Business Team

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Andrea Abegglen

Vice President, Marketing

Andrea is a seasoned marketing executive with over 20 years of experience and a proven track record of helping to start and grow successful businesses. Andrea was most recently VP of marketing for Monster.com’s student focused sites: MonsterCollege and FastWeb, as well as the MonsterCommunities. She has been a founding partner in several successful start-ups including Student Advantage (SA) and Crimson & Brown Associates (CBA). As a founding partner of SA, she helped take the company public from its initial start-up phase and helped to grow the company from 10 to over 500 employees, with revenue of over $30 million. As president of CBA, Andrea grew the company from one to 14 employees, with revenues of $3 million. She was instrumental in the sale of the company to Kaplan, a Washington Post company. Auny has provided marketing consulting services to a multitude of companies including LinkedIn, Gigaom, VISA, Dancing Deer Baking Co., The S Factor and Starving Students Moving Company. Andrea was born in Cambridge, MA and raised in Boston, MA and in Tokyo, Japan. She received a Bachelor’s of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Ken Andersen

Vice President, Research

Ken is the Vice President of Research at Gigaom. He has spent nearly 20 years building and running high tech media, events and research businesses. He was the founding editor of VentureWire, one of the first digital newsletters to cover startups and venture capital. After Dow Jones acquired VentureWire, Ken helped build a new information services business there that also included Private Equity Analyst and VentureSource. Ken also served as Managing Director of Dow Jones Events, running some of the top venture capital and private equity events in North America. Before joining Gigaom, Ken oversaw content and events for the Technology, Media & Telecom practice at Gerson Lehrman Group. He holds a BS in Geology & Geophysics from Yale and lives in Brooklyn.

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Asanka de Mel

Vice President, Sales

Asanka leads the Sales and Client Services practice. He brings more than a decade of business development, technology, and executive expertise in providing the best in class service to Gigaom’s clients.Prior to taking on this role, Asanka led Gigaom’s technology team launching new products and building better user experiences, as VP of Product. Before joining Gigaom, in varying roles including consulting, engineering, business development and sales, Asanka pursued a career helping build entrepreneurial companies such as ArcGate and Motive (acquired by Alcatel-Lucent). He holds a MPA degree from Harvard Kennedy School and a MSc in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Tom Krazit

Executive Editor, Gigaom.com

Tom is a veteran technology journalist, writer, and editor who has never worked in any other medium than the internet. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Gigaom’s editorial mission. Tom has written and edited stories about nearly everything important to us as a tech media company — enterprise computing, the rise of mobile, and consumer internet companies — at one time or another over twelve years at IDG, CNET, and paidContent before joining Gigaom in 2012 and becoming executive editor in 2013. Tom holds a business degree with a concentration in marketing from Boston College, and has appeared as an industry expert on media outlets including CNBC, ABC, CBS, Revision 3, NPR, TWiT, and several others.

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Clare Ryan

Vice President, Events

Clare is the VP of Events at Gigaom. She is responsible for collaborating with the editorial, sales, marketing, and business development teams to produce world class events like: Structure Data, Structure, Structure Connect and Roadmap. Prior to Gigaom, Clare worked at Dealmaker Media producing the Under the Radar Conferences, the GROW Conference, and small private events. Clare was raised in the California Foothills and graduated from UC Berkeley.  She currently lives with her husband in Portland, Oregon.

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Mike Sly

Vice President, Event Sales

Mike has more than 20 years experience in the technology media sector. He began his career at IDG in 1992 working for Publish magazine. Mike was the 10th employee at Red Herring magazine and, as West Coast advertising director, went on to help build Red Herring Communications into one of the more successful media companies of that decade. He later helped launch AlwaysOn and was Gigaom’s sixth employee, joining in 2007.