MARK CANON – PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mark brings extensive leadership experience, entrepreneurial drive, operational skill and deep domain knowledge to a broad range of digital product and business models including Internet Advertising and Search, Digital Marketing and Audience Development, Local Media Sales, Classifieds and Directories, Lead Gen, and e-commerce.
Canon’s digital product and business model expertise was developed during a decade of work as a founder or senior executive in leading online search and directory companies including Switchboard.com which he co-founded, AOL where he managed product strategy and development for the company’s search and vertical e-commerce platforms and Autobytel where he served as Chief Product Officer and developed the vertical automotive site MyRide.com.
As Deputy CEO at Yell UK and before that President of Yell.com, Canon focused on rebuilding Yell’s business and sales operating models to help it move its products, customers and revenues online. He developed and scaled significant new digital product lines including Yell’s core directory site, as well as industry leading scale SEM, website and SMB advertising products. As part of this work he drove the restructuring Yell’s product, engineering and sales organizations, aligning them to increase productivity and revenues while significantly lowering costs.
BENJAMIN MORIN – FOUNDER & CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Ben has over two decades of experience designing, developing and delivering solutions for small businesses that are functional, efficient and secure.
As CTO, Ben directs technology and product strategy and oversees platform architecture, design implementation and development operations. He’s responsible for aligning technologic vision with overall business strategy.
Ben was formerly the Director of Software Development and Senior Software Architect at ProLaw Software, a legal practice management provider. During his tenure at ProLaw he led his teams through several generational changes in both product and platform.
Ben’s exceptional track record of technical improvement is based on his belief in quality and reliability. He is known for his ability to quickly identify scalable service requirements and translate them into realized product solutions.
BILL BICE – FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
Bill is a serial entrepreneur and founding partner of Verge Fund. Verge is a highly motivated venture capital fund that invests in seed-stage, high-growth ventures in the Southwest.
Bice started his entrepreneurial career while in college, founding ProLaw Software. ProLaw appeared on the Inc. 500 ranking of the fastest growing companies in the country three years in a row. Bill and his team sold ProLaw to the West division of Thomson Reuters, where Bill joined the management team and created the West km division.
Bill’s focus is on helping founding teams build successful startups, and he is actively involved in the development and directional growth for boomtime. He is also involved in several other New Mexico startups, including AttachedApps, Nuvita and SportXast.