Chairman & CEO
Sanjay Sabnani is a serial entrepreneur and business strategist with a long-standing passion for the internet and technology industries and online network community-building. Sabnani has been an active proponent of message boards since 2002, when he acquired General Mayhem (www.genmay.com), his first message-board community. Sabnani has occupied senior executive positions in several publicly held companies: EVP of Strategic Development at Hythiam, Inc. (HYTM); Director of Business Development and Strategy at OSI Systems, Inc. (OSIS); and President and Director at Venture Catalyst, Inc. (VCAT). Sabnani achieved recognition as an expert at each company and its respective industry space, assisting in raising over $200 million in public equity financing for these companies. In addition, Sabnani has served as Chairman of the Board for two distinguished non-profits, Artwallah (arts festival) and TiE SoCAl (venture capital networking), and is also the founder of a California-based charity EndDependence, which grants scholarships for addiction treatment. Sanjay Sabnani is married with three daughters, all currently residing in Porter Ranch, California. Sabnani received his BA in English Literature from UCLA.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Weiss, a CPA with a BBA in Accounting from Emory University, has approximately twenty years of related finance and accounting experience, and most recently headed up finance and business operations for San Francisco Bay Area internet startup, Xtranormal. Prior to that, Mr. Weiss was CFO of Sandbox Industries, based in Chicago, where he helped provide strategic financial management for a hybrid venture capital firm engaged in healthcare fund management, new business incubation, and new business accelerators. Mr. Weiss was also a regional CFO for a Goldman Sachs Partners Company, USI Holdings, and began his career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen LLP.
Vice President of Operations
Rich has over fifteen years of experience in various operations, finance, strategic planning, and corporate development positions across multiple industries. Most recently, Rich was VP of Operations for a publicly traded healthcare services company, and was primarily responsible for managing the delivery and operations of the company's product for health plan clients throughout the US. Rich has also recently consulted for and provided financial expertise to technology clients. Rich is a CPA, and started his career with Ernst & Young in assurance services, working in both the New York and San Francisco offices specializing on banking and technology clients. Rich earned BS in Accounting from NYU and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. He enjoys reading, lap swimming, and spending time with his family.
Vice President of Technology
Taher Scherzay has extensive experience as an entrepreneur, CTO, and systems architect. Prior to joining CrowdGather, Taher was co-founder and CTO of Elexity Systems, LLC, where he created the DentalSenders.com patient communication system that was acquired by Futuredontics, Inc. (1-800-Dentist). Taher has held positions as a software architect at Microsoft where he was instrumental in developing the Live.com, Click-to-Call VOIP service. He has also held software development and management positions at Alcatel-Lucent, Clarent, and Spirent Communications. Taher has also developed and launched MLSListingsOnline.com and ClientMinder.net as CTO.
Vice President of Advertising
Aaron Beck is a leading expert in the digital marketing space and has enjoyed a long and successful career in online advertising. Beck occupied a key role at Move.com, one of the world's largest real estate portals, where he was responsible for increasing ad revenue for the company.
Following Move.com, Beck served as Director of Online Sales at branded entertainment studio Madison Road Entertainment where he helped launch the company's social platform, If.Net. At Madison, Beck was responsible for leading the sales team, developing and implementing marketing strategies and organizing product offerings. Most recently, Beck served in advertising sales at Internet Brands, a leading online publishing network.
PUBLISHERS & FORUM OWNERS
Adisn offers publishers and forum-owners a unique and powerful way to earn money from their online community. Adisn's complete ad-revenue engine helps publishers capture the most value for every impression. Generating income from a forum community is hard on your own - but not when you can leverage being part of a network of hundreds of thousands of sites. Adisn offers the only solution tailor-made for online communities. Define and sell audience segments across your site or network in order to maximize the value of your inventory. Pricing, targeting assignments, and inventory control are all configurable. With Adisn, you have the flexibility to try out displaying ads on your site without any long-term commitments and you can run ads throughout your site or in limited areas.
ADVERTISERS & AGENCIES
Adisn offers you access to a difficult to reach audience - the passionate members of forum communities. Forum users are very influential consumers in the online space. They are far more likely to engage with products online than any other social media. Now anyone from individual businesses to large ad agencies can reach this highly coveted audience on a massive scale. Adisn is an easy-to-use, yet powerful advertising solution, designed to meet the needs of growing businesses. This user-friendly platform gives business owners a cost-effective way to take advantage of deeply engaged audiences on forums. With self-serve advertising, you are in control of your advertising, and you can design a campaign that fits your budget. Registration is easy, and can be done in a few minutes. Niche ad targeting used to be complicated, but it is also a very effective method of reaching a specific audience. With Adisn, you can reach these influencers on our vertical interest network. Adisn offers a unique set of tools for advertisers and agencies to target one of the widest audiences of niche verticals like technology, entertainment, and parenting. We have moderators on each of the sites making sure your brand gets placed in front of premium content. Up until now, it has been very difficult to reach this audience of influencers. Adisn changes all of that. The Adisn ad-management and ad-serving solution helps agencies and advertisers manage the entire scope of digital advertising campaigns. Target your audience segment, geotarget, and OS.
Adisn is a real-time marketplace that helps ad networks and agency holding companies maximize ROI across thousands of sites. Adisn provides you access to the largest network of community publishers. Forums have historically been hard to reach but the Adisn platform changes all of that. Now you have easy-access to engaged and targeted audiences. With Adisn, you can use delivery controls to improve relevance and performance - and with our dynamic selection you get only the impressions you need, when you need them. Working with us, you can modify your campaigns in real-time based on performance criteria.