Our Founders

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JAN SWARTZ, CO-FOUNDER

  • BA, University of Virginia

  • MBA, Harvard Business School

  • Group President, Holland America Group

  • Responsible for Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, and P&O Australia, as well as Holland America Princess Alaska Tours and inter-group operations

  • Group President, Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia at Carnival Corporation (CCL)

  • President, Princess Cruises Community Foundation

  • CEO, MXG Media

  • Manager, Bain & Company

  • Board of Directors: MGM Resorts (MGM)

  • Lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, Rob, and their two daughters

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MARK VERDI, CO-FOUNDER

 

  • BS, University of Vermont

  • MBA, Harvard Business School

  • Founding Partner, Avalt

  • Chairman, HBS Reflective Leader Program Alumni Committee 

  • Managing Director & Global Co-Lead, Portfolio Group, Bain Capital

  • Board of Directors: Genpact, Dig, &pizza, Ned Stevens, Performance Filtration Group; previous Board Member of Outback Steakhouse, Burlington Stores, Trinseo

  • Lives in Wayland, MA with his wife, Gina, and their four children

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GINA VERDI, CO-FOUNDER

 

  • BA, University of Vermont

  • JD, Boston College

  • Fmr. Partner, Taylor Duane Barton & Gilman, LLP 

  • Litigation and trial attorney in medical malpractice defense  

  • Insurance coverage analysis and litigation  

  • Lives in Wayland, MA with her husband, Mark, and their four children

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ROB SWARTZ, CO-FOUNDER

 

  • AB, Brown University

  • MBA, Harvard Business School

  • Senior Vice President of Development and Production, REELZChannel

  • Vice President of Original Series, Cartoon Network

  • Vice President of Alternative Programming, Syfy

  • Previous positions at The Walt Disney Company and NBC

  • Fmr. Governor & Secretary, Television Academy

  • Frequent speaker on the business of television and taught in the Cinema and Television Arts department at California State University, Northridge

  • Lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife, Jan, and their two daughters