We believe in the economy of advocates
- We believe the most powerful marketing happens when people advocate for a brand they love
- We believe in a social and mobile world where advocates endorse more often, to more people, faster than ever
- We believe winning brands will grow their business by building hundreds of thousands of on-going advocate relationships
Founder and CEO
Gregory is the founder and CEO of SocialChorus, the leading advocate marketing company. Greg has helped brands and consumers connect online since the early days of the Internet. 2Market, a Silicon Valley start-up that he co-founded, pioneered the development of interactive shopping before being acquired by AOL in 1995. In the past, he has worked at Sun Microsystems, Apple Computer and AOL. He likes to play soccer, collect photos and cook.
Co-founder and SVP
Nicole is our Head of Strategy and is responsible for designing solutions to meet our customers’ specific marketing and business objectives. Formally, she was CEO and Founder of Dermalounge, a consumer skin health brand and early adopter of advocate marketing. She has an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, has traveled to over 60 countries and spends her free time chasing her two young sons.
Kane has been building technology-based startups since 2005. She has held a variety of roles from Founder/CTO, to Agile Development Consultant. Before working in the startup world, she did engineering work on the largest particle accelerator in the world. She went to school for Mechanical Engineering at Berkeley, and Fine Art at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Mark oversees operations and leads the company’s financial strategy. He has over a decade of experience managing marketing services companies, most recently in Singapore as Commercial Director of Y&R, and in San Francisco as Controller and Finance Director of McCann Worldgroup.
Senior Director Marketing
Dave leads marketing for SocialChorus. He has been delivering high-velocity, start-up marketing results for over a decade. Most recently, he has powered two start-ups to successful exits: KACE (acquired by Dell) and PowerReviews (acquired by Bazaarvoice).
Gal has 15 years of experience leading award winning products and SaaS offerings at both Fortune 500 companies and start-ups, including Model-N, Baynote and Tealeaf, an IBM Company. Gal has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at Cal. He spends his spare time hiking with his dog, cooking for his wife and training for his first marathon.
Chief Revenue Officer
Brad is the CRO at SocialChorus, responsible for strategic direction, growth, and success of the customer base. Previously, Brad was the Founder and CEO of Extole, the leader in referral marketing. He has held management positions at Qualys (QLYS), Demandtec (acquired by IBM) and Siebel Systems (acquired by Oracle). He holds B.S. degrees in Integrative Biology and Economics from UC Berkeley. Brad is an avid golfer and proud father of two.
Director of Engineering
Zhao is the Director of Engineering at SocialChorus. A Silicon Valley veteran, he has worked in R&D for big names like IBM, Orange, and O2, and helped smaller startups develop their technical chops. Most recently, he founded ForYogi.com, a site dedicated to promoting yoga as a lifestyle and empowering yoga teachers and studios to connect with their students. He likes to ride his Dutch bike, “shoot” with his rangefinder camera, and listen to old records.
Senior Director Strategic Accounts
Tony manages the client success team, developing brand strategies and ensuring successful delivery. Tony has spent his career in WOM marketing with a specialty engaging the coveted Millennial demographic. Most recently, he was at MRY where he managed social strategies for Adobe, Google, PayPal, and PlayStation.
In addition to our CEO, Greg Shove, the board is comprised of the following rockstars:
For over ten years, Jim Kohlberg has been investing in early stage media, entertainment, Internet, specialty consumer products and healthcare companies. At Kohlberg Ventures, Jim leads the investment committee and is a Board member of Open Road Integrated Media. In addition to his role with Kohlberg Ventures, he is chairman of Kohlberg & Company, a leading middle market private equity firm, which he co-founded in 1987. Jim sits on The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) Board of Directors.
Allen is a Director and also serves as Managing Director of Idealab’s New Ventures Group. He has spent 30 years counseling entrepreneurs throughout the startup process, first as a well-known Silicon Valley lawyer and, between 1999 and 2011, as a Managing Director at Mayfield. Linkedin @allenmorgan
John S. Eastburn, Jr.
Before co-founding Kohlberg Ventures, John was a partner in the private equity firm Kohlberg & Company, where he led investments in Nancy’s Specialty Foods, Inc. and Thousand Trails, Inc. Before joining Kohlberg & Company in 1997, he was a senior executive in entertainment, manufacturing and retailing companies.
Co-Founder and Advisor
Prior to co-founding SocialChorus, John was CEO/Co-Founder of digital marketing company YouCast where he led client, product and strategic growth from start-up to acquisition. Before launching YouCast in 2007, he held key executive roles in entertainment and electrical engineering companies, including Management Director for Sean Combs. Linkedin @JohnEaton2012
Co-Founder and Advisor
Prior to co-founding SocialChorus, Jonathan was CRO/Co-Founder of digital marketing company YouCast. Prior to that, he was a manager in the entertainment field where he advised and counseled the careers of Jennifer Lopez and Sean Combs. Jonathan received his law degree from NYU in 1994 and his engineering degree from UW-Madison in 1991. LinkedIn @JonathanPCohen
Michoel is Director, Platform and Product Strategy at Big Fuel Communications, a full-service marketing and communications company that helps marketers at brands, agencies, publishers and platforms to achieve consumer engagement. Michoel also founded and serves as a Manager Partner at Windforce Ventures, a venture firm specializing in early-stage social media and mobile technology investments. LinkedIn @Twabbi
Adam is Director, Digital Marketing and Social Media at The Campbell Soup Company. In his role he is responsible for developing a global digital marketing and social media strategy that encompasses both consumer-facing communications and corporate initiatives to make Campbell one of the most digitally fit organizations in the world. LinkedIn @adamkmiec
Bill has served as advisor and consultant to several Silicon Valley startups in various consumer categories: mobile, virtual worlds, e-commerce, search and media/marketing. Before consulting, Bill was an executive at AOL, during which time the company grew from 500,000 customers to over 20 million. He is now SVP of Business Development at the touch commerce start-up, Revel Touch. LinkedIn @youstra
Scott is a Clinical Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business where he teaches Brand Strategy and Digital Marketing to second-year MBA students and is the author of the Digital IQ Index®, a global ranking of prestige brands’ digital competence. Scott is the Founder/CEO of L2, a think tank for prestige brands. LinkedIn @profgalloway