Bob Smith

Bob Smith

Robert Smith is Chairman of Media Factual lending his more than 25 years of experience creating and managing interactive community-based businesses to the role. His extensive experience in general management, business development, sales and marketing and product development has helped Media Factual/Bright Hub establish a strong foothold in the marketplace. He has served as Chairman of the Board since 2006.

Bill Phelan

Bill Phelan

As CEO and Co-Founder, Bill Phelan brings more than 20 years of operational, technical and financial experience to Media Factual. Bill is an accomplished entrepreneur and leader having led several ventures through the start up years and successfully managing them through significant acquisitions by large public companies. He has spearheaded the creation of Media Factual’s vision and positioning and established a business model that is driving the next-generation of Big Data.

Josh McWilliam

Josh McWilliam

Joshua McWilliam is the primary evangelist for Media Factual’s product strategy, both in the United States and overseas. Prior to joining the Bright Hub team, Josh designed and implemented systems in various industries, including banking, insurance, and customer service.

Carly Stockwell

Carly Stockwell

Carly Stockwell serves as the chief marketing and content strategist at College Factual. She fills a variety of roles in the company, including managing the editorial calendar, crafting relevant content for the website, and communicating College Factual’s message of personalized college selection to students, parents and college admin professionals.  She enjoys connecting with and learning from peers in the spheres of higher education and data journalism, and assists the business development team in this process.

Dr. James Hendler

Dr. James Hendler

James Hendler is the Tetherless World Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science and the Head of the Computer Science Department at RPI. He is also a faculty affiliate of the Experimental Multimedia Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), serves as a Trustee of the UK’s charitable Web Science Trust and is a visiting Professor at DeMontfort University in Leicester, UK.

Dr. Ian Fellows

Dr. Ian Fellows

Ian Fellows is the President of Fellow Statistics. Ian is a leading statistician and programmer based out of Los Angeles, California. His active research interests encompass many areas of statistical theory, including the analysis of longitudinal data, small sample sizes and social network analysis. Ian’s accomplishments in statistical visualization won the prestigious John Chambers Award in 2011.

John D. Pomeroy

John D. Pomeroy

John serves as the Chief International Admissions Officer and Senior Assistant Director of the University at Albany State, University of New York.  John manages the development and implementation of all international admissions activities. He travels extensively throughout Asia, Europe, South America and Middle East, Overseeing the admission decisions of all international freshman and transfers applicants and evaluate all international transfer credits and course equivalents for students.

Brian Murrow

Brian Murrow

Brian Murrows is an Associate Partner with IBM for Business Analytics and Optimization. Brian has over 20 years of experience as a business analytics, strategy, technology consultant, business leader, and author. The common thread through all of his work is the use of advanced analytics to arrive at real-world business decisions.

Jonathan Aberman

Jonathan Aberman

Amplifier Ventures is a group of early stage venture capital funds that invests in technology start ups in the Mid-Atlantic. Amplifier also operates the Amplifier Networks a family of online social communities that provide educational content, relevant news and business advice to entrepreneurs, investors and service providers in the Washington, DC technology community.