As CEO and Director, Ben Levitan is responsible for driving IMN's strategic direction, growth and corporate vision. Ben has more than 20 years of leadership experience in information technology, communications, software, management consulting and venture capital. Most recently, Ben was Partner at In-Q-Tel, the strategic investment arm of the CIA and the U.S. intelligence community.
Previously, Ben served as CEO of EnvoyWorldWide (now Varolii Corporation); COO of Viant; Senior Vice President of Cambridge Technology Partners; and Director of several public and private technology companies. He attended the London School of Economics, and earned his B.A. from Union College. Ben is an avid motorcycle rider and bicyclist, and is married with three children.
As the chief executive officer of the social TV analytics startup Bluefin Labs, Jean-Philippe Maheu is responsible for the long range strategy of the company. Jean-Philippe will leverage his strong management experience and advertising expertise - including digital and social - to help networks optimize their programming, help brands optimize their campaigns and media spend, and help the industry at large to understand the power of Bluefin Labs analytics.
Most recently, Jean-Philippe was the Global CEO of Publicis Modem, the digital marketing unit of Publicis Worldwide (largest agency within Publicis Groupe). Prior to Publicis Modem, Jean-Philippe is the former chief digital officer of Ogilvy & Maher and the former chief executive officer of Razorfish. He served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School's entrepreneurship program and is a member of the New York City Investment Fund.
Previously, Mr. Pehl was a Partner at Advent International where he worked for 5 years and was actively involved in managing the technology portfolio. Mr. Pehl has deep growth equity experience as both an investor and an operator, and has served on the boards of 14 private and public technology companies. He gained broad operating experience as the former CEO of i-Cube, COO of Razorfish, the founder and CEO of ICS (an SAP implementation business), and a co-founder of SAP America.
Most recently, Steve Wilhite was the CEO at Jumpstart Automotive Group, a vertical digital media company, where he worked to redefine its business strategy and strategic integration with its publishers and parent company. As part of his previous career experience, Wilhite served as Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai North America, as senior vice president, global marketing at Nissan Motor Company, Ltd, vice president worldwide marketing communications at Apple and as senior marketing executive at Volkswagen of America, where he led development of the "Drivers Wanted" campaign and launch of the new Beetle.