Company Press and Announcements

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Company Press Scan and C-Suite Interests 1

Stephen Lilly, Co-Founder & SVP Global Data Partnerships at Bombora is interested in filmmaking. All requested information specific to BenevolentAI, Bombora, and Cheetah Digital have been populated in the attached spreadsheet.

Extracts from the Report

  • Jackie Hunter, "CE Clinical and Strategic Partnerships" at Benevolent AI enjoys cooking and gardening.
  • Benevolent AI saw its valuation halve in 2019.
  • Richard Jones was appointed as Cheetah Digital's first CMO in November 2019.
  • Cheetah Digital announced that it will be sponsoring and presenting at eTail Palm Springs.
  • Bombora promoted sustainable marketing at the SiriusDecisions Summit 2019 (May 2019).
  • Bombora was ranked 997 in Inc. 5000's 2019 list.
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Company Press Scan and C-Suite Interests 2

ExecOnline, Inc.

1) List 4-5 interests of the members of the company's c-suite
  • Founder and CEO, Stephen Bailey, is an alumnus of Yale Law School and Emory University.
  • Chief Commerical Officer, Mark Ozer, is fluent in English, Spanish, and French and multi-lingual negotiations are one of his skills.
  • Chief Product Officer, Julie Alexander, has been a Fellow of the Truman Security Project for the last 16 years and counting.
  • Michael Pickrum, ExecOnline's Chief Financial Officer is a Member of the Meridian Board of Trustees.
2) List at least 4 major news and updates from the company in the past 12 months
  • ExecOnline plans on hosting its ExeConnect in October 2020, their well-known executive leadership conference.
  • Chicago's renowned Booth School of Business is a recent addition to the ExecOnline business partnerships.
  • ExecOnline has created and curated numerous business resources for uncertainty as the economy reacts to COVID-19.
  • The Washington Post recognized ExecOnline in 2019 for providing high quality education to middle-managers who wouldn't otherwise have access.
3) List at least 3 major events and announcements from the company in the past 12-months
  • The annual Impact Awards were hosted by ExecOnline in November 2019.
  • ExeConnect was hosted in October 2019 to educate over 250 business leaders in L&D (Leadership and Development).
  • ExecOnline announced their 2020 Ambassador Program, furthering their L&D mentorship role.
4) List any changes in the c-suite of the company in the past 12 months. Determine if any new executives joined the c-suite, or if any executives left the c-suite
  • Chief Financial Officer Michael Pickrum joined ExecOnline in April 2019.
INTL FCStone Inc.

1) List 4-5 interests of the members of the company's c-suite
  • Sean O'Connor, INTL FCStone's CEO, President and Director, was educated in South Africa.
  • Trish Harrod, the Chief Risk Officer, enjoys spending time with her family.
  • INTL FCStone's Secretary and Deputy General Counsel, David Bolte, holds his Bar Membership with the Iowa State Bar Association.
  • Head of Securities, Charles Lyon, lives in Winer Park, FL and holds a Bachelor's degree from Rollins University.
2) List at least 4 major news and updates from the company in the past 12 months
3) List at least 3 major events and announcements from the company in the past 12-months
4) List any changes in the c-suite of the company in the past 12 months
Jones Knowles Ritchie (JKR)

1) List 4-5 interests of the members of the company's c-suite
2) List at least 4 major news and updates from the company in the past 12 months
3) List at least 3 major events and announcements from the company in the past 12-months
  • As part of its award-winning ad campaign for Dunkin' Donuts, Jones Knowles Ritchie helped design Dunkin' Donuts sold-out pop-up holiday merchandise shop.
  • The 2019 D&AD awards listed Jones Knowles Ritchie as the Best Design Agency of the Year.
  • Jones Knowles Ritchie also won Dieline Awards for Studio of the Year in 2019.
4) List any changes in the c-suite of the company in the past 12 months. Determine if any new executives joined the c-suite, or if any executives left the c-suite
  • Jones Knowles Ritchie announced on November 20, 2019 that effective immediately, Tosh Hall will be JKR's new global chief creative officer; James Nixon will become CEO of Europe and global head of ventures; and, Jonny Spindler will take the role of managing director of London.

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Company Press Scan and C-Suite Interests 3

Details on C-suite interests, company news updates, media announcements, and recent changes in executive leadership are compiled for MongoDB, Adstream, and Ambra Health. We have presented our findings in rows 33-37 on columns I-K of the attached spreadsheet.

Summary of Findings

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Company Press Scan and C-Suite Interests 4

Results can be found in the linked spreadsheet, columns L to N, rows 33 to 37.

Anaqua Inc.

Most detail was found on its website, though we had to look at officers' LinkedIn pages to find outside interests as company profiles do not highlight those. It does not appear that there were no major C-suite hires or changes in the past year.

Blink Media, Inc.

Some detail was found on its website, though we had to look at the company's LinkedIn pages to track down significant new hires. The company maintains a blog site but does not typically publish newsworthy events, though we were able to find one announcement for a digital conference.

Capital Rx

Everything was found on its website.

Research Strategy

We scoured each companies website as well as social media pages to find available answers.
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Company Press Scan and C-Suite Interests 5

Press scan and C-Suite interests were compiled for the Center for Talent Innovation, GSD/Plative, and Heady. Full results are noted in the attached spreadsheet.

Center for Talent Innovation (CTI)

  • The website for Talent Innovation was not functioning on the day of this research. However, the company's LinkedIn profile shows the company is still active. Therefore, information for the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) was derived from sources such as LinkedIn, rather than the company's website.
  • According to LinkedIn, Patricia Fili-Krushel is the CEO. Two executive vice presidents are listed: Julia Taylor Kennedy and Jason Zahorchak.
  • Recent news and updates addressed management changes, diversity, and surviving in a pandemic.
  • Events and announcements addressed virtual learning events and awards for partners.

GSD/Plative

  • C-Suite members identified included Naushad Parpia, CEO, and Greg DelGenio, CRO.
  • Recent news and updates addressed business support during the pandemic, the impact of the pandemic, reasons to work for Plative, and analyzing digital products.
  • Events and announcements addressed awards given to employees, partnered nonprofit projects, and recent re-branding.

Heady

  • Rahul Khosla, Founder and CEO, is the only C-Suite member listed on Heady's website.
  • Recent news and updates involved success of clients, technology innovation, and talent needs.
  • Recent events and announcements included partnering for cause-related events, conference presentations, and ways the company plans to help during the pandemic.
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Company Press Scan and C-Suite Interests 6

The requested information for Salt, Thirty Madison, and Tremor Video have been provided in rows 33-37 on columns R-T of the attached spreadsheet.

Salt

  • CEO APAC Shaun Barratt enjoys cooking and is a professionally trained chef.
  • According to Shaun Barratt's website, he is also a writer, carpenter, and an artist.
  • According to CEO Jacqui Barratt’s Twitter page, she loves to follow sports.
  • According to CEO Elliot Dell’s Facebook page, he loves to spend time outdoors with his children.
  • Some major news from Salt was that it acquired digital recruitment agency Recruit Digital in February 2020 to expand its services to South Africa and in September 2019, it acquired APAC-based firm Xpand to continue increasing its “global talent services.”
  • Some major events from Salt was that it was recognized in the London Stock Exchange Group’s sixth edition of “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report” and in October 2019, it was nominated for two awards at TIARA Awards 2019.

Thirty Madison

  • According to co-founder Steven Gutentag's Facebook page, he enjoys traveling.
  • Gutentag also enjoys the show Curb Your Enthusiasm.
  • According to co-founder Demetri Karagas' Facebook page, he enjoys watching the San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Cowboys, and Svendborg Rabbits.
  • Karagas' also enjoys music by The Score and Bob Sinclar.
  • Some major news from Thirty Madison was that in September 2019, it launched its third brand, Evens, which focuses on helping people who suffer from acid reflux while in February 2020, its brand Cove launched a device to manage migraines.
  • Some major events from Thirty Madison was that it was added to Business Insider’s "Top 15 DTC Brands" in August 2019 and GQ Magazine named its brand Keeps as one of the best Grooming Subscription Boxes for Men.

Tremor Video

  • According to Lior Vainshel’s Facebook page, he enjoys watching the Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball.
  • According to Anthony Flaccavento’s Facebook page, he enjoys football.
  • Some major news from Tremor Video was that it acquired News Corp’s Unruly, which is a video marketplace in January 2020 while in September 2019, it brought its “video advertising platform” to LG smart TVs.
  • Some major announcements from Tremor Video was that it expanded AI and machine-learning technology in its demand-side platform in September 2019 while in May 2019, it launched its Creative Studio, which creates innovative video solutions for brands.
  • In May 2020, Tremor Video’s parent company — Tremor International — appointed Sagi Niri as chief financial officer and Yaniv Carmi as chief operating officer.

Research Strategy

After extensively searching through Tremor Video's website and each of the company's c-suite executives' personal social media pages, including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, we found that the executives have kept their lives very personal. The only public information about them shows their career history and activities at Tremor Video. Among all the company's c-suite executives, we found only two executives that mentioned their non-work related interests.
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Company Press Scan and C-Suite Interests 7

Taptica, AxiomSL, and Cheddar, Inc. announced partnerships and/or acquisitions in the last 12 months. Details on C-suite interests, updates, announcements, and recent changes in executive leadership are presented in rows 33-36 and columns U-W of the attached spreadsheet.

Taptica

  • Rivi Bloch, the CEO at Taptica Performance Division, is passionate about gaming/video games. She is also a member of Global Video Games and Esports.
  • In June 2019, Taptica International was rebranded to Tremor International and became the parent company of Tremor Video, RhythmOne, and Taptica.
  • In April 2019, Taptica acquired RhythmOne (formerly known as Blinkx) for $176 million. Taptica owned 50.1% of the group while RhythmOne owned the remaining 49.9%.
  • Taptica's CFO and Director Yaniv Carmi, became the company's COO and Director.

AxiomSL

  • In September 2019, AxiomSL completed RegCloud's Service Organization Control or SOC 2 Type II audit which confirms the effectiveness of the company's internal controls for data protection and compliance.
  • In October 2019, AxiomSL announced its partnership with Genpact to help financial firms in the implementation of IntegratedModelView in AxiomSL's platform.
  • Recently this month, AxiomSL introduced its regime agnostic offering for Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) to provide its "counterparties with a reliable process for adhering to international reporting obligations".
  • In 2019, David Weber was named as AxiomSL's new CFO and COO, replacing Eyal Amsalem.

Cheddar, Inc.

  • At a very young age of 15, Jon Steinberg, Cheddar's founder and CEO, showed interest in working for Disney because of his skills in computer programming. He is also interested in economics and human behavior.
  • In May 2019, Altice USA bought Cheddar for $200 million and continued being an online news channel designed for millennials.
  • In August 2019, Cheddar's channel focused on education called CheddarK-12 added around 50 original and short-form videos. It became available to Techbook and Discovery Education Experience users.
  • Daniel Schneider was previously the Vice President for Business Development at Cheddar, left the company, and was then hired by Overtime in the second half of 2019.
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Company Press Scan and C-Suite Interests 8

Details on C-suite interests, company news updates, media announcements, and recent changes in executive leadership are compiled for Datto Inc, Guidepoint Global, and Harver. The information has been populated in the attached spreadsheet.

Selected Findings

  • In October 2019, Datto hosted a large European conference for managed service providers.
  • On February 25, 2020, Datto formed a partnership with Intel to allow clients greater control of their remote monitoring and management (RMM).
  • In November 2019, Datto was honored as the 2019 CRN Tech Innovator Award winner.
  • In May 2019, Guidepoint expanded its service offering by launching Insights.
  • In June 2019, Guidepoint began its expansion plans in the Middle East by opening an office in Dubai.

Research Strategy

Only one major event/announcement from Harver in the past 12-months has been provided. We checked the company's websites, press releases and general news search to find as many as possible. We also checked the company's Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages. These sources revealed mostly product reviews.
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Company Press Scan and C-Suite Interests 9

Most of the CEOs from IBG, MobileFuse, and Network to Code appeared in several events last year to talk about their respective company and their plans. IBG and Network to Code have been recognized for their ideas and innovation several times last year. The rest of the information can be found in the attached spreadsheet.

Interactive Brokers Group

  • Thomas Frank, being a physicist, occasionally attends physics lectures and events at MIT.
  • IBG is rated #1 by Barron’s in its 25th annual ranking of The Best Online Brokers.
  • IBG launched IBKR Lite.

MobileFuse

  • Kenneth Harlan filed a patent, “System and Method for Location-Based Advertisement Delivery Verification,” on February 26, 2018.
  • MobileFuse announced that it would expand to Digital Out Of Home (DOOH) networks.
  • CEO Ken Harlan also talked about the future of mobile advertising via TechBytes.

Network To Code

  • Jason Edelman, founder, and CTO, is an author, having co-written O'Reilly's Network Programmability & Automation.
  • John Marchese, the CEO, is featured by CRN as one of the Faces Of The 2019 Next Gen 250.
  • The company announced that its Network Automation Summit will be returning to Interop 2020.

Research Strategy

We began by using the companies' websites to obtain the latest key news and events about the companies in question. Investor and media sub-pages provided the news and press releases that answered "News and Updates" and "Events and Announcements." Where no such pages can be found, third-party news outlets served as a fallback option.

The content of news and events was different among the three companies due to their sizes and market reach. IBG, having a global reach, has a plethora of company news and information from its website and in search engine results, i.e. from new products/features to global rankings. For MobileFuse and Network To Code, little information could be found about new product launches and company news. There was information only about events, interviews, and news features about these companies. This is probably the case because both companies are new entrants in the market, making them a small-scale firm.

Information for C-Suite's interests as well as changes within their ranks was particularly harder to find. We mainly used the C-level executives Linkedin profiles and university pages. However, the three C-suite executives of IBG do not have a Linkedin page. As such, we were not able to get much information about their interests.


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Company Press Scan and C-Suite Interests 10

Results can be found in the linked spreadsheet, columns AD to AF, rows 33 to 37.

News America Marketing

Everything was found on its website, though we did have to go back a little more than one year to get enough articles released by the company.


Parsec Media

The company's website appears barely maintained over the past few years.

Quotient Technology

Most detail was found on the company website.

Research Strategy

We had to go back 13 months to get the minimum amount of news stories for News America. After scouring the biographies and LinkedIn pages of Quotient executives, we were only able to find three non-work-related interests. Given more time, perhaps other social media can be investigated for any presence. There is very little to be found for Parsec, mostly links to outdated blog posts and LinkedIn pages. There was only one news story posted in the past year.
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Company Press Scan and C-Suite Interests 11

Information about Ruder Finn, Social Studies and SoftwareONE has been added to rows 33-37 on the attached spreadsheet.

Selected Findings

  • In January 2020, Ruder Finn appointed Christie Anbar as their Global Healthcare Lead.
  • Social Studies was named number twelve on AdWeek's list of fastest growing agencies this year.
  • SoftwareONE had an initial IPO on the SIX Swiss Exchange last summer.

Research Strategy

Not all of the companies had a sufficient number of news/updated or events in the past 12 months to fulfill the research criteria. We checked the company's websites, press releases and a general news search to find as many as possible.
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Company Press Scan and C-Suite Interests 12

Refer to rows 33-37, columns AJ-AL of the attached spreadsheet for all requested information.

Key Findings

  • The Sill switched to compostable shipping materials in September 2019 to reduce waste as it was previously using bubble wrap to ship products.
  • Tradeweb announced integration with Investortools to drive electronic trading in municipal bonds in October 2019.
  • Troops surpassed 10,000 Users and saw a 178% Year-on-Year Growth in the past year.

Research Strategy

All relevant information was retrieved primarily via each company’s main website. Each company except The Sill had a dedicated blog section with news, updates, events, and announcements. News updates for The Sill were found through other third-party blogs or news sites. C-suite interests were obtained through individual LinkedIn, Instagram, and/or Twitter profiles.

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Company Press Scan and C-Suite Interests 13

The requested information for TULA, Working Families Party, and Zeta Global have been provided in rows 33-37, columns AM-AO of the attached spreadsheet. The interests of the members of the companies’ c-suite include relaxing at beaches, graphic designing, reading, and other activities.

Selected Findings

Research Strategy

Only one major event/announcement from TULA in the past 12-months has been provided. To identify the required information, we first examined content published by TULA. An examination of the company’s website, press releases, and other publications has revealed mostly product reviews and new product launches. Only one major event has occurred in the past 12-months (Masks for Masks donation program). Next, we conducted a press search for external articles on the company. A press search has only provided interviews with company's executive.

Only two interests of the members of Zeta Global’s c-suite have been provided. To identify the required information, we first examined the executives’ profiles on Zeta Global’s website and their individual social media pages. An examination of the profile and social media pages of all eight c-suite members did not mention any information related to interests. Next, we conducted a press search for interviews conducted with the c-suite members. Only David Steinberg (co-founder, chairman, and CEO) and John Sculley (co-founder and vice chairman) have conducted interviews recently. However, only one interest could be identified from each individual.
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Quotes
  • "In late September, stock brokerage became a virtual free-for-all. That’s when Interactive Brokers Group, Thomas Peterffy’s pioneering Greenwich, Conn., brokerage, said it would cut commissions on equity trades to nothing, slipping in ahead of Charles Schwab, which made the same offer days later. "
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  • "Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: IBKR), an automated global electronic broker, reported diluted earnings per share on net income of $0.45 for the quarter ended September 30, 2019, compared to $0.51 for the same period in 2018, and diluted earnings per share on comprehensive income of $0.39 for the quarter, compared to $0.50 for the same period in 2018."
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  • "Within our platform, we understand and optimize to a user’s behavior in real time based on their location and their surroundings instead of simply profiling users. "
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  • "MobileFuse is a location data company that originally specialized in targeted mobile advertising. Ken Harlan, MobileFuse Founder & CEO recently told Mel Stott that the company is now venturing into digital out-of-home segment."
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  • "Meet the Network to Code management team."
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  • "Here we present 25 companies on CRN’s 2019 Next Gen 250 list, highlighting the solution providers that have developed skills, solutions and services around the leading-edge technologies that are driving the IT industry today. "
Quotes
  • "My “superpower” comes from not raising capital and not having a Board. By not having to answer to anyone else, I can focus on our people and products. As a result, our team focuses on what’s right for the long term and not being forced to take shortcuts."
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  • "Next year’s event will be held in Austin, Texas from September 21-24, and we’re excited to join IT professionals from around the country for another year of community-focused programming."
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  • "Tom Frank knew from a young age that he was destined for MIT and in high school, a passionate teacher inspired his love of physics. Since arriving on campus, Tom devoted his life to research and discovery in the field of physics."