Board of Directors

Matt Douglas

Punchbowl Inc.

Matt Douglas is the Founder & CEO of Punchbowl, and has led the Company from inception to profitability. Matt has raised three rounds of venture capital from Intel Capital, Contour Ventures, Launchpad Ventures and other prominent angel investors. In addition, he negotiated and closed a strategic investment and multi-year commercial relationship with Party City Holdings, Inc. (PRTY) and an exclusive licensing relationship with The Walt Disney Company (DIS). Matt has 20+ years of experience in software and mobile technology, with expertise in team building, product vision, and creative marketing. Prior to Punchbowl, Matt held Senior roles at Adobe Systems and Bose Corporation. Matt has a degree in music from the University of Rochester and an M.B.A. from UNC Chapel Hill. Follow Matt Douglas on Twitter (@mattdouglas) or learn more at

Bob Greene

Contour Venture Partners

Bob Greene is a co-founder of Contour Venture Partners and has been a venture capitalist since the late 1980's. He has invested in all stages of venture capital across several industry sectors. Prior to launching Contour, Bob was one of the three managing partners of Flatiron Partners. Located in New York City, Flatiron was a leading venture capital firm focused on the information technology sector. The firm backed over 50 companies with over $500 million of venture capital. Bob has also been an active private investor, where he has invested his own capital in emerging technology companies. Bob received a B.S. from the Wharton School of Business and an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Joan Nevins

Joan Nevins currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of a number of start-ups in her role as a consulting CFO, including MapD Technologies, The Affinity Project and Mapkin. Prior to her forming her consulting business in 2013, she was a CFO in the Boston area for over 30 years, including Applicon, Picturetel, Upromise and most recently Kalido. Her focus in each case was building organizational infrastructure to help companies handle growth, overseeing the accounting, FPA, human resources, information technology and facilities functions. She also has a wealth of experience in raising and managing capital, effectively leading organizations through private placements, initial public offerings and secondary offerings, as well as navigating mergers and acquisitions.

Ryan Vero

Party City

Ryan Vero is the President of the Party City Retail and Executive Vice President of Party City Holdco Inc (PCHI). He has over two decades of merchandising, marketing, management and executive experience. Prior to joining the executive team at Party City, Ryan served as President and Senior Vice President of Grocery & Drugstore at Sears Holdings Corporation. Ryan also spent over 18 years at OfficeMax, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer. Ryan received a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from St. Bonaventure University.

Marc Yi


Marc Yi spent 17 years of his career at Intel Capital where he served as Managing Director and Vice President. He was most recently responsible for the company’s Digital Media and Cross Platform Services sector. Prior to his time at Intel, Marc served as an Associate at the International Finance Corporation (IFC)/the World Bank Group, where he made private equity investments in emerging markets. Marc has served as board member/board observer for Avnera, Caring, Delivery Agent, UIEvolution, and YuMe. He holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and has studied at ICADE in Spain.

Board of Advisors

Sean Conta Founder & Former CXO

Punchbowl Inc.

Sean Conta has an engineering background with a focus towards user experience. He has developed software user interfaces and written technical documentation for products ranging from Siebel CRM applications to professional acoustic software for Bose Corporation. He also has expertise in web design and interaction including content and interface development for Zildjian Cymbals. Sean holds a music business degree from the Berklee College of Music and an engineering degree from Brown University. His favorite reason to celebrate is New Years Eve.

David Feldman Managing Director

Feldman Advisors

David has nearly two decades of broad technical, operating, business development and consulting experience. Prior to founding Feldman Advisors, LLC, David had a successful tenure as a turnaround executive at a venture-backed health care software company, Patientkeeper, in the role of VP, Engineering. David spent a number of years as EVP of Business Development and Strategy for Viewpoint Corporation. Early in his career he was a co-founder of Specular International, makers of a 3D modeling, rendering and animation software system, where he served as Director of Research and Development, Chief Strategist and acting CFO, in which capacity he successfully negotiated the sale of the company. David received an AB in computer science from Dartmouth College and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

Harry Lin Former GM, Head of Business Development

Harry Lin is the former General Manager of During his tenure at Evite, Harry fueled brand growth and the site experienced 50% growth in revenue. Prior to operating Evite, Harry was vice president of where he led new initiatives in e-commerce. He has also served as CEO of, and President at Photometria Inc., the technology company behind He is currently Head of Business Development at He has a Bachelor's from Cornell University and a Master of Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Christopher Mirabile Managing Director

LaunchPad Venture Group

Christopher is the Managing Director of LaunchPad Venture Group, a venture investment group focused on seed and early-stage investments in technology-oriented companies. In addition to his work with LaunchPad, Christopher is an active member of the Boston-area angel investing community with active investments in over 20 start-ups. He has served as a public company CFO, a corporate and securities lawyer and as a management consultant with Price Waterhouse's Strategic Consulting Group. Christopher is an adjunct lecturer in the MBA program at Babson College and a regular advisor and mentor to start-ups. He is a member of the Board of Directors of several start-up companies as well as Boston World Partnerships, and he is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Babson's Olin School of Business. Christopher earned his J.D. from Boston College Law School and his B.A., with honors, from Colgate University.

Bob Perkins

Consensus Research Group

Bob Perkins's distinguished career includes leadership roles such as Chief Marketing Officer of Pizza Hut, SVP of Marketing at Calvin Klein, and EVP of Marketing & Corporate Development of Playboy Enterprises. Bob also formerly served as President of the Chiat/Day/Mojo New York advertising agency, where he was responsible for managing media and growth for several leading brands. He has held senior marketing and communication positions with the US Chamber of Commerce and served as Finance Director of the Republican National Committee. Bob is currently President of Consensus Research Group, providing global strategic research and consulting for leading consumer brands as well as companies within the media and financial sectors.

Dharmesh Shah Founder & CTO


Prior to HubSpot, Dharmesh was founder and CEO of Pyramid Digital Solutions, an enterprise software company selling to large financial services companies. Pyramid was a three time winner of the Inc. 500 award and an industry leader in providing innovative web applications available to millions of consumers. The company was acquired by SunGard Data Systems in 2005. Prior to Pyramid Digital Solutions, Dharmesh held a number of technology management and development positions. Dharmesh also runs, an online community for entrepreneurs, which is one of the top 10 most read startup blogs and receives over a thousand visitors a day. Dharmesh holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Alabama and an M.S. in the Management of Technology from MIT.