Michele has over 20 years of experience in high-tech product marketing, product development, and business management from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to Dictionary.com, Michele was Chief Product Officer at mBlox, the leading brand-to-consumer mobile engagement platform.
Jim is a seasoned technology executive who brings a wealth of execution experience in his role as SVP of Engineering. Jim's background covers a range of environments, including Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. Jim was CTO at Piczo, a widely popular teenage social networking site with a focus on Europe and Canada that started with 100 emails and grew virally to over 10 million monthly unique visitors.
Kris Carpenter Negulescu is Vice President of Product for Dictionary.com. In this role, she oversees product, design, and content. She joined IAC in 2014. Prior to joining IAC, Kris led a team at the Internet Archive responsible for delivering web archiving, data mining, hosting and access services to National Libraries and Archives, universities, and research institutes around the globe. She also incubated a petabyte-scale, data science, archival web research program for cultural heritage.
Alex Paul is the Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs for Dictionary.com. In this role, he advises the executive team and business leaders on a variety of legal and business issues, including commercial, employment, intellectual property, and corporate governance matters. Alex is a business-minded attorney with substantial law firm and in-house legal experience.
John is the VP of Finance and oversees all finance 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 (leading finance reference website) and PriceRunner (leading comparison shopping websites in Europe).
Jonathan is the SVP of Business Operations, which encompasses oversight of Finance, Analytics and Marketing. Previously Jonathan ran the Search Marketing program for Ask.com. Jonathan specializes in cat herding and enjoys poking holes in the plots of popular movies. In his spare time he loses at poker and plays the kazoo.
An AdTech and consumer web executive with experience successfully starting, funding, leading, growing, and selling technology-based businesses, Ken runs the programmatic advertising group for Dictionary.com and all IMG properties. Ken is also a strategic advisor to start-up companies and venture funds in his spare time.
Ainka J. Fulani brings over 20 years of professional experience to serve as a Director and the Human Resources Business Partner for Dictionary.com. She has worked in profit centers and in cost centers solving business problems or improving process on Wall Street and in retail, telecommunications and higher education. Having worked as an executive and personal coach since 2008, she brings a "whole person" approach to organizational and professional development.