Arthur J. Marks
Darcy AntonellisChief Executive Officer
Darcy serves as Vubiquity’s Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Vubiquity, Darcy was President, Technical Operations and CTO at Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., a post she held since January 2008. In this role, she influenced and directed Warner Bros.’ technology strategy and vision to leverage growth and new business opportunities often associated with advancements in media and entertainment-related product and service innovations.
Before joining Warner Bros., Darcy worked for CBS in a number of lead management roles that encompassed responsibilities for the Network’s operations in New York and Washington Operations for the CBS News Bureau in Washington, D.C. Darcy is a veteran of three Olympics for CBS Sports and a three-time Emmy winner for technical production and engineering, and also worked in news, heading up D.C. operations with assignments that included being stationed in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during the Gulf War.
As a multinational Patents holder, she serves on advisory boards of technology companies and universities. She is also a board member of the Global Advisory Council for the professional Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), providing counseling on new media and technology. Darcy is a recipient of Broadcasting and Cable’s Technology Leadership Award and was selected to Video Business’ Women Elite and named to The Hollywood Reporter’s 2010 Digital Power 50 List. She was awarded the 2011 NAB TVNewsCheck Women in Technology Leadership Award and India’s 2012 NASSCOM Innovator Leader Award.
Darcy holds a master’s degree in finance from Fordham University and honors for work in the field of electrical engineering from her undergraduate alma mater, Temple University.
Phil joined Columbia Capital in 1992. In addition to serving on Vubiquity’s Board of Directors, he currently serves on the Boards of Hatteras Networks, Hillcrest Laboratories, and Imagine Communications. Former Columbia Capital portfolio companies that Phil managed include Altiga Networks (acquired by Cisco Systems), Call Technologies (acquired by 3Com), Columbia Spectrum Management (acquired by P-Com), NMP (acquired by AppNet / Commerce One), Ocular Networks (acquired by Tellabs), Riverbed Technologies (acquired by Aether Systems), Saville Systems (NASDAQ: SAVLY subsequently acquired by ADC Communications), Taqua (acquired by Tekelec), Telular (NASDAQ: WRLS), and Torrent Networking Technologies (acquired by Ericsson). In 1993, Phil joined Telular Corporation as its Chief Financial Officer, where he led the company through an initial public offering, returning to Columbia in 1994. Prior to joining Columbia Capital, he served in various financial management positions for Energy Service Company, Energy Insurance International, Marsh & McLennan, and Lloyd’s of London broker C.T. Bowring & Co. in London, England. Phil received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia and his MBA from Kenan-Flager Business School at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He currently serves on the Board of Visitors of the College of William & Mary, the College Foundation Board of the University of Virginia, the Board of Governors of Saint Stephens/St. Agnes School, and the Board of Directors of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association.
The Carlyle Group
William Darman is a Principal at The Carlyle Group. Mr. Darman works in the small-cap leveraged buyout practice focusing on investments in the U.S. telecommunications, media, technology and business services sectors. He is based in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Darman was a Vice President with the leveraged finance group at Goldman Sachs & Co. Previously he was a Managing Director with Fairfax Partners focusing primarily on early stage venture opportunities. Mr. Darman received his M.P.P. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He received his A.B from Harvard College with honors.
Gary Howard joined the Vubiquity board of directors in September of 2010. Mr. Howard served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Liberty Media Corporation from July 1998 until his retirement from those positions in January 2004. Prior to joining Liberty Media, Mr. Howard was the president and CEO of TCI Ventures Group, TCI’s technology business development unit. Mr. Howard also served as CEO and president of Liberty Satellite & Technology (LSAT). Immediately prior to his position at Liberty Satellite, he was senior vice president in charge of mergers and acquisitions for TCI Communications, Inc. A 1973 graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a concentration in accounting, Gary currently serves on the Board of Directors of Dish Corporation, Interval Leisure Group, and Miracles on Ice Charity Foundation.
Ross Levinsohn has long been at the intersection of technology, media and finance. Best known for his leadership roles at Yahoo and Fox, he has helped build and operate both small and large-scale businesses and invested in more than thirty companies as both an executive and financier.
At Yahoo, Levinsohn served as Interim CEO and Head of Global Media. Prior to being named to that post, he was Executive Vice President of the Americas region. In this role, he was responsible for company’s largest territory, including oversight of advertising sales, business development, partnerships, marketing and media, which generated more than $3 billion of revenue.
Levinsohn spent six years at News Corporation, serving as the President of Fox Interactive Media, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations, strategy and acquisitions that helped transformed the company into a leader in digital media. Before being named to that post he served as Senior Vice President of Fox Sports Interactive Media. He left in 2005 and co-founded Fuse Capital, an investment and strategic equity management firm focused on investing in and building digital media and communications companies.
Levinsohn has held senior management positions with AltaVista, an early pioneer and leader in search, CBS Sportsline where he oversaw all content and development for the top rated sports site, and HBO, where he developed new business ventures, produced off network product and led their initial foray into digital.
He most recently served as CEO of Guggenheim Digital Media where he focused on investments for the global asset management firm with more than $180 billion under management. Additionally, he oversaw its media assets for Guggenheim’s Prometheus Global Media, which includes The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Adweek and the Clio Awards.
Since June of this year, Levinsohn has consulted several digital, media and telecom companies on their digital strategy, while investing in more than half a dozen early stage companies through his own investment group.
Levinsohn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from The American University and currently sits on the Boards of the Tribune Company, Millennial Media, Zefr, and the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), and is Executive Chairman of Scout Media.
Arthur J. MarksDirector
Art Marks has worked with new technologies and entrepreneurs in the mid-Atlantic region for over 30 years, with various senior leadership roles with companies that include NEA and General Electric. In 2002, he co-founded Valhalla Partners, a group of strategic venture investors that has extensive experience in helping entrepreneurs develop world-class companies at critical stages. His current responsibilities include involvement in media, Internet marketing and security related companies, working with Domain Holdings, EnterpriseDB, Jumptap, Parature, SafeNet, SolidFire, Videology, and Vubiquity. He is a member of the Stanford Law School Board of Visitors as well as the University of Michigan Engineering Advisory Council. He is also currently serving as the Chairman Emeritus of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association. Additionally he serves on the board of the Venture Philanthropy Partners. Art received a Masters in Business Administration with high distinction (Baker Scholar) from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan.
The Carlyle Group
Per Skoglund is an Associate Director at The Carlyle Group. Mr. Skoglund works in the European technology fund focusing on investments in the European telecommunications, media, technology and business services sectors. He is based in London, UK. Prior to joining Carlyle in 2008, Mr. Skoglund was an Associate with the investment banking group at Citi. Prior to Citi, he was a consultant with McKinsey and Co. in London. Mr. Skoglund received his MSc in international finance from Lund University.