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Ian Bell

Ian Bell

CEO + Publisher

Ian Bell co-founded Digital Trends and serves as the company’s CEO and Publisher. Ian was the recipient of Microsoft MVP award for Digital Media from 2004 through 2011. Prior to Digital Trends, Bell has held positions at Intel, Lockheed Martin and The Ostler Group, a strategic marketing firm. View profile »

Dan Gaul

Dan Gaul

Chief Technology Officer

Dan is the co-founder and CTO of Digital Trends. He heads up IT, software development along with Ad Ops. Past employers include Microsoft and RealNetworks. View profile »

Nathan Bell

Nathan Bell

Chief Financial Officer

Nathan Bell is the Chief Financial Officer; he manages all aspects of the company’s finance and accounting operations. Prior to joining Digital Trends Nathan was the Chief Credit Officer for Native American Bank, N.A. in Denver, CO. View profile »

Andrew Budkofsky

Andrew Budkofsky

Executive Vice President of Sales and Partnerships

Andrew Budkofsky is Executive Vice President of Sales and Partnerships at Digital Trends spearheading all initiatives for Digital Trends, the Digital Trends Media Network, The Manual, and The Manual Men’s Network. Budkofsky brings 23 years of experience in advertising sales to DT, previously leading sales and partnerships at Break Media. Andrew has also held management positions at PodShow, CourtTV, Microsoft, Comedy Central and USA Network.

Andrew is a frequent speaker at advertising conferences and as an expert in his field, a regular contributor to industry publications on the topics of digital video, online marketing and marketing to men. View profile »

Jeremy Kaplan

Jeremy Kaplan

Editor-in-Chief

Jeremy is Editor-in-Chief of Digital Trends and leads the editorial staff both creatively and operationally. Before joining Digital Trends, he spent nearly five years as the technology editor for FoxNews.com, and over a decade at Ziff Davis Media, publisher of PCMag.com, prior to that. View profile »

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Simon Clausen

Partner

Simon has more than 14 years experience in high-growth IT startup businesses. Focusing on consumer-centric software and Internet-enabled technology Simon founded, and was CEO of WinGuides, which later became PC Tools, growing it to over $100 million dollars in annual revenues, 250 staff and offices in 7 countries. PC Tools was acquired by Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) in October 2008.