Robert Ransom – CEO and President
Robert Ransom is CEO and President of Bongarde. Rob’s career has focused on bringing web-based products and services to a variety of business-to-business segments. He previously served as Vice President of Product and Marketing at AdReady, launching the company’s innovative self-service display advertising solution, and was Vice President of Product and Marketing at Market Leader (NASDAQ: LEDR) as the startup sales and marketing services company grew to $98 million in revenue. Prior to Market Leader, Rob spent more than six years as a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Rob graduated cum laude with an A.B. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and received his MBA from Stanford University, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. Rob was recently recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of its 40 Under 40 business leaders.
John Doyle – Vice President of Products
John Doyle is Vice President of Products at Bongarde. His background includes over 10 years of experience building and managing B2B information companies, with specific expertise in online services. Previously, John was Vice President of Operations and Finance at Pyramid Research, where he designed the company’s first online market data service and participated actively in its 2008 sale and integration into United Business Media (LON: UBM). Prior to Pyramid, John was a research analyst and manager at Greenwich Associates, a financial markets information and consulting company. John holds a BA in Economics from Colby College and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School.
Chris Hildebrand – Senior Sales Manager, USA
Chris Hildebrand is a Senior Sales Manager at Bongarde’s Seattle office. Chris is a proven sales leader with over 15 years of experience driving corporate performance, executing strategic initiatives, and building sales programs. Prior to Bongarde, Chris led sales teams at Onvia and Precision Countertops. Chris also co-founded and was general manager for Grindline Skateparks, the global leader of skatepark design and construction. Chris has lived and traveled extensively throughout Europe and has a BA in English from The Colorado College.
Scott Tipton – Senior Sales Manager, Canada
Scott Tipton is Sales Manager for the Bongarde’s Canadian office. Scott’s sales career spans over 20 years selling North America wide in the technology sector of business to business sales. Scott has a diploma in Marketing Management with a major in Psychology of selling and a minor in Marketing. He also spent two years training in the Sandler Training System and recognized as the top sales person in the region as selected by his peers. Outside of work Scott has spent the past six years as President of a local sports organization which is one of his passions and a great learning tool for managing people and speaking to large audiences.
Andre Chernih – Director of Marketing
Andre Chernih is the Director of Marketing at Bongarde and has had an extensive career with focus in online marketing and marketing operations. Over 15 years, Andre has held several marketing positions at Seattle technology start-up companies. In addition, prior to joining Bongarde, he led an acquisition, restructuring and successful sale of an innovative sign manufacturing business. Andre received a BA degree in International Business from Seattle University.
Board of Directors
Rob is CEO and President of Bongarde.
Wayne Cooper is a Managing Director of Greenhaven Partners, Chairman of Chief Executive Group and Chairman of Exchange Networks. He served as CEO of Kennedy Information from 1996 through 2003, which he grew organically by over 50% per year before orchestrated the sale of the company to The Bureau of National Affairs, and the Chairman of Pyramid Research from 2004 until it’s sale to United Business Media in 2008.Wayne has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Stanford University.
Giles Goodhead is a Managing Director of Greenhaven Partners. Previously he was CEO of LA411/Media Publishing International and also served on the Boards of Directors of Pyramid Research and TGI through their build-ups and sales. Prior to Greenhaven he was a strategy consultant at Monitor Company in Los Angeles with clients in telecoms, media, aerospace and chemicals. Giles holds an MBA from Stanford University and a double-first in Economics from Cambridge University, England.
Marshall Cooper is Chairman of Bongarde and a Managing Director of Greenhaven Partners. Marshall currently serves as CEO of Chief Executive Group, and CEO of LuxuryBrandNetwork.com. He previously served as President of Kennedy Information, which he helped grow 650% in five years before its sale. Prior to Greenhaven, Marshall did merger and acquisition and strategy work for K-III Communications (now Primedia) and The New York Times Company, and also served on the White House Communications staff under George H.W. Bush. Marshall holds a BA in History and Political Science from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.