has served as Chairman, CEO & President of CMGI since
he effected a leveraged buyout of the company in 1986.
After significantly enhancing the revenue and market share
of CMGI, he took the company public in January of 1994.
One month later, he founded BookLink Technologies, Inc.,
the first of what has turned out to be a family of Internet
start-up companies. Ten months after the inception of
BookLink, it was sold to America Online in a stock-based
transaction, which ultimately was worth in excess of $70M
to CMGI. David used the proceeds of this sale to fund
a two-pronged strategy: the incubation of a series of
start-up Internet companies, and the formation of @Ventures,
a strategic investment and development affiliate. @Ventures
invests in early-stage Internet and interactive media
CMGI portfolio of companies is assisted by David's vision
and leadership in the Internet industry, both in the evaluation
and execution of new investment and business development opportunities,
and in leveraging the synergies inherent in their related
businesses. Prior to CMGI David co-founded the software development
firm Softrend, Inc., and he has held senior management positions
in application software development and marketing management
in the healthcare and transportation industries. David holds
a BA in Mathematics and Education from Ohio Wesleyan University.
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