He also has been instrumental in expanding the company's customer base to include premier brands Verizon, Toshiba, Charter Communications, WOW!, Dish Network and most of the country's regional cable and telecommunications companies. Prior to Synacor, Frankel co-founded and served as CEO of Perks.com, an early leader in the delivery of loyalty and performance enhancement solutions for corporate clients including CitiGroup, Dr. Pepper, Showtime, Infiniti Motors, Handspring and Sony. Frankel was formerly president of MGM Interactive, Inc. where he oversaw the development and production of games and complementary online services in the interactive entertainment field.
Frankel attended the University of California, Berkeley where he studied International Relations and Computer Science. He holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California Law Center, with a specialty in corporate finance and technology.
Chamoun co-founded Synacor in 2000 through the merger of MyPersonal, a portal infrastructure company, with Chek.com, a messaging infrastructure provider. Prior to the creation of Synacor, Chamoun was co-founder and president of Chek.com. He has been recognized for his accomplishments throughout the cable and telecommunications industry, most notably in 2009 when Multichannel News named him one of the publication's "40-under-40" most influential innovators in the industry.
He is a graduate of State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
Previously, Bailey held positions at Comcast Interactive Media and Turner Broadcasting. His efforts at Comcast led to increased user growth of Comcast.net. At Turner Broadcasting he was instrumental in establishing and growing a new interactive, sports and entertainment division now known as Turner Sports Interactive for which he was recognized in Sports Business Journal as one of "The 20 Most Influential: In Online Sports."
Bailey currently serves on the board of advisors for YOLA, a website builder and hosting service that helps small businesses differentiate themselves online. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University.
Prior to Synacor, Stuart held CFO positions for two publicly-held technology companies and three privately-held companies. He was also a partner at Boston-based venture capital firm Still River Fund. Most notably, he led the financial transition of Avici Systems, a publicly-held supplier of core routers, from a hardware supplier to a software company, rebranded as Soapstone Networks.
He has his Master in Business Administration from Northeastern University and his Bachelor of Arts from Boston College.
A cloud software expert, Steve Davi brings vast engineering experience to Synacor, with specialization in digital media, HTML5, over-the-top, mobile, and advertising monetization models.
Previously, Davi held positions at SeaChange, where his most recent role was chief technology officer with responsibility for overall software technology architecture and company strategy related to product design, system planning and industry standards. Prior to SeaChange International, Davi worked at Banyan Systems and Data General in software engineering leadership and contributor roles.
Davi holds a BS in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MS in Computer Science from Northeastern University.
With a knack for identifying the next big thing in digital entertainment content, Ted is regularly invited to speak at industry conferences which have recently included the ScreenPlays Media Innovations Summit, Digital Hollywood, and CTAM. Creating and managing a broad range of content partner and vendor relationships as Synacor's Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Affairs, he is passionate about the company's services and has played an essential role in growing Synacor's business by enriching the portal and end-user experience.
Previously, May held positions at America Online, Inc. and Cablevision Systems Corp. During his tenure at AOL, successively leading business strategy for the AOL Service, broadband, home networking and the first wave of digital media services, the company's subscriber base increased from 10 million to 32 million customers. While at Cablevision he was instrumental in the launch of the company's first Internet service offerings including broadband, interactive services, and first forays into DBS. He was also responsible for business planning in support of the launch of regional sports and news channels within Cablevision's Rainbow Programming division.
May has a Master of Business Administration from New York University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The Juilliard School.
Regularly sought by media for insights into employee perk programs and health care coverage to social networking recruitment practices, Julia Culkin leads Synacor's human resources department. A native and enthusiast of Buffalo, NY, she works diligently to establish the company, and its hometown, as a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship for technologists. Culkin balances the responsibilities of finding, attracting and hiring the best talent with her passion for creating a unique and fun corporate culture that rewards innovative thinking and performance.
Prior to Synacor, Culkin held HR leadership roles at Towers Perrin and Pitney Bowes. She spearheaded a variety of projects including executive compensation analyses, change management practices and competitive hiring research.
Culkin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University at Buffalo