Board of Directors
Mr. Kramer has over 40 years of experience in media and publishing. He currently serves on the board of directors of Gannett Co., Inc. and previously served Gannett Co., Inc. as President and Publisher of USA TODAY from May 2012 to June 2015. Prior to joining Gannett, he was a media consultant and adjunct professor of Media Management at the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. From January 2008 to January 2010, Mr. Kramer was a Senior Advisor of Polaris Venture Partners. From March 2005 until March 2008, he served in a number of positions at CBS, including President of CBS Digital Media. Prior to joining CBS, he was Chairman, CEO and Founder of MarketWatch, Inc. until its sale to Dow Jones in January 2005. He was Founder, Executive Editor, and President of Data Sport Inc. from 1991-1994 and joined Data Broadcasting Corp. as Vice President in 1994 following its acquisition of Data Sport. Prior to founding Data Sport, he spent more than 20 years in journalism as a reporter and editor, including as Assistant Managing Editor and Metro Editor of the Washington Post and Editor of the San Francisco Examiner. While a journalist, he won several awards for reporting, including the National Press Club Award, and while an editor, his staffs won two Pulitzer Prizes. Mr. Kramer serves on the board of directors of Harvard Business Publishing and the board of trustees of Syracuse University. He was a founding board member and former Chairman of The Online Publishers Association and previously served on the public company boards of Discovery Communications, Inc. (2008-2012), Answers Corp. (2005-2011) and MarketWatch Inc. (1999-2005).
Mr. Cramer graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he was President of The Harvard Crimson. He then worked as a journalist at the Tallahassee Democrat and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, covering everything from sports to homicide, before moving to New York to help start American Lawyer magazine. After a three year stint, Mr. Cramer entered Harvard Law School and received his J.D. in 1984. Instead of practicing law, however, he joined Goldman Sachs, where he worked in sales and trading. In 1987 he left Goldman to start his own hedge fund. While he worked at his fund, he helped start Smart Money for Dow Jones and then in 1996, co-founded TheStreet. In 2000, he retired from active money management to embrace media full-time, including radio and television. Currently, Mr. Cramer is a markets commentator for CNBC and TheStreet. In addition to his daily writing for TheStreet's RealMoney and Action Alerts PLUS, as well as his participation in various video segments on TheStreet TV, Mr. Cramer serves as host of CNBC's Mad Money television program.
Mr. Cramer is the author of "Getting Back to Even," "Confessions of a Street Addict," "You Got Screwed," "Jim Cramer's Real Money," and "Jim Cramer's Mad Money" and is a frequent contributor to New York magazine. He has been featured on 60 Minutes, Nightly News with Brian Williams, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and Today with Katie Couric and Matt Lauer.
Ms. Fay has served as a director of the Company since May 2012 and has over 20 years of experience in the media services industry, with a track record of developing and implementing groundbreaking new models for advertising and media. Since May 2009, Ms. Fay has been an independent consultant providing executive advice to businesses in advertising and technology. From April 2008 to May 2009, Ms. Fay served as Chief Executive Officer of Aegis Media North America, a media and digital marketing communications company, where she was also responsible for launching and growing a significant part of that business during her eleven year tenure. Prior to this position, Ms. Fay served as President of Carat Fusion, Inc., where she managed the growth and integration strategy for the digital and one-to-one agency services that fall within Isobar U.S., Aegis' global network of digital marketing services which Fay helped to launch and grow. During her tenure at Aegis, she converted what began as an interactive media shop to a full service digital marketing agency and led the charge to acquire and integrate five specialist digital marketing firms: Vizium, Lot 21, Freestyle Interactive, iProspect, and Molecular. Ms. Fay serves on the board of directors of several prominent independent digital marketing and advertising companies, such as [x+1], NeoMedia Technologies, Inc., inPowered, Inc., Celtra, Inc., Engauge, Women's Marketing, Inc. and SocialFlow. Ms. Fay also chairs the board of governors for DMG Group, which owns and operates ad:tech, iMedia Summits, CMO Summits and The Digital Collective. In addition, Ms. Fay participates as a board advisor to several startups in the advertising technology space including Evidon Adelphic Mobile, Verve Wireless, Linkable Networks, and associations MITX and the Ad Club of Boston.
Mr. Zacharias has over 40 years of financial related experience in leadership positions among corporate public and private business. He is currently founder and managing partner of Transact Capital Partners, LLC, a financial advisory firm. Since 2006 Mr. Zacharias has served on the board of directors and audit committee chair of Invictus Financial Inc. formerly Stockgroup Media, Inc. From 1997 to 2003 Mr. Zacharias served as board director for Hoovers, Inc. During the 1990’s he served as corporate treasurer of Media General, Inc. and as audit director of a Fortune 1000 company throughout the 1980’s. Mr. Zacharias has also served on various private boards.