Gurbaksh is a die-hard internet entrepreneur. In January 1999, he started his first company, ClickAgents at the age of 16. It was one of the first ad networks focused around performance based advertising. Eighteen months later he sold it for $40 million to ValueClick.
In January 2004, he launched his second company, BlueLithium. The company focused on data, optimization, and analytics and became a pioneer in behavioral targeting. BlueLithium was named one of the top 100 private companies in America for three years in a row by AlwaysOn, and in 2006, the company received the highest honor of Top Innovator of the Year. (Previous winners included Google, Skype, and Salesforce.com.) On September 4th, 2007, Yahoo! announced that it was acquiring BlueLithium for $300 million in cash.
Some of his television appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, Bonnie Hunt, EXTRA and Neil Cavuto, among others. He has also been profiled in such publications as The New York Times, Entrepreneur magazine, and The San Francisco Chronicle.
Chahal is also an international best-selling author of "The Dream," the true inspirational tale of his entrepreneurial journey. In September 2009, Chahal launched gWallet, now re-branded as RadiumOne.
On April 29, 2010, Chahal was awarded the Leaders In Management Award and an Honorary Doctorate degree in Commercial Science from Pace University for his career achievements as an entrepreneur.
Bill is the Chief Operating Officer of RadiumOne, providing organizational and operations leadership for the company. Prior to joining RadiumOne, Bill was the Chief Financial Officer of Tapjoy, Inc.
With over 25 years of management experience in online media, he has scaled operations for several companies. Bill has an impressive record of driving growth, efficiency and profitability for technology companies. He has a strong background in developing and implementing strategic plans, motivating high performance teams and managing finance and operations.
Previously, Bill was the Chief Financial Officer of BlueLithium, where he had responsibility for finance and operations. Bill was also responsible for managing the M&A process and the integration of BlueLithium with Yahoo. Pror to BlueLithium, Bill worked with LookSmart, Tacit Software and was a senior partner with KPMG for over twelve years.
Bill has a BA in Geography from the University of Durham, England. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Formerly a Senior Vice President with Specific Media Inc., joined Europe's premium behavioral ad network in late 2005 to lead the expansion into Europe. His Online Advertising experience goes back to 1998, when he opened offices for Valueclick Inc. (NQ: VCLK) in London, Paris, Munich, and Madrid and ran European operations through the company's successful IPO in 2000. He has been a company director for the last eleven years with a primary focus on generating revenue from commercially viable opportunities in Online Media, Licensing, and Brand Development.
He has twenty years of business knowledge and experience in International Operations, Digital Marketing, Media Sales, Intellectual Property and Brand Management with Specific Media, Adviva, Hasbro Inc., Valueclick Inc., The Nest, Associated Newspapers and BMW AG.
His core strengths lie in developing ideas and structure for business strategies that meet the needs of both advertiser/customer and media/brand owner. His mission is to persuasively articulate and demystify the complexity of digital media and to help marketers understand the future issues relating to the strategic use of knowledge and information in developing relationships between consumers, content owners and commerce.
He holds a BA Hons in German & Management Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London.
Mike is responsible for RadiumOne's sales and messaging to agencies and brand advertisers. In addition, he is charged with growing the company's sales force throughout the United States and equipping it with the tools necessary to meet the company's aggressive growth plans.
Prior to RadiumOne, Mike served as the VP of Sales and co-founder at BlueLithium, a second generation ad network. Mike built the BlueLithium sales team and was responsible for bringing in several large advertisers to help launch the company. Prior to BlueLithium, Mike was the Director of Sales at ClickAgents where he was successful in building a sales team and bringing brand advertisers to the ad network fold for the first time. Mike brings over 12 years of digital ad network experience to RadiumOne. He has handled strategic accounts, launched new products, and built sales teams from the ground up. In the process, he has proven himself to be an accomplished manager, skilled in executing integrated sales programs.
Mike holds a degree in Political Science from UC Berkeley.
Alex comes to RadiumOne from Walden Venture Capital, which he joined in October, 1999. At Walden, he sourced numerous investments in digital media and other sectors and represented Walden as both a board member and observer. Before Walden, Alex was a Senior Editor and Senior Columnist at Red Herring magazine, a monthly publication focusing on the business of technology. From April, 1995, until his departure, he was responsible for the magazine's venture capital and digital media coverage and wrote numerous features and cover stories about leading companies and players in Silicon Valley. Alex began his career in entertainment production and investment banking.
Alex graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College.
Prior to joining RadiumOne, Kamal managed the media team at Yahoo! Ad Network. There, she provided leadership and direction in all aspects of the Yahoo Ad Network and also contributed strategic direction after the acquisition of BlueLithium.
Kamal co-founded and developed BlueLithium, a pioneer behavioral targeting ad network. She was instrumental in coordinating design, the flow of all UI features, analytical modeling of optimization algorithms, and the execution of the flagship products. She was also heavily involved in developing new business and building out the team. Prior to BlueLithium, she co-founded ClickAgents and served as the Director of Network Development, where she successfully brought brands to the premium publishers via performance-based initiatives. She has over 12 years of experience in online media buying and is an expert in building stellar products and teams from ground zero.
Kamal holds a Bachelors degree in Science from San Jose State University.
Rebecca Watson has twelve years of experience building digital media startups from the ground up and expertise in monetizing online content. As Vice President of Business Development at RadiumOne, she leads strategic partnerships and was responsible for the launch of two of the fastest-growing social media products on the market: the Po.st URL shortener for brand advertisers and the Po.st sharing tool for publishers. Previously, Rebecca was the Director of Business Development at Real Girls Media where she co-launched DivineCaroline.com, founded the Real Girls Ad Network, and helped position the company for its sale to Meredith Corporation. Prior to that, Rebecca produced the iMedia Summits. She's an Advisor to Women 2.0 and holds a U.S. patent for scientific matchmaking.
Rebecca graduated fifth in her class from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce.
Dimitri is responsible for "making the data work" as well as for product innovation and strategy. He is an acknowledged expert in the field of optimization science and technologies as it applies to digital media and advertisement as well as to a range of other industries. Over the course of his career, Dimitri has led many projects focused on design and implementation of large-scale models for consumer behavior.
Dimitri comes to RadiumOne from RedAril, a data management and audience optimization ad-tech provider, that he co-founded and served as CTO and VP Products and Operations. Prior to Red Aril, Dimitri was VP Product Strategy and Behavioral Targeting at NebuAd, a pioneer in ISP-data based online advertising. Dimitri joined NebuAd from Exigen Group, a technology and services provider for Media, Financial Services, and Insurance customers, where he led the Operational and Strategic Planning group. Prior to Exigen, Dimitri was a management consultant with McKinsey & Co, where he served Fortune 500 clients on a range of business issues, including consumer behavior and marketing as well as technology development and deployment.
Dimitri holds a Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from MIT.
David leads RadiumOne Rewards, our vibrant marketplace for advertisers to engage with social game enthusiasts and drive high value branded experiences with Fortune 500 advertisers. Prior to joining RadiumOne, David had extensive CPA and social media experience, he was Founder and CEO at Formove.com, a venture that connected consumers directly to companies that provide premium mortgages and relocation services online. Prior to Formove.com, David was founder of 123Out.com, nightlife social network that connected social communities and entertainment venues in 12 cities across the US, including New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Chicago. 123out merged with Bluelithium in early 2007. David led Bluelithium's social network division.
Igor is responsible for all aspects of the RadiumOne technology platform and ensures our technical leadership in the social-media advertising marketplace.
Igor was a key member of the engineering team at MIODAT and was instrumental in developing AdRevolver, one of the first ad servers engineered to take advantage of today's rich media ads and high-bandwidth consumer environment. Igor was involved in supporting the AdRevolver architecture for its strategic partnership with BlueLithium. Igor joined Yahoo! through its acquisition of BlueLithium. At Yahoo!, Igor lead the TAO development team to build a next-generation analytics and optimization engine.
Igor holds an MS in Computer Science from Belarusian State University