Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Directors

Gregory Strakosch
Executive Chairman
Mr. Strakosch has served as our Executive Chairman since May 2016. Prior thereto, he served as our CEO since our incorporation in September 1999 and as our Chairman since 2007. Prior to co-founding TechTarget, Mr. Strakosch was the President of the Technology Division of United Communications Group (“UCG”), a business information publisher. Mr. Strakosch joined UCG in 1992 when it acquired Reliability Ratings, an information technology publishing company that he founded in 1989. Before Reliability Ratings, Mr. Strakosch spent six years at EMC Corporation. Mr. Strakosch holds a B.A. from Boston College. As one of the Company’s two co-founders and our Executive Chairman, Mr. Strakosch is uniquely positioned to provide essential insight and guidance to the Board from an inside perspective and provide the Board with the benefit of his many years of experience and comprehensive knowledge of the information technology advertising business.
Michael Cotoia
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Cotoia has served as our Chief Executive Officer since May 2016. He has been employed by us since 2002, serving as our Chief Operating Officer from January 2012 to May 2016 and, prior to that, as Executive Vice President (from 2010 to 2012) and in various other positions including Senior Vice President, and Vice President and Publisher from 2002 to 2010. Prior to joining TechTarget, Mr. Cotoia was Director of Sales at SANZ, a national storage integrator, and he also held positions at EMC Corporation, a provider of enterprise information storage systems, andDeloitte, a provider of audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax, and related services. Mr. Cotoia holds a B.S. from Babson College and is a certified public accountant. Mr. Cotoia’s history with the Company and valuable experience in the information technology advertising business provides the Board with specific knowledge of the Company’s operations and a greater understanding of the Company’s strategic opportunities. In the past five years, Mr. Cotoia has not served on the board of any other publicly traded company.
Robert D. Burke
Director
Mr. Burke has served as a Director since November 2012. Mr. Burke has over thirty-five years of experience in the technology industry with both private and public companies. Mr. Burke is currently the President of Metacura, Inc., a consulting company, a position he has held since 2011. Prior thereto, Mr. Burke was most recently the President and CEO of Art Technology Group, Inc. (“ATG”), a leading e-commerce software provider, from 2002 to 2011. Before ATG, Mr. Burke was CEO of Quidnunc from 2000 to 2002 and President of ePresence Solutions from 1997 to 2000. Mr. Burke started his career as an Operating Systems Specialist at Digital Equipment Corporation and held a wide variety of roles in hardware and software infrastructure, software applications, consulting, and systems integration. Since August 2017, Mr. Burke has served as a board member for EtQ, a private provider of quality management software solutions based in Farmingdale, New York. Additionally, Mr. Burke has served as a board member of Act-On Software, Inc., a private marketing automation SaaS provider based in Portland, Oregon since April, 2018. Mr. Burke was previously a board member for Sitecore Corporation A/S, a private leading web content management and marketing solution provider from 2011 to 2016 and for Exa Corporation, a public company that develops, sells, and supports simulation software and services for vehicle manufacturers from 2014 to 2017. Mr. Burke has a B.S. in Physics from Eastern Michigan University. The Company believes that Mr. Burke’s extensive experience as a CEO and President of technology driven companies that are similar to the Company’s target customers brings valuable strategic and industry-specific insight to the Board and can assist the Company as it implements its sales and marketing strategies.
Leonard P. Forman
Director
Mr. Forman has served as a Director since December 2006. Mr. Forman served as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of The New York Times Company from 2002 to 2006 when he retired. Mr. Forman had been President and CEO of The New York Times Company Magazine Group prior to its sale in April 2001. Previously, he served The New York Times Company as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, New Ventures and Electronic Businesses. Mr. Forman also served on the board of directors of Wolters Kluwer, N.V., a global information services company, from 2005 to 2017. Mr. Forman holds a B.A. from Queens College, City University of New York and completed his Ph.D. in Economics at New York University. The Company believes that Mr. Forman’s financial, strategic, and operational experience and acumen in the online services, print media, and advertising businesses bring valuable strategic and industry-specific insight to the Board and adds to its understanding of the risks and opportunities associated with our online media business.
Bruce Levenson
Director
Mr. Levenson has served as a Director since February 2015 and, previously, from 2007 to 2012. Mr. Levenson is the co-founder of UCG, where he has worked since 1977. He also founded Oil Price Information Service, a private company that provides wholesale/rack and retail fuel prices for the refined products, renewable fuels, and natural gas and gas liquids industries and, with other partners, acquired GasBuddy, LLC, which owns a group of local websites that offer a method for users to post and view retail gasoline prices, in 2013. He is currently a partner at UCG and GasBuddy, LLC, where he is involved in company strategy and acquisition efforts. Mr. Levenson is a founding partner of Hyperwave Technologies, LLC, a company that is focused on developing and licensing innovative cooking technologies, and a former partner of LPF Atlanta LLC, which was the former majority owner of the Atlanta Hawks National Basketball Association franchise, and owns the operating rights to the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Levenson is also a former member of the Board of Governors of the National Hockey League. Mr. Levenson holds a B.A. from Washington University and a J.D. from American University. The Company believes that Mr. Levenson’s career of over forty years as a principal in a highly successful specialty publisher, UCG, provides the Board with valuable management and strategic experience in a core market the Company serves.
Roger M. Marino
Director
Mr. Marino has served as a Director since 2000. Mr. Marino is an active private investor in numerous technology start-up companies. Since 2001, Mr. Marino founded and has been associated with RMM Group LLC (“RMM Group”), a film production company, and RMM-P, an investment company. Prior to founding RMM Group, Mr. Marino founded EMC Corporation and retired as its President in 1992. Mr. Marino holds a B.S. from Northeastern University and is a member (Emeritus) of Northeastern University’s Board of Trustees. He also serves on two private company boards. Mr. Marino’s extraordinary experience as an entrepreneur who co-founded and then served in various executive positions in a market-leading technology company provides the Board with both executive and sales experience from the perspective of the market in which all of our customers operate.
Christina Van Houten
Director
Ms. Van Houten has served as a director since 2019. Ms. Van Houten is currently the Chief Strategy Officer for Mimecast Limited, a public email management company, where she is responsible for driving corporate development, product management and market strategy. Prior to joining Mimecast, from 2014 to March 2018, Ms. Van Houten was Senior Vice President, Marketing Strategy & Product Management, at Infor Global Solutions, an enterprise software company that provides comprehensive business solutions. She also served as Vice President, Industry Solution and Strategy, at Infor, from 2011 to 2014. Prior to Infor, she was Vice President of Strategy and Solutions at IBM Netezza from 2010 to 2011. Prior to that, from 2005 to 2010, she served in senior roles at Oracle Corporation. Ms. Van Houten brings to the Board more than two decades of extensive, focused experience in marketing strategy with some of the world’s largest firms as well as significant corporate and business experience.

Officers

Gregory Strakosch
Executive Chairman
Mr. Strakosch has served as our Executive Chairman since May 2016. Prior thereto, he served as our CEO since our incorporation in September 1999 and as our Chairman since 2007. Prior to co-founding TechTarget, Mr. Strakosch was the President of the Technology Division of United Communications Group (“UCG”), a business information publisher. Mr. Strakosch joined UCG in 1992 when it acquired Reliability Ratings, an information technology publishing company that he founded in 1989. Before Reliability Ratings, Mr. Strakosch spent six years at EMC Corporation. Mr. Strakosch holds a B.A. from Boston College. As one of the Company’s two co-founders and our Executive Chairman, Mr. Strakosch is uniquely positioned to provide essential insight and guidance to the Board from an inside perspective and provide the Board with the benefit of his many years of experience and comprehensive knowledge of the information technology advertising business.
Michael Cotoia
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Cotoia has served as our Chief Executive Officer since May 2016. He has been employed by us since 2002, serving as our Chief Operating Officer from January 2012 to May 2016 and, prior to that, as Executive Vice President (from 2010 to 2012) and in various other positions including Senior Vice President, and Vice President and Publisher from 2002 to 2010. Prior to joining TechTarget, Mr. Cotoia was Director of Sales at SANZ, a national storage integrator, and he also held positions at EMC Corporation, a provider of enterprise information storage systems, andDeloitte, a provider of audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax, and related services. Mr. Cotoia holds a B.S. from Babson College and is a certified public accountant. Mr. Cotoia’s history with the Company and valuable experience in the information technology advertising business provides the Board with specific knowledge of the Company’s operations and a greater understanding of the Company’s strategic opportunities. In the past five years, Mr. Cotoia has not served on the board of any other publicly traded company.
Don Hawk
Executive Director
Don Hawk has served as our Executive Director, Product Innovation, since January 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Hawk served as our President since our incorporation in September 1999 to 2012. Prior to co-founding TechTarget, Mr. Hawk was a Director of New Media Products for the Technology Division of UCG from 1997 to 1999. Prior to joining UCG, Mr. Hawk was the director of electronic business development for Telecommunications Reports International, a telecommunications publishing company. Mr. Hawk holds a B.A. and an M.A. from George Washington University.
Daniel T. Noreck
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND TREASURER
Daniel T. Noreck has served as our Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer since December 2016. Prior to joining TechTarget, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Providence and Worcester Railroad Company (Nasdaq: PWX) from 2010 to 2016 and Senior Audit Manager at Lefkowitz, Garfinkel, Champi & DeRienzo P.C. from 2003 to 2010. Mr. Noreck holds a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.