Mark F. Rockefeller
Mark Rockefeller is an investor and entrepreneur with a focus on building businesses in the fields of brand and business consulting; marketing and communication services; technology consulting; and Web-application development. Prior to developing an independent business career, Mark was an Associate in the Acquisition Finance Group at Chase Securities and spent two years as a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley & Company, Inc. Mark also currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of Rockefeller Financial Services where he is the Chairman of the Finance Committee, and is a member of the Limited Partner Advisory Committee of the family founded venture capital firm Venrock. Mark also has a strong interest in the environment, conservation, and historic preservation. He currently serves as the Chairman of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Historic Hudson Valley.
Robert Raleigh is one of the founding partners of Rockefeller Consulting Group / Insight Capitalists. In his career, he as consulted within the media and entertainment marketplace to develop distribution and sales strategies tied to the demands of the evolving business climate. From 1999 through 2002, Robert was President of Carsey-Werner Television. He oversaw the sales, marketing, research and distribution of Cosby, Roseanne, Third Rock From the Sun, and That 70's Show - some of the biggest programs in television history. In total, he was responsible for sales that totaled in excess of $1billion.
Markus is the principal of Landmark Global Associates LLC, a strategic advisory firm focused on early stage companies. The firm assists clients in strategy development, business structuring, fund raising, and divestitures. Mr. Deutsch was President and CEO of Cendant's Vacation Rental Group (VRG) a $1.2 billion revenue company that he built from a 1999 business plan. Prior to VRG he was managing director of Cendant's travel membership and hotel franchising business in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Mr. Deutsch acquired 19 companies during his tenure at Cendant. He has also held positions at PolyGram and Citibank and is currently on the advisory committee at the NYU Stern Center of entrepreneurial studies.
For over 20 years, Michael has participated in and led many of the world's most successful branding and marketing efforts. Michael has been the recipient of every major industry creative award, including the Emmy, Clios, Addys, Andy's, The One Show and Art Directors Gold honors, among others. Prior, Michael served as the Chief Creative officer of J. Walter Thompson. Under Michael's leadership, J. Walter Thompson's flagship New York office was widely recognized for its creative success, receiving an award from AdWeek as the "eastern agency of the year" within a year of his arrival. He managed a 125-person creative department, and the print and television production group.
Before his latest involvement with Last Voices, Corey founded and ran AnchoredCloud for seven years. AnchoredCloud served as a creative services company delivering award-winning websites, videos, trade installations, sales materials and advertising to clients like BMW Motorcycles, Smith Barney, Fila, IBM, Panasonic, Starwood and Universal Music. Before launching Anchored Cloud, Corey was a founding member of the interactive department at The Sterling Group, a global brand consultancy where he led a team of 20 designers, writers, programmers and account managers.
Lysle C. Wickersham
Lysle Wickersham has enjoyed over 20 years of success in integrated communications, management, and business building. He's an award-winning creative director who's run ad agencies, technology companies and co-founded an investment bank - a truly right- and left-brained thinker. Lysle built Wickersham Hunt Schwantner (WHS), a highly regarded, full-service agency, which ranked in the top 20 nationally working with clients like Volkswagen, Bose, and IBM. Lysle was a pioneer of brand-driven, discipline-neutral marketing design and architecture. WHS was sold along with parent agency Arnold Worldwide in 2000 with $170MM in capitalized billings. Lysle is Co-founder and Principal at Briggs Capital, an investment banking and merger & acquisition firm. Lysle guest lectures from time to time at Simmons College and at Boston College for both undergraduate and graduate business programs.