Alec Gerster, longtime agency leader and visionary, served as Senior Marketing Director at Microsoft after the company purchased his firm, Navic Networks, in 2008. Before Navic, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Initiative Worldwide unit at Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. Alec served 30-year career as Executive Officer of publicly held Grey Global Group where he was heavily involved with the group’s pioneering digital activities. Alec has been Chairman of MediaCom since 1991. He served as Vice Chairman of the Audit Bureau of Circulations, Inc. He serves as Director of Media Ventures for MediaCom’s corporate parent, Grey Global Group. Alec serves on the board of ABCi and HiWire, Inc. (Hiwire.com) and is Member of the International Television & Radio Society.