Gunjan Sinha is the chairman of MetricStream, an enterprise-wide GRC and quality solutions company with solutions aimed at global corporations. Over his career, Gunjan has spent more than 20 years in various entrepreneurial, board, and executive positions building innovative businesses. As an Internet pioneer, he was the co-founder and president of WhoWhere? Inc., an Internet directory services company acquired by Lycos in 1998, as well as eGain, an online customer service company he built from inception to post-NASDAQ IPO. Gunjan serves on the board of several Silicon Valley companies, and in 2010, he was appointed to the board of the U.S.-India Science and Technology Research Endowment by the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House.
He obtained his BS and MS in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, and UC Santa Cruz, respectively. He also holds an MS in industrial engineering and engineering management from Stanford University.
Kevin Doyle, Non-Exec Director is the founder and chairman of a Belgium private investment group and has 20 years' experience developing and leading supply chain technology companies across Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Retail, Utilities and Health Care. Kevin's investment strategy has been centered on initiating new ventures led by new software products & services in existing and often in ground-breaking technology markets. He is extremely adept in recognizing and even creating emerging markets and successfully translating these ideas into profitable businesses.
Kevin's involvement in successful ventures have generally been 'firsts' in the market. include the 1st "off the Shelf" VAT reclaim software (1994), the 1st B2B e-procurement solution (1996) which resulted in the business being acquired by Chase Manhattan bank, 1st OBI (Open Buying on the Internet) compliant Business 2Business solution (1997). Kevin's OBI platform was promoted in the Market by Microsoft and Kevin subsequently sold his interests in this business to the Voorhees Investment group based in Virginia.
In 1998 Kevin then established a company that specialised in solving complex integration issues for companies providing B2B software. This company became a lead partner to Microsoft's European CIP strategy (1999) and was subsequently acquired by Infobank. Kevin was the second largest private shareholder in this business which became the fastest growing technology company on the Stock exchange and reached a market Cap of 2.4 Billion.
In March 2000 Kevin sold his interests and established the private investment business. With this venture he is now helping the group to identify promising and interesting opportunities that are complimentary to the existing portfolio and focus on simplifying supply chains using both technology and services.
The group is actively involved in both first round and second round investments. During this time Kevin has also been co-inventor on a number patents within the Health Care and B2B areas.
Mike Wilson is a 15+-year veteran of Internet and mobile communications, e-commerce, online search, social media and digital advertising. He has led strategy and new business development initiatives in the daily deals, local commerce, performance marketing and software (SaaS) ad-platform space. Most recently, he led development, marketing, product management and operations for Yellowbook's (now Hibu, LSE: Hibu.l) online services and local advertising products including Yellowbook.com, Webreach SEM, Websites and Daily Deals. Mike also led functional all functional Digital Media areas such as UX, traffic acquisition, business development, and mobile/social media application development.
During his career, Mike has led syndication and business development globally for PriceGrabber.com, served as a leader of business development for InfoSpace, was senior vice president of corporate development at POPcast and vice president of content and distribution at Teleglobe International, managing revenue operations in Europe, Asia and North America. He spent the first nine years of his career at Verizon in various senior marketing roles. Mike holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Loyola University, Sellinger School of Business and Management and serves on the Board of several early stage Mobile & Online media companies.
Cary is a Co-Founder and Partner in Positivity, www.PositivityU.com, and Score It Forward, www.ScoreItForward.com. He is also an investor in both Impact Engine and Firestarter Fund. Cary is the former CEO of Restaurant.com.
Cary was Ernst & Young's 2010 Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year. Cary was also an American Business Awards' finalist for Executive of the Year in 2010, and was inducted into the University of Illinois at Chicago's Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame for 2011. Cary was selected by NIU for the 2011 College of Business Honorary Alumnus award for his contributions to business and to the success of the college.
Chicago Tribune recognized Restaurant.com as one of Chicago's Top Workplaces in 2011. Restaurant.com was ranked #767 on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest growing private companies for 2010