Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Hogan & Hartson Alumnus: Tom MacIsaac

From the Seinfeld episode, "The Fatigues."

George and Jerry are in Jerry's apartment.

George: I still don't understand this. Abby has a mentor?

Jerry: Yes. And the mentor advises the protege.

George: Is there any money involved?

Jerry: No.

George: So what's in it for the mentor?

Jerry: Respect, admiration, prestige.

George: Pssh. Would the protege pick up stuff for the mentor?

Jerry: I suppose if it was on the protege's way to the mentor, they might.

George: Laundry? Dry cleaning?

Jerry: It's not a valet, it's a protege.


Tom MacIsaac was employed in the Computer Applications Department at the law firm of Hogan & Hartson during the summer of 1987. His mentor was Craig Dye.

Tom is the CEO of Verve Wireless, the leader in local mobile advertising. Verve monetizies local media. The Verve platform includes more than 1000 local media companies providing advertisers the only national network of high-quality local and hyper-local media.

Previously, Tom was CEO of ExtendMedia, the leading IP video software company serving customers including AT&T, Verizon, Disney and Paramount. Extend was acquired by Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) in 2010. Previously, Tom served as CEO of Lightningcast, a pioneer in online video advertising where he led the development of the first advertising technology platform specifically designed for monetizing broadband video and launched the first online video ad network.

After AOL (NYSE: AOL) acquired Lightningcast in 2006, Tom served as SVP Strategy overseeing strategy, strategic planning and corporate and business development for AOL’s market-leading advertising business, Advertising.com. Prior to Lightningcast, Tom founded and served as CEO of Backwire, an online and mobile messaging company that was acquired by Leap Wireless (NASDAQ: LEAP) in 2001.

Prior to his career in digital media, Tom was a corporate lawyer with the global law firm Dechert.

1 comment:

Gary Freedman said...

Tom MacIsaac was a classmate of Michael Wilson's at Catholic Univ. Law School.