I joined Battery Ventures in 2007 and focus on investments in the software, consumer Internet and digital media markets. Currently, I am on the boards of Blue Kai, Bright Edge, ChoiceVendor, FreeWheel Media, Gogobot, Jelli, LiveIntent, Lotame and SafetyWeb and I work closely with the teams at Bazaarvoice, Angie’s List, BlockChalk and DNA Games. My prior experience spans more than 15 years in online media and software, both in operating and investing roles. Before joining Battery, I spent several years at Google, most recently as Senior Product Manager on the AdSense team responsible for the development and launch of Google Ad Manager. Beginning in 2003, I helped to build the AdSense business through various partner development and product management activities. During that time, I worked closely with many ad networks and online publishers, including large media companies, major newspapers and emerging social networks. Before Google, I was a Senior Product Manager at DoubleClick, leading the company’s efforts in the search marketing business. I also worked on various product and operational initiatives for the DART adserving platform, including work with both publishers and advertisers/agencies.
Earlier in my career, I was a Senior Associate at Impact Venture Partners, an early stage firm based in New York. At Impact, I focused on investments in the Internet software, services and media markets. Representative investments include Opentable and MessageOne. I began my venture capital career at Geocapital Partners, a trans-Atlantic technology venture capital firm. Representative investments from Geocapital include Homestore, StepStone and Geneva Technology. I also worked for Monitor Company, the strategy consulting firm founded by Michael Porter, as a strategy consultant in its New York office.
I am the co-inventor of 13 pending patents related to online advertising. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Finance from the Wharton School and a BA in Psychology from the College of Arts & Sciences. I am proud to serve on the board of KIPP Bay Area Schools.