Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Equilibrium / EQ Network
With over 17 years of management, engineering and production experience in the software industry, Mr. Barger is the visionary behind Equilibrium’s next-generation Automated Media Processing Solutions (AMPS) including the DeBabelizer and MediaRich product lines for the desktop, workgroup and enterprise markets. Mr. Barger has driven Equilibrium’s recruitment of Google, Saturday Night Live and OpenTV to the advisory board and has designed EQ Network, a complete end-to-end system for powering next generation advertising and media delivery models with an innovative Ad-Per-View® hosted and installable model. Prior to founding Equilibrium, Barger was responsible for the turnaround of a $120m Pan-European software distribution company, and has produced over 55 entertainment software titles including the legendary Tetris game, Capcom NFL Football, Bo Jackson™ Baseball & Football and The Hanna-Barbara Series.
Vice President of Business Development
Vice President of EMEA Sales
Chief Technical Officer
Brian serves as Chief Technical Officer for Equilibrium and is responsible for all EQN Video Network Design & Development. He has been leading teams of IT professionals for 30 years since founding a video game development company in 1980. He has shown leadership skills in a variety of industries, from his early work as a pioneer in the emerging era of video game software development to his last role managing the software development and trading operations of Superfund Strategies, Inc. As such, Brian has demonstrated skills that range from bringing new products to market to planning the development and evolution of internal software systems within an organization.
Brian is especially proud of his interpersonal skills in understanding the needs of, and creating consensus among, technical and non-technical project stakeholders.
Brian also served on the Board of Directors at Superfund Strategies, Inc.
Board of Directors
Sean Barger – Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Equilibrium
Brett G. Durrett – CEO, IMVU
Brett Durrett has over 20 years experience leading companies in software and systems ranging from large-scale Internet services to video games. As CEO at IMVU, he originally led the engineering and technical operations teams and successfully grew technical operations from two machines to over 600 servers. Now Brett leads the entire company. Prior to IMVU, Mr. Durrett served as the Director of Engineering, Vice President of Operations and General Manager for the virtual world at There.com. He was also co-founder and CEO of Asylum Entertainment, a game development company he sold to a software publisher after developing 20 game titles in a 5-year period.
Nahhe Nomie – CFO, Extensis
Nahhe Nomie oversees finance and operations for Extensis. Nahhe joined the company in early 2006 and has more than 17 years of experience in the financial services market. Before joining Extensis he worked for DecisionPoint Software where he was closely involved in three rounds of funding totaling over $45M and in the ultimate sale of the company. Prior to DecisionPoint Sofware, he was with Price Waterhouse, LLC.
Mark Evans – Head of Marketplace Intelligence, Google
Mr. Evans has over 30 years experience in advertising, marketing strategy, business development and advertising sales. For twelve years he was in various Director Positions in the Internet business running Programs, Operations, Planning, Business Development and National Ad sales for companies such as Netscape and eBay. He was initially hired by Google in 2007 to direct the planning and acquisition of Premium Display advertising. Currently, as Google’s head of Marketplace Intelligence, Mr. Evans is responsible for business relationships with key strategic media partners as they pertain to Google’s entry into the display market. As such, he is active on multiple cross-functional strategic planning groups for Google display initiatives overall.
Stacey Foster – Coordinating Producer, Saturday Night Live
Mr. Foster has over 30 years experience with every aspect of television production. He has been with Saturday Night Live since 1985 and Coordinating Producer since 1999. He has overseen all technical aspects of the Emmy-Award winning comedy show’s production, including the show’s transition to HD a few years ago. He is also currently serving as Consulting Producer on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Among his many other credits are The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Kids in the Hall, Late Night with David Letterman, the live Survivor finales, and two Paul Simon concerts for HBO – Graceland: The African Concert and Rhythm of the Saints. Mr. Foster began his career in 1976, starting his own production company PanAVid, which is still operating today.
Colin Crawford – Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Media7
Mr. Crawford is a seasoned executive leader and accomplished entrepreneur with a track record of management success over 20 years in diverse international media businesses, including print, online and mobile properties. Currently, he is CEO and Founder of Media7, a consultancy and strategic advisory company focusing on mobile media. He is also a Venture Affiliate at IDG Ventures San Francisco, a Senior Fellow and Advisory Board member of the Society for New Communications Research and an advisor to a number of early and mid-stage companies. Previously, Mr. Crawford held a series of senior executive leadership roles at IDG (International Data Group), and served on the IDG senior management team and the operations review boards of all the IDG brands. Mr. Crawford has extensive International experience, working with IDG business units in Europe and Asia.
Steve Denebeim – Chief Financial Officer, ClairMail
Mr. Denebeim brings over 20 years of leadership experience to his role as Chief Financial Officer, where he is responsible for ClairMail’s finance, human resources, administrative and legal functions. His background includes domestic and international positions managing finance, administration, operations, business development, legal, outsourcing and acquisition strategies. His expertise in growing businesses has benefited a broad range of wireless and enterprise software companies, including TalkPlus (CFO), Equilibrium (COO/CFO), MarketTools (Vice President, Business Development) and Softline AG (Corporate Development). Mr. Denebeim began his career in corporate and technology law, serving as Partner and Chairman of the Technology Law Department at Feldman, Waldman & Kline.