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  • Carl Rosendorf Advisor

    Carl Rosendorf has been actively involved in the Internet space since 1994, with a specific focus on the business-to-consumer market. Carl established his consulting practice in 2007 with clients including Textbooks.com, AbesMarket.com, Luvo, amongst others.

    Most recently, Carl was President & COO of Gather.com from 2005-October, 2007. Gather is a social networking, social media community website for a 30+ demographic. At Gather, Carl’s responsibilities included marketing, business development, editorial, ad sales and customer service. Investors include McGraw-Hill, Hearst, Jim Manzi and Senator Bill Bradley. Read More

    Prior to Gather.com, Carl was CEO of SmartBargains.com from 2001-2005. SmartBargains is an online retailer of off-price merchandise. During Carl’s tenure, SmartBargains received industry recognition as one of the top 50-ecommerce sites.

    Prior to SmartBargains, Carl was Executive Vice President of Barnes & Noble.com from 1997-2001. Carl was instrumental in transforming Barnes & Noble from a bricks and mortar retailer into a multi-channel retailer with a strong web presence. While at Barnes & Noble.com, Carl was named by AdAge Magazine to the list of 1998 Digital Masters.

    It was in 1994 as one of the founders of Cybersmith, an Internet café company, that Carl first became an Internet entrepreneur. By bringing emerging web and interactive technologies to the general public, Cybersmith received international attention.

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  • Paul Tedeschi Advisor

    Paul started his first youth marketing firm, Collegiate Advantage, as a college student in 1988..pre-internet and pre-cell phones. He believed a niche peer-to-peer agency was the best way for brands to market to students. Collegiate Advantage provided a variety of media and marketing services to both agencies and brands. They worked closely with Barnes & Noble College Bookstores creating campus tours, in store tabling events and creative sampling programs for top brands such as M&M Mars, SC Johnson and American Express. Read More

    Collegiate Advantage also conducted large promotional efforts for Reebok, Citibank, Rolling Stone Magazine, Coca Cola, EA Sports and Sprint. Additionally, Collegiate Advantage created a massive multi-year brand ambassador program for Sprint that generated hundreds of thousands of new student customers per year. Paul sold Collegiate Advantage to Student Advantage in 1998 where he then became the SVP of Partnership Development for the student discount company. CA was rebranded SAMG (Student Advantage Marketing Group) and eventually sold off to Alloy. After Student Advantage, Paul joined Woolf Associates, a sports marketing agency, as their CMO. Woolf’s corporate clients included John Hancock, Fleet, EMC, Stop & Shop and Liberty Mutual. Paul took his interest in sports marketing to Host Communications (now IMG College) in 2000 where as an SVP, he sold the NCAA Corporate Partnership program to companies including Monster.com. In 2002, Paul co-founded Mr. Youth and served as the CEO until the sale of the business in October, 2008. Mr. Youth’s clients included VS Pink, Microsoft, Neutrogena, MSN, Chase, Red Bull, Google, Valvoline, Calvin Klein, Playstation, Mountain Dew, JetBlue, Butterfinger, GM and Bandai. In 2004, Paul managed the acquisition of CollegeFest by Mr. Youth, an event he first attended in 1986 as a student at Boston University. In late 2008 Paul joined the AVP Pro Beach Voleyball Tour and served as their CMO working with the tour’s sponsors that included Nivea, Crocs, Paul Mitchell, Bud Light, Johnsonville, Barefoot Wines, Nature Valley, Malibu Rum, PopChips and Rockstar. Paul is currently the General Manager of SUMM Agency, a division of StudentUniverse. Read Less

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  • Donald W. Moorman, M.D., FACS Advisor

    Dr. Moorman is a recognized expert in surgical safety, interdisciplinary team performance and surgical quality assessment. He has had a recognized career as a surgical clinician, educator and administrator, recognized as “One of America’s Top Surgeons”. He has held academic appointments as associate professor or professor at Northeast Ohio Medical School, the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, Temple University College of Medicine and the Harvard Medical School.

    Dr. Moorman is now focusing his professional efforts on health care quality, patient safety and patient empowerment through education. A long-term student of medical error, he has developed programs to better identify and analyze error, implement remedial actions, provide factual transparency and appropriate apology when medical outcomes are suboptimal. He also has significant experience in value based healthcare delivery. Read More

    He has been a leader promoting these efforts within the American College of Surgeons, and currently provides expertise to the Institute of Healthcare Improvement as member of both the Advisory Group for the IHI course on Quality Improvement for Chairs and Chiefs and as a member of the Surgical Safety Advisory Panel. He has been an invited consultant for the AORN Board of Directors, as well as hospital systems and healthcare consultants. Read Less

  • Dr. Shay David

    Dr. Shay David is a scholar and serial entrepreneur who specializes in collaborative and open-source information and communication systems. Headquartered in NYC, with over 150,000 publishers, universities and enterprises worldwide who have integrated Kaltura’s open source video platform, the company is the world leader in the field. At Kaltura Shay oversees sales, business development, corporate development and strategy. Shay is also, a founding member of the Open Video Alliance, an organization dedicated to open standards for video. Read More

    Prior to Kaltura, Shay was a co-founder of several software startups and consulted on open systems to Fortune 500 companies like Toyota. Shay holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, from Tel-Aviv University, and an M.A. from New York University where his interdisciplinary research thesis focused on the political economy of free and open source software and file sharing networks. Shay wrote his PhD dissertation on “Participatory information networks” at Cornell University and he is also a fellow at The Information Society Project at the Yale Law School (http://isp.law.yale.edu) where he has done his Post-doc work on issues of access to knowledge. Shay has published extensively in leading academic and industry journals, and has presented his work all over the world. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.

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  • James Kenigsberg

    James Kenigsberg is 2U’s Chief Technology Officer and a 2U founding team member. James is an entrepreneur and technology evangelist who finds the passion and fun in using technology to improve education. At 2U, James has translated his passion for technology into creating award-winning learning management platforms, client relationship management systems, mobile applications, and cloud-based architectures. He also takes great pride in building the industry's most impressive and driven technology team at 2U, Inc. Read More

    Prior to 2U, James led the technology and product team at The Princeton Review where he created and managed the company’s award-winning assessment products. He was also formerly a part of technology and product development teams at Thomson Financial and Ogilvy & Mathers.

    James enjoys hard work, fun, practicing martial arts, life-long learning, studying the art of creating and efficient and exceptional technology solutions, and being a self-proclaimed meat-a-tarian. He is also very proud of his family and heritage.

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