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Horowitz was formerly Senior Vice President, General Manager at Bankrate Inc., the leading aggregator of personal finance and mortgage content. At Bankrate, he directed product and business strategy and spearheaded the portal’s transformation into one of the leading destinations that allowed consumers to research and purchase consumer financial products, ranging from mortgages to deposit products to credit cards.
Prior to Bankrate, Horowitz served as Vice President of e-commerce classifieds at AOL and held director positions in business and sales strategy for classifieds and local properties with Yahoo! and GeoCities. He also served as Associate Director of internet marketing for BMG Music Club (Bertelsmann), Director of Internet Venues at eDrive.com and as Online Publicist for Turner Entertainment Group at Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc.
Horowitz received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English from the State University of New York at Oswego.
Prior to that, Brian was CFO of Crown Media Holdings, Inc, a public company operating cable programming networks. Brian also held various finance positions at Hallmark Entertainment, Univision, Hallmark Cards, Inc, and Ernest and Young. He holds a B.S. from the University of Kansas and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Yaffe co-founded FUEL:M+C (Media + Commerce), an early stage investor in digital media and commerce companies, including Maker Studios (sold to Disney), Bureau of Trade (sold to Ebay), and StyleSaint. Previously, Yaffe was a partner in Terry Semel’s Windsor Media, which made investments in Square, Jagex and Scopley, among others.
Yaffe helped start the corporate consulting practice at the Endeavor Talent Agency. He also led Endeavor’s media and technology practice and expanded platform and content development opportunities with artists and corporate clients. James started his career at BBDO in New York.
James is currently on the Board of The Yaffe Center for Persuasive Communications at the University of Michigan. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, marketing and communications from the University of Michigan, where he was also the captain of the golf team.
Prior to joining Ziff Davis, Hicks served as General Counsel and Secretary for: MTM Technologies Inc. a publicly traded IT services provider and product reseller; OutlookSoft Corp. a VC backed international financial software corporation acquired by SAP; and AMICAS Inc. (formerly VitalWorks) a publicly traded medical software corporation.
Hicks also worked on the executive staff of Dennis Vacco, the New York State Attorney General; and was an associate at a New York law firm.
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