Mark Ward has over 20 years of management and investment experience with early-stage high-potential companies primarily in technology and digital media markets. He was part of the executive team that sold Internet student resource company FastWeb to Monster Worldwide. Post-acquisition, he continued with Monster as FastWeb’s VP & GM. He has served as CAO of angel-backed Right At School, a rapidly-growing provider of after school enrichment programs for elementary school children and COO of venture-backed, Internet media company NextWave Media Group. Earlier is his career, Mark was Director of Venture Capital for Ameritech where he sourced strategic early-stage Internet, telecommunications and media investments. Mark is also an angel investor and advisor to early-stage businesses. Mark holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters in Management degree from Northwestern’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He started his career with Coopers & Lybrand and is a CPA.