Board of Advisors
Jenny founded Experience in 1996, at the very dawn of the Internet era. Following her personal experiences with on-campus recruiting as a student and later as an employer, she knew that the laborious, complex and resource intensive approach to connecting students with employers wasn’t working – especially for the students, who needed far more support in order to make informed career decisions.
While Experience is consistently recognized for its leadership in technology and innovation, the mission of Experience is “to educate, assist and inspire” the next generation of talent – which encompasses far more than online career management systems or making job listings easier to find. Jenny’s groundbreaking vision for how to enlist educational institutions, companies, governments and citizens around the world toward this important mission has been recognized by national press, and by industry leaders throughout academia and enterprise.
The author of the book, The Innovation Generation: The Gen-Y Way and How New Thinking Can Reclaim the American Dream, Jenny is a frequent speaker at nationwide universities and major business events to share her unique perspective on the up-and-coming workforce. She earned a BA in psychology from Dartmouth College and was a management consultant with Bain & Company in Boston prior to starting Experience. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Jobs for the Future and the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy.
Jon is an investment guru whose specialty is the ability to focus on investments at all stages of information technology, consumer products and digital media. He is Co-founder and Managing General Partner of Polaris Venture Partners. He is based in the Boston office and is responsible for oversight of all Polaris investment activities.
Before founding Polaris, Jon was a partner with Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co., which he joined in 1984. Prior to this, he was an associate at the Boston law firm of Testa, Hurwitz and Thibeault, where he represented venture capital firms and high technology companies. Jon also gained substantial investigative experience during his service on the Impeachment Inquiry Staff of the U.S. Judiciary Committee and on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force.
Jon holds a JD from the University of Virginia Law School and a BA with high honors from Hobart College. Read more.
Paul is most notably known as the Founder of Road Runner, the world’s first broadband cable modem service, and Pathfinder, one of the Web properties that pioneered Internet advertising. A leading visionary in technology and media business, Paul is President and CEO of Akamai, a company he joined in 1998.
Previously, Paul served as Senior Advisor to the World Economic Forum, consulting to the Geneva-based organization on information technology for the world’s 1,000 foremost multinational corporations. Prior to this he held the title of President and Editor of New Media at Time Inc., a division of Time Warner. His background also includes serving as Managing Editor of Time Warner’s News on Demand project and as a senior member of the team responsible for the development of the company’s online, cable online, electronic publishing, and Internet publishing activities.
Mr. Sagan is a Trustee of Northwestern University and a graduate of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. Read more.
A successful innovator and leader, Greg has a green thumb when it comes to business growth. As the Co-founder and CEO of TechTarget, a company he launched in August 1999, he has grown the company to its leadership position as the fastest-growing IT media company. Greg developed TechTarget from an online media company to a fully diversified IT media and events company with approximately 400+ employees in Needham, MA, San Francisco and New York.
Prior to this venture, Greg was President of the Technology Division of UCG, a leading business-to-business information provider, where he grew the business more than 15-fold in six years. Greg joined UCG in 1992 when the company acquired Reliability Ratings, a successful IT publishing company he founded in 1989. Before this, Greg spent six years in senior sales and marketing positions at EMC Corporation, which he joined as the company’s 29th employee.
Strakosch has a BA from Boston College. Read more.