The New Sailnet
ROB PROCTOR is the CEO and President of SailNet and marine.com, a Mind Drivers, LLC portfolio company, which is one of the worlds largest and fastest growing online marine supply retailers. He is a lifelong boater currently sailing a Little Harbor 38 and fishing from a Grady-White GulfStream 23.
In 1997 Rob founded Cyber-Marine.com and in 2000 partnered with Mind Drivers LLC to form marine.com. Mind Drivers LLC has provided strategic planning, management and other marketing and technology resources, which has resulted in accelerating growth since 2000. Previously, Rob was involved for over 15 years in the investment management industry. Rob has a BS in economics and business from the University of Vermont.
MICHAEL DEVER is Chairman of SailNet and a co-founder and Managing Partner of Mind Drivers, LLC and a co-founder of InternetSeer.com Corp, a Mind Drivers portfolio company. He founded Brandywine Asset Management, a hedge fund managing assets in the international equity, currency and futures markets, in 1982 and currently serves as Brandywine's Chairman and Director of Research. Mike founded Spree.com in 1996. Spree.com pioneered the use of "viral" and affiliate marketing to grow into the 7th most trafficked ecommerce site by the fall of 1998, when the Company moved out of its incubator facilities provided by Mike.
Mike and his businesses has been the subject of numerous interviews and articles in publications including: The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Computer World, Information Week, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Business Journal, Wall Street & Technology, Futures Magazine, Futures & Options World, Forbes Magazine and Fox Television. Mike has a B.S. in Business from West Chester University.
GENE MCWILLIAMS is the CFO of SailNet and a co-founder and Chief Operating and Financial Officer of Mind Drivers, LLC. Gene has over 25 years of diversified business and financial management experience. He was Senior VP, CFO and Treasurer of Crothall Services Group where he orchestrated a successful liquidity event in 2000. Gene was a partner with Parente Randolph, a consulting and accounting firm specialized in providing services to emerging growth companies. Before that, he was a principal with Laventhol & Horwath, responsible for clients involved with IPOs, private placements, and mergers and acquisitions. Gene has a BS in accounting from Saint Josephs University and is a Certified Public Accountant and Fraud Examiner.
KANE BENDER is VP of Marketing of SailNet and a co-founder and VP, Marketing of Mind Drivers, LLC. He has more than 25 years of marketing experience in concept and product development, niche marketing and marketing communications. Kane designed and led the growth of InternetSeer, EnterURL.com, and Traffic Analysis, all Mind Drivers Brands. In 1999 he founded PresentationBox.com, a B2B Internet company. Kane was a co-founder of Crystal Signatures in 1997 a Premier crystal design and manufacture and was a co-founder the same year of Design Center Partners, LLC, a real estate investment firm. Prior to that, he was VP of Marketing at PYNN Corporation. Kane has a B.A. in Economics from Washington College.
JEFF JENNINGS is the Chief Information Officer of SailNet and InternetSeer, a Mind Drivers portfolio company. Jeff joined InternetSeer in 2001 and manages all IT areas of the company. Previously he founded Day One, Inc., a software company serving real estate appraisers, in 1984. As President and CEO he led Day One through the design and creation of an integrated software solution that led to significant growth including a blue chip customer list. Jeff continued to serve as President following the two acquisitions of Day One by Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company in 1993, and its successor company, LandAmerica Financial Group, in 1997. In 2000, they were acquired by Appraisal.com. Jeff has a B.S. in Computer Science from West Chester University.
MARK MCLELLAN is the CTO of SailNet and a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of InternetSeer.com Corp, a Mind Drivers portfolio company. Mark is the founder of Claymont.com, a search engine that is a division of InternetSeer. He has been involved with Internet technology since 1994 and in August of 1996, Mark joined Mike Dever at spree.com as spree's first employee and Director of Information Technology. Mark has a Masters in Computer Science from West Chester University and a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Goldey-Beacom College. He has also earned various industry certifications.