Experience


Leadership

Bob Howe | Managing Director Founded IBM Consulting Group, General Manager of IBM Financial Services, and member of IBM's Management Committee.  Chairman and CEO of Scient, Inc., SVP and Board Member at Booz Allen Hamilton, Director of the Development Bank of Singapore, American Management Systems, and Diversey.  Currently serves as Chairman for Globoforce and board member for Symphony Teleca and Logic Source.

Bob Howe | Managing Director


Founded IBM Consulting Group, General Manager of IBM Financial Services, and member of IBM's Management Committee.  Chairman and CEO of Scient, Inc., SVP and Board Member at Booz Allen Hamilton, Director of the Development Bank of Singapore, American Management Systems, and Diversey.  Currently serves as Chairman for Globoforce and board member for Symphony Teleca and Logic Source.

Chirag Patel | Managing Director Founder and General Manager at Viant, Managing Partner of Highnote Ventures, Venture Partner at Trident Capital, President and CEO of MeMedia, People Business Network, and Diligent.  VP and General Manager NY at 12 Entrepreneuring, VP of Capital Markets Consulting for Oracle, VP Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, and engineer in IBM's OfficeVision Group.

Chirag Patel | Managing Director


Founder and General Manager at Viant, Managing Partner of Highnote Ventures, Venture Partner at Trident Capital, President and CEO of MeMedia, People Business Network, and Diligent.  VP and General Manager NY at 12 Entrepreneuring, VP of Capital Markets Consulting for Oracle, VP Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, and engineer in IBM's OfficeVision Group.

Iliya Rybchin | Director of Media + Entertainment Former Global Head of Strategy and Business Development for consumer mobile and emerging platforms at Bloomberg LP. Led global digital strategy and business development for The McGraw-Hill Companies. Built and ran new product initiatives and innovation departments for Virgin Mobile and Orange. Held senior roles at Accenture Labs and later at Viant.

Iliya Rybchin | Director of Media + Entertainment

Former Global Head of Strategy and Business Development for consumer mobile and emerging platforms at Bloomberg LP. Led global digital strategy and business development for The McGraw-Hill Companies. Built and ran new product initiatives and innovation departments for Virgin Mobile and Orange. Held senior roles at Accenture Labs and later at Viant.

Marv Berenblum | Head of Executive Leadership Council Former CEO of National Executive Service Corps, Area Managing Partner for New York, Wall Street, Philadelphia, and Greenwich offices at Heidrick & Struggles, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Operating Committee member at Knight Ridder, Inc., Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Board member at Continental Grain Company.

Marv Berenblum | Head of Executive Leadership Council

Former CEO of National Executive Service Corps, Area Managing Partner for New York, Wall Street, Philadelphia, and Greenwich offices at Heidrick & Struggles, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Operating Committee member at Knight Ridder, Inc., Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Board member at Continental Grain Company.


Leadership Council

Highnote Foundry's Leadership Council is comprised of industry leaders that collectively bring many years of business experience to help drive tomorrow’s transformational companies. The nine council members are all industry pioneers who have led and transformed leading global companies.  Read more about Highnote Foundry's Leadership Council.