Our Advisors

Marty Roberts

Marty Roberts

Former Co-CEO of The Platform

Marty Roberts’ diverse leadership background includes seventeen years of product management, marketing and sales management. His experience developing strategy, building relationships with development organizations, and creating new products and services helped increase the customer base and profitability for organizations such as GiftCertificates.com and RealNetworks.

At thePlatform, Marty leads sales and account management, business development, marketing, and product management. His contributions to the company’s success include repositioning the company and products, increasing the brand awareness through advertising, PR and the web site, building an ecosystem with eighty partners, driving the product strategy for initiatives such as TV Everywhere and providing guidance to industry leading customers including TimeWarner Cable, Comcast, A&E, CBS, NBC and others. Marty Roberts was named one of Multichannel News’ Top 40 executives under 40 in 2012.

Alex Rudloff

Alex Rudloff

Former Chief Digital Strategist at TED

With over twenty years of internet industry experience, Alex is an expert in digital media. Alex has served previously as the Chief Digital Strategist of TEDx at TED Conferences, a Vice President of Product at AOL and the CEO of multiple acquired internet startups. While at TED he crafted the vision and oversaw development of the key support systems that enable TEDx to achieve exponential scale.

From 2012 to 2015, Alex was also the President of the Board of Directors for The Haven for Children, a group home for children in the State of Florida’s foster care system. He is currently on the Executive Committee for the United Way in Brevard County Florida and an occasional speaker/advisor in the local technology startup community.

John Vecchio

John Vecchio

Partner Mosley Ventures and Co-Founder at Clearleap

John has been in the software industry for 29 years. Prior to joining Mosley Ventures, John has co-founded three software companies. The companies raised over $50M from prominent venture firms across the US. N2 Broadband was acquired for $120M in 5 years. Clearleap is the underlying multi-screen video streaming technology to customers including HBO, Verizon and Time Warner.

John has worked on product strategy, software development & investor pitches with numerous start up companies in the Atlanta area. John created timely innovative products and scaled organizations at Cisco (Scientific Atlanta) & The Weather Channel. His team was awarded a Technical and Engineering Emmy for his Video on Demand system. John has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Florida State University. He is a patent holder for video transcoding and distribution algorithms.

Dan Balda, MD

Dan Balda, MD

Executive Chairman of Medicomp

Dan Balda, M.D., is a successful entrepreneur, physician and engineer holding 10 patents. Dan lead the private equity buyback of Medicomp from United Therapeutics and returned it to profitability.

Dr. Balda previously held the role of chief executive officer as well as multiple other positions in the company in his 16-year tenure. Dr. Balda earned his electrical engineering degree with a biomedical concentration and a focus in neurobiology from Cornell University. He stayed on at Cornell to participate in his masters studies, and later completed his medical studies at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Balda has received numerous industry awards, and most recently was a finalist for the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Dr. Balda splits time between Melbourne and Tampa, Florida and has two beautiful daughters and a son.