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Joel Smernoff

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Chairman, Parachute Corp and COO, Citia. University of Michigan grad.

Chairman, Parachute Corp and COO, Citia. University of Michigan grad.

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Involved In

Founder

Grizzly Bags

Advisor

Ugen Media
Positive Learning (fka Nutmeg Education)
Dimestore Media
Nanotronics
GoWatchIt.com

Positions

Chairman Parachute Corp February 2015 - present
Chairman Parachute February 2015 - present
COO Citia November 2012 - present
Cofounder Grizzly Bags September 2012 - present
Advisory Board Member GoWatchIt.com August 2010 - present
Advisory Board Member Nutmeg Education June 2013 - May 2015
Advisory Board Member Nanotronics Imaging October 2010 - February 2015
Advisory Board Member Ugen Media September 2006 - June 2012
COO MarketSharing February 2011 - January 2012
Advisory Board Member Dimestore Media August 2008 - December 2011
CEO 960 Media, Inc February 2009 - October 2010
President & COO Paltalk July 2004 - February 2009
Sr. Director of Business Strategy AOL September 2002 - June 2004
Dir of Finance & Operations Netscape September 2000 - September 2002
Director of Finance & Operations Cerebellum Corp September 1997 - September 2000

Education

University of Michigan Naval Architecture
University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business Finance

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Green
  • • Mobile
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Business Development • Business Strategy • Product Innovation • Generating Revenue • Organizational leadership

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Benjamin Flammang
Advisor turned global VP BD @ Bringg. Formerly @ Google/Zagat/Meetup.com and other interesting places. Northwestern U grad. Big10 athlete.
Tons of leadership experience working with startups of all types. Very well connected.
Benjamin Flammang
Advisor turned global VP BD @ Bringg. Formerly @ Google/Zagat/Meetup.com and other interesting places. Northwestern U grad. Big10 athlete.
Tons of leadership experience working with startups of all types. Very well connected.
Beth Temple
Advisor, Chicory and Operating Partner and Mentor, eRoundtable Accelerator. Michigan State grad.
Julie Hansen
President & COO, Business Insider. Previously SVP, Interactive & GM, NCAA.com, CBS Collegiate Sports Properties.
Joel is a great entrepreneur and operator.

Benjamin Flammang
Advisor turned global VP BD @ Bringg. Formerly @ Google/Zagat/Meetup.com and other interesting places. Northwestern U grad. Big10 athlete.

Per von Zelowitz
Founder and CEO, Cowri and Board Member, Metric Gaming.

Karl Jacob
Executive Chairman and Founder, Coveroo and CEO and Founder, Hangtime Inc.. University of Southern California grad.

Deanna Brown
President, Byliner Inc.. Previously CEO, Federated Media. University of Southern California grad.

Drew Lakatos
ActiveProtect Technologies, Start-up, ActiveProtect Technologies. Previously Regional Business Development Executive, SkillSoft.

Lorien Gabel
Co-founder - Advisor, bugrocket Inc. and Angel Investor, own fund. York grad.

Mark Mangan
Co-founder, Flavorpill. Previously Co-founder, CEO, Netsetgoods.

Kimberly Skelton
Co-Founder, CEO, Have to Have. Previously Strategic Planning MBA Intern, E-Commerce Division, Tory Burch. Duke grad.

Daniel Blackman
Co-Founder of Howcast. Worked at Google/YouTube. VP/GM About.com. CDO Daily Beast. NYU Film grad.

Art Chang
Co-Founder, Qwire; Co-founder, CUNY Tech Apprenticeship Program; Board Member, NYC Campaign Finance Board. Yale grad.

Fabrice Grinda
Previously Co-CEO, OLX, Inc.. Previously Founder and CEO, Zingy, Inc.. Princeton grad. Harvard grad.

Dina Kaplan
Co-Founder, blip.tv. Previously Reporter, WNBC.

Justin Day
CTO, MakerBot. Previously VP of Web/IT, Makerbot Industries.

Brad Bowery
Operations @ Lily, Partner @ Founders Den and former CEO @ SRECTrade. Stanford GSB grad. Brown grad.

Charlie O'Donnell
Adjunct Professor, NYU-Poly and Partner, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures.

Matt Butcher
Sales Manager, WealthManagement.com, Penton Media. Previously Director and Product Manager, Digital Media, E*TRADE Financial.

Tim Chang
Member of Board of Directors, moat.com and Member of Board of Directors, BranchOut. Stanford GSB grad. University of Michigan grad.

Robyn Ward
New Media Ventures, United Talent Agency. Previously Advisor, Docstoc. University of Southern California grad.

Auren Hoffman
Fmr CEO, LiveRamp (sold for $310 million). Fmr Board: BrightRoll.

Steven Lurie
Founder, Team Builder Ventures. Previously General Manager, International, Zynga. Stanford grad.

Kathryn Minshew
Founder & CEO, The Muse. Previously Co-Founder & CEO, PYP Media. Duke grad.

Laurel Touby
Investor/Advisor, several companies. Previously CEO, mediabistro.com inc..

David S. Kidder
Co-Founder, Bionic Solution and Creator and Author, The Startup Playbook.

Ian Sigalow
Board Observer, Plated and Board Observer, Validic. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.

Toby Daniels
Co-founder & CEO, Crowdcentric and Founder & Executive Director, Social Media Week.

Julie Hansen
President & COO, Business Insider. Previously SVP, Interactive & GM, NCAA.com, CBS Collegiate Sports Properties.

Drew Sanocki
Founding Partner, Empire Growth Group and Founding Partner, Mineral.io. Stanford GSB grad.

Carla Holtze
CEO, Founder, Parrable. Previously Co-Founder, CEO, Have to Have. Northwestern grad.

Lou Kerner
Partner, The Israel Syndicate on AngelList and Founder & Managing Partner, The Social Internet Fund. Stanford GSB grad.

Stephen Messer
Board Member and Co-Founder, 960 Media, Inc and Co-Founder, Collective[i].

Heidi Messer
Member of the Board of Directors, AB and Member of the Advisory Board, PERCH. Brown grad.

Marci Weisler
Strategic Advisor, PhotoShelter and Digital Advisor, American Association of Advertising Agencies. Cornell grad.

Tad Martin
Co-founder/CEO, Collective[i]. Previously Board Member, Send the Trend. University of Utah grad.

Michelle Madhok
CEO, SheFinds Media. Previously Email Marketing Consultant, Wunderman. Northwestern grad.

Paolo Gaudiano
Founder, Visual Exploration Meetup and Founder and CEO, Infomous. Boston grad. University of Colorado Boulder grad.

Jeff Wald
Member of the Board of Directors, ModusLink and Member of the Board of Directors, Costar Technologies. Harvard Business School grad.

Steven Krein
Corporate Board Member, Health Data Consortium and Co-founder, StartUp Health.

Alexis d'Amecourt
CCO, President and Co-Founder, Global Creative Holdings, LLC.. Previously CEO and President, COO, CMJ.

Benjamin Sun
Board Member, SimpleReach and Co-Founder and General Partner, Primary Venture Partners. University of Michigan grad.

Xenios Thrasyvoulou
Founder and CEO, PeoplePerHour.com. Harvard Business School grad.

Nathan Richardson
Co-Founder, Trading Ticket, Inc. and Advisory Council Member, Center for Universal Education (CUE), The Brookings Institution.

Joy Marcus
EVP, GM Digital Video, CNE, Condé Nast. Previously James Wei Visiting Professor, Entrepreneurship, Princeton University. Princeton grad.

Tina Sharkey
Member, Board of Directors, ipsy and Board Observer, Beepi. University of Pennsylvania grad.

Andrew Unger
Vice President, People, One Zero Capital and Advisor, Honey.is.

Andrew Cleland
Board Member, Windsor Circle, Inc. and Board Member, Lytics.

Beth Temple
Advisor, Chicory and Operating Partner and Mentor, eRoundtable Accelerator. Michigan State grad.

Brett Martin
Founder, NewCo. Previously Co-Founder, Sonar Media, Inc.. Dartmouth College grad.

Tomasz Tunguz
Partner, Redpoint Ventures and Board Member, Looker. Dartmouth College grad.

Fadi Shuman ☆ E-Commerce Kung-Fu
Co-Founder, BORN and Board of Advisors, Cosmic Cart.

Drew Patterson
CEO, Room 77 and Board Member, Trippy.com. Columbia University in the City of New York grad. Harvard grad.

Bradley C. Harrison
Founder, Managing Partner, Scout Ventures. Previously Managing Partner, BHV.

Jared Hendler
Founding Partner, BCA. Brand Content Agency.. Previously EVP, Global Director Digital & Creative, MWW Group.

Peg Samuel
Founder, Social Media Expert & Digital Leader, Social Diva Media and Adjunct Faculty, New York University.