Chief Executive Officer
Prior to coming aboard as CEO of Zooppa, Wil made a career at the intersection of media and technology. For four years he served as a Senior Vice President for the Corbis Corporation, Bill Gates' wholly owned private digital media company. Wil also spent eighteen years with Time–Warner, Inc. in posts around the globe including President for Europe/Middle East/Africa for the Time and Fortune Publishing Division.
Chief Technology Officer
Kunal believes that inspiring products are built when design, technology and intuition purposefully comes together. His experiments with technology started long before he learnt how to speak, but professionally he plunged into web technology about 12 years ago. He learned the ropes at Microsoft while working with Core Operating System and Developer Division. For last 6 years, he as has been exclusively working with early stage companies. In the process, he launched about 15 products and co-founded 2 companies.
Director of Sales, North America
Hailing from the Wild West Andrew studied Rhetorical Theory at the University of Montana and found himself traveling across the United States to Orlando Florida where he started his career path working various jobs at Walt Disney World. From touring guests through recreations of the movie sets to exploring the African Savannah Andrew took his experience with Disney and applied it to a different world, the Digital World. Andrew Traveled across the nation training traditional sales representatives on digital advertising platforms and best practices. He took his knowledge of the digital world and applied it to a position with the Hearst Corporation in Seattle where he worked as a Sales Trainer, Recruiter and a Sales Manager for the first national daily newspaper to go 100% digital. Andrew is passionate about the Digital Space (especially video) and in his spare time loves filming, acting and the outdoors.
Director of Sales, Europe
Born in London, Sarah has spent her life living on various continents from Europe, Africa, Asia and the US. After spending thirteen years in traditional advertising, including nine years with the TIME and FORTUNE publishing division in Sales and Marketing, Sarah joined the Zooppa team in 2010. She has a BA in Psychology and an MA in Marketing.
Michele fell in love with computers in 1984, when his father brought home an Olivetti M20. It was all downhill from there: Michele spent way too many hours in front of a keyboard and a screen. Then came the World Wide Web, and he decided to build a career out of it. Holding a degree in Computer Science from the University of Venice, Michele is interested in all facets of web applications, with a particular interest in frontend development. Known to have a passion for digital photography, design and typography, he is a fan of the Seattle music scene both past and present and has a steadily growing collection of baseball hats.
Meme has a design background specializing in editing and motion graphics for the past seven years. She has received her digital media training in Los Angeles and has worked in ad agencies, creating content for major motion pictures such as Brooklyn’s Finest and Capitalism: A Love Story. Missing home, she moved back to Seattle and finished a Communication degree at University of Washington while working as a creative trainer for Apple. Meme loves food, fashion, and film. She has a goal of visiting a new country every year with Bali and Prague at the top of her list. She is very excited to be a part of the Zooppa team and honored to be working with such a talented community.
Marketing and Operations Manager
Michaela Byrne is a University of Washington Alumni but her roots didn't start here in Washington State. Born in Alaska, Michaela has spent extensive time living overseas, graduating from High School in Thailand and spending long periods of time in Europe and other parts of Asia. Since graduation, Michaela has pursued a career path that combines both her love for Business and passion for Technology, by successfully contributing to digital companies. In her free time Michaela loves running, yoga, exploring Seattle's music scene, and traveling. She is eager to get involved with ZOOPPA’s amazing community and excited to bring her passion and enthusiasm to the table.
Bernhard worked at Procter & Gamble as Vice President Global Media and Communication and Vice President Global Media Purchases where he was responsible for leading and advancing P&G’s marketing communication and media purchases best practices until September, 2009. He was a passionate advocate in P&G’s move toward holistic communication planning. Bernhard launched his career at P&G in 1985 as part of the marketing group in Germany. He founded the Bernhard Glock Media Leadership Company LLC in 2009, focusing on strategic media consultancy and business development. Since January 2011 he has also joined the advisory and business development company Medialink LLC, as senior partner. Today he works as a consultant with major advertisers, agency networks, broadcasters and associations in the US and International. Mr. Glock was the chairman of the Media Committee of the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) for 6 years and Deputy President of the WFA for 2 years. For the past 4 years he has served as President of the WFA. His head office is in Cincinnati, Ohio where he resides with his wife and two daughters.
T.A. is the founder and CEO of Gist an online service that helps build stronger business relationships. In addition to advising Zooppa, T.A. has previously worked for Vulcan Capital and Polaris Venture Partners, and has held senior positions at Microsoft.