Meet the Team

Dailybreak Media’s Management Team

John FedermanChairman & CEO
What is your role at Dailybreak?
Building on a background of driving revenue and profit through innovative media platforms, I am responsible for the company’s strategic direction, growth and corporate vision.

Where were you prior to Dailybreak?
My past experience includes being CEO of Searchandise Commerce (sold to Rich Relevance), innovators of paid search for retail sites; CEO of Click-to-Call pioneer eStara through its  acquisition by Art Technology Group (ATG); Co-founder, president and CEO of Dotomi; CEO of NewMediary through its sale to CNet Networks; President and CEO of AdSmart, driving tenfold growth and sale to Engage.  I started at Ziff-Davis Publishing serving in many roles, ultimately as publisher of PC Week.
What excites you about Dailybreak?
There’s a lot that excites me at Dailybreak: the product, the team and the opportunity, of course. But above all is being witness to the way that consumers engage when they raise their hands for gamified content … actions are amplified and everyone wins.
Jared StenquistCTO/Founder
What do you do at Dailybreak?
As CTO, I am responsible for keeping all systems running, and managing emerging issues as they arise.

Where were you before Dailybreak?
I work as the advisor to several startups, and served on the technology team for the 2008 Mitt Romney Presidential Campaign, building the “Five Brothers Blog”, one of the most popular presidential campaign blogs to date. I also have a strategic development firm and have built a range of applications including CallerIDtest and Parktap.
What's your favorite part of Dailybreak?
Working at Dailybreak gives me the opportunity experiment with new technologies and directly utilize them to help our company and clients get better results with less cost.
Boris RevsinEVP/Founder
What is your role at Dailybreak?
I am the Executive Vice President of Business Development and Strategy.  I work with major accounts and content partners to create enormous value on both sides. I am directly involved in marketing and sales process, and oversee efforts to grow our reach and distribution across all demographics.

What brought you to Dailybreak?
I have been an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember. Dailybreak, in all of its previous forms and iterations, was the natural outlet for us to express our desire to create a world-changing business.

What's your favorite part of Dailybreak?
I love working at Dailybreak because of the amazing team we’ve built across the entire company. I believe we have some of the brightest minds in our industry working to create the engagement platform for the future!

Gregg ManningVice President, Product
What is your role at Dailybreak?
I run the product team, interfacing with Content, Project Management, Sales and Development. My main focus is driving the evolution of the product line.

Where were you prior to Dailybreak?
Prior to joining, I was a customer of Dailybreak at Edvisors.  There,  I was responsible for setting the strategic vision for all Edvisors products and services and running a product team focused on creating innovative tools, informative content and indispensable resources that educate, engage, and encourage students.

What excites you about Dailybreak?
I have to start with the team. There’s so much energy and so many smart people here. Dailybreak is constantly evolving as it leverages two dynamic concepts: gamification and native advertising. This is challenging but having an influence on shaping the product is my favorite part of Dailybreak.  

Josh GinsbergVice President, Sales
What do you do at Dailybreak?
As VP of Sales, I’m responsible for managing the overall sales process, setting appropriate metrics and implementing sales strategies with our team to achieve quarterly goals. In addition, I maintain key customer relationships, develop and implement strategies for expanding the company’s customer base.

Where were you prior to Dailybreak?
Prior to joining Dailybreak, I was a top sales performer in the beverage industry at the Boston Beer Company.
What's your favorite part of Dailybreak?
Tough one, because there is so much goodness here. However, my favorite part of working at Dailybreak would have to be working together with our passionate team of entrepreneurs to transform the conversation between brands and consumers. Seeing how far we have come is impressive, but it is nothing compared to what we are going to accomplish.
Nancy LibermanChief Marketing Officer
What do you do at Dailybreak?
As CMO, I manage  the company’s branding and positioning, corporate communications, lead generation, sales support and product marketing initiatives.

Where were you prior to Dailybreak?
I worked at email marketing company IMN as CMO, and prior to that, I worked as Vice President, Marketing at Searchandise Commerce, held senior marketing roles at eStara through its acquisition by ATG, EnvoyWorldWide and Clarke & Company Public Relations. My career began at  Ziff Davis Publishing in a variety of sales and marketing roles supporting PC Week.
What's your favorite part of Dailybreak?
What stands out to me the most is the energy of the team. Everyone is pulling in the same direction, and is having a great time doing so.

Investors

Burton McGillivray
Burton McGillivrayPresident
Background
Burton E. McGillivray is the President at Cloquet Capital Partners LLC.  Prior to the formation of Cloquet Capital, he was with One Equity Partners (previously First Chicago Equity Capital), Continental Illinois Venture Corp., and Carlisle Enterprises, LLC.

Board Activity
He serves as a Director of Corente, Inc., Micromatic LLC, Napoleon Stone, Insight Management, FarmLogix and uReach Technologies Inc.
Miscellaneous
Mr. McGillivray received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School in 1984 and an A.B. degree in Economics from Harvard College in 1979.
<strong>Bob Davis</strong>
Bob DavisGeneral Partner
Background
A member of the Highland team since 2001, Bob focuses primarily on digital media and the internet. Prior to Highland, Bob served as the CEO of Terra Lycos and was the Founder of Lycos.

Board Activity
Bob is presently on the boards of Dailybreak, Gemvara, NameMedia, OpenSky, Handybook and SessionM.
Miscellaneous
The best-selling author of Speed Is Life and a former advisor to President Clinton, Bob is sought out by companies and Congress alike for his digital media expertise. He currently serves as a Trustee for Children’s Hospital Trust Board, The Rivers School and on the Board of Advisors for the Boston College Carroll School of Management.
<strong>Jon Auerbach</strong>
Jon AuerbachPartner
Background
For 12 years, Jon backed teams in almost every aspect of mobile, from advertising to infrastructure, service providers, spectrum and applications. Before CRV, he was general partner at Highland Capital Partners, leading mobile where he led or co-led investments in Quattro Wireless (sold to Apple), Starent Networks, (IPO, sold to Cisco), Optasite (sold to SBA Communications), and CCTV (sold to TerreStar).

Board Activity
Jon currently sits on the boards of affirmed, Fiksu, sessionM and Public Mobile in addition to Dailybreak.
Miscellaneous
Prior to investments, Jon spent a decade in media at the Dow Jones Co. and the New York Times. He holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
<strong>Matthew Hanson</strong>
Matthew HansonInvestment Professional
Background
Matthew Hanson joined GSV as a New York-based partner with GSV Asset Management in January 2012. Prior to GSV, he served as Head of Corporate Finance for ThinkEquity Partners, where Matt helped oversee the firm’s equity underwriting activity, raising $2.5 billion across 30 transactions. He also managed internal M&A activity and corporate development on behalf of the firm’s Management Committee.

Board Activity
Matt is a member of Dailybreak’s Board of Directors.
Miscellaneous
Matt also served as Investment Banker in the Global Corporate & Investment Banking Division at Bank of America Securities, LLC. Matt began his career in the Private Wealth Management Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co. as a Financial Analyst helping to manage $3 billion for ultra-high net worth families, foundations, and charitable trusts.