A small business expert and visionary, Gail has revolutionized the way that small businesses and organizations can effectively and affordably build relationships with their customers, clients, and members. Since taking leadership of Constant Contact in April 1999, she has led the company to more than 500,000 customers worldwide and its initial public offering on NASDAQ in October 2007.
Gail was named "Executive of the Year" at the 2009 American Business Awards, and was the 2008 New England Regional winner of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2011, she was inducted into the MITX Innovation Hall of Fame and named one of Boston's Top 30 Innovators by the Boston Globe. Under her lead, Constant Contact was ranked 134 on Deloitte's 2010 Technology Fast 500 and was named Best Overall Company at the 2009, 2010, and 2011 American Business Awards.
A frequent speaker at industry events, Gail develops and tracks best practices in small business success; email, event, and social media marketing; customer communications; and entrepreneurship. Gail is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, a member of the Board of Directors of SCORE, and Chairman of the Board at Constant Contact.
Gail holds a BA degree from The University of Pennsylvania and a MBA degree from Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth.
Tom has served as a director at Constant Contact since January 2007. He has extensive experience
in consumer financial services and a deep passion for education. Tom is currently the CEO of
Education Dynamics, the leader in helping higher education institutions find, enroll, and retain students.
Prior to Education Dynamics, Tom was President, CEO, and member of the Board of Integrity
Interactive. Integrity Interactive is a leading provider of Ethics and Compliance solutions
to large multi-national corporations. Previously, Tom served as Senior Vice President,
Direct to Consumer Channel, at SLM Corporation (commonly known as Sallie Mae, Inc.) and
President, CEO, and member of the Board at Upromise, Inc., which was acquired by SLM Corporation
in 2006. Before joining Upromise, Tom was CEO of AmeriFee, a medical finance company owned
by Capital One Financial Corporation, and SVP of Capital One. Before Capital One, he was a
partner at McKinsey & Company.
Tom is a Director of Farm Sanctuary, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College
and a Master of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.
Bob has served as a director at Constant Contact® since May 2007. He has more than 20 years of executive leadership experience, leading and growing software and services businesses to market leadership positions. Bob currently serves as president, CEO and a director of PlumChoice, the leading white label Technology Care solution for companies to build long-term relationships with their consumers or small businesses.
Prior to PlumChoice Bob most recently served as the president and CEO of TAC Worldwide, a technical staffing provider and workforce solutions resource to Fortune 1,000 and mid-market clients. His prior experience includes serving as a senior partner and chief operating officer at Atlas Venture and CEO at Cerulean Technology, Inc., a venture capital backed wireless application software company. He also held several executive leadership roles at Chipcom Corporation (now 3Com Corporation), including CFO and treasurer. Bob currently sits on the Board of Directors for Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. where he serves as audit committee chairman. Additionally, he is a member of the executive committee of the Board of Trustees of Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Technology and was elected Chairman Emeritus of The Learning Center for the Deaf Board of Trustees and serves as an Advisor to the Board.
Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Bentley University, where he also currently serves as a Trustee.
John has served as a director at Constant Contact® since March 1999. He has more than 30 years of experience in the high-tech field. His extensive industry experience includes the co-founding of Marcam Corporation, a leading developer of ERP software, in 1980. In 1990, Marcam went public reaching $200 million in annual revenue. John was responsible for operational activities, including ensuring the success of the company's services organization, overseeing international operations and managing a software company acquired by Marcam.
He sits on the board of both Canopy International, an e-business service provider specializing in enterprise and business-to-business integration, and WAM Systems, Inc., a company that provides supply chain management software for the chemical industry. John is also on the advisory boards of Vanguard Solutions, Inc., Vase, Inc. and e-tractions, Inc.
Jay has served as a director at Constant Contact since July 2012.
He is an experienced strategic leader with extensive experience providing solutions geared for small businesses. Jay Herratti was most recently the CEO of CityGrid Media, an online media company that connects web and mobile publishers with local advertisers. CityGrid Media owns and operates CityGrid, a local content and advertising network, as well as leading local consumer brands such as Urbanspoon, Citysearch and InsiderPages.
Mr. Herratti formerly served as SVP Strategic Planning at IAC as well as CEO of Evite and Interim CEO of IAC Advertising Solutions. Before joining IAC, Mr. Herratti held the position of Senior Vice President of e-Business Strategy and Development for Federated Department Stores and prior to that he held senior positions with The Boston Consulting Group and GE Capital.
Mr. Herratti has a B.S. in Business & Management from the University of Maryland at College Park, and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainbleu, France.
Bill has served as a director at Constant Contact® since May 2006. He has more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, and venture investing. Bill is a general partner at Greylock Partner, a venture capital firm. He joined Greylock in 1986 after a seven-year career in sales and marketing with Hewlett-Packard (now HP) and Apollo Computer, Inc. (now HP). He currently sits on the boards of Lumigent Technologies, Inc., Red Hat, Inc., Full Capture Solutions, Inc., and WildTangent, Inc.
Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.
Dan has served as a director at Constant Contact since April 2009. He has more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech field with a focus on online software and services. Dan is currently President and CEO of Rocket Lawyer, Incorporated, a high growth company whose mission is to make legal services easy and affordable for individuals and small businesses. Prior to Rocket Lawyer, Dan served as CEO of LinkedIn where he led the start-up through dramatic growth to become the world's largest and most effective business network.
Prior to that, Dan spent nearly five years as executive vice president and general manager at Advent Software, a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry. Dan was a member of the executive team that completed a successful turnaround of the company; restoring double-digit annual revenue growth, broadening the product line and improving customer relationships. Before joining Advent, Dan served as vice president and general manager of Intuit's Small Business Division and vice president of its International Division. In these roles, he managed the QuickBooks business, a number of online products and Intuit's businesses outside of the United States.
Dan holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Hamilton College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. He is currently a member of the Hamilton College Board of Trustees.
Sharon has served as a director at Constant Contact® since July 2010. A recognized leader in the media industry, Sharon has over 20 years of high growth leadership experience. Ms. Rowlands was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and became a member of Altegrity's Board of Directors effective November 1, 2011. Altegrity is the parent and holding company of USIS, the largest commercial provider of background investigations for the federal government; Kroll, the world's leading risk consulting company that provides a broad range of investigative, intelligence, financial, security and technology services to organizations and multinational corporations around the world; and HireRight, a global commercial employment background and drug screening supplier to more than one-third of the Fortune 500. Ms. Rowlands was formerly the chief executive officer of Penton Media, Inc, a media company that publishes specialized business magazines, produces trade shows and provides a broad range of online media and custom marketing solutions. She previously served as president and chief executive officer of Thomson Financial, a multi-billion dollar revenue business. Prior to that she ran the North American operation of FT Information, a leading provider of financial information and analytical software, and served as Managing Director of Extel Financial, an international stock database provider.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Newcastle University and a post-graduate certificate of education from the University of London's Goldsmiths College.