Vice President and Global Head of Demand
Thought Works, Inc.
Craig Gorsline is responsible for sales, marketing, and customer relationship management activities
worldwide. He is also responsible for driving change across Thought Works demand organization and developing
new service offerings in response to the needs of customers across all seven of the company’s operating regions. Mr.
Gorsline joined Thought Works in 2006. Before assuming his current role, he was responsible for Thought Works North
America’s sales organization, where he provided the leadership and focus that resulted in an impressive portfolio of
business. With more than 15 years of international technology consulting experience, Mr. Gorsline is focused on
maximizing value for customers and delivering innovation through highly collaborative, results-based engagements.
Before joining Thought Works, he was vice president of product services with JPMorgan Chase in Chicago. Earlier he
served in senior business leadership roles with THEMIS Program Management and Consulting Ltd. in Canada and
Global Chief Executive Officer
Irwin Gotlieb is global CEO of GroupM, the leading global media investment management entity and the parent
company to WPP media agencies. The focus of GroupM is the intelligent application of physical and intellectual
scale to benefit trading, innovation, and new communication services. Mr. Gotlieb joined WPP in 1999 as chairman
and CEO of MindShare Worldwide and assumed his current GroupM role in 2003. Before joining WPP, he was
president and CEO of MediaVest Worldwide, a company he founded in 1993, which included the former TeleVest and
MediaVest units along with the unbundled media resources of DMB&B. Mr. Gotlieb is a three-time Adweek All Star,
including a President’s Award in 1997. He is also a double Advertising Age Media Maven honoree. In October 2006, he
became the first advertising media agency executive to be inducted into the Broadcast & Cable Hall of Fame.
Founder and CEO
Gordon Gould, a serial web entrepreneur, previously served as CEO of blog platform company Blogsmith (now part of
AOL), president of New York’s Silicon Alley Reporter/Rising Tide Studios (now part of Dow Jones), and founder and
CEO at mobile community startup UPOC (now part of Dada Mobile). His belief in buying better to live better is why
he founded ThisNext in 2005. Mr. Gould holds a BA degree in environmental studies from Pitzer College, served as a
founding board member of Making Opportunities for Upgrading Schools and Education (MOUSE), and is the former
co-chair of the Los Angeles branch of New Democrats Network.
Founder and General Partner
Emergence Capital Partners
Jason Green, a founder of Emergence Capital, previously was a general partner with USVP and an associate with
Venrock, the venture capital arm of the Rockefeller family. Still earlier in his career, Mr. Green served as vice president
of Muzertechnika, the largest private computer and telecommunications company in Eastern Europe. He also served
as a strategic consultant with Bain & Co. and with the investment firm of Welsh, Carson, Anderson, and Stowe.
Mr. Green has led successful early-stage venture investments in companies such as DoubleClick, aQuantive, Visual
Networks, and Ask Jeeves, and currently serves on the boards of private companies, including SuccessFactors, inQ,
Kidzui, Goodmail Systems, and Adapt Technologies. Mr. Green is chairman emeritus of the Center for Venture
Education and the Kauffman Fellows Program, the leading educational fellowship in venture capital. He also serves on
the advisory board of Arthur Rock Center of Entrepreneurship at Harvard.