Mike Stacy id the current ID90T’s Chief Executive Officer. Previously CEO of Groople.com, Mike Stacy raised $13M in venture financing, hired an entirely new management team and oversaw the complete redevelopment of Groople’s technology, ultimately executing the sale of Groople.com to a travel management company. Prior to joining Groople, he was President of CheapTickets.com, a leading online travel website owned by Cendant. He led a turnaround which resulted in Cheap Tickets’ first time profitability and status as the fastest growing online travel site in 2004.
Earlier positions included Senior Vice President of Consumer Marketing and E-commerce at Clear Channel Entertainment and five years at Travelocity, including four years as Senior Vice President of Consumer Marketing, where he led the company’s branding and customer experience efforts. While at Travelocity, Mike was twice named a Rising Star by Travel Agent magazine. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.
David C. Bohnett
David Bohnett is a philanthropist and technology entrepreneur. He is currently serving as Chairman of the David Bohnett Foundation, Chairman of the Board of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Board Member of the California Community Foundation and Trustee of amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
In 1994, he founded GeoCities, a media company that was once ranked one of the four most trafficked sites on the Web. GeoCities became publicly traded on NASDAQ and was acquired by Yahoo!
David has been an active partner in Xdrive.com, Wireimage.com, Stamps.com and LowerMyBills.com, and held various positions in the software industry for Legent and Goal Systems. He started his career as a staff consultant with Accenture (then Anderson Consulting) in Los Angeles. His academic credentials include an M.B.A in Finance from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
David’s many awards and distinctions include Los Angeles Business Journal’s Technology Leader of the Year, Time Digital’s Top 50 Cyber Elite, and Entrepreneur of the Year for Southern California. He and his significant other currently reside in Beverly Hills, California.
In addition to a large reservoir of solid business skills and judgment, Jeff brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and connections in the transportation and distribution space where he spent the bulk of his career.
Located in Dallas, Jeff spent 14 years with American Airlines, managed the legal separation of Sabre, Inc. from AA and left to become EVP and Chief Financial Officer of the stand-alone company in 1998.
Over his 13 years at Sabre, both as Chief Financial Officer and as EVP Corporate Development, Jeff managed the Sabre initial public offering, completed over 25 acquisitions and divestitures of over $8 billion in value, served on the Board of Travelocity, managed the globalization of the Sabre organization, and completed sale of the company to a group of private equity firms, thereby taking Sabre, Inc. private.
Currently Jeff serves on the Boards of Rent-A-Center, a $2.8 billion public rent-to-own retail space company and of Getty Images.
Jeff is a graduate of Dartmouth College and has an MBA from the Northwestern’s Kellogg Business School. He serves as Chair of Parents Advisory Committee of Carleton College and as an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees.
Peter Lee is a Partner at Baroda Ventures and was previously an investor at Clearstone Ventures and Prism Ventures.
Prior to entering venture capital, he was the Vice President of Operations and Product Management at Goldpocket (acquired by Ericsson), a startup developing a platform for creating, distributing and managing interactive TV digital media systems.
Earlier, Peter was a manager with McKinsey, where he focused on the digital media, consumer electronics, and internet industries. He also worked as a product manager at Microsoft in their wireless device group as well as at Virtual Ink (acquired by Dymo Corp), a venture-backed startup in the consumer electronics and internet space.
Peter earned his BS and MS in engineering from MIT where he was elected into the Tau Beta Pi Honor Society and was awarded a full-tuition graduate fellowship. He also holds an MBA, with Honors, from Harvard Business School.
Peter currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and 2 boys.
Kathy Misunas currently serves as an advisor and Board Director to various businesses and acts as a principal of Essential Ideas, a consultancy specializing in global travel & tourism and consumer retailing fields. She most recently was CEO of AirTreks, a San Francisco-based travel company (aka High Adventure Travel) specializing in multi-continent international travel planning and fulfillment.
Previously, Ms. Misunas was CEO of Reed Travel Group, a global publishing enterprise. During her tenure at Reed, Ms. Misunas oversaw several businesses including publications such as OAG, Travel Weekly and Weissmann Travel Reports – as well as technology, services and marketing units such as TravelNet, Utell International and ABC Corporate Services. She also served on the Executive Committee of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
Ms. Misunas started her career as a reservations sales agent for American Airlines in Washington, D.C., and quickly moved into the newly created AA marketing organization which supported the sale and implementation of the Company’s SABRE computer system to the retail distribution network of travel agents and related suppliers. Advancing through the SABRE organization, she served in worldwide sales, service, operations, and business/product development positions. In 1988 Misunas was named an Officer of the company and President of the SABRE Travel Information Network. In that role, Ms. Misunas created a high-impact marketing team and established business locations and relationships throughout the Americas, Europe and the Pacific Rim. She was appointed President and CEO of The SABRE Group and SVP/CIO of AMR/American Airlines in 1993.
She currently serves as board Director at Tech Data Corp in Clearwater, FL. As well, she is an advisor for several businesses, councils and academic institutions. Prior Director roles include Travelocity.com, Canadian Tire Corporation, ezRez Software, Saturn Reservations Systems, Imbot, and Genispace.
In 1992, she was awarded the YMCA “Woman of the Year” title, and holds various awards as CRS Person of the Year.
Her passion for the outdoors has taken her to the summit of Kilimanjaro; the finish lines at the New York City, Paris and Chicago Marathons; and most recently treks to Everest Base Camp, the Peruvian Andes and the Alps.
Ms. Misunas attended Moravian College, majoring in French and Political Science and studied French at the Alliance Francaise in Paris. Her academic background also includes advanced business curricula at American University and Executive courses at the University of Virginia’s Darden School and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. She has also participated in Director education at Harvard Business School and The University of Georgia. Ms. Misunas resides in New York City.