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.
Erwin Eichmann is Chief Business Officer of TheStreet, Inc.
An expert in business development and legal advice, Mr. Eichmann has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Eichmann most recently held the position of Chief Operating Officer, IT Sourcing and Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, where he worked for 11 years negotiating deals for global wealth management, technology and operations. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Eichmann held positions at CNBC.com as VP of Corporate Development and NBC Television as principal legal counsel for NBC's Interactive Media Group. Earlier in his career, he worked in the M&A group at Shearman & Sterling.
Mr. Eichmann received his Juris Doctor from the Stanford Law School and A.B. degree in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Yale University.
John C. Ferrara is Chief Financial Officer of TheStreet, Inc.
Mr. Ferrara brings more than 25 years of experience in operations, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, business development, strategic planning and corporate governance. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Ferrara most recently held the position of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer since 2011 of Invmetrics Holdings, Inc. (formerly RogersCasey, LLC). Prior to Invmetrics, Mr. Ferrara served as Chief Financial Officer of EDGAR Online Inc., a provider of company data and public filings for equities, mutual funds and other publicly traded assets, from March 2008 to March 2010. Prior to EDGAR Online, Mr. Ferrara served as Interim Chief Financial Officer and Consultant of GAMCO Investors, Inc. (formerly, Gabelli Asset Management Inc.), a publicly traded investment management company, from May 2006 to December 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Ferrara served as Chief Executive Officer and President of The
Mr. Ferrara is a graduate of the Columbia University Business School.
Mr. Chopin is a seasoned technology professional that has spent his entire career in the financial services industry creating and operating sophisticated solutions for the trading, research and information publishing sectors. Most recently, Mr. Chopin was CTO of EDGAR Online where he created advanced analytic and compliance solutions for exchange listed companies.
Prior to EDGAR Online, Mr. Chopin was CTO of E-Tran, Inc., a provider of payment and private label electronic bill-pay solutions to financial institutions. In 1995, Stefan founded Pequot Systems Inc., to develop strategic e- business technology solutions for the financial services community. Pequot was subsequently acquired by iXL Inc. to form the basis of a Financial Services Industry Practice. Mr. Chopin assumed the role of CTO for the Financial Industry Practice at iXL and developed sophisticated trading and web-based wealth management solutions for international banks. Prior to Pequot, he was Vice President of Engineering for Micrognosis, Inc. Micrognosis was a leading provider of high-end trading room solutions for the global financial services community. Mr. Chopin started his career at Singer & Friedlander, Ltd, a UK merchant bank. In 2010, he was awarded two patents relating to the display and analysis of financial information.
Ms. Link performs all portfolio management functions which includes developing a macro outlook and market strategy, thorough analysis and careful stock selection while managing the fund in a manner that allows subscribers to follow and emulate her thoughts and actions. She also writes a weekly summary report of the portfolio, highlighting strategy, latest analysis and ranking of each stock in the fund. Stephanie promotes the product through weekly videos, both independently and with Jim Cramer, which are featured on The Street's website.
As Chief Investment Officer, she oversees all premium content which includes RealMoney, RealMoney Pro, OptionsProfits as well as other premium newsletters including Breakout Stocks and Stocks Under $10. Stephanie is a CNBC contributor and regularly appears on Fast Money Halftime, Closing Bell, Squawk Box and The Kudlow Report.
Vanessa J. Soman is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at TheStreet, Inc.
Ms. Soman has over 15 years of experience advising senior leadership in a wide variety of industries. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Soman was Vice-President and Associate General Counsel at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., where she was responsible for SEC/Corporate Governance, Intellectual Property, Licensing, Privacy, and Employment matters. Prior to Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Ms. Soman held positions at Kaplan, Inc. as Associate General Counsel, and Sears Holdings as Assistant General Counsel. Earlier in her career, she was a trademark associate at Finnegan Henderson. Ms. Soman began her career as a trademark examining attorney at the U.S.P.T.O.
Ms. Soman received her Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and a M.A. in Politics, also from The Catholic University of America. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Howard University.