Board of Directors
Elisabeth DeMarse is President and Chief Executive Officer of TheStreet, Inc.
Ms. DeMarse is an information and media industry veteran with broad experience in the digital information business, traditional media (television, radio, book and magazine publishing) and new media. Her particular expertise is developing new products and brands. She is a financial services industry expert with extensive US and international business experience in financial information and technology. Her 20-year employment history includes positions as CEO, President and Executive Vice President with such prestigious entities as Bloomberg L.P., where she was one of the principal architects of the company's expansion and growth, Hoover's, Inc., and Citibank. Prior to TheStreet, she served at CEO of CreditCards.com, which she created by acquiring the assets of ClickSuccess in Austin, Texas, and Freedom Marketing in Colchester, UK. Previously, Elisabeth was CEO of Ilife.com, which she transformed into Bankrate.com, and engineered the turnaround of the company, driving exponential growth and creating $450 million in shareholder value. Bankrate was acquired for $560M by APAX in 2009; in 2010 Bankrate acquired Creditcards.com. Her broad range of functional expertise includes: management; top-line growth; technology; operations; brand strategy; marketing; new business ventures; deal negotiations; acquisitions; business turnarounds; and innovative new product development. She is recognized for developing and leading high profile businesses and as an industry spokesperson.
A member of The Committee of 200, DeMarse is a cum laude graduate of Wellesley College, and of Harvard Business School, with an emphasis in marketing.
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.
Keith Hall has been a director of TheStreet, Inc. since November 2012.
Mr. Hall has over 30 years of experience in finance and has served on the board of directors of several public and private companies and has served as chair of various audit, compensation and nominating and governance committees. He is currently a director of MTM Technologies, Inc., Tectura, Inc., and WhiteFence, Inc. Mr. Hall served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LendingTree, Inc., from 1999 to 2007, leading LendingTree's initial public offering in 2000 and its subsequent acquisition by InterActive Corp. in 2003. Prior to LendingTree, Mr. Hall served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for three other publicly traded companies that were subsequently acquired, and prior to that spent over ten years in financial and business development positions with United Technologies Corporation.
Vivek Shah has been a director of TheStreet, Inc. since May 2010.
Mr. Shah is the CEO of Ziff Davis, Inc., a leading digital media company specializing in the technology vertical, reaching over 40 million in-market buyers and influencers each month.
Mr. Shah was formerly group president, digital for Time Inc.'s news, business and sports properties, which include Time.com, Life.com, CNNMoney.com, SI.com, FanNation.com, Golf.com and SIKids.com. Mr. Shah also served as president of the Fortune/Money Group, which included the magazines Fortune, Money and Fortune Small Business and the website CNNMoney.com. Prior to that, Mr. Shah served as president of digital publishing of the group where he oversaw the launch of CNNMoney.com, one of the Web's largest finance sites.
Mr. Shah holds a BA in Political Science from Tufts University.
Mr. Walsh has served as a director of the Company since May 2012. Mr. Walsh currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of GeniusRocket, a provider of crowdsourced advertising media. Prior to GeniusRocket, Mr. Walsh served as Chief Executive Officer (1997 to 2000) and Chairman (2000 to 2001) of VerticalNet, Inc., an e-commerce solutions provider. Prior to joining VerticalNet, Mr. Walsh was a Senior Vice President and corporate officer at America Online, Inc., an internet media company, from 1995 to 1997 and President of GEnie, General Electric’s online service, from 1994 to 1995, following earlier positions with a number of internet and television businesses. Mr. Walsh also has served on the board of directors of numerous for-profit and non-profit organizations, including Day Software (2000 to 2010) and Blackboard Inc. (2000 to 2004).