TechTarget board of directors
Robert D. Burke
Bob Burke has over 35 years of experience in the technology space and was most recently the CEO of Art Technology Group. Under his leadership, ATG became a leading e-commerce software provider and was successfully sold to Oracle for over $1 billion.
Before ATG, Bob was CEO of Quidnunc, a privately-held web consultancy firm with headquarters in London. Before Quidnunc, Bob was President of ePresence Solutions (formerly Banyan Systems). Bob started his career at Digital Equipment Corporation, where his most recent position was general manager of its billion-dollar plus systems integration business with operations in over 45 countries.
He is currently associated with Technology Crossover Ventures as a venture partner advisor to portfolio companies in the software and internet sectors. Bob has a B.S. in Physics from Eastern Michigan University.
Leonard P. Forman
Leonard P. Forman joined TechTarget's board of directors in 2007 after retiring as executive vice president and chief financial officer of The New York Times Company.
Previously he had been president and chief executive officer of The New York Times Company Magazine Group, and senior vice president of corporate development, new ventures and electronic businesses.
Prior to joining The New York Times Company, Forman worked in television, online services, print media and advertising, including president and chief executive officer of a Nynex/Newsday joint venture. He also held CEO and CFO positions with several media associations and bureaus, and as senior vice president of operations at Telemundo, Inc., a Spanish language television company, where he was responsible for broadcast and network operations and affiliate relations.
Previously, he was director of corporate planning and a chief economist at The New York Times Company, and a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Forman also served as an adjunct professor of economics at Yale University Graduate School of Management and an assistant professor of economics at Fordham University Graduate School of Business. He holds a B.A. degree in economics from Queens College, City University of New York and completed his Ph.D. dissertation in economics at New York University.
In addition to TechTarget, Forman serves as a director of Wolters Kluwer, a leading multinational publisher and information services company serving the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal and regulatory, and education sectors.
Jay Hoag is a founding general partner of Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), a leading provider of growth capital to premier technology companies. At TCV, Hoag is a member of the leadership team that manages over $3.3 billion in assets. TCV has invested in over 135 companies to achieve over 35 IPOs and 22 strategic sales or mergers.
As a director of TechTarget, Hoag provides strategic guidance and leadership to the company, drawing on his 22 years of experience in the venture capital industry. He has been involved with numerous TCV investments, including investments in Ariba Technologies, Altiris, CacheFlow, C|NET, Expedia, Fandango, Netflix and RealNetworks.
Prior to joining TCV, Hoag was a managing director at Chancellor Capital Management, where he spent more than 12 years as a technology-focused venture capitalist and fund manager. From 1988 to 1994, he grew Chancellor Capital’s public technology asset base from $20 million to over $250 million and achieved industry-leading performance. In 1989, he assumed sole responsibility for Chancellor Capital’s private technology investments. In that capacity, he invested over $113 million in 30 companies. Fifteen of those companies, including Ascend Communications, CompUSA, Intuit, Macromedia, NETCOM, PictureTel, Pure Software and Sybase, went public during his tenure.
In addition to serving on TechTarget’s Board of Directors, Hoag currently sits on the Boards of Altiris, eLoyalty, Fandango, InPhonic and NetFlix. Mr. Hoag is also on the Advisory Board of Champion Ventures and the Investment Advisory Committee at the University of Michigan. Hoag received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.
Roger Marino is a co-Founder and former President of EMC Corporation, the leading provider of enterprise information storage systems, software, networks and services, with more than $4.44 billion in annual revenues and 17,000 employees worldwide. Marino was instrumental in EMC's growth, taking it from start-up to its position as a dominant force in the technology industry.
Marino has also pursued a number of business ventures related to his lifelong interests in technology, sports and theater. He is the former owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins NHL team and is the principal owner of the Worcester Ice Cats, a professional minor-league hockey team. As the head of Revere Pictures, Marino has served as the executive producer of a number of commercially released films. He is the executive producer of the Broadway revival of Gypsy, currently enjoying a successful run in New York.
Marino graduated from Northeastern University and sits on the University's Board of Trustees.
Greg Strakosch, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, has led the company from start-up to public company (NASDAQ: TTGT).
Since its launch in 1999, Strakosch has grown TechTarget into the leading online media company in the technology market, with more than 100 websites. The company has approximately 650 employees in Newton, MA, San Francisco, Atlanta, Cincinnati, London, India, Sydney, Singapore and Beijing. A host of organizations has recognized TechTarget’s success and the innovation and leadership that Strakosch has brought to bear.
- Strakosch received the Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
- Media Business named Strakosch a Top Innovator in Business Publishing.
- Strakosch was named to the Folio: 40, a list of "industry innovators with impact."
- BtoB has named TechTarget as one of the most powerful business-to-business advertising venues for 10 consecutive years.
- The Boston Globe named TechTarget as one of the Top 20 Places to Work in Massachusetts.
- The Boston Business Journal named TechTarget to its’ Best Places to Work list 5 times.
- TechTarget has won over 100 awards for its editorial excellence.
- For a complete list of awards, click here.
Prior to founding TechTarget, Strakosch was President of the Technology Division of United Communications Group (UCG), a leading business-to-business information provider, where he grew the business more than 15-fold in six years through internal growth, new product development and acquisitions. Strakosch joined UCG when the company acquired Reliability Ratings, a successful IT publishing company he founded Before Reliability Ratings, Strakosch spent six years in senior sales and marketing positions at EMC Corporation, which he joined as the company's 29th employee.
Strakosch has a B.A. from Boston College.