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Meet the Leaders

  • Dan Neely

    Founder & CEO

    • Dan has over 10 years of
    • leadership experience at high-growth
    • companies within a variety of
    • industries. As a recognized industry
    • thought leader on topics ranging
    • from entrepreneurship, Big Data,
    • and marketing, he is an expert
    • on the challenges companies face in
    • gathering relevant, real-time
    • insights about their customers.
  • Gerry Komlofske

    President & COO

    • Gerry has over 20 years of technical
    • and marketing leadership roles.
    • Prior to Networked Insights,
    • he led Booz, Allen & Hamilton's
    • Global Computer and Electronics
    • Group. Gerry also held several
    • management positions at Scient,
    • including chief strategy officer.
  • Josh Damon

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Josh Damon has over 12 years
    • of financial and operational
    • management experience. He has a
    • proven track record of improving
    • corporate performance, creating
    • shareholder value, and developing
    • corporate strategies.
    • Previously Josh was a Director
    • with Torch Lake Capital.
  • Brad Burke

    Chief Technology Officer

    • Brad has more than 15 years of
    • technology development and a
    • proven record delivering results
    • for data-centric companies.
    • Previously, he served as CTO of
    • The Patent Board, where he was
    • responsible for company
    • development, technology
    • operations, and all data services.
  • Howard Ballon

    Sr VP, Media & Entertainment

    • Howard has more than 15 years of
    • expertise in film research and box
    • office tracking. He was previously
    • President at Nielsen Film and Home
    • Entertainment, where he was
    • responsible for Nielsen NRG, Nielsen
    • TV, and Nielsen EDI. He also created
    • a widely used movie industry
    • benchmark study, established its
    • DVD custom and syndicated research
    • practice, and more.
  • Dan Cropsey

    Sr VP, Product

    • Dan brings more than 25 years of
    • global business, product and
    • software development experience
    • to Networked Insights. Previously,
    • Dan was SVP, Technology
    • and Product Development
    • for Nielsen Catalina Solutions.
  • Tom Hartman

    Sr VP, Sales & Marketing

    • Tom is a media industry veteran with
    • more than two decades of experience
    • working for well-known brands.
    • Previously, he served as SVP of
    • corporate sales at Condé Nast, where
    • he negotiated all corporate advertising
    • contracts with major national and
    • global accounts for the company's 24
    • world-class brands. He has also held
    • leadership roles at Condé Nast’s
    • Gourmet, Walt Disney Internet
    • Group’s, and DoubleClick.

Strength on board

  • Dan is Networked Insights’ founder and CEO. With over 10 years of
  • management, operational and entrepreneurial experience with technology,
  • manufacturing and services companies, he has expertise in customer
  • intelligence and experience with the challenges companies face in
  • gathering relevant, real-time insights about their customers.
  • As a serial entrepreneur Dan has played key roles in 3 other companies.
  • Dan is a regular on Fox News and has been featured in the New York
  • Times, MediaWeek, AdAge and Wired. Before starting Networked
  • Insights, Dan helped spin a technology out of Brightstar the
  • British Telecom incubator called Vidus, the company was acquired
  • after 16 months by @Road. Prior to that he was the Director of
  • Strategy at Scient the fastest growing services company in
  • history; Dan helped Scient growth to 2000 employees in
  • 18 months and it had a successful IPO in 1999 and a
  • market cap of $7 billion. Before Scient, he was
  • part of the founding team at eSurance, the first
  • online insurance company. He graduated from
  • the University of Georgia.
  • Gerry Komlofske is Networked Insights' COO. He has over 20 years of
  • consulting experience, having led Booz, Allen & Hamilton's Global
  • Computer and Electronics Group, and he held several management
  • positions at Scient, including chief strategy officer.
  • At Networked Insights, he is responsible for day-to-day operations of the
  • company. He has a unique understanding of how to improve efficiency in
  • businesses and drive new levels of value from their resources. Previously,
  • Gerry was CEO and President of Royal Palm Insurance Company, a
  • privately held company founded to meet the needs of Florida property
  • owners caught in the gap as insurance carriers reduce the amount
  • of business they write in the state. Prior to his current role,
  • he was an executive with Ritchie Capital, a Chicago-based private
  • equity firm and, before that, president and CEO of IPIQ. Gerry
  • earned a B.S. degree in engineering from Stanford University
  • and an M.M. degree in management from J.L. Kellogg Graduate
  • School. He has co-authored several books and articles in
  • Asia and been quoted extensively in global publications.
  • Gaurav Bhandari has served in various capacities at Goldman, Sachs & Co.,
  • a global investment banking and securities firm, since 1990, and is
  • currently a Managing Director, where his responsibilities include the
  • private investment portfolio of Goldman Sachs Investment
  • Partners Master Fund, L.P., a multi-strategy investment fund within
  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
  • Gaurav currently serves on the board of directors of Media Rights
  • Capital II L.P., since 2006, Dale and Thomas Popcorn, LLC, since
  • 2007, Tikona Digital Networks Private Limited, since 2008,
  • and Franklin Holdings, since 2007. Gaurav previously
  • served on the board of directors of iCrossing, Inc., from 2007
  • until it was sold in 2010, PetCareRx, Inc., from 2006 to 2009, and
  • Lightfoot Capital Partners, LP, from 2007 to 2009. Gaurav holds
  • a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University.
  • Dave Kruger is CEO and owner of The Fiore Companies of Madison, WI.
  • He develops corporate policies and objectives regarding
  • The Fiore Companies’ diversified portfolio of real estate,
  • equity and venture capital investments.
  • He also is responsible for coordinating and directing all phases of the
  • business, including real estate investment, management, and corporate
  • affairs. Dave draws upon over 30 years of extensive experience in
  • negotiating and implementing complex business arrangements and
  • investments. A licensed attorney and real estate broker,
  • Dave earned a B.B.A. degree in finance and a Doctor
  • of Law degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
  • Prior to joining The Fiore Companies in 1984, he was a
  • partner with the Madison, Wisconsin law firm of DeWitt,
  • Ross & Stevens, S.C., where he specialized in real estate,
  • tax and corporate law.
  • Paul Schaut brings more than 28 years of sales, marketing and
  • executive management experience as well as a deep expertise
  • in technology, digital and mobile marketing industries.
  • Paul's portfolio of Board services help CEO's and investors leverage his
  • operational experience and network to assist in board and / or management
  • alignment, business development expansion, M&A strategy and execution
  • along with many other large and small challenges faced by CEO's
  • everyday. Current Boards include Zumobi, Pontiflex, Polar Wireless,
  • Vivox, Networked Insights and Modiv Media.
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SAGE Advisors

  • Jim Harris

    Founder and CEO,
    The Wall Street Journal Office Network

    Mr. Harris has a 25-year track record of achievement in consulting, brand management, and integrated marketing communications. During his career, Jim has also served as an advisor to several leading technology companies including Google.

  • Jim Schroer

    President & CEO,
    Carlson Marketing

    Jim Schroer has been a leading marketing innovator for over three decades. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of Carlson Marketing, a leader in loyalty marketing and events. Prior to Carlson Marketing, Jim held marketing roles at both DaimlerChrysler and Ford.

  • Matthew Yorke

    IDG Global Solutions

    Matthew Yorke is president, IDG Global Solutions (IGS), and is responsible for a sales organization that serves IDG's largest technology vendor customers worldwide. Matt also serves as president, IDG Strategic Marketing Services.

  • Bernhard Glock

    President and CEO,
    Bernhard Glock Media Leadership Co.

    Bernhard Glock founded the Bernhard Glock Media Leadership Company LLC in 2009 focusing on strategic media consultancy and business development. Since January 2011 he also joined the advisory and business development company Medialink LLC as senior VP.

  • David Hirsch

    Metamorphic Ventures

    David Hirsch is a digital media veteran with over 15 years of business development and operational experience with web services companies. He specializes in developing sales, organizational and operational strategies for entrepreneurs and helping build the necessary partnerships for success.

  • Heidi Roizen

    Venture Capitalist,
    Corporate Director, Stanford Educator

    Ms. Roizen currently serves as a Venture Partner with leading global venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson where she provides strategic advice to the firm's portfolio companies as well as helps to identify new investment opportunities. She is also on the faculty of Stanford University where she teaches the course Spirit of Entrepreneurship in the Stanford Technology Ventures group of the Engineering Department.


At Networked Insights we enjoy inspiring companies to turn into efficient marketing organizations. We believe real-time consumer data from across the social web can inform all business decisions and we’re on a mission to make marketing more effective.

The people that come to Networked Insights know how to work hard as a team and they also know how to have fun together. We’re committed to our clients, building great technology, and making sure the contributions of each individual is celebrated. Joining a fast-paced, hyper growth technology company isn’t for everyone, but for those of you looking for a challenge and to do cutting-edge work we encourage you to join us.

  • Offices include Chicago, New York, Madison, and Los Angeles
  • Our organization has grown 300% in the last year
  • Bottomless bowls of peanut M&Ms
  • Colleagues use ping pong tables to blow off some steam
  • The NI shuffleboard is where we settle serious disputes
  • We offer competitive salaries, 401k, and health benefits
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