George Bell is a 30-year veteran of growing and investing in consumer businesses.
He has been CEO of Jumptap – mobile ad tech, sold to Millennial Media/AOL; CEO of Upromise – loyalty, helping families save for college, sold to Sallie Mae; Chair.CEO of Excite@Home (NASDAQ: ATHM); CEO of Excite (NASDAQ: XCIT) which he grew and took public as one of the web’s largest and first search engines; and former Board Chairman, Harris Interactive (NASDQ:HPOL), sold to Nielsen.
He has been a Managing Director and an Executive in Residence with General Catalyst Partners, a venture and private equity firm.
Prior to the internet, George won four Emmy Awards as a producer and writer of adventure and wildlife documentaries, and started the Outdoor Life, later Versus, Network, which is now NBC Sports Network.
Currently, George is Board Chair, Visible Measures, a video ad and measurement platform; Board Chair, Place IQ, a location data company working across media and enterprise; Board Member, John Wiley and Sons (NYSE: JW-A), a large publisher and education software provider; Board Member, Coach Up, a marketplace for 1:1 sports coaching; Board Member, ACUE (Association of College and University Educators); Board Member, nToggle, taking a new approach to programmatic traffic and audience segments.
George has won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for California and New England. He is a national board member, The Trust for Public Land; a member of MA Gov. Baker’s Opioid Task Force; Gov. appointed Board Member, MA Historical Commission; Board Member, Squash Busters, MA. George graduated from Harvard College ’80 and was an All-American squash player.