Ted Meisel General Information
Mr. Ted Meisel is a Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of WiserCare. He is also a Co-Founder of AVIA and serves as Board Member at Transparent Media Partners. He serves as Advisor at Abundant Venture Partners and as Senior Advisor at NextEquity Partners. He brings to the firm extensive experience in the operations and strategy of digital media and advertising companies. He provides input to potential investments and was an active board member at Forbes Media and Marketshare Partners, where he worked with the management teams on strategic, operational, and organizational issues. He is the former CEO of Overture Services, the pioneer of search advertising. He joined the company (originally GoTo.com) in 1998 and led it to $1 billion in worldwide revenues by 2003, its fifth full year of operations - when Yahoo! acquired Overture for $1.8 billion. He stayed on as president of the newly-named Yahoo! Search Marketing division for two years, integrating with other Yahoo! units and leading it to continued and rapid revenue growth and an expanded worldwide footprint. Prior to Overture, he was an executive at CitySearch, now a division of IAC/Interactive Corp. CitySearch became the leading internet city guide, ultimately absorbing its main competitor, Microsoft's Sidewalk. His responsibilities at CitySearch included editorial, product management, product design, professional services, business development, and engineering. Before he became an internet executive, he spent eight years with the consulting firms of McKinsey & Company and Strategic Planning Associates (now Mercer Management Consulting) in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Singapore. He is the Chairman of WiserCare (shared decisionmaking for patients with a diagnosed condition), a board member of Tap11 (platform for marketers to leverage social media), and an advisor to FatTail (workflow and yield management platform for publishers). In addition to his business interests, he is Vice-Chairman of the board of Hope Street Group (www.hopestreetgroup.org), a bipartisan group of business leaders and professionals devoted to changing socioeconomic policy so that we have a vibrant middle class as the century unfolds. HSG is especially active in reforming our education and health care systems. He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Stanford Law School and lives in Los Angeles. He is also an Angel Investor.