. Prior to that he ran Adaptly’s (a Facebook Marketing Partner) International division before relocating to New York to run Global Sales and Account Management. Previous roles also include Head of International, Invite Media (acquired by Google) and Head of Sales, International at Right Media (acquired by Yahoo!).

       

      Paul holds a BA(Hons) in Business Studies from Leeds University.

  • Rebecca Stone

    Rebecca Stone

    Head of Marketing

    • Rebecca Stone is the Head of Marketing at LiveRamp, with responsibility for a mix of product marketing, lead generation, sales development and marketing communications programs. Prior to joining LiveRamp, she worked in a variety of marketing roles for SaaS technology start-ups, most recently at DataSift, a social data company. She is intently focused on demonstrating the value and return of marketing programs on sales and has consistently demonstrated 5-10x growth in marketing-generated pipeline using strategies based on solid marketing fundamentals.

       

      Rebecca holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from University of California, Santa Barbara and lives in Marin County with her husband and daughters.

  • Sean Carr

    Sean Carr

    VP of Engineering

    • Sean graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Computer Science in 2007 and began his career at Rapleaf as one of the first members of the engineering team. Sean has been a technical and organizational leader at the company for the past decade, including during Rapleaf’s evolution into LiveRamp in 2011 and LiveRamp’s acquisition by Acxiom in 2014. As VP of Engineering, Sean is responsible for scaling and supporting the engineering organization as LiveRamp continues its growth.

  • Sheila Colclasure

    Sheila Colclasure

    SVP, Global Chief Data Ethics Officer & Public Policy Executive

    • Sheila Colclasure is the SVP, Global Chief Data Ethics Officer & Public Policy Executive for LiveRamp (NYSE: RAMP), a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that provides the identity platform for powering exceptional experiences.

       

      In this role, Colclasure spearheads LiveRamp’s comprehensive, industry-leading Global Data Ethics Program, which includes: providing consumers with transparency, notice, and control; designing ethical practices into LiveRamp products and services (i.e., Privacy by Design); conducting hundreds of Data Protection Impact Assessments each year; performing regular privacy, security, and risk assessments; and working closely with organizations around the world focused on policy, law, and enforcement. Simultaneously, she provides support and consult to LiveRamp’s more than 1,000 clients, including brands, agencies, technology vendors, data providers, and publishers. Specifically, she counsels on effective data protection governance and the ethical use of data as a strategic business essential.

       

      Colclasure also oversees LiveRamp’s Safe Haven philosophy and methodology. This patented architecture employs technical, operational, and personnel controls designed to ensure data is used ethically and securely. LiveRamp operates in a Safe Haven environment where it can automatically apply the data protection requirements for each supported use case and workflow.

       

      Colclasure is recognized as a global authority on applied data ethics, consumer advocacy and information policy. She participates in numerous domestic and international efforts to help develop effective data policy, establish industry best practices and achieve maximum harmonization of information policy across the world. With extensive knowledge of laws governing the collection and use of information worldwide, she is sought out by policy makers, regulators and government agencies for her views on the ethical use of data and how to address the complexity of operationalizing next-generation data governance for the connected and digital data-driven ecosystem. Colclasure is a 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar and was recognized by CSO as one of “12 amazing women in security.”

       

      Colclasure serves on the advisory boards of the Information Accountability Foundation (IAF) and the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and is corporate liaison to several industry standards-setting groups and research and policy development groups, including the Center for Information Policy Leadership, Digital Advertising Alliance, Mobile Marketing Association and Cambridge Privacy Forums.

       

      Colclasure specializes in data protection, use and governance laws, U.S. FCRA, GLB, HIPAA, Privacy and Safeguard Rules, Telemarketing Sales Rule, CAN-SPAM, the European Union General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), and ePrivacy Directive/Regulation. She has also developed and implemented an annual data protection and governance audit function that is widely regarded as the best in the industry.

       

      Prior to joining LiveRamp, Colclasure was the Global Chief Data Ethics Officer at Acxiom, LiveRamp’s former parent company, after holding the title of Acxiom’s Americas Privacy and Public Policy Officer for nearly 20 years. Before Acxiom, she worked for the U.S. Senate and then managed congressional and political affairs for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in its Washington, D.C. office, focusing on legislative and regulatory initiatives as well as directing its political action committee. Colclasure has a master’s degree in communications, specializing in business and political communication.

  • Vanessa Wu

    Vanessa Wu

    General Counsel

    • Vanessa is General Counsel for LiveRamp.  Prior to joining LiveRamp, Vanessa was an attorney at the international law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP, where she advised technology and media clients in high-stakes litigation, merger control, and regulatory proceedings involving data protection and privacy. Vanessa received a bachelor’s degree, with honors, from Princeton University and a juris doctor, Order of the Coif, from UCLA School of Law.

Board of Directors

  • Clark M. Kokich

    Clark M. Kokich

    Director

    • Mr. Kokich is currently working as a consultant. He served as executive chairman of the board of directors of Marchex, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHX), a mobile and online advertising company based in Seattle, from 2015 to 2016 and as chief strategy officer of Marchex from 2013 to 2015. For the prior 14 years Mr. Kokich was an executive at Razorfish, a leading Seattle-based global consultancy in digital marketing and technology, serving most recently as chairman of the board. Prior to joining Razorfish, he was CEO of Calla Bay, Inc. and was previously director of sales and marketing for a division of McCaw Cellular Communications. In his early career he spent 12 years in traditional advertising, including the position of executive vice president/managing director for Cole & Weber, a division of Ogilvy & Mather. He is a director of Childhaven, a Seattle children’s charity, and Inspo Network, a Seattle media company whose video platform creates original, television-quality shows reaching more than 120 million viewers. He previously served as a director of Rocket Fuel Inc. (NASDAQ: FUEL), an advertising technology company, until its merger in 2017 into Sizmek, a privately held company. Mr. Kokich holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Oregon.

  • Debora B. Tomlin

    Debora B. Tomlin

    Director

    • Since 2013, Ms. Tomlin has served in her current position as chief marketing and customer officer for CSAA Insurance Group (“CSAA”), a major provider of AAA-branded insurance, and served as CSAA’s chief marketing officer from 2012-2013. She leads marketing and distribution, including brand; marketing analytics and market research; customer experience management; AAA club and agency operations and relationships; and direct marketing and sales. From 2007–2012, Ms. Tomlin held several senior leadership positions, including vice president of marketing, with Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE: COF), where she headed commercial banking, retail marketing and sponsorships. She led Capital One’s regional marketing effort, leveraging the footprint and deep community roots of the bank’s local markets. Prior to that role, she led the marketing strategy for Capital One’s national small business credit cards. Before joining Capital One, Ms. Tomlin held the roles of senior marketing officer and head of corporate brand for USAA Insurance Company, where she designed and delivered industry-recognized programs in marketing and customer management. Prior to USAA, she held numerous marketing positions, including chief marketing officer at LOMA, an Atlanta-based international organization that provides consulting services for distribution, operational management, and education training for global financial services companies. Ms. Tomlin serves on the board of directors of the YMCA of San Francisco. She is a former member of the board of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Society of Georgia. She is also active in numerous marketing organizations and has been repeatedly honored by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Bay Area’s Most Influential Women in Business. Ms. Tomlin holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Siena College and a master’s degree in political science from North Carolina State University.

  • Jerry D. Gramaglia

    Jerry D. Gramaglia

    Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

    • Mr. Gramaglia, the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, is a private investor and advisor to technology start-ups. He was previously a partner at Arrowpath Venture Partners and was president and chief operating officer of E*TRADE Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ETFC), a leading provider of electronic financial services. In 2011 he served for a four-month period as Acxiom’s interim chief executive officer and president while a search was conducted for a new CEO. Mr. Gramaglia began his career at Procter & Gamble and later held senior marketing and general management positions at Nestle, PepsiCo, Imasco and Sprint. He currently serves on the board of WageWorks (NYSE: WAGE), a leading provider of tax-advantaged employee benefits, and previously served as a director of Coldwater Creek, a national retailer of women’s apparel. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Denison University.

  • John L. Battelle

    John L. Battelle

    Director

    • Mr. Battelle is an entrepreneur, journalist, professor and author who has founded or co-founded various online, conference, magazine and other media businesses. He serves as chair of the board of directors of sovrn Holdings, LLC, a programmatic advertising and publisher platform that connects publishers with monetization solutions. He is also the founder/executive chair and CEO of NewCo Platform, Inc., a disruptive conference model and media platform which provides executives, entrepreneurs and investors with personal experiences inside some of the most influential companies worldwide. In 2005, Mr. Battelle founded the Internet media company Federated Media Publishing, where he served as chairman and CEO until its sale to LIN Media in early 2014. He currently serves as a director for Chute, a venture-backed company that provides the tools to capture, manage and display media. He founded and served as executive producer of the Web 2 Summit and maintains Searchblog, an ongoing daily site which covers the intersection of media, technology and culture at www.battellemedia.com. From 2001–2004 he occupied the Bloomberg chair in Business Journalism for the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He was the founder and served from 1997–2001 as chairman and CEO of Standard Media International (SMI) and as publisher of The Industry Standard and TheStandard.com. Prior to that, he was a co-founding editor of Wired magazine and Wired Ventures. Mr. Battelle previously served on the board of directors of the Internet Advertising Bureau and was a founding board member of the Online Publishers Association. In 2005, he authored The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture (Penguin/Portfolio), an international bestseller published in more than 25 languages. He is considered to be an expert in the field of media and technology, and has appeared on national and international news channels such as CBS, BBC, CNN, PBS, Discovery and CNBC. Honors and awards include: “Global Leader for Tomorrow” and “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland; a finalist in the 2000 “Entrepreneur of the Year” competition by Ernst & Young; “Innovator – One of Ten Best Marketers in the Business” by Advertising Age; and one of the “Most Important People on The Web” by PCWorld. Mr. Battelle holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Richard P. Fox

    Richard P. Fox

    Director

    • Since 2001, Mr. Fox has been an independent consultant. From 2000–2001, he was president and chief operating officer of CyberSafe Corporation, a global security software provider, where he was responsible for the overall financial services and operations of the company. From 1998–2000, Mr. Fox was chief financial officer and a member of the board of directors of Wall Data, a developer of enterprise software products and associated application tools, where he was responsible for the company’s finances, operations, and human resources activities. Previously Mr. Fox spent 28 years at EY, a global accounting firm, last serving as managing partner of EY’s Seattle office from 1995–1997. He currently serves on the board of directors of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (NYSE: PNW), an energy holding company; Frontdoor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTDR), an industry-leading provider of home service plans (formerly the American Home Shield division of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc.); and Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR), an international chemical distributor. He is also a member of the board of directors of HonorHealth. Previously, he served on the boards of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of residential and commercial services, Pendrell Corporation (NASDAQ: PCO), an intellectual property investment and advisory firm; Flow International (NASDAQ: FLOW), a machine tool manufacturer; Shurgard Self Storage until its merger with Public Storage in 2006; aQuantive, Inc. until it was acquired by Microsoft in 2007; Orbitz Worldwide until 2011; PopCap until it was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011. He previously was a member the Board of Visitors of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and was a director of Premera Blue Cross. Mr. Fox holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio University and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where he was a Fuqua Scholar. He is a certified public accountant in the State of Washington.

  • Scott E. Howe

    Scott E. Howe

    LiveRamp CEO and President

    • Scott Howe is the CEO of LiveRamp (NYSE: RAMP), a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that provides the identity platform for powering exceptional experiences. LiveRamp is the largest provider of identity resolution services, serving more than 1,000 companies across a broad range of sectors including brands, agencies, technology vendors, data providers, and publishers.

       

      From 2011 to Sept. 2018, Howe served as CEO and president of LiveRamp’s former parent company, Acxiom—a technology and services company dedicated to providing the data foundation for the world’s best marketers. Throughout his tenure, Acxiom won countless industry awards and accolades, including recognition for the industry’s Best Innovation, Partner of the Year by the one of the world’s largest financial services companies and Supplier of the Year by the world’s largest retailer. In 2014, Fast Company named Howe one of the world’s Most Creative People.

       

      Before taking the reins at Acxiom in 2011, Howe held executive roles at Microsoft and aQuantive, where his teams built the world’s largest digital agency (Avenue A|Razorfish); pioneered people-based media buying (DRIVE Performance Media, aka the Microsoft Media Network); and developed the systems utilized for ad serving and attribution (Atlas International). He began his career at The Boston Consulting Group and Kidder, Peabody & Company, Inc.

       

      When he’s not helping LiveRamp deploy the world’s most advanced and trusted offline and digital identity resolution technologies, Howe can be found serving as Scoutmaster for Troop 28 in Burlingame, Calif., canvassing the country in his refurbished 1956 vintage Airstream trailer or designing and building furniture in his garage workshop. A native of Milwaukee, he is a proud fan and part owner of the Green Bay Packers.

       

      Scott graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in economics, and earned an MBA from Harvard University. He most recently served on the board of directors of Blue Nile, the largest online retailer of certified diamonds and fine jewelry, and is a former director of the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) and Turn, Inc., a digital advertising company.

  • Timothy R. Cadogan

    Timothy R. Cadogan

    Director

    • Mr. Cadogan is the chief executive officer of OpenX Technologies, Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of digital advertising technology, enabling businesses to manage and maximize their advertising revenue. From 2003–2008 Mr. Cadogan served as senior vice president of Global Advertising Marketplaces at Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO) where he oversaw the primary advertising product lines including display, search and video. Previously at Yahoo!, he was vice president of search where he was responsible for both the consumer search and the paid search businesses. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Mr. Cadogan was vice president of search at Overture (formerly GoTo.com), a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, and a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He holds a BSc degree from The London School of Economics, an MPhil degree in international relations from Oxford University, and an MBA from Stanford University.

  • William J. Henderson

    William J. Henderson

    Director

    • Mr. Henderson is the founder and principal of Hold The Eye Images, Inc., a video, photographic and applications business. Over the past 10 years, he has served as chief executive officer of Bestline Research and as chief operations officer of Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), as well as working as a consultant. From 1998 until his retirement from the United States Postal Service (USPS) in 2001, Mr. Henderson served as the 71st Postmaster General of the United States Postal Service, the second career employee to lead the world’s largest postal system. From 1994 until his appointment as Postmaster General and chief executive officer of the USPS, he served as its chief operating officer. From 1992–1994, he served the USPS as vice president of employee relations, then became chief marketing officer and senior vice president. In 1997, Mr. Henderson received the USPS’ John Wanamaker Award, and in 1998 he received American University’s Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership. In 1998, Mr. Henderson also received an honorary Mailing Excellence Award from the National Postal Forum for his work with the nation’s professional mailing industry. From 2001 – 2017 Mr. Henderson was a director of comScore, Inc. (OTCMKTS: SCOR). He also previously served on the advisory boards of the Committee for Economic Development and Nature’s Best magazine. He is a fellow with the National Academy of Public Administration. Mr. Henderson holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Quality Systems Management degree by the National Graduate School of Quality Management, Falmouth, Massachusetts. He served in the U.S. Army.

  • William T. Dillard II

    William T. Dillard II

    Director

    • Mr. Dillard has served as a member of the Dillard’s, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) board of directors since 1968 and currently serves as chairman of the board and chief executive officer. Dillard’s, Inc. is a chain of traditional department stores based in Little Rock, Arkansas, with 292 store locations and 25 clearance centers in 29 states, and an internet store offering a wide selection of merchandise offering fashion apparel for men, women and children, accessories, cosmetics, home furnishings and other consumer goods. Mr. Dillard is also a director of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) and served as Acxiom’s lead independent director from 2006–2007. In 2015, he was awarded the University of Arkansas Chancellor’s Medal honoring individuals whose service to higher education and society at large has been truly extraordinary. In 2016, he was one of four people inducted into the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame, which honors the outstanding lifetime accomplishments of business leaders in the state. In 2018 he was selected as Easter Seals’ Arkansan of the Year, an award honoring individuals based on their leadership in the Arkansas business community and their philanthropic endeavors in the state. Mr. Dillard holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and was awarded an honorary doctor of business degree in 2017, both from the University of Arkansas. He also holds an MBA from Harvard University.

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