Management TeamPosted: October 22, 2008
Matt Moog – Founder & CEO
Leon Chism – Vice President of Technology
Jolie Fleming – Vice President & General Manager, Viewpoints Technology Platform
Kim Smith – Vice President of Sales & Business Development
Todd Koehler – VP of Product Management
Matt founded Viewpoints Network in August 2006. He spent the previous ten years at Q Interactive/CoolSavings where he joined the company as its fifth employee. He ran sales and marketing from 1996 to 2000. From 2001 to 2006 Matt served as President & CEO while CoolSavings was publicly traded, and then took the company private in a sale to Landmark Communications. Prior to CoolSavings Matt worked for Microsoft in a variety of business development and sales roles.Matt is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and a board member of Francis Parker School. Matt has three boys, Max, Charlie & Eli, a wonderful wife Lucy, and lives in Chicago.
To read Matt’s reviews, visit http://viewpoints.com/aboutme/matt
For his professional bio, visit Matt’s LinkedIn profile http://www.linkedin.com/in/mattmoog
Or read Matt’s blog at http://moog.viewpoints.com
Leon has more than ten years of experience in the design and deployment of high volume, highly scalable mission critical web applications using a variety of platforms. Most recently, as the Chief Internet Architect at Orbitz, the online travel agency, Leon was responsible for the systems that deliver the end user experience for millions of monthly visitors as well as the game-changing Supplier Link technology. Leon’s award winning Java and open source based systems are on the leading edge of the technology curve, and that trend continues at Viewpoints. Prior to Orbitz, Leon was an architect and development manager for a number of web-based businesses in Chicago, including Neoglyphics Media Corporation
Leon is a transplanted but loyal Chicagoan, and lives in the suburbs with his wife Karen and two daughters, Katie and Kelly. In his off time, he can be found in Azeroth (ask me about my guild), Second Life, or cycling on the prairie path.
To read Leon’s reviews, visit http://viewpoints.com/aboutme/leon
Jolie comes to us from Q Interactive/CoolSavings, where she worked for nearly seven years in various capacities including (but definitely not limited to), organizational development, market strategy, business development and sales/account management. While her achievements were many, Jolie’s most proud of the team’s ability to lead a corporate turnaround as well as attract and retain some of the Internet’s top talent. Prior to Q, Jolie worked as a consultant and business analyst for CSC Index where she led market strategy projects, process redesigns and change management initiatives for Fortune 500 companies. Early in her career, Jolie also dabbled in the Broadcast Journalism field and spent time learning at NBC, ABC, and PBS. (She had to use that Journalism degree some how!)
Jolie and her husband Matt are proud parents of two toddlers and live in Chicago. Jolie and her family are passionate about supporting the local art communities as well as supporting the fight on Breast Cancer.
To read Jolie’s reviews, visit http://viewpoints.com/aboutme/jolie
To read her blog, visit http://jolie.viewpoints.com
Kim has spent the last nine years immersed in many facets of the Internet Advertising industry. In her role as COO at Active Response Group, Kim established and instituted organizational processes, including strategic planning, corporate communication, formalized goal setting and performance benchmarking, reporting structures, and detailed financial tracking to bolster the infrastructure of this lead generation startup. Before joining Active Response Group, Smith served as Senior Vice President of Q Interactive, where she helped dramatically increase the size of the Q Network through business development and media buying partnerships, and prior to joining Q Interactive, Kim spent six years at Zacks Investment Research. As Vice President of Advertising for the Zacks InvestorReach Network, she led the establishment of a vertical advertising network focused exclusively on financial sites.
In her pre-Internet life, Kim dedicated six years to helping further the mission of AIESEC, a global NGO that promotes leadership and community involvement through its international work exchange program. Her service culminated in her election as President of the Irish division of AIESEC and the opportunity to live and work in Dublin, Ireland.
Kim is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Cincinnati. Originally from small town Ohio, she now prefers the energy and pace (but not weather!) of Chicago and lives in the Wicker Park neighborhood with her highly spoiled dog, Bamboo.
To read Kim’s reviews, visit http://www.viewpoints.com/aboutme/smika
To read her blog, visit http://mediakit.viewpoints.com
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Pros: Works well with others, a good cook, consumes as little printer paper as possible
Cons: Always washing his hands, tends to tell bad jokes, scared of the fax machine
Todd has been actively leading product development initiatives for over ten years specializing in identifying and executing new product offerings within established industries. Whether dealing in markets like industrial plastics to online travel, Todd has focused his energy on new products that break the mold and has received numerous awards for his work. Before joining Viewpoints, Todd was also a consultant for several major online brands helping them recognize where there was untapped opportunity to maximize ROI and leading several new product development initiatives.
Todd lives happily with his wife, three young kids and two large dogs in what some would call “the country.” On a daily basis, he has to take criticism from his colleagues for his 1:30+ hour commute. If only they knew what it was like to be able to work in Chicago, but then be able to go fishing at night and see the stars. Let’s see if he ever invites them to his incredible bonfires… The Koehler’s are also avid travelers enjoying their time anywhere they can find it.
If you have a great idea for viewpoints.com or a simple request, please contact Todd at http://www.viewpoints.com/aboutme/ToddK
Would you recommend Todd to a friend? Yes
Are you affiliated with Todd? No