CEO and Co-founder, Scribd Inc.
Trip Adler is CEO and co-founder of Scribd, the world’s largest social publishing and reading site, with more
than 50 million readers each month. Mr. Adler is the product visionary who started Scribd with the simple
observation that even with the proliferation of blogs and other self-publishing tools, there was no easy
way for people to publish to a readership of millions. Today, Scribd makes it simple for anyone to share and
discover informative, entertaining, and original written content on the web and mobile devices. His vision is
to liberate the written word, and to connect people and organizations with the information and ideas that
matter most to them.
Founder and CEO, Skullcandy
Rick Alden founded Skullcandy in 2003 to design products that integrated a cell phone and an MP3 player,
and that also fit into his active lifestyle. The first Skullcandy product—the Skullcandy™ Portable LINK—was
introduced at the 2003 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where it won the company’s
first design and innovation award. He later launched the brand to the action sports industry at the SnowSports
Industries America show. Five years after launching the company, he has created 35 skews of headphones that
are now on the market under the Skullcandy name. Mr. Alden started his first company, National Snowboard
Inc. (NSI), in 1986, as an entity that produced consumer, amateur, and pro snowboarding events nationwide.
He sold NSI to the American Ski Association in 1991. In 1995 Mr. Alden launched his second venture, Device
Manufacturing, which designed and produced the first step-in snowboard boot and binding system. He sold
that company to Atomic Ski Co. in 1999.
Vice President and CFO, Citrix Online
Scott Allen joined Citrix Online in 2007. Citrix Online is one of the leading “software as a service” providers
of web-based collaboration, remote support, and remote access applications. He leads the finance,
administration, and business-systems operations. He has undertaken the critical task of building a scalable
business infrastructure to support the company’s rapid growth, including international expansion and support
of key technology acquisitions. Before joining Citrix Online, Mr. Allen held senior executive-level positions
at ADP, one of the leading providers of software and business services. During his 18-year tenure, he held
roles spanning finance and operations, and he started ADP’s first online Payment Solutions business unit. Mr.
Allen holds an MBA from Golden Gate University of San Francisco and has a bachelor’s degree in business
administration from San Jose State University.
Senior Vice President, Global Communications, The Nielsen Company
Matt Anchin leads communications strategy and management for all media products, including Nielsen’s
television, Internet, mobile, and entertainment audience measurement and advertising solutions. He is
also responsible for company digital communications, providing guidance and oversight for the online and
social media strategies and programs. Before joining Nielsen in 2009, Mr. Anchin served as vice president of
online communications at American Express, where he advanced the transformation of how the company
communicates with customers, media, employees, shareholders, and other constituents. Previously, he held
a variety of corporate communications management roles at IBM, working on some of that company’s most
visible and innovative communications initiatives. His tenure with IBM began in 1998, where he managed
media relations and internal communications programs for the sales and distribution organization. Before IBM,
he served as an account executive at Ruder Finn, and began his career as an editorial assistant for Radio Free
Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague, Czech Republic.