Board of Directors
Edwin Miller, the Founder & CEO of 9Lenses, is an accomplished four-time CEO recognized as both a growth and a turnaround thought leader. He has proven his skills of leadership, motivation, and business model assessment and creation in both the public and private theaters.
He has successfully transformed domestic and international organizations through both organic and acquisitive means. His experiences span many different technological, horizontal, and vertical markets. He serves as Chairman of the Board for Callis Communications, board member of Spotlight Ticket Management Systems, and is an Adjunct Professor and Research Fellow at George Mason University.
Edwin, the author of “9Lenses, Insight to Action” has been active on the speaking circuit with engagements at numerous conferences on entrepreneurship, business financing, technology creation, business restructuring, and corporate culture development. Venues have included Comdex, Internet World, Internet Wireless World, various Wall Street and venture capital investor conferences, and eBusiness World. He has been recognized by a number of publications for his achievements including “Next 40” 2000 and “Rising Star” for the greater Washington area by Washington Business Forward Magazine. He was profiled in Fast Company as a thought leader in a feature titled “How to Do Business Deals in the Internet Marketplace.” The Washington Business Journal named him a “Top 12 CEO to Watch” and American Venture Magazine selected him as number nine of the “Top 40 under 40 Leaders in the Emerging Growth Technology Industry.”
Edwin is the Chairman of the MindShare alumni organization, an exclusive, invitation-only organization for CEOs of the most promising, high tech, emerging growth companies in the Washington DC metro area, a member of Young President’s Organization, and is available for speeches through the Washington Speakers Bureau on various topics including: Applying Social Media to Business and Change Management. Edwin earned his a BS from Liberty University, where he was on a full athletic scholarship for Division I-A Basketball, and a MBA from the George Washington University.
David has experience investing broadly in Internet, Healthcare and Software companies. He is currently involved with the Firm’s investments in Antenna Software, Envista Software, Fidelis Security Systems, FSAStore.com, GetwellNetwork, MedOptions, NABsys, Spotlight Ticket Management, ParElastic, and Apptegic, and was previously involved with Taqua (acquired by Tekelec NASDAQ: TKLC) and Optasite (acquired by SBA Communications NASDAQ: SBAC).
Prior to Point Judith, David co-founded Rex Capital with Dave Mixer. While at Rex Capital, David led Rex’s investments in Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX), the number one search engine in Russia, Co-nect, which was sold to Pearson (NYSE: PSO) and SnapGear which was sold to CyberGuard (NASDAQ: CGFW)
Prior to Rex Capital, David was a member of the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Cowen & Company. While at Cowen, David executed public offerings, private placements, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to Cowen, David worked in equity capital markets at both Josephthal Lyon & Ross and Kidder Peabody.
David received a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Rhode Island. David sits on the board of Year Up Rhode Island and the advisory board of the Business School at the University of Rhode Island.
Sean focuses on Internet investments including the Firm’s investments in Sittercity.com, Spotlight Ticket Management, Ignighter.com, Multiply.com (acquired by Naspers JSE: NPN), Optasite (acquired by SBA Communications NASDAQ: SBAC) and Vaultus Mobile Technologies which merged with Antenna Software. Prior to joining Point Judith as a General Partner, Sean worked with Point Judith on behalf of Village Ventures beginning in June of 2001 and in that role spent the majority of his time working on Fund I investments. Sean has also been a board member or observer to Newforma, Inc., Handmark, Inc., Tower Ventures which was acquired by American Tower (NYSE: AMT), Andover.net (NASDAQ: ANDN, sold to VA Software, NASDAQ: LNUX), and Medical Metrx Solutions, Inc. which was acquired by AIG. He has been actively involved as a venture investor in 18 companies that have achieved over $1 billion of value through multiple M&A and IPO events.
Sean joined Village Ventures from TSG Equity Partners, LLC, a Massachusetts private equity firm formed by a Special Partner of the Thomas H. Lee Company. He was one of three partners and focused on investing in Internet and mobile companies.
Prior to TSG Equity Partners, Sean worked in the Investment Banking Group of Prudential Securities Incorporated, where he was involved with the structuring, analysis, due diligence and closing of over $1.4 billion in mergers, public and private equity and debt offerings.
Sean is a member of the Bowdoin College Board of Trustees Technology Advisory Committee which provides the Chief Information Officer input on technology strategy and procurement. Additionally, Sean has been a judge and a mentor for multiple early stage venture accelerator programs including Chicago based Excelerator and Boston based MassChallenge. He is also involved with entrepreneurial and venture capital activities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology including his role as a judge in the school’s annual Venture Capital Investment Competition. Sean holds a BA in Economics from Bowdoin College.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Tony brings over a decade of experience in the internet, sports, and entertainment industries to SpotlightTMS as a Co-Founder and CEO. A Silicon Valley born techie, Tony has had the unique experience of working on all sides of the ticketing and technology landscape including B2B and B2C e-commerce. Prior to Spotlight, Tony helped grow the StubHub Corporate Sales & Services department from inception and eventually served as Co-Department Head. Past industry experience includes partnership development and sales at global entertainment provider AEG.
Tony has been cited as an expert in technology, sports, CRM, and compliance by: NBC, CBS, Fox Business, CNBC, Yahoo!, The New York Times, NPR, CRM Magazine, The Sports Business Journal, ESPN the Magazine, ESPN.com, The Los Angeles Times, and Reuters amongst.
Tony has penned pieces for The Sports Business Journal, CRM Magazine, Software & Information Industry Association, The Locker Room, and Reuters amongst others.
Tony enjoys surfing, volunteering and mentoring at his Church and local youth programs, and golfing. Tony played Varsity Volleyball and received a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Southern California and resides in Calabasas, CA with his wife and twin children.
Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder
Joe brings significant experience in the ticket and software solutions industry to help Spotlight clients improve current processes and achieve their goals. Prior to Spotlight, Joe headed the corporate sales department at StubHub with Tony Knopp. Focused on the east region, Joe managed sales as well as the support team and along with Tony and Aric Haut led corporate sales to the highest growth of any channel at StubHub. Past experience includes leading sales at GXS, a supply chain technology provider, and sales specialist positions at UUNet, internet service provider, and CareerBuilder, online job portal.
Joe enjoys playing tennis, basketball, swimming, reading about American history, and catching Nats games with Grant. He received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Bucknell University and resides in Falls Church, VA with wife, Paige, and three sons, Grant, Luke, and Teddy.