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.
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.
Intersouth Partners, founded in 1985, is one of the nation’s oldest early-stage venture capital firms, managing $780 million in seven venture capital partnerships. One of the largest early-stage venture funds, it has invested in almost 100 companies, and focuses on the life sciences and technology sectors.
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.