A longstanding IAC executive, Liz has more than a decade of experience driving growth and strategy for brands within IAC Search and Applications. Prior to Dictionary.com, Liz was SVP of Corporate Development across Ask.com’s portfolio of premium content properties, playing a key role in several high-profile acquisitions, including Ask.com’s purchases of About.com, ValueClick Brands (ValueClick’s owned and operated websites), and global social Q&A network, Ask.fm. Liz also served as Vice President of Revenue and Analytics at Ask.com, where she overhauled Ask.com’s web analytics system, spearheaded partnership strategies, and drove all analysis of revenue and traffic performance across a user base of more than 100,000,000 people. Liz started her career with IAC at Ask Partner Network (APN), where she developed yield optimization capabilities that led to double-digit LTV growth. Earlier in her career, Liz was a business analyst with Carol H. Williams Advertising. Liz holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. from Mills College.
As VP, Consumer Products at Dictionary.com, Richard Bullwinkle oversees all product development across web and app experiences. Before joining Dictionary.com, Richard founded 5AVS, a social startup that enabled recommended favorites in close-friend networks. Before that he led Connected Product Innovation at Samsung’s US Product Innovation Team, helping set the direction for Samsung’s new offerings in television, audio, and Internet of Things. At Rovi, as VP of Product Strategy, Richard helped invent the way consumers discover music, television, and movies in the new digital ecosystem. He was also TiVo’s Chief Evangelist and Senior Director of Products where, as an early employee, he helped create the first TiVo product and make TiVo a household name. Richard has a B.A. in English and Music.
As CTO of Dictionary.com, Chris Lichti oversees architecture, engineering, operations, and quality assurance. Prior to joining Dictionary.com, Chris served as VP Technology at TrueCar, Inc. As the founding technical lead, Chris helped grow TrueCar through multiple equity events, and from 4 employees to 400, culminating in a successful IPO in May 2014 (NASDAQ:TRUE). While at TrueCar, Chris led the development of novel, applied machine learning and web technologies using practiced agile methods. Prior to founding TrueCar, Chris served as CTO, Director of Research & Development, Systems Programmer, Systems Analyst and Systems Designer for a range of small to large corporations and academic institutions in the US, including a DARPA-funded program at Carnegie Mellon University. Chris is a voracious reader, a musician, and an amateur endurance athlete. Chris holds a B.S. in Computer Science from California Lutheran University.
John oversees all finance and analytics operations for Dictionary.com. Previously, John was VP of Finance at Conversant where he was responsible for all finance operations of the owned and operated division, which included Investopedia.com, a leading finance reference website, and PriceRunner, a prominent comparison shopping website in Europe. Prior to Conversant, John held management positions at MeziMedia, a comparison shopping website acquired by Conversant, and Yahoo!/Overture Services/Goto.com. John holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.
As VP, Content Platform, Kris Carpenter Negulescu oversees editorial content, lexicographical content, SEO, and content IP for Dictionary.com. Prior to joining Dictionary, Kris led a team at the Internet Archive responsible for delivering web archiving, data mining, hosting, and access services globally. She also incubated a petabyte-scale, data science, archival web research program for cultural heritage. Prior to IA, Kris divided her time between the online consumer and business-to-business SaaS sectors, serving in product and general management roles for venture-backed Silicon Valley startups like Infinity Financial Technology, Excite/Excite@Home, Grand Central Communications, Claria, and FoundValue. Kris holds two degrees from Stanford University, a B.A. in Political Science and a Master’s in Organizational Behavior (an interdisciplinary program in Sociology, Industrial Engineering, and the Graduate School of Business).