Minder Cheng, Non-Executive Chairman
Minder Cheng has served on the MediaCrossing Board of Directors since its founding. He also serves as a Board member of NYSE-listed ITG. From December 2009 until July 2010, he served as Chief Investment Officer for Index Equity and Capital Markets at BlackRock. Dr. Cheng joined BlackRock via its 2009 merger with Barclays Global Investors (“BGI”), where he worked in a variety of capacities for the prior 10 years, most recently as CIO for Equity and Capital Markets. Prior to BGI, Dr. Cheng held research, strategy and proprietary trading roles at Convergence Asset Management in Connecticut, Sumitomo Finance International in London, Salomon Brothers in Tokyo, and the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Mr. Cheng holds a PhD, a MS and a MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and a BA from National Taiwan University.
Gerald Putnam, Boardmember
MediaCrossing Board member and investor, Jerry Putnam has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Formerly Vice Chairman, President and Co-Chief Operating Officer, NYSE Group. Jerry founded, led as Chairman and CEO electronic trading exchange Archipelago which later merged with the New York Stock Exchange. Jerry was selected as one of the innovators of 21st century by Time magazine. Jerry received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with a major in Accounting from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1981.
Douglas Roth, Boardmember
Douglas Roth is Director, Investments at Connecticut Innovations, Inc. (CI), the leading source Before joining CI, Douglas gained extensive experience with early-stage businesses as an advisor, operator, and entrepreneur. He founded a consulting firm to help early-stage companies identify and assess growth opportunities, generate sustainable revenue, and manage intellectual property. Previously, as a senior consultant at a boutique management consulting firm, Douglas provided strategic intellectual property advisory services to companies in the telecommunications, information technology, and medical device industries. He advised investors in early-stage businesses, representing more than $250 million in invested capital. Early in his career, Douglas spent more than a decade in the telecommunications industry, primarily focused on international voice, data, and IP networks. Douglas earned his BA, magna cum laude, in Economics and Mathematics from Boston University, and his MS in Electrical Engineering also from Boston University. He received an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Entrepreneurial and Strategic Management, where he was the commencement speaker. Douglas is a competitive distance runner and avid backpacker. He lives in Manchester, CT with his wife and two children.