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 was 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 consumer modeling and decision support systems. He has authored several articles in the Harvard Business Review and Marketing Science. 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 has given numerous speeches on marketing subjects in various industry conferences and forums. In 2008, Dr. Abraham was named an Ernst & Young® Entrepreneur of the Year.
Dr. Abraham received a Ph.D. in Operations Research and an M.B.A. from MIT. He also holds an Engineering degree from the Ecole Polytechnique, France's premier science and engineering school.
Gian Fulgoni is executive chairman and co-founder of comScore, Inc. Mr. Fulgoni brings more than 30 years of leadership experience to the comScore team. From 1981 to 1998 he served as president and CEO of Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), the international market research company, where he grew the firm's revenues at an annual compound rate of 40 percent to levels in excess of $500 million per year. In 1996, IRI was recognized by Advertising Age as the largest U.S. market research company.
Long involved with the growth of hugely successful technology businesses, Mr. Fulgoni served on the boards of U.S. Robotics, Platinum Technology and YesMail.com prior to their respective acquisitions by 3Com, Computer Associates and CMGI in multi-billion dollar transactions. Today, Mr. Fulgoni serves on the boards of PetMed Express (NASDAQ:PETS), the country's leading pet pharmacy, and The Advertising Research Foundation.
Mr. Fulgoni has been the recipient of numerous industry awards: 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 1991, he 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 Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, joining such luminaries as Leonard Lavin, founder of Alberto Culver and Gordon Segal, founder of Crate & Barrel. Also in 2008, Mr. Fulgoni was named an Ernst & Young® Entrepreneur of the Year.
Educated in the U.K., Mr. Fulgoni holds a master's degree in Marketing and a B.S. in Physics.
Most recently, Mr. Tarpey served as CFO of ObjectVideo, Inc., a venture-backed provider of video surveillance software, where he strengthened the financial organization to support the company's growth. Prior to ObjectVideo, Mr. Tarpey was CFO of Ai Metrix, a network optimization software company. Mr. Tarpey also served as CFO at Proxicom, where he led the company through a successful IPO and its eventual sale to Dimension Data. Before Proxicom, Mr. Tarpey was CFO at NatSystems, a provider of software development tools. Mr. Tarpey previously served as CFO of SQA, where he also directed a successful initial public offering. Mr. Tarpey began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mr. Tarpey has been recognized for his expertise in leading financial strategy and growth and in 2000 was named "Chief Financial Officer of the Year" by the Greater Washington D.C. Technology Council. Mr. Tarpey is affiliated with numerous organizations, including the CFO Forum sponsored by the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Financial Executives Institute.
Mr. Tarpey earned his MBA from Babson College, and his B.A. from The College of the Holy Cross.
Serge Matta currently serves as President, Commercial Solutions at comScore and has been with the firm since its inception in late 1999. In this capacity, he overseas comScore's Telecom and Mobile Practice Worldwide. He has been instrumental in the expansion of comScore's telecom solutions globally, including the 2010 acquisition of Nexius, Inc. and the growth of comScore's syndicated and custom mobile measurement products for in-depth consumer insights. Within the telecom industry, comScore is proud to have customers such as AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, T-Mobile, Sprint, Orange, etc. In addition, comScore's exclusive arrangement with all five UK wireless operators in association with the GSMA falls within Serge's group.
Serge has been on several panels and speaking engagements at shows such as CTIA, CTAM, NCTA, US Telecom Board, Ad Tech, CTAM and e-Metrics.
Serge was previously with MicroStrategy where he led their consulting group. Serge holds an MBA from American University and is fluent in English, French and Arabic.
Cameron Meierhoefer is Chief Operating Officer at comScore, Inc, responsible for Technology, Analytic Operations, and Product Management. Mr. Meierhoefer was previously Executive Vice President of Analytics where he managed comScore’s data operations, including methodology and delivery across comScore’s syndicated products and custom marketing solutions. During his tenure at comScore, Mr. Meierhoefer has helped develop many of the industry solutions available at comScore. After early involvement in expanding comScore’s eCommerce products, Mr. Meierhoefer led capability development in a variety of financial services industries, Search and Advertising.
Prior to joining comScore in 2001, Mr. Meierhoefer helped build PC Data Online, a division of market research firm PC Data Inc. Previously, he spent several years in quantitative and qualitative social science research. Cameron holds a BS from Columbia University, and MS from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Christiana Lin brings to comScore more than a decade of experience in corporate, technology and intellectual property law, and technology-related public policy issues. She advises the company on all legal matters, including strategic corporate initiatives, technology alliances, business transactions and intellectual property protection. As Chief Privacy Officer, Ms. Lin is responsible for establishing the company's privacy and data security policies, overseeing the implementation of such policies, and educating legislators, the press, industry and consumer groups and the general public about the company's approach and commitments to consumer privacy.
While in private practice, Ms. Lin worked extensively with telecommunications service providers, broadcast companies and Internet businesses. She represented and advised clients on mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, matters before the Federal Communications Commission, and in appellate court proceedings. She also counseled clients on privacy matters and the management of intellectual property assets.
Ms. Lin held a number of government positions, both at the Department of Defense and the White House, focused on coordinating the legislative and public relations efforts associated with critical technology and economic programs. This experience included working with foreign governments on a broad variety of initiatives.
Ms. Lin holds a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, and a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University. She is a member of the District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York and Virginia Bars.