Bob Perille, Shamrock Investments
Bob is a Shamrock Capital Advisors Partner with over 26 years of media, entertainment, and communications investment experience. Bob currently serves as a director of Wazee Digital. Previously, he served on the boards of PGOA Media, Harlem Globetrotters International, NextWave Media Group, Triad, and Ocean Design. Prior to joining Shamrock in 2004, Bob was a Managing Partner for Bank of America Capital Investors, a $700 million private equity and mezzanine partnership. He spent 23 years with Bank of America in commercial banking, investment banking, leveraged finance and principal investing.
Bob graduated from Lawrence University and earned an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Management of Babson College.
Warren Knapp, Investcorp
Vice President, Corporate Investment – North America
Warren Knapp joined Investcorp in 2011. Previously, he was an Associate with Morgenthaler Partners in Boston, where he worked in the Private Equity Group. Warren also spent two years with Edgeview Partners in Charlotte, where he was focused on middle market mergers and acquisitions advisory.
Warren holds a BS in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Kirk Holland, Access Venture Partners
Kirk Holland is a Managing Director at Access Venture Partners, where he brings a long track record of successfully investing in, growing and exiting high growth technology and digital media companies. He also brings a broad history of operating experience across many functions, including general management, sales & marketing, business development, operations and engineering with companies such as Procter & Gamble and Jupiter Media.
Kirk received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering with honors from University of Washington and an MBA degree from Stanford University. Kirk is very active in building entrepreneurship in the community as a board member of Colorado University’s Deming Center of Entrepreneurship, Boulder Software Association, The Entrepreneur’s Foundation and I Have a Dream Foundation. Kirk lives in Louisville, Colorado and enjoys coaching his daughters in basketball and playing any sport he can at his old age.
Ben Weinberger, SlingTV
SVP and Chief Product Officer
Ben is the SVP and Chief Product Officer at Sling TV, where he’s helping to redefine the next generation of television.
Prior to Sling TV, Ben was the co-founder and CEO of Digitalsmiths, the technology leader in the field of video search and recommendations. Under his leadership, Digitalsmiths developed game-changing video discovery solutions that are being adopted by several of the biggest names in cable, satellite, telco and broadcast media. The company’s product, Seamless Discovery, revolutionized the speed and ease with which consumers can find personally relevant, engaging video content across multiple sources of entertainment and devices.
Ben serves on the board or advisory boards of of Librestream, MediaShift, Wazee Digital, the Southern Illinois University Alumni Association and Council for Entrepreneurial Development, a Durham, North Carolina nonprofit. Ben graduated with honors from the Department of Radio and Television at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2001.
Chief Executive Officer
Harris Morris is responsible for leading the team that formulates and executes the company’s strategy and guides its commercial operations. A seasoned veteran in both digital media and enterprise software solutions, he joined Wazee Digital as CEO in July, 2014.
Harris’ breadth of senior-leadership experience is concentrated in the areas of corporate and product strategy, mergers and acquisitions and driving operational excellence. His experience spans multiple industry sectors including media and entertainment, education, data/analytics, enterprise software (on premise and cloud) and a number of technology-enabled consumer services.
Prior to joining Wazee Digital, Harris held several senior-leadership positions in the Broadcast Communications Division of the Harris Corporation, including three years as the President and then CEO of this $500+ million provider of technology solutions to create and manage video content and advertising for TV, out-of-home, and government markets. Prior to that, he was Chief Strategy Officer of Thomson Learning (now Cengage Learning), a leading educational content, learning and services company where he was instrumental in expanding the product offering for the software, custom, and digital solutions businesses. He began his career and became a partner at Bain & Company, where he provided strategic counsel to senior executives in the media, technology and telecomm sectors.
Harris holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from the University of Virginia. He has served on the Executive Board of the Colorado Media Leaders Roundtable, is a member of the Colorado Chapter of YPO and is a supporter of a number of Denver charitable and cultural organizations.
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Mark Pougnet is responsible for the company’s financial and operational performance as well as providing the leadership team with financial and strategic guidance. As COO/CFO, Mark brings vast experience in leadership, process improvement, global reporting, financial systems, and mergers & acquisitions from his experience working for high growth global public and private companies.
Mark joins Wazee Digital from software provider Front Porch Digital where he led the successful sale of the business to Oracle in September 2014. He has over 30 years of experience in the broadcast, financial and technology industries, having held executive financial and operational positions at companies such as Andersen, Avaya, Paramount Pictures, and Copan.
Mark holds a master’s degree in accounting and a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Natal in South Africa, and he is a certified public accountant.