Advisory Team

Lance G. Johnson

Lance G. Johnson is an executive, advisor and investor based in New York and San Francisco. Most recently, he was Head of Corporate Development and represented MIH Naspers (Tencent, in Silicon Valley where he focused on group M&A activities and building portfolio-company relationships in the United States. Prior to joining MIH, Lance was Global Head of Sales & Marketing for the combined Nokia Interactive Advertising/Navteq Media Solutions in New York City, where he was responsible for driving mobile advertising growth in the USA, Latam, Europe and Asia. Lance has also been a business consultant to Viacom and Amdocs, and continues to be an angel investor and adviser to start-ups in Europe and the United States.

Lance started his career at Yahoo, where he held a variety of senior roles in sales, business development and operations in Munich and London. He holds an honors degree in economics and was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany in economics.

Rick Sirvaitis

Rick, a 43-year media veteran has run his own media and marketing consultancy, RS Media Marketing LLC for the past ten years. He has been a consultant to such clients as the NFL Network, Gemstar/TV Guide, and Google TV Ads among others and was a partner and operated as President of StoreBoard Media -- a new out of home media company which was sold in 2014 to Advantage Sales and Marketing. He previously was President and COO of Phase2Media, President of ad sales for Fox Family group of networks and ran ad sales groups for Turner Broadcasting for ten years.

He was graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising in 1971 and received his Master of Arts degree of Advertising in 1976 from Michigan State University. In 1985 he earned a law degree at Detroit College of Law and was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 1986. Rick resides in Greenwich, CT.