President and Chief Executive Officer
Prior to joining BrightTag, Mike was part of the original Orbitz management team and held the positions of CMO and COO. While at Orbitz, Mike helped take the business from start-up to IPO, then through two acquisitions (Cendant and Blackstone). After Orbitz, Mike joined The Pritzker Group as a partner on their private equity team. Mike also has held management roles at General Motors Corporation and Leo Burnett. His work at General Motors led him to be named a “Marketer of the Next Generation” by Brandweek magazine. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Northwestern University and a Masters in Management degree from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management. Mike also sits on the BrightTag board.
Founder and Chief Revenue Officer
As the founder of BrightTag, Marc Kiven brings a wealth of digital marketing domain expertise from senior executive roles at aQuantive (Avenue A | Razorfish and Atlas), Right Media and Centro. Marc served as COO and EVP of Global Expansion at Centro and helped take the company from small startup to dominant player in the local digital display market by building the largest platform for advertisers and agencies seeking local reach in quality publishing and contextual environments. At Right Media, Marc played a visible and active role building the company into the fastest growing media network in the world. Yahoo! acquired Right Media in 2007. Prior to his work at Right Media, Marc was one of the founding members of aQuantive’s Atlas division where he established the Atlas Digital MarketingTechnology as the leading ad server built specifically to address the needs of marketers and ad agencies. Marc began his digital marketing career as senior director of major account sales at Avenue A. Microsoft acquired Avenue A as part of the of aQuantive acquisition in 2007.
Marc has a B.S. in Finance from Arizona State University. He serves as a director on the BrightTag board, is an active participant in the IAB and also a frequent speaker at digital marketing events including OMMA, DMA and TechWeek.
Chief Technology Officer
Prior to joining BrightTag, Eric was co-founder and CTO of FeedBurner, which Google acquired in 2007. After the acquisition, Eric remained at Google in a senior technology role. Prior to FeedBurner, Eric co-founded and served as CTO at Spyonit.com (acquired by 724 Solutions), served as lead technical architect at Digital Knowledge Assets (creators of the collaborative personal publishing software “sceneServer”), and helped to lead the application architecture team in Accenture’s next generation technology group known as “Project Eagle.” Eric graduated from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering and a Certificate in Applied Computational Mathematics. In addition to his work at BrightTag, Eric is a senior technology advisor to Twitter and he also sits on the board of Gnip. Eric was recognized as one of Crain’s Tech 25 for his contributions to drive technology growth in Chicago.
Chief Privacy Officer
Justine Young Gottshall is currently a partner at the Information Law Group (InfoLawGroup.com), a privacy, data security, technology, media and intellectual property national boutique law firm comprised of hand-picked seasoned specialists with presence in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver and Salt Lake City.
Justine has practiced law for over sixteen years, and has focused her practice for most of that time on privacy, data security, technology, digital marketing and advertising issues. Justine is certified as an information privacy professional by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
Justine is recognized in Chambers USA as a Leader in the Field for her work in the area of Privacy & Data Security. She was named in 2007 to Chicago Lawyer and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s prestigious “40 Under Forty” list—a compilation of Illinois’ finest young attorneys. She was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2008 and 2009, a distinction given to only the top 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40 in Illinois. She is a graduate of Stanford Law School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan.