Not many people know this, but the SiteShuffle™ team actually invented Al Gore. And since Mr. Gore invented the "Information Superhighway," that means...
...Well, we recoil from speculation about that. But the fascinating fact remains: the people behind SiteShuffle know their ones and zeros. (Plus, 50 percent of them are named John, and 100 percent of them have a monosyllabic first name.) Here they are:
Marketing and lead theremin
Grad knows from start-ups: His 11 years of start-up experience are spread between media (ConnAd Inc.) and high-tech (OpenCola, Dude Research Inc. and now SiteShuffle). He also has extensive brand-management experience (9 years at Procter & Gamble, 2 years as VP & GM of Grey Interactive). He co-founded, and served as chairman and CEO of, OpenCola—one of the stars of the P2P boom and developer of the world’s first P2P Web server and collaborative Web filter (OpenCola was sold in 2003 to OpenText Corporation). Grad is currently Chief Marketing Officer at Points International.
Technology and glass harmonica
Mike has made a career of being where the cutting edge is slicing. When the PC was becoming ubiquitous, Mike worked at Compaq. He shifted to Microsoft—and the emphasis shifted from hardware to software. Mike played major technological roles in the development of Windows 95, 98, NT and 2000. Shifting focus again, he took on a business lead role in development of Windows XP and the .NET initiative. Now he’s working with the Web (first as VP Product Development at Points.com and now back at Microsoft)—and by no coincidence whatever, the cutting edge is shifting again...
Application and banjo
John has far more experience than anyone of his tender years has a right to. Henson founded the world’s first Internet music archive (CME) in 1993, back when a browser was somebody sneaking looks at the magazines in a bookstore. He was also one of the co-founders (with Grad Conn and Cory Doctorow) of OpenCola, and served as that company’s CTO when scarcely old enough to vote. He capped the trifecta by co-founding Dude Research Inc. Most recently he was Consumer Architect at Points.com.
Suggestions and washboard
John2 is a scientist, and has the white lab coat to prove it. He also has an M.Sc. in computing science from the University of Toronto, in case you don’t believe that clothes make the man. As Search Technology team lead at OpenCola, Midgley did ground-breaking work in creating the world’s first P2P collaborative filter. He also co-founded Dude Research Inc. Oh, and he served on the scientific (there’s that word again!) staff of the Nortel Speech Research Lab. He further refined his suggestions and filtering skills as Suggestions Architect at Points.com