Diane Mermigas is an award-winning business writer and analyst, consultant, speaker and adjunct professor specializing in digital media content, advertising, marketing, commerce and consumer behavior-related issues and trends. She excels in developing digital strategies for media content and marketing companies seeking new business models, revenue streams and consumer connections. Her distinctive thought leadership and actionable business intelligence uniquely span traditional and interactive media, Hollywood and Silicon Valley, Madison Avenue and Wall Street. Ms. Mermigas leverages her extensive knowledge, skills and high-level industry contacts to provide clients and readers with a better command of interactive transformation, especially as it applies to social mobile platforms. Ms. Mermigas has served as an advisor on digital convergence, interactive business plans and thought leadership to companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Fuse Capital, Public Broadcasting, GE Capital and Akoo International. She has been a moderator and presenter at industry conferences, universities and think tanks such as World Economic Forum and the Monaco Media Forum, American University's Center for Social Media and Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society. She continues her ongoing rapport with leading industry executives such as long-time NBC Universal chairman and CEO Bob Wright, with whom she is co-authoring a book. While teaching New Media Studies and business model creation to graduate students at Chicago's DePaul University, Ms. Mermigas is constructing a detailed, long-term forecast for the dramatic transformation of media industry economics, company structures, consumer relations, and content creation and distribution. Her trademark column, big picture analysis and executive interviews can be found at The Hollywood Reporter, Advertising Age and other Crain Communications publications, Seeking Alpha, Business Insider, BNET and Mediapost. She has been a contributor to CNBC, CNN and other television news.
University of Connecticut - BA - English - 1978
Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College - MBA - 1982
The Procter & Gamble Co - Sales Management Training - 1978-1980 - NJ/NYC
General Mills - Product Management - 1982-1985 - MPLS
American Express Co - Marketing - 1985 MPLS
Piper Jaffray - Institutional Equity Sales - 1986-1992 - Boston (from MPLS)
Piper Jaffray - Research - 1992-1999 - Food, Health Care Services
Piper Jaffray - Investment Banking - 1999 - 2001 - Health Care Services
Think Equity - Director of Research - 2001
Triple Tree - Investment Banking - 2002-2003 - Health Care
Dougherty & Co. - Research - 2003-2005 - Health Care Services
Avondale Partners - Research - 2006 - Health Care Services
Dougherty & Co - Research - 2007 - Present - Health Care
Was Starmine #1 Stock Picker in HCS for 2010 and 2013. Have been II and Wall Street Journal All-Star several times for estimate accuracy and stock picking in covered sectors.
Married 30 years. Father 5 fantastic sons.
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Sameer Singh is a business strategy professional with expertise in consumer technology, mobile ecosystems, asymmetric business models and disruptive innovation. Sameer's professional experience spans the areas of strategy consulting, investment management, M&A and venture capital.
I am a Canadian entrepreneur who, after 35 years of starting up and selling on, various media-related companies; now spends his waking hours investing in the stock market and enjoying la dolce vita, living between Thailand and Bali.
John has been focused on emerging and high growth companies for over 20 years. He currently designs and executes marketing strategies for a variety of tech companies. John was the GM of a consulting firm that utilizes a network of affiliates and relationships in media, internet, advertising, legal and financial services to develop business alliances and revenue. His duties included intervening COO, CRO and CEO Advisor with U.S. and China based start up and mid-sized companies in the internet, video games, 3D film/TV production and advertising businesses. His business development relationships include Sony, Electronic Arts, The Walt Disney Company, MTV Networks, PepsiCo, NBCU, among others. John’s digital media experience started when he was recruited, pre IPO, to join RealNetworks (NASDAQ: RNWK) as an “internet video pioneer”. He was the VP who opened and managed the Comedy Central (HBO/Viacom) office in Los Angeles. He was also an executive with Turner Broadcasting in those “early days of cable TV”.
Thad McIlroy is an electronic publishing analyst and author based in San Francisco. A well-established expert in the technology and marketing issues surrounding electronic publishing, color imaging and the Internet, he has authored a dozen books and over 300 articles on these subjects.
His site, www.thefutureofpublishing.com, is the most in-depth on the subject. McIlroy provides consulting services to publishing and media companies, printers, design and advertising agencies, as well as the full range of vendors serving the publishing industry.