Bruce Barnet - CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Bruce Barnet has a distinguished 30-year career as a senior media executive. Barnet spent 21 years at Time, Inc. where he was Publisher of Discover magazine and Fortune International; Head of Strategic Planning and Development; and President of Time, Inc. Magazines-Asia. He was CEO of Cowles Magazines, a large special interest publisher; and was CEO of Cahners Business Information, the largest trade publisher of business magazines in the U.S. He is currently Chairman of Flying Rhinoceros, a children's media company; Chairman of Stone Creek Entertainment, an interactive game company; and Vice-Chairman of Nanoholdings LLC, an early stage Nanotechnology fund. Barnet is also on the advisory board of JEGI Capital.
Pete Estler - FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Peter Estler is a successful serial entrepreneur with world-renowned expertise in integrated technologies, database marketing, business development, new media and finance. In 1993, Estler was the Founder and CEO of dbIntellect Technologies, a marketing information warehouse company for elite customers including General Motors, Chase, MCI, Merrill Lynch, Sprint, Signet Bank, TRW and Nielsen. Within three years of operations, the company achieved over $50 million in annual revenue. Estler then went on to start his next company in 1996 when he became the Founder and CEO of MatchLogic, an innovative Internet advertising company whose clients included General Motors and Procter & Gamble. After 14 months of operations, the company was sold in an all-stock deal for $90 million. The following 10 months returned nearly $1 billion to the original MatchLogic investors as the Excite stock price went up over 10 times. During his career, Estler also made substantial investments in real estate assets on an international basis. Out of college, Estler was recruited to Bell Laboratories where he specialized in Telephony Systems and Systems Architecture. After the break-up of AT&T, Estler joined the ranks of EDS, where he spent 11 years and was recognized as one of the top 16 employees, out of 70,000 employees, in the company being groomed for executive management.
Ben Addoms - FOUNDER AND CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
Ben Addoms has 20 years of executive management and investment experience with private and public companies involved in online and offline marketing, direct response, database marketing, advertising and publishing. Addoms served as President of Excite@Home's media and marketing services, as well as managed their subsidiary MatchLogic. He was also Vice President of Polk Company, one of the nation's largest database marketing businesses. Addoms later diversified his investment strategy away from technology and aggressively pursued the development of real estate opportunities both inside and outside the U.S.
Kevin McCarthy has more than 20-years experience working with and investing in entrepreneurial led businesses. Today, McCarthy is the Co-Founder and General Partner of Scorpion Capital Partners LP, a $120 million private equity fund licensed by the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Managing Member of Independence Holdings LLC, a private equity fund-of-funds, which McCarthy co-founded in 1998. McCarthy was formerly a Partner with Ernst & Young in their M&A due diligence group. McCarthy holds a BS in Accounting from Babson College and graduated with High Distinction.
L. Keith Mullins, former Board Member of Dream Catcher Retreats, has over 20 years of experience in the investment business and is the Founder of Greenwoods Capital. Mullins previously headed the European Investment Bank Technology Group at Schroeder Salomon Smith Barney. Prior to joining the European Investment Bank, Mullins directed the Emerging Growth Stock Group at Salomon Smith Barney in New York. From 1985 to 1991, Mullins held a similar position at Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. He was voted to the Institutional Investor All-America Research Team from 1988 through 2000 first or second team. Mullins began his career at Dean Witter & Company as an Emerging Research Analyst 1984. Mullins holds a BA in Philosophy and an MBA from the College of William and Mary. In addition, he studied for two years at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland as a James Blair Fellow.