Board of Directors
Dr. Magid Abraham is the co-founder of comScore, Inc., and currently serves as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Dr. Abraham served as CEO from the company’s founding in 1999 until March 2014.
Prior to co-founding comScore, Dr. Abraham was founder and CEO of Paragren Technologies, Inc., which specialized in delivering large scale Customer Relationship Marketing (CRM) systems for strategic and target marketing. Paragren is now part of Siebel Systems.
Before founding Paragren, Dr. Abraham was president and COO of Information Resources, Inc., a major international research company, which he led through a period of rapid growth in revenues, market share and profit. Throughout his IRI career, Dr. Abraham has been a prolific innovator who designed a number of pioneering marketing applications that became standards of CPG marketing practice.
Dr. Abraham is a widely recognized expert on market research, consumer modeling and innovative information solutions. He has authored many articles in a variety of academic and industry journals. His most recent honor, received in January 2011, was the Buck Weaver Award for Marketing, established by MIT’s Sloan School of Management for individuals who have made important contributions to the advancement of theory and practice in marketing science. In 2009 he received the AMA’s Parlin Award, a preeminent national honor recognizing one individual annually who has demonstrated “outstanding leadership and sustained impact on advancing the evolving profession of marketing research over an extended period of time.” He has received the Paul Green award by the American Marketing Association (AMA) for the "best article that shows or demonstrates the most potential to contribute to the practice of marketing research and research in marketing," and the AMA’s William F. O’Dell Award for an article “that has made the most significant long-term contribution to the marketing discipline.” Dr. Abraham was also named Ernst & Young® Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008.
He was also inducted in the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, designated along with comScore as a “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum, and was named a “Great Mind” by the Advertising Research Foundation. Dr. Abraham has given numerous speeches on Internet industry trends and marketing subjects in various industry conferences and forums.
Dr. Abraham received a Ph.D. in Operations Research and an M.B.A. from MIT. He also holds an Engineering degree from the École Polytechnique, France's premier science and engineering school.
|Holdings: 67,824 shares View Transactions|
|Date||Type||Shares Traded||Price Range|
|Dec 31, 2015||Acquisition (Non Open Market)||1,240||41.15|
|Dec 31, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||591||41.15|
|Sep 30, 2015||Acquisition (Non Open Market)||1,106||46.15|
|Sep 30, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||527||46.15|
|Jun 30, 2015||Acquisition (Non Open Market)||958||53.26|
|Jun 30, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||456||53.26|
|May 18, 2015||Automatic Sell||13,732||54.68|
|May 15, 2015||Automatic Sell||50,000||54.25|
|Apr 8, 2015||Automatic Sell||522||51.26|
|Apr 8, 2015||Automatic Sell||27||52.38|
|Apr 2, 2015||Automatic Sell||36,610||50.84|
|Mar 31, 2015||Acquisition (Non Open Market)||997||51.20|
|Mar 30, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||33,864||51.20 - 51.79|
|Mar 23, 2015||Automatic Sell||2,729||49.78|
|Mar 20, 2015||Automatic Sell||5,221||49.36|
|Mar 20, 2015||Automatic Sell||5,000||49.24|
|Mar 18, 2015||Automatic Sell||1,648||49.73|
|Mar 17, 2015||Automatic Sell||5,000||49.56|
|Mar 16, 2015||Automatic Sell||2,377||49.74|
|Mar 16, 2015||Automatic Sell||10,000||49.56|
|Mar 15, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||4,760||49.75|
|Mar 15, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||5,583||49.75|
|Mar 15, 2015||Option Execute||3,621||n/a|
|Feb 28, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||532||51.59|
|Feb 28, 2015||Option Execute||96,667||n/a|
|Feb 18, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||325||51.81|
|Feb 18, 2015||Option Execute||847||n/a|
|Feb 11, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||52,384||43.16|
|Feb 11, 2015||Option Execute||48,333||n/a|
|Dec 31, 2014||Acquisition (Non Open Market)||1,260||46.43|
|Dec 31, 2014||Disposition (Non Open Market)||587||46.43|
|Dec 31, 2014||Acquisition (Non Open Market)||1,336||46.43|
|Dec 31, 2014||Disposition (Non Open Market)||432||46.43|
|Dec 4, 2014||Sell||12,899||44.52|
|Sep 30, 2014||Acquisition (Non Open Market)||1,607||36.41|
|Sep 30, 2014||Disposition (Non Open Market)||766||36.41|
|Jun 30, 2014||Acquisition (Non Open Market)||1,649||35.48|
|Jun 30, 2014||Disposition (Non Open Market)||786||35.48|
|Apr 9, 2014||Sell||37,544||32.01|
|Apr 7, 2014||Automatic Sell||5,221||31.28|
|Apr 2, 2014||Automatic Sell||45,297||32.34|
|Apr 1, 2014||Automatic Sell||40,986||32.76|
|Mar 31, 2014||Automatic Sell||20,000||32.83|
|Mar 31, 2014||Acquisition (Non Open Market)||1,785||32.79|
|Mar 31, 2014||Disposition (Non Open Market)||851||32.79|
|Mar 28, 2014||Disposition (Non Open Market)||33,390||32.97|
|Mar 14, 2014||Disposition (Non Open Market)||4,760||30.92|
|Mar 14, 2014||Disposition (Non Open Market)||3,852||30.92|
|Mar 14, 2014||Option Execute||3,620||n/a|
|Mar 7, 2014||Automatic Sell||10,400||31.40|
Serge Matta serves as comScore’s Chief Executive Officer. He is focused on developing comScore’s global product and business strategy, enhancing client relationships and partnerships, and leading comScore’s global employee base.
Mr. Matta has been with comScore since shortly after its inception in 1999. He served as President of comScore from June 2013 until March 2014, when he was appointed as CEO. Previously, he served as President of Commercial Solutions, leading comScore's commercial team. Prior to that role, he oversaw comScore's global telecom and mobile practice as President of comScore Mobile Solutions. He was instrumental in the expansion of comScore's telecom solutions globally, including the development and growth of comScore's syndicated and custom mobile measurement products for in-depth consumer insights. He began his comScore career in product management where he acquired and maintained a deep understanding of comScore products and technologies.
Mr. Matta is frequently invited to serve as a guest speaker, and frequently participates on panels at a variety of industry events including CTIA, CTAM, NCTA, US Telecom Board, Ad Tech, CTAM and e-Metrics.
Prior to comScore, Mr. Matta was with MicroStrategy where he was part of their consulting group. He holds an MBA from American University and is fluent in English, French and Arabic.
Mr. Fulgoni is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Emeritus of comScore Inc. He also serves on the company’s Board of Directors. Previously Mr. Fulgoni served as Executive Chairman from the company’s founding in 1999 until March 2014.
From 1981 to 1998, Mr. Fulgoni was President / CEO of Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), the leading global supplier of retail POS scanner information to the CPG industry, where he grew the company’s revenues at an annual rate of 40% to more than $500 million annually and its market value to $1.5 Billion. In 1996, IRI was recognized by Advertising Age magazine as the largest U.S. market research firm.
In 1991 and again in 2004, Mr. Fulgoni was named Illinois Entrepreneur of the Year, the only person to have twice received that honor. In 1992, Mr. Fulgoni received the Wall Street Transcript Award for outstanding contributions as CEO in enhancing the overall value of IRI to the benefit of its shareholders. In 2008, Mr. Fulgoni was inducted into the Chicago Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame and named Ernst & Young® Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2012, Mr. Fulgoni was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the University of Glamorgan in Wales in recognition of his entrepreneurial skills and achievements in market research. He was named a “Great Mind” by the Advertising Research Foundation (ARF), which in 2014 also conferred on him a Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the ARF board and support of the ARF community.
Mr. Fulgoni has long been involved in the growth of hugely successful public companies. From 1991 until 1999, he served as a member of the board of Platinum Technology, Inc., during which time the company grew from $80 million to more than $1 Billion in annual revenues and established itself as a global leader in the software services industry. In 1999, Platinum Technology was acquired by Computer Associates in an all-cash transaction valued at $4.0 Billion -- at the time the largest-ever acquisition in the software industry. Mr. Fulgoni also served on the board of U.S. Robotics prior to its acquisition in 1997 by 3 Com in a transaction valued at $8 Billion. From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Fulgoni served on the board of yesMail.com, a leading supplier of permission-based e-mail services. In March 2000, yesMail.com was acquired by CMGI for approximately $700 million.
Today, Mr. Fulgoni serves on the boards of PetMed Express (NASDAQ:PETS), the nation’s largest pet pharmacy; InXpo, a leading supplier of technology for hosting virtual events and Prophet, a brand and marketing consultancy. He is also President of the North American Foundation for the University of Manchester (NAFUM) and a member of the Supervisory Board of the Journal of Advertising Research, for whom he authors a regular column, “Numbers, Please.”
Mr. Fulgoni is a popular speaker at conferences worldwide and has appeared frequently on ABC News, Bloomberg TV, CBS News, CNN, FOX Business News, NBC News, and the PBS Nightly Business Report. He is a regular contributor to CNBC’s Squawk Box.
Educated in the U.K., Mr. Fulgoni holds a B.Sc. degree (with Honors) in Physics and an M.A. in Marketing. He is the co-holder of a U.S. patent governing comScore’s data collection technology.
|Holdings: 87,401 shares View Transactions|
|Date||Type||Shares Traded||Price Range|
|Dec 31, 2015||Acquisition (Non Open Market)||1,076||41.15|
|Dec 31, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||451||41.15|
|Dec 3, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||17,054||n/a|
|Sep 30, 2015||Acquisition (Non Open Market)||959||46.15|
|Sep 30, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||402||46.15|
|Aug 17, 2015||Automatic Sell||10,000||64.08|
|Aug 14, 2015||Automatic Sell||9,000||63.02|
|Aug 11, 2015||Automatic Sell||2,144||62.00|
|Aug 5, 2015||Automatic Sell||18,858||60.00 - 62.02|
|Jul 17, 2015||Automatic Sell||9,100||58.39 - 59.09|
|Jun 30, 2015||Acquisition (Non Open Market)||831||53.26|
|Jun 30, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||349||53.26|
|Jun 11, 2015||Automatic Sell||900||58.00|
|Jun 5, 2015||Automatic Sell||1,000||57.05|
|Jun 4, 2015||Automatic Sell||14,000||57.18|
|Mar 31, 2015||Acquisition (Non Open Market)||865||51.20|
|Mar 31, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||363||51.20|
|Mar 15, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||7,931||49.75|
|Mar 15, 2015||Option Execute||3,461||n/a|
|Feb 20, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||4,409||n/a|
|Feb 11, 2015||Acquisition (Non Open Market)||20,956||n/a|
|Feb 11, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||5,854||43.16|
|Dec 31, 2014||Acquisition (Non Open Market)||1,788||46.43|
|Dec 31, 2014||Disposition (Non Open Market)||750||46.43|
|Dec 26, 2014||Automatic Sell||3,600||48.02|
|Dec 19, 2014||Automatic Sell||17,000||47.03|
|Dec 18, 2014||Automatic Sell||30,800||45.94|
|Dec 11, 2014||Automatic Sell||200||45.00|
|Dec 5, 2014||Automatic Sell||28,200||43.94|
|Dec 4, 2014||Automatic Sell||31,800||44.51|
|Sep 30, 2014||Acquisition (Non Open Market)||2,280||36.41|
|Sep 30, 2014||Disposition (Non Open Market)||956||36.41|
|Jun 30, 2014||Acquisition (Non Open Market)||2,340||35.48|
|Jun 30, 2014||Disposition (Non Open Market)||981||35.48|
|Jun 20, 2014||Automatic Sell||28,600||35.29|
|Jun 19, 2014||Automatic Sell||16,600||35.23|
|Jun 18, 2014||Automatic Sell||11,600||35.02|
|Jun 17, 2014||Automatic Sell||15,400||35.03|
|Jun 16, 2014||Automatic Sell||9,600||35.01|
|Jun 13, 2014||Automatic Sell||16,600||35.04|
|Jun 12, 2014||Automatic Sell||1,600||35.05|
|Jun 9, 2014||Automatic Sell||100,000||34.19|
|Mar 31, 2014||Acquisition (Non Open Market)||2,532||32.79|
|Mar 31, 2014||Disposition (Non Open Market)||1,062||32.79|
|Mar 21, 2014||Automatic Sell||56,300||33.51|
|Mar 20, 2014||Automatic Sell||38,100||33.11|
|Mar 14, 2014||Disposition (Non Open Market)||7,929||30.92|
|Mar 14, 2014||Option Execute||3,460||n/a|
|Feb 26, 2014||Automatic Sell||5,600||33.04|
|Feb 24, 2014||Automatic Sell||27,400||32.41|
Bill Livek has been in the business of measuring consumer behavior for more than three decades.
As Executive Vice Chairman & President for comScore, his passion for the media, marketing and entertainment industries spurs him to be a driving force for innovation in audience measurement.
Bill says his mission at comScore is to accelerate the pace of that innovation, and offer an improved solution for cross-platform measurement, not available anywhere else.
“Our expertise and information assets enable us to provide the most granular measurement solutions that reflect the ever-changing way that people are consuming content across platforms."
Bill draws upon his industry experience and audience measurement expertise as a frequent speaker at advertising industry events.
Prior to joining comScore, Bill served as Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Rentrak, where he spearheaded the next generation of products to precisely measure movies and TV everywhere. Bill previously served as Co-Chair/Co-Owner of Simmons Market Research Bureau, Co-Founder of Transactional Data Solutions (an LLC with MasterCard), Co-President of Experian Research Services, Vice President of Sales/Marketing for Arbitron and was a principal shareholder in Birch Research, which was later integrated into Scarborough Research, where he served as President and CEO.
When he’s not busy overseeing the advancement of comScore’s cross-platform initiative, Bill loves riding his road bicycle about 100 miles a week. His idea of a great vacation is a scenic, weeklong bike trip.
Bill Engel is the chairman of Consumer Orbit, a consumer sciences practice located in Kansas City, Missouri, and is a board member of comScore, having formerly served on the Rentrak Board of Directors, as well. Consumer Orbit is a leading aggregator of behavior-based consumer data and serves the Banking/Retail/E-Tail and CPG markets. Mr. Engel has more than 40 years of experience in the media and marketing information industries and has been a pioneer in the use of transactions-based data. He co-holds a patent for the integration of disparate datasets.
Mr. Engel served as SVP of Innovation for the Marketing Services Group of Experian, Inc., a provider of information, analytical and marketing services worldwide, and was co-president of Experian’s subsidiary Experian Research Services. He also served as Chairman and CEO of Simmons Market Research Bureau following its acquisition by Symmetrical Resources, which he co-founded in 1992, and was CEO of Simmons' joint venture with MasterCard International - TDS. Mr. Engel was a partner and EVP of Birch Scarborough Research, and held various executive positions with the Arbitron Company from the early 1970s until 1978. Mr. Engel started his career at Southern Broadcasting Corporation in 1969.
Mr. Fradin currently serves as a Director and Chief Executive Officer of Dynamic Signal, a social media marketing technology company that he co-founded. He previously served as CEO of Adify, an advertising company that he also co-founded, which was sold to Cox Enterprises in 2008.
Prior to that time, Mr. Fradin was comScore’s Executive Vice President, Corporate Development. Mr. Fradin currently serves on the Board of Directors for TubeMogul and CoachArt and has previously served on the boards of Udemy, Outside.in and several others.
He holds a B.S. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Patricia Gottesman is a C-suite executive with expertise in digital media, analytics, marketing, operations and new product development. In addition to comScore, Ms. Gottesman serves on the Board of Directors of WWE (NYSE: WWE), a leading global sports entertainment company and previously served on the Board of Directors of Rentrak. She is a trustee for the Washington-based Committee for Economic Development (CED); and, chairs the Advisory Board of Ninah, the global management and analytics consulting unit of the Paris-based Publicis Groupe.
In 2011 and 2012, Ms. Gottesman served as President and CEO of Harvard University SaaS analytics start-up Crimson Hexagon. Ms. Gottesman and her team brought a significant funding round into the company, delivering the foundation for unparalleled growth. During this period, Crimson Hexagon was recognized as number seven on “Fast Company’s” list of "The 10 Most Innovative Companies on the Web" (March 2011), quadrupled its global client base and secured a Fortune 500 top client list with an average market cap of more than $7 billion.
Prior to Crimson Hexagon, Ms. Gottesman held top P&L roles in product, marketing and brand strategy, business and operations at Cablevision—the fifth largest U.S. cable distributor, MSG owner and the creator of AMC Networks. She received the NCTA Vanguard Award; shared responsibility with the operating team for delivering a $6 billion annual consumer and SMB revenue budget; led the 120-member branding, marketing and product teams that developed and executed the cable industry’s Optimum branding and Triple Play acquisition strategy; was one of three inventors on an ad-tech cable patent; and, led the brand and product teams that won two NATAS Emmy Awards for digital interactive television.
William Henderson was the 71st postmaster general of the United States and the fifth career employee to lead the world's largest postal system. He served in that position from May 1998 until his retirement in May 2001.
Prior to his appointment as postmaster general and chief executive officer, Mr. Henderson served as chief operating officer. Previously, he served as vice president of employee relations, and then chief marketing officer and senior vice president.
In addition to his service in Washington, D.C., Mr. Henderson has served in postal management positions in Chicago, Greensboro, Memphis, and Stockton, among other locations. In 1997, Mr. Henderson received the Postal Service's John Wanamaker Award, and in 1998 he received American University's Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership. In 1998, Mr. Henderson also received an honorary Mailing Excellence Award from the National Postal Forum for his work with the nation's professional mailing industry.
Mr. Henderson is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and served in the U.S. Army.
Lead Independent Director
William Katz is non-executive chairman of the board of directors of Visible World Inc., a privately-held multimedia marketing services provider. From 1996 to 2004, Mr. Katz served as president and chief executive officer of BBDO New York, the flagship office of BBDO Worldwide, the world's third largest global agency network. Mr. Katz also currently serves on the board of directors of Papaya King, a privately-held restaurant chain.
Mr. Katz holds a B.A. in business and psychology from American University.
Mr. Korn serves as President of Ronald Korn Consulting, which provides business and marketing services to a limited number of clients.
Mr. Korn is a Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Compensation Committee of PetMed Express, Inc., and Ocwen Financial Corporation. Mr. Korn is also a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of comScore, Inc. He has also served as a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at various public companies, including Engle Homes, Inc., Vacation Break U.S.A., Inc., and Magicworks Entertainment Corporation.
Mr. Korn's service as a board member follows a successful career as a employee and partner with KPMG from 1961 to 1991, where Mr. Korn's client responsibilities included a number of large financial institutions and various public corporations in several offices before retiring as managing partner of the Miami office.
Mr. Korn graduated from University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School and New York University Law School. He was a CPA in several states with his license currently inactive. He was admitted to the New York Bar, but has never practiced law.
Joan Lewis was Senior Vice President, Consumer and Market Knowledge of The Procter & Gamble Company, a consumer packaged goods company, from 2008 through December 2014. Previously, she held a number of other leadership positions with Procter & Gamble, including Vice President, Global Operations and Director, North America.
Ms. Lewis has served on the Singapore Industry Advisory Board for Consumer Insights, the Advertising Research Foundation Board of Directors, and the Business Advisory Council for the Farmer School of Business at Miami University. She holds a B.S. from Miami University.
Brent Rosenthal has been a Research Analyst for WRH Partners II, L.L.C. and its affiliates ("WRH") since 2002.
Before joining comScore’s Board of Directors in 2016, Mr. Rosenthal served as a director of Rentrak since August 2008. In 2010, Mr. Rosenthal became Vice Chairman of Rentrak’s Board of Directors and served as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors upon his re-election in 2011.
Mr. Rosenthal also serves on the boards of directors of various private companies and is an adviser to the Board of Directors of Park City Group (NASDAQ: PCYG). Prior to 2002, Mr. Rosenthal served as Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for RSL Communications Ltd. from 1997 to 2001. Prior to joining RSL, Mr. Rosenthal served emerging media companies for Deloitte & Touche LLP from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Rosenthal is a Certified Public Accountant.
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