Cathie Black served as the chairman and president of Hearst Magazines, a division of Hearst Corporation, from 1996 to 2010. During her tenure at Hearst Magazines, overseeing both the print and digital operations, she steered the global expansion of over 200 publications, among them Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, and Good Housekeeping, as well as launched some of the publishing company’s most successful new titles, including O, The Oprah Winfrey Magazine, and Food Network Magazine, and was a strong advocate for digital innovation.
Prior to joining Hearst, Black served as President and CEO of the Newspaper Association of America. Black also served as president and publisher of USA Today, joining the newspaper when it was just a year old, and was widely credited for helping turn it into the number one newspaper in the U.S. Before her time in the newspaper business, Black was the publisher of New York Magazine, the first woman publisher of a consumer weekly in the country. She began her career in advertising sales.
Black served on the boards of The Coca-Cola Company, Gannett Co. Inc., Hearst Corporation, and IBM and now is a board advisor and investor to several early stage companies. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, author of the best-selling book Basic Black, and has appeared on Forbes and Fortune’s lists of the most powerful women in business on numerous occasions.
Eric has been a member of our board of directors since 2012. Eric has served as a general partner at August Capital since 2010 and as co-founder and general partner at Lobby Capital since 2021.
Eric’s investing experience includes more than 25 years of backing leading consumer marketplace and eCommerce providers (e.g., Blue Nile, Zulily, Ebates, STANCE), financial service and insurance technology companies (e.g., Avant, Amount, Kin Insurance), SaaS platform businesses (e.g., HouseCallPro, FourKites), and advertising infrastructure providers (e.g., PubMatic, Integral Ad Science).
Eric’s transactional experience includes serving as Co-Head of Technology Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch & Co. and as an Executive in Residence at Golden Gate Capital. Eric’s operating experience includes serving as Chief Financial Officer for several public and private companies including Provide Commerce (acquired by Liberty Media Interactive), IKANO Communications, Inc., Authorize.Net (acquired by Go2Net) and Einstein Noah Bagel Corporation, which he helped take public.
A native Chicagoan, Eric received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
As President of Zillow, Susan leads the Premier Agent business and oversees the buyer and seller product teams, StreetEasy and the corporate relations function, which includes internal and external communications, government relations and social impact. Susan joined Zillow in October 2012 after the company’s acquisition of Buyfolio, a co-shopping platform for real estate agents and their homebuyers that she co-founded in 2009. Prior to Buyfolio, Susan co-founded the award-winning travel website SeatGuru, which was acquired by Expedia in 2007.
Susan is recognized as a leader in the industry, having been named by Inman as one of 33 people who are changing the real estate industry.
Susan earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Johns Hopkins University and currently sits on their Board of Trustees.
A serial entrepreneur, Amar founded PubMatic in 2006, serving as the company’s first CEO until his brother, Rajeev Goel, took the helm as the company’s current CEO. As Founder, Chairman & Chief Innovation Officer, Amar runs PubMatic’s marketplace group, which is focused on increasing liquidity and driving monetization for the publishers on PubMatic’s platform. As part of this role, Amar is responsible for the machine learning team and runs the EMEA and APAC regions. As Chairman of the Board he is responsible for helping PubMatic’s Board and management team drive the company’s overall strategy.
In addition to PubMatic, Amar also founded several other companies, including Komli Media, the leading independent advertising technology platform in the APAC region. Amar served as Founder and Chairman of Komli from 2006 through 2013, assuming the role of Founder and CEO in late 2013, a position he held until selling Komli Media in September 2015 when he rejoined PubMatic in a more active day-to-day role. As a 19-year-old student at Harvard University, Amar co-founded Chipshot.com. Over five years he grew the business to approximately $30M in annual sales, making Chipshot.com the fastest-growing ecommerce website at that time. In addition to founding his own companies, Amar has extensive experience in digital media and advertising, previously leading sales for a digital advertising business for Microsoft in the US, and working at McKinsey & Co. and Netscape in a variety of consulting and engineering roles.
As an entrepreneur, Amar raised over $100M in venture capital and hired more than 1,000 employees around the globe, generating several hundred million dollars per year in revenue at peak.
He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University.
Rajeev co-founded PubMatic in 2006, based on the belief that publishers are underserved from a technology and services perspective, and set out to build a software company focused on publishers. Under his leadership, the company has grown and matured into a publicly traded enterprise with more than 600 employees and 15 offices around the world. PubMatic’s trajectory has been fueled by a commitment to strong company culture, rapid innovation, and owned and operated technology infrastructure.
Rajeev is a serial entrepreneur with experience navigating large enterprises. Prior to PubMatic, he co-founded Chipshot.com, an online retailer of custom-built golf equipment, where he served as vice president of technology and led product management and development. In addition, Rajeev was a product marketing director at SAP, where he was responsible for global go-to-market strategy for new products. Prior to joining SAP, he was a principal at Diamond Management and Technology Consultants, a consulting firm for Fortune 2000 clients, where he led teams on technology strategy engagements.
Rajeev serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the IAB. He is also a Trustee at The Johns Hopkins University. Rajeev holds a master’s degree in Computer and Information Technology from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Political Science and Spanish from The Johns Hopkins University.
Mr. Shulman holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Accounting from Tel Aviv University and a Master of Business Administration from College of Management Academic Studies.
Ms. Glaser holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.