Board of Directors

  • Michael H. Brauser

    Mr. Michael H. Brauser has served on our Board of Directors since June 2015. Mr. Brauser has been the manager of, and an investor with, Marlin Capital Partners, LLC (“Marlin Capital”), a private investment company, since 2003. From 1999 to 2002, he served as president and chief executive officer of Naviant, Inc. (eDirect, Inc.), an internet marketing company. He also was a founder of Seisint, Inc. (, Inc.). Mr. Brauser served as co-chairman of the board of directors of InterCLICK (now a part of Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO)), from August 2007 to December 2011. Mr. Brauser also served as co-chairman of the board of directors of Chromodex, Inc., an innovative natural products company, from October 2011 to February 2015.
    • Derek Dubner

      For the last 15 years, Mr. Dubner worked closely with the late Hank Asher, the creator of market leaders Seisint and TLO and often referred to as “the father of data fusion”. Most recently, Mr. Dubner served as general counsel of TLO from inception through the sale of substantially all of the assets of TLO to TransUnion in December of 2013. Prior roles include vice president and associate group counsel at Equifax, general counsel and chief compliance officer at Naviant (acquired by Equifax), and corporate counsel at Seisint (acquired by Reed Elsevier’s LexisNexis). Mr. Dubner holds a B.S. in Economics/Finance from Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. from Florida State University.
      • Ryan Schulke

        Mr. Ryan Schulke, 32, was a co-founder of Fluent, in 2010 and has served as Chairman and CEO of Fluent since its inception. Before merging with IDI, Fluent was privately held and is a leader in people-based digital marketing and customer acquisition. Prior to founding Fluent, Mr. Schulke served as Media Director of Clash Media, a global digital advertising network.
        • Robert Fried

          Independent Director
          Mr. Robert Fried has served as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors since SearchMedia’s merger with Ideation Acquisition Corp. in October 2009 and after SearchMedia changed its name to Tiger Media on December 14, 2013. Mr. Fried served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Ideation from November 2007 to October 2009. Mr. Fried is a digital media entrepreneur and accomplished film producer. Since 1990, Mr. Fried has served as President of Fried Films, a motion picture production company he founded in 1990. Mr. Fried has produced or served as executive producer for 15 films, including “Rudy,” “The Boondock Saints,” “Man of the Year” and “Collateral.” Mr. Fried won an Academy Award for the Live Action Short Film “Session Man.” Mr. Fried has founded several digital media companies including Spirit EMX, parent of, a popular internet-based inspirational content company for which Mr. Fried presently serves as CEO; and, for which Mr. Fried served as Chief Executive Officer from July 1999 until June 2001. From December 1994 until June 1996, Mr. Fried was President and Chief Executive Officer of Savoy Pictures, a unit of Savoy Pictures Entertainment, Inc. Savoy Pictures Entertainment was sold to Silver King Communications, which is now a part of InterActive Corp, in 1996. From 1983 to 1990, Mr. Fried held several executive positions including Executive Vice President in charge of Production for Columbia Pictures, Director of Film Finance and Special Projects for Columbia Pictures and Director of Business Development at Twentieth Century Fox. Mr. Fried holds an M.S. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
          Independent Director
        • Peter Benz

          Independent Director
          Mr. Peter Benz has served on our Board of Directors since June 2015. Mr. Benz is the Chief Executive Officer of Viking Asset Management, LLC, an asset and investment management company which he founded in 2001. Since January 2012, Mr. Benz has served as a director of Starboard Resources, Inc., an onshore oil and natural gas exploration and production company. Mr. Benz has also served as a director of, a technology based online market place, since October 2014 and as a director and Chairman of the Board of Optex Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of optical systems for the defense industry since November 2014.
          Financial Expert
        • Robert Swayman

          Independent Director
          Mr. Robert Swayman has served on our Board of Directors since June 2015. From 1998-2014, Mr. Swayman served as President and CEO of National Alarm Systems, Inc., a company he founded in 1998, prior to its sale in January 2014. From January 2014 through February 2015, Mr. Swayman served as General Manager of ASG Security, which acquired National Alarm Systems. Mr. Swayman is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. degree in accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
        • Donald Mathis

          Independent Director
          Mr. Donald Mathis is currently the GM of Growth at Comcast NBCUniversal, where he is responsible for establishing new ventures and initiatives that broaden the company’s offerings, penetrate new markets, and facilitate enterprise transformation. He joined Comcast NBCUniversal in July 2017. Mr. Mathis is also Chairman of Echelon AI (“Echelon”), a NY-based privately held Artificial Intelligence start-up focused on business process automation, predictive data analytics and nextgen digital and cyber security. Mr. Mathis joined Echelon in April 2017. He is also an Operating Partner with Periscope Equity, a Chicago-based growth private equity fund, which he joined in January 2017. In addition, from April 2016 through June 2017, Mr. Mathis served as a Senior Adviser and Director of the initiative for Digital Counterterrorism (iDCT), a public-private consortium and non-governmental organization focused on countering violent extremism and terrorist recruitment in the digital domain. Mr. Mathis has served since 2013 on the Board of Advisers of Omniangle Technologies, a privately held company involved in business intelligence and information security. Previously, Mr. Mathis served as the Chief Executive Officer of privately held Kinetic Social from October 2011 through April 2016. Mr. Mathis was a co-founder of Kinetic Social, a SaaS and managed service social data and technology company acquired by Blue Chip Venture Company. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Mathis served as Executive Chairman and Director of Online Intelligence, a privately held digital security firm specializing in brand protection and traffic integrity services. Mr. Mathis was on the audit and compensation committees of Online Intelligence until its acquisition by FAS Labs, Inc. in May 2010, and remained Executive Chairman until November 2011. Mr. Mathis has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and is a Commander in the U.S. Navy (currently inactive reserve).