Jeff Wells founded Funium in 2010. He previously served as CEO of Genetree, the leading provider of genetic and family history services that unlock people’s ancestral legacy. Wells dramatically reduced Genetree’s operational expenses, raised funds, and repositioned the company for maximum growth. Wells also founded and lead Innovative Services of America, a company offering international technical support, customer care, claims processing and problem resolution. As CEO, the company doubled revenue annually for the first five years grew to over 3,000 employees taking over 25 million calls annually and entered contracts with many Fortune 500 companies such as American Express, General Electric, Sears, Mastercard and many more. Innovative Services was acquired by AON corporation.
With a strong entrepreneur background, Pablo Mayer was part of the founding team of Three Melons, a game studio based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that created amazing games for top advertisers, media companies and game publishers such as Coca-Cola, Lego, Audi, MTV, Discovery Networks, Disney ABC Family and others.
In January 2010, the Three Melons launched its first social game BOLA, a multi-network soccer social game, which topped at 1 million DAU and more than 5 million fans on Facebook.
Two months later, the Three Melons was acquired by Playdom (part of the Walt Disney Company) closing one of the most outstanding deals for Argentina, as it was one of the first local companies acquired by a Silicon Valley firm.
Mayer ran the operations in Buenos Aires as Studio Manager and Product lead until he left the company in August 2011.
James Lee Sorenson
James Lee Sorenson is a nationally recognized business leader and entrepreneur who helped develop several new industry categories in today’s business world. When he founded Sorenson Media in 1995, Mr. Sorenson laid the foundation for the online video industry developing technology that enabled Apple QuickTime, Adobe Flash and YouTube to gain global prominence. Mr. Sorenson used his video compression expertise to create Sorenson Communications, the largest video relay service in the U.S. and transformed communication between deaf and hearing individuals vastly improving professional and personal opportunities for deaf individuals via the use of groundbreaking videophone technology. Over the past several decades, Mr. Sorenson has built a diverse array of highly productive industrial, commercial, residential, office and retail real estate holdings. In 2009, he led a team who acquired a $701 million structured portfolio of FDIC commercial real estate loans. Mr. Sorenson co-founded Sorenson Capital, Utah’s leading mid-market private equity firm, which has raised more than $650 million to invest in U.S. companies. Mr. Sorenson also serves on the boards of a number of charities and community organizations.
Paul Brockbank is CEO of FamilyLink. Previously, he was the General Manager of Hewlett Packard’s Web Print Solutions Business, the CEO of Logoworks, which was purchased by HP, and the CEO of Enhance Interactive (formerly ah-ha.com), which was purchased by Marchex (Nas: MCHX). He also worked as the General Manager of the Client Services Group for Franklin Covey, as well as key roles with Anderson Consulting (Accenture) and Trammell Crow Company. He has an extraordinary record of leading and building valuable companies.
Paul Allen co-founded Ancestry.com, the largest online database of ancestry documents, in 1997 and MyFamily.com, a private social network for families, in 1998. He also co-founded Infobases, a successful publisher of religious and educational CD ROMs, and founded 10x Marketing, an internet marketing agency, and FundingUniverse, an organization connecting entrepreneurs with angel investors and other funding sources.