Executive Team

Ari Jacoby
Ari Jacoby
Ari Jacoby is CEO and Co-Founder of Solve Media. Previously, Ari co-founded VoiceStar, which was acquired in Sept 2007 by Marchex (Nasdaq: MCHX). Previously he served as a senior consultant in the Business-to-Business division at Google. Before joining Google, Ari served as Director of Business Development for Reed Business Information-US, a division of Reed-Elsevier. Previously, Ari was the founder and CEO of Newsletters.com, where he led efforts in content aggregation, syndication, and affinity channel sales leading up to an acquisition by MarketResearch.com in 2000. Ari is a graduate of Georgetown University with a BA in Government.
Todd Lieberman
Todd Lieberman
Todd Lieberman is President and Co-Founder of Solve Media. Previously he was CEO of VoiceStar, acquired in Sept 2007 by Marchex (Nasdaq: MCHX). Prior to VoiceStar, Lieberman was the CTO and founder of Apartment Solutions, a residential real estate SaaS CRM and lead-generation service with over four million apartments under contract. Prior leadership roles include Senior Software Engineer at Strategic Management Group (SMG) where he was the developer of an online distance learning server. Todd holds a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government from American University.
Stu Libby
Stu Libby
Stu Libby is Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder of Solve Media. He previously worked at Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) as one of DoubleClick's top sales executives responsible for advertising agency new business development efforts in North & South America. He joined DoubleClick from Root Markets, an open marketplace for buying and selling consumer leads. Root Markets acquired LeadFilter where he was a principal. Stu previously served as CEO and Co-Founder of Campus Solutions, the leading online publisher of coupons for college students at its time. He graduated from Quinnipiac University with a BS in Marketing.
Jeffery Weisberg
Jeffrey Weisberg
Jeffrey Weisberg is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Solve Media. Previously, he served as CTO of Voicestar, (Nasdaq: MCHX), where he led development efforts and managed the engineering team. Prior to Voicestar, he founded OpNet, one of the first ISPs in the Philadelphia region, and served as the Chief Technology Officer at Internet Service Provider NetReach. At NetReach Jeff oversaw all engineering, architecture, and security of TCP/IP network and UNIX servers. Jeff is an expert in internet applications, scaling, and network technologies, with specific expertise in network security. He holds a BS in Engineering and Applied Science as well as an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester.
John Cappiello
John Cappiello
John Cappiello is Executive Vice President, Product at Solve Media. Previously, John was Director of Product Engineering at VoiceStar, acquired in Sept 2007 by Marchex (Nasdaq: MCHX). Prior to VoiceStar, he was in research and development at IC Group (PoBox.com, ListBox.com), where he helped direct the evolution of core products. Underscoring his experience in optimizing products for market, John was CTO, VP at DOTmed.com, where he took a rough implementation and rebuilt it into complete and polished product. He then rounded out the product offering with complementary sets of features that drove repeat business and built brand loyalty. John attended the University of Maryland, College Park and Deerfield Academy.
Kyle Waxman
Kyle Waxman
Kyle Waxman is Executive Vice President, National Advertising Sales at Solve Media. Kyle joins Solve with 18 years of senior leadership experience in online advertising sales. He has held Strategic VP, National Sales positions within two organizations acquired by The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS): Babble Media and Kaboose, Inc. In both cases Kyle built and managed world class advertising sales teams, delivered aggressive year over year revenue growth, and was an active participant/consultant in integrating new sales platforms into Disney's online portfolio. Prior to this, Kyle founded two online companies, including CampSearch.com which was acquired by Kaboose in 2004.
Jim Bugden
Jim Bugden
Jim Bugden is the Chief Financial Officer of Solve Media. Jim has worked in the venture backed, technology start-up space since 2000. He most recently worked as SVP Finance at Rent the Runway, a luxury dress rental service based in New York City. Prior to that, he was CFO at myYearbook.com, the leading social network for meeting new people. myYearbook was acquired by QuePasa, Inc. in November 2011. Jim was also the lead finance professional for TurnTide, the maker of world's first anti-spam router, which was acquired by Symantec in 2006. Jim graduated from the University of Delaware with a BS in Accounting and earned his CPA during his 7 years with Deloitte.
Patrick Iselin
Patrick Iselin
Patrick Iselin is Vice President of Business Development at Solve Media, where he oversees publisher development and strategic partnerships. Before Solve Media, Patrick was a Director of Sales at Marchex, working with large publishers and agencies to help them track the results of direct response campaigns on and offline . At VoiceStar, Patrick was the Director of Inside Sales, where he built and managed a team that contributed to 13% growth month over month and the eventual acquisition by Marchex in 2007. Patrick studied English Literature at Penn State University.

Board of Directors

Chris Fralic
Chris Fralic
Chris Fralic is a Partner at First Round Capital. Previously, he served as VP of Business Development at del.icio.us which was acquired by Yahoo! in December 2005, where he focused on distribution partnerships to integrate del.icio.us across a broad set of browsers, tools and publishing partners. Chris has over 25 years of technology industry experience, including significant Internet sales and business development roles since 1996. Fralic currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Leader to Leader Institute (formerly the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management), and has taught graduate-level classes at Temple, Drexel, Rutgers and Eastern University. Chris is an advisor at First Growth Venture Network, a member of the Philly.com Digital Advisory Board, and has attended and been involved with the TED Conference since 1994 and helped launch TEDTalks, which have been viewed over 100 million times. Chris earned his BS in Finance from Villanova University, and his MBA from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.
Scott Johnson
Scott Johnson
Scott is a seasoned high tech entrepreneur and venture investor. Notable past investments include EnerNOC (Nasdaq ENOC) and Massive (acquired by Microsoft). He currently holds a seat on the Board of Directors of Pontiflex, Solve Media, Image Space Media and Fashion Playtes. Prior to co-founding NAV and its predecessor, DFJ New England, Scott was the East Coast partner of the Cambridge Technology Capital Fund. There he oversaw investments in E.piphany, Silknet, Digital Think, and WebLogic. Before that, he co-founded InterSense, Inc., a 3D visualization technology company. Scott began his career as a software engineer and early employee of Cambridge Technology Partners, a global systems integration and consulting company. He holds a BS in Operations Research from Cornell University and a MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management.
Ian Schafer
Ian Schafer
Ian Schafer, CEO and Founder of Deep Focus (a part of Engine USA), is one of advertising's most influential voices in interactive marketing and social media. Prior to founding Deep Focus in 2002, Ian was Vice President of the New Media division of Miramax Films. Deep Focus is an award-winning engagement and innovation agency boasting a client roster that includes brands such as AMC, Microsoft, Capital One, WellPoint, The National Association of Realtors, Samsung, and MoMA. Under Ian's guidance, Deep Focus has been lauded for its expertise and excellence at using digital media, technology, creative, and communications strategies to create engaging, value-driven experiences that get people talking. The Emmy®-nominated firm has been responsible for many memorable, award-winning efforts over the years including 2009's MadMenYourself.com, and has been the recipient of numerous distinctions, including several Webby Awards and a Cannes Gold Lion.
Paul Martino
Paul Martino
Paul is a serial entrepreneur and Managing Director of Bullpen Capital. Prior to Bullpen, Paul was the CEO and founder of Aggregate Knowledge. In 1997, Paul founded Ahpah Software, a computer security firm that was the result of his work as a Ph.D. student at Princeton University. Paul's tools for reverse engineering and obfuscation were first used by the premier security lab, the Princeton Secure Internet Programming Lab (SIP). In 1999, Ahpah Software was acquired by InterTrust Technologies. In 2003, Paul formed Tribe Network, one of the first social networks, with Mark Pincus, Chris Law, and Valerie Syme. At Tribe, Paul invented several core patents related to social networking. Tribe's assets were acquired by Cisco and are the cornerstone of Cisco's Entertainment Operating System (EOS). In 2005, Paul and Chris Law founded Aggregate Knowledge, a campaign and audience analytics firm focused on the advertising industry. Paul has personally invested in the first rounds of Zynga, PayNearMe, and TubeMogul and holds a BS in Mathematics from Lehigh University and a Masters in Computer Science from Princeton University.
Ari Jacoby
Ari Jacoby
Ari Jacoby is CEO and Co-Founder of Solve Media. Previously, Ari co-founded VoiceStar, which was acquired in Sept 2007 by Marchex (Nasdaq: MCHX). Previously he served as a senior consultant in the Business-to-Business division at Google. Before joining Google, Ari served as Director of Business Development for Reed Business Information-US, a division of Reed-Elsevier. Previously, Ari was the founder and CEO of Newsletters.com, where he led efforts in content aggregation, syndication, and affinity channel sales leading up to an acquisition by MarketResearch.com in 2000. Ari is a graduate of Georgetown University with a BA in Government.
Todd Lieberman
Todd Lieberman
Todd Lieberman is President and Co-Founder of Solve Media. Previously he was CEO of VoiceStar, acquired in Sept 2007 by Marchex (Nasdaq: MCHX). Prior to VoiceStar, Lieberman was the CTO and founder of Apartment Solutions, a residential real estate SaaS CRM and lead-generation service with over four million apartments under contract. Prior leadership roles include Senior Software Engineer at Strategic Management Group (SMG) where he was the developer of an online distance learning server. Todd holds a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government from American University.