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Rob Monster, Chairman

Rob is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Epik and Managing Director of Monster Venture Partners LLC.

Rob was the Founder of GMI (Global Market Insite, Inc.), a leading provider of technology-enabled services to the global market research industry. Mr. Monster served as Chairman and CEO from 1999-2007, during which time GMI achieved annual revenue growth of 100+% per year and served customers in more than 60 countries.


Cliff Beer, CFO and Chief Counsel

Cliff is an experienced and successful CFO having previously held CFO roles in venture capital and in private industry.

These prior roles include CFO and co-founder from 2000 to 2006 of Global Market Insite, Inc. (GMI), one of the Northwest's most successful fast growth venture-backed companies.


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