Michael Schutzler - Livemocha
Michael Schutzler is a respected business leader with more than 25 years of proven operational success in the telecommunications, enterprise software, printing, and internet sectors. He has served as an angel investor for more than a dozen companies, many with successful exits, and is the author of an acclaimed book on leadership – Inspiring Excellence. Prior to Livemocha, Schutzler led the consulting firm CEOSherpa, where he served for three years as a CEO advisor and executive coach for startups and mid-sized companies in the financial, pharmaceutical, and technology industries.
Prior to CEOSherpa, he served as the senior executive at RealNetworks responsible for global marketing, advertising sales, and managing the worldwide games division. During his tenure, Schutzler expanded the casual games business internationally, growing revenues to over $100 million and establishing the company as a dominant player in the online gaming world. As senior vice president at Monster.com, he accelerated product development and transformed online marketing for the company’s billion-dollar business. Prior to that, Schutzler served as CEO of Classmates.com, the service recognized as one of the first social networking sites. He led the company from a small, struggling start-up to a nationally recognized brand and category leader with nearly $100 million in annual revenues. Earlier in his career, he served in sales management, product management, and engineering roles in several industries throughout the US, Asia, and the Middle East.
Lucinda Stewart - OVP Venture Partners
Lucinda Stewart joined OVP Venture Partners in 2001 and focuses on investments in the infrastructure software, digital media and digital energy sectors. She is on the Boards of Aggregate Knowledge, DataSphere, PrecisionDemand, Talyst and Tigo.
Prior to joining OVP, Lucinda was part of the start-up team of a Welch, Carson, Anderson & Stowe-backed services company, National Surgery Centers (NSC), where she worked in market and business development analyzing markets for new center development, acquiring existing operations and working with individual centers to improve operational performance. During her tenure at NSC, the company became the largest independent owner and operator of surgery centers, went public and subsequently sold to HealthSouth for $590 million. After NSC, Lucinda joined the investment banking division at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in New York where she worked closely with software and services companies. In 1999 she entered the venture business at Frazier Healthcare and focused on services and software investments.
Lucinda received her BA in Political Science from the University of Puget Sound and her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is a board member of a division of Mercy Corp. called the Phoenix Fund, the Evergreen Venture Capital Association and was named one of Seattle’s 2007 “40 Under 40” by the Puget Sound Business Journal.” She is married and has two sons and a daughter. She enjoys skiing, hiking, soccer and running and biking, if her partner Chad has anything to do with it.