Advisors

Gary Swart

Gary Swart

Gary Swart is the CEO of oDesk, the world's largest online workplace—which has more than 2.5 million registered freelancers, and on which 9 million hours were worked in Q3 2012 alone.

Gary is a thought leader in entrepreneurship; how best to hire and manage teams; and the future of work, including online work. He is passionate about helping small businesses thrive, fueled by his extensive experience working with startups and small businesses that use oDesk, as well as by mentoring entrepreneurs and business school students.

Gary has spoken at the Inc. Leadership Conference, The Economist’s Ideas Economy panel, South by Southwest, TechCrunch 50, TiECon, GigaOM’s Net:Work Conference in 2010 and 2011, and at Harvard Business School which teaches a case study on oDesk. His commentary has appeared in a variety of publications including Forbes, TechCrunch and The Washington Post. He has also appeared on numerous TV and radio shows, including BBC, National Public Radio, and the Fox Business program "After the Bell."

Previously, he led SMB Sales for the Americas at IBM’s Rational Software Product Group, and also served as VP of Worldwide Sales at Intellibank, where he was responsible for leading the sales organization. Gary holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.

Jonathan Sills

Jonathan Sills

Jonathan Sills is currently an Executive-in-Residence (EIR) in the Menlo Park office of Battery Ventures. Previously CMO at Shoedazzle and SVP at Proflowers, he brings more than 14 years of marketing and customer acquisition expertise to help the firm’s early and growth stage portfolio companies drive revenue via efficient and effective marketing programs.

In his previous positions, Sills used his particular expertise in data-driven marketing to impact the bottom line. His areas of specialty span earned and paid media, customer retention, consumer insight, and analytics.

Earlier in his career Jonathan was a Business Analyst with McKinsey & Company. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering & Management Systems from Princeton University and a Master of Science in History from Oxford University.

Josh Berman

Josh Berman

Currently Josh is the Co-Founder and CEO of BeachMint, a next generation eCommerce company based in Santa Monica, CA. The company is focused on social and curated commerce and is backed by New Enterprise Associates and Anthem Ventures.

Most recently Josh was the President of Slingshot Labs, a division of News Corporation, a web incubator dedicated to building new Internet companies.

Slingshot Labs employs a portfolio approach to the development and launch of businesses, and plans to nurture four to five ventures per year.

Josh Berman is a co-founder and was the chief operating officer of MySpace.com, an online lifestyle portal. MySpace has created a new platform for a generation to communicate and discover culture based around the self expression and connectivity of the site's 120 million active users.

Berman formerly co-founded and managed successful Internet companies, ResponseBase Marketing, and Xdrive Technologies. Prior to his start up life, Berman was a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Berman received his MBA from the University of Southern California, his BA from UC- Santa Barbara, and is a CPA in the State of California.

Jordan Greenhall

Jordan Greenhall

Jordan Greenhall is an entrepreneur and angel investor with a focus on the internet and digital media space. Having received his law degree from Harvard and practicing for all of 93 days, he sought greener pastures, becoming an advocate for "efficient, collaborative, open" models of information dispersal.

He Co-founded DivX, Inc. (Formerly, DivXNetworks, Inc.), the digital media giant, in 2000 and served as its Chief Executive Officer & Executive Chairman through 2007. Previously, he served as Vice President of MP3.com, where he was responsible for developing and implementing MP3.com, business and content development model.

Jordan was on the Board of Trustees for the Santa Fe Institute and is involved with numerous other institutions and boards.