An internet and technology veteran, Goli manages all aspects of Dictionary.com’s business and strategy. Dictionary.com is an IAC company, acquired in 2008 by IAC. Before joining Dictionary.com in late 2009, Goli was at Slide, Inc., where he was General Manager of the Social Media Business. He also was a General Manager at Yahoo!, overseeing Yahoo! Video, as Head of Products for Yahoo! Finance and Yahoo! Entertainment. Goli also spent 11 years at Microsoft, holding management roles within the Home & Entertainment Division, and MSN where he was an early founding member of the MSN.com client team. In addition, Goli was a co-founder and Board Member of Corners.in, a content-centric social networking company. Goli holds an M.B.A. from the University of Washington and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.
VP of Marketing and Business Development
Lisa Sullivan-Cross is GM, Learning and VP, Marketing and Business Development running the mobile business as well as all marketing programs and partner relationships for Dictionary.com’s web and mobile audience. Lisa has 18 years marketing and business development experience and a track record building successful online businesses and divisions. As VP, Online for e5 Global Media, she ran digital operations including marketing and product development for Hollywood Reporter and Adweek. Prior to this, she started the e-commerce division at Lucasfilm and managed revenue generating initiatives and strategic partnership development for StarWars.com. She has also held roles as Director, E-Commerce at Warner Bros. and Director of Marketing at Evite. To contact, please reach out here.
VP of Financial Planning and Analysis
Corbin Howes is the Vice President of Finance and Business Operations for Dictionary.com. In this role, he oversees finance, accounting, analytics, and business operations. He joined IAC in 2005 and served as Director of Financial Planning & Analysis for Ask.com before joining Dictionary.com in 2008. Prior to joining IAC, Corbin served in various finance and management roles in both small and large businesses including Beyond.com, Providian Financial, Blue Shield of California, and Web.com. Corbin holds a BS in Finance from Arizona State University and a JD from Pepperdine University School of Law. He is also a certified commercial mediator. He was raised in Arizona and currently lives in San Anselmo, CA.
VP of Products & Design
David Wygant joined Dictionary.com shortly after its acquisition by IAC in August 2008. In addition to his main focus on product and design, David has also managed marketing, business development, editorial, and engineering. He started his career in strategy consulting for the Fortune 500 at Bain & Company, held various positions at eBay during its rapid growth, and most recently participated in two early-stage consumer internet start-ups. David holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.B.A. in Finance from Southern Methodist University. He enjoys reading, astronomy, history, and time with his family.
SVP of Engineering
Jim is a seasoned technology executive who brings a wealth of execution experience in his role as VP Technology. Jim's background covers a range of environments, including Fortune 500 companies and startups. Jim was CTO at Piczo, a widely popular teenage social networking site with a focus on Europe and Canada. He specializes in producing innovative new products and developing scalable high volume applications. Jim has built and managed extensive cross-continent development teams. He brings wisdom and experience focused on early deliverables, quick iterations, and balancing good scalable software development with speed to market and efficiencies. Jim has founded Piczo, a VC-funded startup, which started with 100 emails and grew virally to over ten million monthly unique visitors. Jim is an accomplished software innovator who honed his skills within the context of large databases and high volume applications. He conceived of and developed tools that manipulate the large digital map databases of NavTeq and TeleAtlas. He participated in world class software development integration at Oracle, and strong application development in the web trading division of Charles Schwab.
VP of Sales
As Vice President of National Sales, Shannon Rock drives advertising sales revenue with strategic partners,including Fortune 500 brands, for Dictionary.com. Shannon is passionate about providing marketers with cross-platform, innovative and unique sponsorship opportunities to reach their target consumers. Prior to joining Dictionary.com, Shannon held senior-level revenue generating roles at Sendori/Ask Sponsored Listings, IAC Media Solutions and American Greetings Interactive. Shannon earned her Bachelor's of Business Administration with a major in Marketing from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an active outdoor enthusiast who spends her free time skiing and running. Her dad's favorite quote encapsulates her approach to life: "Do it right the first time." To contact Shannon, please click here.