About Us

Outhink started out as a digital media incubator to build applications for the secure social Internet. We believe that great progress is made in collaborative experiences. We were recognized for being one of the first companies to demonstrate cloud based applications, social networking, large file sharing, collaboration applications during a keynote from the CEO of Intel at OracleWorld in 2002. Let us know if you would like to view the video. There is much more that was called out well in advance of what we are seeing unfold with micro services.

Management

Dave Toole

CEO, Dave ran technology company, grew revenues from $25M to $250M while globalizing the business and taking it public. His company helped develop a dozen generations of technology for the likes of Intel. Dave took 5 products to the #1 spot, globalized the company, took it public and sold it in 2001 at a 20X gain for investors. Dave is well recognized as a supply chain, digital media and video expert. Dave enables public company, private companies and social impact digital transformations. Dave serves as Chairman of the holding companies.

Mike Osborne

Mike, CEO, MediaMobz, President of Gig Economy Group. Mike has an extensive background in technology strategy and development. He brings a wealth of knowledge and over 25 years of experience in technology management experience from his professional positions and educational background. Mike worked with major telecom and cable companies as well as video production companies to optimize data and video development and deployment.

Paul Mace

CTO Paul was instrumental in the invention of the defragmentation of hard disk drives and found Mace Utilities that was sold to Symantec. Paul came to Outhink from TIVO where he was responsible in helping to build the infrastructure for the TIVO DVR service. While at Outhink Paul was co-author of the bi-directional patents granted to Outhink. Paul is able to take the complexities of present computing architectures and connect them to market opportunities.

Yak Gertmenian

Yak is the SVP of Business Development of Gig Economy Group and former Head of the Client Strategy at AOL/Verizon.  He is a digital marketing executive, with extensive experience in content storytelling, advertising technology, and emerging media. He is known for being a creative thinker, developing consumer marketing experiences for many of the world’s largest brands.

His philosophy is simple: Leverage data and technology to create emotional experiences that connect with audiences and drive ROI.

Yak lives in San Francisco with my wife and twin children (who teach him something every day).  To escape, he creates upcycle furniture, remodel rooms of his home, and is trying to teach himself the guitar (all advice is welcome).

Eric Zimmerman

Responsible for Software Engineering for SpinXpress. Developed the desktop application and Directory Services. He has worked in many sectors of the Software Industry doing embedded programming for Sharp Research Labs, Web development for Active Arts Sports Portals, and now Desktop Applications and Networking/Security Engineering for SpinXpress.

Board of Directors

Barry Newman

Barry A. Newman joined Catapult Advisors in April of 2017 and was previously the Managing Partner of Rutberg & Company from 2012. Barry has extensive experience in business strategy, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. From 2006 through 2011, Barry was a Managing Director at NeoCarta Ventures.

Previously, he was Vice Chairman of the Technology Group at Bear Stearns, the Head of Global Technology Corporate and Investment Banking at Banc of America Securities and the head of Global Technology Corporate Finance at Salomon Brothers and Salomon Smith Barney. During his career he has been the primary M&A advisor to many of the largest technology and media companies in the world.

Barry holds BS degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Life Sciences from MIT, MBA and JD degrees from Stanford University and a Master of Laws (Taxation) from NYU.

Steve Newberry

Mr. Newberry has been a director of Lam Research Corporation, a supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services, since 2005, and has served as the Chairman of the board of Lam Research since 2012. He served as Lam Research's Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to 2011, President from 1998 to 2010, and Chief Operating Officer from 1997 to 2005. Prior to joining Lam Research, Mr. Newberry held various executive positions at Applied Materials, Inc., a provider of manufacturing solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display and solar industries. Mr. Newberry previously served on the board of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), the semiconductor industry's trade organization and on the board of directors of Nanometrics Incorporated, a provider of process control metrology and inspection systems. Mr. Newberry holds a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and completed an executive education program at Harvard Business School. He also serves on the board of Splunk Inc.

Scott Kelliher

Scott recently was President of Tech, Telecom and Auto at Time Inc. He previously was an executive at Yahoo!, AOL and Virgin Mobile. Scott brings a deep background in leveraging technology and content for brands and digital audiences, as well as, developing go-to-market and marketing strategies, and revenue across all media, events and platforms.

Advisors

Dave Cavander

Principal Scientist, Grace AI, recent role as Principal Scientist at Adobe, he held roles ax partner at Marketshare, VP at Best Buy, roles at Accenture, M&M/Mars and more.

Veronica O’Shea

Board member of MediaMobz, previously CRO Magnitude Software, EVP, eBay, SVP, SAP, GVP Oracle

F. Sid Conklin

Board member of MediaMobz, COO/CTO of SuperPhone, GM/SVP Scripps Networks, Sid had participated in several start-ups from market definition to exit.

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