Founder and CEO
Michael Fertik founded Reputation.com with the belief that people and businesses have the right to control and protect their online reputation and privacy. A futurist, Michael is credited with pioneering the field of online reputation management (ORM) and lauded as the world's leading cyberthinker in digital privacy and reputation.
Michael was most recently named Entrepreneur of the Year by TechAmerica, an annual award given by the technology industry trade group to an individual they feel embodies the entrepreneurial spirit that made the U.S. technology sector a global leader.
He is a member of the World Economic Forum Agenda Council on the Future of the Internet, a recipient of the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer 2011 Award and through his leadership, the Forum named Reputation.com a Global Growth Company in 2012.
Fertik is an industry commentator with guest columns in Harvard Business Review, Reuters, Inc.com and Newsweek. Named a LinkedIn Influencer, he regularly blogs on current events as well as developments in entrepreneurship and technology. Fertik frequently appears on national and international television and radio, including the BBC, Good Morning America, Today Show, Dr. Phil, CBS Early Show, CNN, Fox, Bloomberg, and MSNBC. He is the co-author of the bestselling book, "Wild West 2.0” and the author of the upcoming book, The Reputation Economy, to be published by Crown Business in March 2015.
Fertik founded his first Internet company while at Harvard College. He received his JD from Harvard Law School.
Shrey Bhatia is responsible for Reputation.com’s Sales, Marketing and Product organizations globally. He comes to the position with more than twenty years experience in building and managing world-class teams in the enterprise software, storage and cloud computing space.
Most recently, Bhatia served as senior vice president, worldwide field operations at Zscaler, the world’s largest stand-alone cloud security provider. There, he built field organizations across the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. Prior to that, Bhatia grew IronPort’s international revenues from 0 to a $250 million run-rate by building and managing operations across 40 countries. Bhatia has held executive and strategic roles at Cisco Systems, IronPort Systems (acquired by Cisco) and Veritas Software (acquired by Symantec), GE and GE Capital.
Bhatia earned his MBA at Harvard University and his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Rutgers University.
Chief Technology Officer
Dan McCaffrey is the Chief Technology Officer at Reputation.com, where his responsibilities include setting engineering strategy, overseeing and managing the company’s engineering, research and development, quality assurance, security and site operations, and ensuring the company’s technical resource needs are met.
Most recently, McCaffrey oversaw the development and innovation of the Platform and Analytics Engineering groups for Zynga, the social gaming services provider. Under his leadership, the teams used analytics to develop tools, insights and use cases that improved the business, while also building and maintaining the core shared services that made up the platform. Dan has also served as an advisor to a variety of tech start-ups.
Prior to his tenure at Zynga, McCaffrey co-founded Breadboard BI, a business intelligence software and consulting company. After beginning his career in molecular biology and immunology laboratory research at University of California, San Francisco and Genentech, he moved into software engineering focused on bioinformatics systems at both Genentech and Incyte Pharmaceuticals.
McCaffrey holds a B.A. in Biochemistry from Vassar College and earned his Masters in Computer Information Systems from Golden Gate University.
Howard Bragman is a renowned public relations expert and industry forecaster. Bragman has a multifaceted role at Reputation.com, where he uses his image-crafting and crisis management expertise to raise awareness about the importance of managing one’s online image.
He also serves as a consultant on the development of the company’s reputation-building solutions.
Bragman founded the LA-based PR agency, Fifteen Minutes, which he continues to be involved in as chairman. Prior to founding Fifteen Minutes, he started Bragman, Nyman, Cafarelli, now PMK/BNC, which he and his partners sold to Interpublic Group. Earlier, he was a vice president at industry giant Burson-Marsteller.
Richard A.M. Constant, MBE
Vice Chairman, Global
Richard Constant has 25 years of experience advising companies, institutions, and governments on communicating effectively with their stakeholders, often in high stakes situations. As CEO, he led Gavin Anderson Worldwide through a period of significant expansion, building the firm into one of the leading integrated investor relations, government relations and corporate communications firms with presence in Asia, Europe, and the USA.
Today, Richard serves and chairs a number of executive and non-executive roles on the boards of companies across a diverse set of industries, including Living PlanIT SA, recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer in 2012. His expertise also serves companies that focus on eastern Africa, with operations that span mineral resources, property-related services and agriculture.
He has advised industry leaders—including Alliance Boots plc, CME, NASDAQ, SES, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, State Grid of China and GAZPROM—around the globe on communications strategies for more than 250 bids and deals, crisis management situations, privatizations and IPOs. Richard’s government experience includes advising the government of Portugal during the Sovereign Debt Euro crisis, Japan in the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami, and the governments of Abu Dhabi and Qatar on free-zone and financial center projects. He was an advisor to the Expert Committee of China Industrial Development and Planning Association (CIODPA).
Prior to joining Gavin Anderson Worldwide, Richard was with Flemings Investment banking, responsible for teams marketing advisory services in London, New York and Hong Kong. He was a serving officer in the British Army in various theatres, served in the Ministry of Defence as AMA to the Vice Chief of the General Staff, and was awarded the MBE for operational service in 1981. Highly educated, Richard attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Durham University and Templeton College Oxford.
Vice President of Research
Tom Dignan leads Reputation.com’s technical research. Prior to joining the company, Dignan was vice president of engineering at Hands-on Mobile, where he managed a cross-functional international team responsible for building infrastructure and applications for mobile devices.
Dignan has also led engineering teams at Yahoo!, Earthlink and Excite@Home, and has proven expertise in architecting large-scale consumer Internet systems. A graduate of San Francisco State University, Dignan received his PhD in high-energy physics from Harvard University and spent time at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center as a postdoctoral scholar.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark Phillips brings over two decades of financial and operational experience to Reputation.com, and is responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s global financial operations. Phillips has extensive experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and fund raising.
Phillips has spent his entire career in Silicon Valley, and his leadership spans early-stage start-ups through public companies. Most recently, Phillips served as the chief financial officer of RichRelevance, Inc.
Phillips holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.
General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer
Chris Sundermeier is General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer for Reputation.com. He comes to the company after representing various Silicon Valley Internet and technology companies for more than a decade as a litigation partner at Cooley LLP.
There, Chris focused on disputes involving complex commercial contracts and technology agreements, securities, fiduciary duty, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property.
Mr. Sundermeier graduated magna cum laude with his law degree from Boston College, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Sundermeier taught philosophy at multiple universities and colleges around New York City while working on a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Fordham University. He also holds an undergraduate degree in English and Philosophy from Creighton University.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Business
Rich Matta currently serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Consumer business at Reputation.com, responsible for product direction and development, sales and marketing.
Rich came to Reputation.com from Support.com, a leading provider of cloud software and services for technology support, where he was a key member of the early founding team that grew the company to a $100M run rate by 2013. Most recently, Rich launched and led Support.com's SaaS platform business and served as Senior Vice President and General Manager. Prior to running the SaaS business, Rich led product development as Vice President of Engineering.
Previously, Rich held multiple leadership and executive roles in product management and engineering at SupportSoft, culminating in the sale of the business to Consona Corporation (now part of Aptean) in 2009. After earning his degree in Economics with high honors from Pomona College, Rich spent a number of years with Deloitte Consulting, where he managed and delivered a series of technology projects in the US and Europe.
Vice President, International and Worldwide Business Development
Ankur Bhatnagar is responsible for Reputation.com’s international sales and worldwide business development. He brings with him a wealth of experience in strategic partner sales, channel sales, business development, mergers and acquisitions and corporate strategy.
Prior to joining Reputation.com, Bhatnagar led the Cisco Security Business Development team. Earlier, as part of the IronPort acquisition by Cisco, he spent almost 4 years in Europe, where he first built out the Systems Integrator channel (20+ partners) focused on large enterprise accounts and later, managed the entire Cisco Security Channel (450+ partners).
Prior to Cisco and IronPort, Bhatnagar was a strategy consultant at Bain and Co.’s San Francisco office advising executives of Fortune 500 technology leaders. Bhatnagar received his MBA from Harvard University and his M.S. in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University with academic honors. He is an avid sports fan—especially of Lionel Messi and “the beautiful game”—and loves to go running whenever he has time.
Vice President, Enterprise Sales
Joy Ghosh leads Reputation.com’s Enterprise Sales business. He brings with him more than twenty years experience in the enterprise software, security and the cloud computing space.
Most recently, Ghosh served as Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan at Extreme Networks. Prior to that, Ghosh held key global sales leadership roles at Zscaler, the leader in cloud delivered security, IronPort Systems (acquired by Cisco) and Symantec. At IronPort, Ghosh grew business in his region from zero to $37M in 3 years, recording the fastest growth internationally.
In each of these organizations, he built world-class teams from scratch and has recorded consecutive triple digit growth for the last 10 years.
Ghosh holds an MBA and a degree in electrical engineering.
Vice President, Product
Jeff Piper is Vice President of Product at Reputation.com. As such, he is responsible for the product offering, customer growth and product development process for all of Reputation.com's business-to-business products. He manages the small business and enterprise product and design teams, overseeing the development, launch and customer success of SaaS reputation management products.
Jeff is an experienced leader in software development, with stints at PeopleSoft (Oracle), Flywheel Networks and Fortify Software. He also built the first birthday alert Facebook app, for which he developed profitable partnerships and later successfully divested. Jeff earned an MBA from Stanford University and a B.S. in Computer Science at Rice University.
Head of Special Projects and Strategic Sales
Polly Morton is Head of Special Projects and Strategic Sales for Reputation.com, the global leader in online reputation management and digital privacy protection. In her role, Polly oversees the management of the firm’s most complex and sophisticated customer engagements. Her clients include politicians, Fortune 100 companies and their executives.
Prior to her work with Reputation.com, Polly served as a Private Equity Research Analyst with Hall Capital Partners. During her time with Hall Capital Partners, she focused on venture capital managers across all investment stages and maintained a particular interest in seed and early stage investing. It was from the perspective of an investor that Polly first found Reputation.com, and ultimately decided to join the company to help grow such an exciting business. Polly graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and French.
Managing Director, UK
Richard Harrison is the Managing Director of Reputation.com in Great Britain, and is responsible for the Sales, Marketing and operations of the UK company. Prior to joining the company Richard was the MD & COO at webuyanycar.com, the largest car buyer in the UK, with revenues exceeding £300M.
He led the business through a significant transformation of the brand, culture and technology—whilst simultaneously dealing with some significant reputation development issues.
Richard also brings extensive experience in leading large sales and operations teams in multi-national organisations such as O2 (Telefonica) and PC World Business (part of Dixons Retail).
Richard gained his MBA from Lancaster University Management School, and also holds a degree in Electronic Engineering, and a post-grad Diploma in Marketing.