The Blake School: Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient 2014

Dave Goldberg is the CEO of SurveyMonkey. As an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and industry executive, he has led and grown several online consumer businesses. Dave founded LAUNCH Media Inc. in 1994 and led the company through its acquisition by Yahoo! in 2001. Following the sale, Dave served as vice president and general manager of Yahoo! Music, where he directed the company's global music operation and built it into the Internet's most visited music destination. In 2006, Dave was named one of Billboard Magazine's top power players in digital music. From 2007 until he joined SurveyMonkey in 2009, Dave served as an entrepreneur-in-residence with Benchmark Capital, where he evaluated investment opportunities for the firm and advised portfolio companies. Earlier in his career, Dave was director of marketing strategy and new business development at Capitol Records in Los Angeles. Currently, Dave serves on the board of directors at Dashbox, Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Co.) and the nonprofit New Schools Venture Fund. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and government.

Rob has spent many years building ideas into companies. He is currently the founder and CEO of Fresno Inc., a digital content studio. Prior to the creation of Fresno, Rob was the GM of Topps Digital Services, a business unit that was created when he sold the company he founded, GMG Entertainment, to the Topps Company in 2011. Prior to GMG Entertainment, Rob was the CEO of the entertainment marketing firm Gold Marketing Group. He spent seven years as an executive growing LAUNCH Media before it was sold to Yahoo! to become Yahoo! Music. Rob's entrepreneurial spirit began early when at age 22 he became founder and CEO of the llizwe Trading Company, a footwear and apparel company based in Cape Town, South Africa. Currently, Rob is an angel investor, and he and his wife are active supporters of several nonprofit organizations including OPCC and BringChange2Mind. Rob has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/creative writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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