John H. N. Fisher is a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, with 27 years of venture capital investing experience. On behalf of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, John has served on the boards of many companies, both private and public. At present, his board positions include SolarCity, Good Technology, CafeMom, SCIenergy, Pulsepoint, and Raydiance. In addition, John serves on the Investment Committees of DFJ Growth Fund (Menlo Park), DFJ Esprit Ventures (London), DFJ ePlanet Ventures (global) and DFJ New England (Boston). Previously, John worked at ABS Ventures, where he focused on enterprise software and services. In addition to his venture capital experience, John gained further investment industry experience at Alex. Brown & Sons and Bank of America. In the non-profit realm, John serves as a Trustee of the California Academy of Sciences, and he is on the board of Common Sense Media. John is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.
Shelly has been working, as she would say it, "In the business I love," for more than three decades, almost all of that time at Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide. Rising through the ranks of account service, Shelly has held positions of increasing responsibility in the management of the company, including president of O&M Direct North America, Ogilvy & Mather New York, Ogilvy North America, Chief Operating Officer, and CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide. She is currently Chairman of the worldwide company.
Shelly started at Ogilvy at a time when the agency's legendary founder David Ogilvy still walked the halls, and personally preached that the purpose of advertising was to build great brands. Under Shelly's leadership, that essential mission has remained the centerpiece of the company's philosophy, extending across regions and marketing disciplines, and attracting some of the world's largest and most respected brands including American Express, BP, Coca-Cola, IBM, Motorola and Unilever among many others. Shelly has been a frequent industry honoree. Advertising Women of New York selected Shelly as its Woman of the Year in 1994. She was honored by Women in Communications with their Matrix Award in 1995, was named Business Woman of the Year by the New York City Partnership in 1996, and Woman of the Year in 2002 by the Direct Marketing Association (DMA). She has appeared in Fortune magazine's annual ranking of America's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business for ten years following the list's inception in 1998. Shelly was the first woman to receive Columbia Business School's Distinguished Leader in Business Award as well as the first woman to receive the Advertising Educational Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award. She is also a member of the Direct Marketing Association's Hall of Fame.
Shelly serves on the boards of several corporate, philanthropic and academic institutions: General Electric, Merck, New York Presbyterian Hospital, American Museum of Natural History, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, World Wildlife Fund and the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School where she received her MBA in 1970. She served for five years as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Smith College, her alma mater. She is a member of Advertising Women of New York; The Committee of 200; Council on Foreign Relations; The Business Council; Women's Forum, Inc.; and Deloitte & Touche Council for the Advancement of Women. She has also served as Chairman of the American Association of Advertising Agencies.
Shelly is the wife of Dr. George Lazarus, a New York pediatrician, and mother to their three grown children.
Sara was most recently the President of the Women's Group at Rodale. Previously, she was Chairman and CEO of ClubMom, President of NFL Properties at the National Football League and President of MTV Networks.
She currently serves on the boards of directors at Harley Davidson, Macy's Inc., CafeMom and KickApps Corporation.
Sara earned her bachelor's degree at Cornell and her MBA in Finance and Marketing and Columbia Business School.
Dan joined Highland Capital Partners in 1996 as a General Partner to establish and build the firm's Internet investment practice. He also co-founded the Highland Consumer Fund, where he is Chair of the Investment Committee, and he is leading the firm's expansion efforts into China.
He continues to be an active investor focusing on technology and consumer investments with specific experience and interest in internet, digital marketing and media technologies. Dan led the firm's investments and has served on the boards of a number of successful companies including Ask Jeeves, Lycos, MapQuest and New York Times Digital.
His current portfolio includes CMI Marketing, Coremetrics, Gotuit, Qihoo 360, StyleFeeder, TriStar Investors, UUSee and Yoga Works. Dan has been recognized by the prestigious Forbes Midas List as one of the top venture capitalists in the industry.
Prior to joining Highland in 1996, Dan was a Partner at CMG@Ventures where he co-led the partnership's investment activities in early-stage internet companies. While at CMG@Ventures, Dan co-founded Lycos, Inc. in June of 1995, and played an integral role from its inception to its IPO in April of 1996 and finally through its sale to Terra Networks in 2000.
Prior to joining CMG@Ventures Dan was a Senior Associate at Summit Partners focused on later-stage technology and environmental investments. He also worked at Wang Laboratories from 1983 through 1989 in a variety of sales management and sales positions.
Michael co-founded CMI Marketing out of respect and admiration for moms. As CEO, Michael plays a lead role in driving the company's strategy, growth, and overall operations.
Prior to CMI, Michael was the co-founder and President of Do Something from 1993-1999. Do Something is the premier provider of youth-led leadership and citizenship initiatives in schools. Do Something has worked with more than two million students and 15,000 educators to improve young people's leadership skills through meaningful involvement in their communities.
Michael also co-founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of the profitable, '94 Cup Daily, the nation's only daily newspaper dedicated to the 1994 World Cup Soccer Tournament held in the United States.
Michael played soccer in college for the nation's top ranked University of Virginia team and then professionally in Zimbabwe, where he also taught High School math.
As a child, Michael traveled around the country and the world as a top-ranked junior chess player. He received extensive media coverage as a chess prodigy, conducting dozens of chess exhibitions and earning a draw with the #3 ranked player in the world.
Michael graduated from Columbia Law School in 1993, with honors. He currently resides in New Jersey with his wife and three kids.
Andrew co-founded CMI Marketing in July, 1999 along with his lifelong friend Michael Sanchez. Their vision was to create an organization that would celebrate and reward moms for all that they do each and every day.
As a husband and father of three sons and two step-daughters, Andrew's experience has shaped the long-term vision for CMI. He has spearheaded the company's funding and business development since its inception. Under his direction, key strategic partnerships have been formed with venture capitalists Highland Capital Partners and Draper Fisher Jurvetson.
A community leader, Andrew is the chairman and co-founder, along with Michael, of the national non-profit youth leadership organization Do Something, which has inspired and trained millions of young people to take action in their communities.
As an actor, Andrew starred in FOX television's "Melrose Place" for six years and made his feature film debut in "The Rainmaker," directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Andrew has played professional soccer in Zimbabwe, Africa, and Major League Soccer for the Los Angeles Galaxy. While playing soccer in Africa he also taught high school math. He is co-producer of an Imax film about soccer called The World's Game and he served as spokesman for the 1994 World Cup.
Andrew graduated from Dartmouth College in 1989 with a degree in history. In 1995 he received an honorary degree from Drew University and was named one of ten outstanding young Americans by the Junior Chamber of Commerce.