iBiquity Digital has assembled a board of directors of prominent radio broadcasters, government regulatory and emerging technology experts, to provide strategic direction in the development, field-testing and implementation of its technology. To see the full biographies of each member, click on their name.
- Frank A. Adams
Managing General Partner, Grotech Capital Group
- Jason A. Crist
Managing Director of Private Capital, Columbia Partners
- Matthew Ehmer
Analyst, Silver Point Capital
- Steve Fisher
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Entercom Communications
- Scott Herman
Executive Vice President of Operations, CBS Radio
- Jeffrey L. Littlejohn
Executive Vice President, Engineering & Systems Integration, Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc.
- Robert J. Struble
President and CEO iBiquity Digital Corporation
- Thomas M. Uhlman
Managing Partner, New Venture Partners
Frank A. Adams co-founded Grotech Capital Group in 1984. His prior experience includes hands-on operating experience as a senior executive of high-growth firms ranging in size from start-ups to New York Stock Exchange companies. Adams is a director of several public and private companies in the Grotech portfolio focusing on technology, service, consumer, and basic industries. He is co-founder and Chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association, and was the recipient of the 1991 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, sponsored by Ernst & Young, Merrill Lynch, and Inc. Frank Adams holds a BS and a JD from the University of Baltimore.
Jason is a Managing Director of the Private Capital group at Columbia Partners. He is responsible for overseeing direct private investments in select emerging growth companies and serves on the Private Capital investment committee. Jason has over 20 years combined experience in investment banking, structured finance, private equity and commercial lending. Jason holds a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia and has completed extensive graduate work in both finance and international business at Georgetown and George Washington Universities.
Matthew Ehmer is an analyst at Silver Point Capital with a focus on Technology, Media, and Telecommunications. Since joining the firm in 2005, Mr. Ehmer has invested in credit and special situations investments. He holds a joint degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and BAS in Systems Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Steve Fisher has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Entercom Communications since November 1998. Entercom is the nation's fourth largest radio group operator and has completed over $2.4 billion in transactions in the past six years. From 1994 to 1998, he was a Managing Director with a private equity firm located in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. Previously, Mr. Fisher held numerous operational and financial management positions over a period of 15 years with Westinghouse Broadcasting (now CBS) including management positions in Cable, Radio Stations and Executive Vice President for the Bradcast & Media group.
Steve Fisher also serves on the Board of Directors of Knoll, Inc. (NYSE: KNL).
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In November, 2007 Scott Herman was named Executive Vice President, Operations for CBS Radio. In this role, Herman is responsible for 83 stations in 19 markets throughout the Country and oversees the CBS stations in Atlanta, Seattle, Phoenix, Minneapolis, San Diego, Tampa, St. Louis, Baltimore, Denver, Portland, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Riverside, Sacramento, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Orlando, West Palm Beach and Hartford. Herman also spends much of his time working with the CBS owned all-news and news/talk stations throughout the United States and assisting CBS Radio President/CEO Dan Mason in New York, LA, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Washington DC, Dallas and Houston. Prior to his corporate appointment in 2003, Herman was Senior Vice President, Market Manager for Infinity Radio in New York overseeing WINS, WFAN, WXRK, WCBS-AM and FM and WNEW-FM.Mr. Herman also served as Vice President & General Manager of America’s first All-News radio station, 1010 WINS, from January, 1994 till July, 2003 and of WNEW-FM on two different occasions during the nineties.In 1997, Herman also served as Senior Vice President, News for the CBS Radio Networks. In that role he was responsible for CBS News’ radio operation, including newsgathering and programming and its relationship with its 500 plus affiliated stations around the Country.
In his 29 year broadcasting career, Herman has served as Director of News Programming for KYW-TV and KYW-AM in Philadelphia (1992-1993); News Director of KYW-TV, Philadelphia/NBC (1990-1992); Program Director of WMAQ-AM in Chicago (1988-1990) and Program Director at KYW-AM in Philadelphia (1985-1988). He began his career at WINS in 1978 and then ascended through the ranks serving as Unit Manager in 1981, Assistant News Director in 1982 and News Director from 1983-1985.Herman is currently the Finance Chair and a member of the Executive Committee for The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and an active Board Member of The International Radio and Television Society Foundation; iBiquity Digital Corporation; The Ad Council and The Sisters of Mercy Advisory Council. He is also a Past-President of the Associated Press National Broadcasting Advisory Board and a Past-Chairman of the New York Market Radio Association.In 2008, Radio Ink Magazine named Herman one of the 10 Most Powerful People in Radio. The magazine also named him one of the 40 Most Powerful in 2006 and one of the 10 Best General Managers in Radio in 2002. His other awards include “Alumnus of the Year” from Brooklyn College (2002); The UJA’s “Achievement in Radio Award” (2001); “The Celebrate New York Award” from Big Apple Greeters (1999) and The JNF’s “Tree of Life Award” (1997).
Mr. Herman is a graduate of Brooklyn College of The City University of New York with a BA degree in Television & Radio and resides in New Jersey with his wife and children.
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Jeffrey L. Littlejohn, Executive Vice President, Engineering & Systems Integration, Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc.
Jeff Littlejohn is the Executive Vice President, of Distribution Development for Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc, which owns or operates over 1200 radio stations in the US . In his role with Clear Channel, Littlejohn is responsible for the oversight of all technical aspects for the radio division. He is a member of several industry committees including the National Radio Systems Committee and various groups within the National Association of Broadcasters. Prior to joining Clear Channel, Littlejohn was the Director of Engineering for AMFM, Inc. and Chancellor Broadcasting.
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During his tenure, he has built iBiquity's assets and industry supplier position through mergers and acquisitions, assembled iBiquity's world-class technical and management teams, supervised the successful development and launch of HD Radio products, secured approval for the technology from the Federal Communications Commission and secured the investment community's support for iBiquity, raising over $100 million to date. Among his other accolades, Bob was named 2005 Maryland Entrepreneur Of The Year Award by Ernst & Young. Prior to heading up iBiquity, Bob held leadership roles as President of Westinghouse Communications and Westinghouse Wireless Solutions Company, two business units of CBS focused on digital product technology development and commercialization.
Previously, Bob gained experience in strategy development, mergers and acquisition, design engineering, marketing, and new business development at McKinsey & Company, M.A. Hanna and Solvay. While at McKinsey, he consulted to Fortune 100 companies on setting up and spinning out entrepreneurial ventures. Bob is quoted frequently on radio's digital transition, and his views have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Week, Time and major industry publications. He has appeared on CNN, Fox News, CNBC, Nightly Business Report and numerous local radio and TV broadcasts.
Bob earned his Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT where he was elected into the Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi engineering honor societies, and an MBA from Harvard, where he graduated with high distinction as a Baker Scholar.
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Thomas Uhlman, the Non-Executive Chairman of iBiquity's Board, is the President of the New Ventures Partners. Prior to his current position, Uhlman was Lucent's senior vice president, corporate strategy, business development and public affairs. There he was responsible for strategy, acquisition, new business creation, planning and government affairs activities at Lucent. In 1995, Uhlman joined AT&T as vice president of corporate development after 12 years with Hewlett-Packard Company. Thomas Uhlman holds a bachelor's degree in political science and psychology from the University of Rochester (1968) and a doctorate in political science from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (1975) as well as a master's degree in management from Stanford University's Sloan Program.
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