CEO, President, and Co-founder, Gazelle
Israel Ganot has led Gazelle to its position as the largest and fastest-growing player in the reCommerce
industry; the company has had 300% growth in revenues and product acquired in 2009. Mr. Ganot has
established Gazelle as the reCommerce leader, drawing more than 75,000 consumers to trade in their used
electronic devices. At age 18, Mr. Ganot enrolled in NYU to study finance and aimed for a career on Wall Street.
However, as a Harvard Business School student on assignment, he developed a passion for technology when
he interviewed Bill Gates just as Microsoft was starting up. Mr. Ganot brings 19 years of e-commerce and
offline retail experience to Gazelle, having spent six years at eBay and PayPal, where he was instrumental in the
company’s international expansion in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. He also served as director of finance and
operations at eBay U.K. Ltd. He began his career as a retail analyst with Goldman Sachs.
President, Consumer Applications, AOL Inc.
Brad Garlinghouse joined AOL in 2009 as part of the executive team tasked with one of the largest tech
company turnarounds in recent history. After AOL separated from Time Warner that year, Mr. Garlinghouse and
other senior executives began redefining the entity as an independent company. As president of consumer
applications and head of Silicon Valley operations, Mr. Garlinghouse is focused on expanding the global reach
of AOL’s communications products, including AOL Mail and AIM, as well as reinvigorating the company’s
mobile and social strategy and its legacy desktop and toolbar products. Mr. Garlinghouse is the West Coast lead
for AOL Ventures. Before joining AOL, he was a senior advisor at Silver Lake Partners. Earlier he was with Yahoo
for six years and oversaw Yahoo Mail, Messenger, Groups, Flickr, and the home page. Mr. Garlinghouse holds a
BA degree in economics from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Harvard.
Managing Director and Co-head, Value Creation, Silver Lake
Charles Giancarlo joined Silver Lake in 2007 in his current roles and has more than 25 years of experience in the
communications industry. A senior executive at Cisco Systems from 1993 to 2007, Mr. Giancarlo most recently
served the company as executive vice president and chief development officer, as well as president of Cisco-Linksys, where he led product development and management activities. As chief development officer, Mr.
Giancarlo directed the activities of half of Cisco’s employees, and was directly responsible for the company’s
expansion into new markets and technologies. His first position at Cisco was vice president of business
development. Mr. Giancarlo joined Cisco when the company acquired Kalpana, Inc., the pioneer in Ethernet
switching, where he was vice president of marketing and corporate development. Before joining Cisco, Mr.
Giancarlo founded four communications equipment companies and sold two of them to larger companies. He
was interim CEO of Avaya in 2008 and is currently chairman. He is also a director of Skype Ltd., Accenture, and
EILEEN GIT TINS
Founder and CEO, Blurb
Eileen Gittins is the founder and CEO of Blurb, the creative publishing and marketing platform that enables
anyone to design, publish, market, and sell professional-quality books. She has been at the intersection of the
Internet, consumer and enterprise software, imaging systems, search, and digital photography throughout
her career. Several years ago, Ms. Gittins wanted to create a beautifully designed and produced photo essay
book—something that looked like a book you’d buy at the bookstore—but she only needed 40 copies. This
effort turned out to be remarkably painful, expensive, and time-consuming. So, in 2005, she founded Blurb. Ms.
Gittins previously served in international executive positions at Kodak; as vice president at Wall Data before and
after the IPO; as CEO of venture-backed startups Personify and Verb; and as an outside director at Qbiquity and
Popular Demand. She also served a boutique investment bank.