About us - Board of Directors
Jon Mandel – Chairman of the Board
Jon brings over 30 years of industry experience and knowledge in the investment, communications, and advertising media industries to Proximic. In the past, Jon was CEO at NielsenConnect a subsidiary of The Nielsen Company where he successfully led efforts to mesh data from Nielsen’s vast ratings information with consumer behavior. Prior to that, Jon held several executive positions at Grey Global Group where he not only oversaw the startup of the first online only media agency (media.com), but was also one of the leaders in the establishment of the MediaCom Worldwide, Inc. At MediaCom Jon served in several key leadership roles including: Chairman, Chief Global Buying Officer, and Co-Chief Executive Officer of MediaCom Latino. As part of the executive team responsible for the successful acquisition of Grey by WPP, he transitioned into the Chief of Strategic Solutions role within WPP’s GroupM consortium.
Jon currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Citadel Broadcasting, the International Radio and Television Foundation, the John A. Reisenbach Foundation, and the New York chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, in addition to sitting on advisory boards at eXelate and Indoor Direct. He is also the recipient of numerous industry achievement and recognition awards.
Frank Böhnke – Board Member
Frank is a General Partner at Wellington Partners, one of the leading pan-European venture funds with more than $1 billion under management and has invested in companies like Adconion, Spotify, Xing, Qype, Livebookings, and others. Since joining Wellington in 1998, Frank has focused on the dynamics of the Internet and widely recognized as a European pioneer in the Internet space and investor in high-growth areas of Digital Media and Software Services Prior to Wellington Partners, Frank focused on technology investment banking at J.P. Morgan advising customers such as IBM, Bertelsmann, and Siemens on numerous M&A mandates and helping many technology companies to achieve NASDAQ listings.
Andy Jedynak – Board Member
Andy is a seasoned innovator and entrepreneur within the advertising and social network industries. He is currently CEO of Poptent, Inc., a venture-backed social network around crowd sourced video advertisement company. Prior to Poptent, Andy was CMO at WeatherBug where he helped drive growth ten-fold and establish WeatherBug as one of the top ranking Internet properties and led the innovation of ad products such as SponsorSelect™, which became the blueprint for Vivaki’s ad selector. Before WeatherBug, Andy held various positions at NBC where he helped he guide the development of innovative and profitable Internet businesses.
Eric Archambeau – Board Member
Eric Archambeau is currently a General Partner at Wellington Partners, one of the leading pan-European venture capital firms with more than $1 billion under management and has invested in European technology companies with global ambitions such as Adconion, Spotify, Xing, Hailo, Livebookings and others. Before becoming a venture capitalist, Eric was a repeat entrepreneur in Silicon Valley where he spent 20 years and co-founded several successful companies such as RightPoint Software, Trading Dynamics, and eGroups.
Philipp Pieper – Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Philipp is the founder and CEO of Proximic. Prior to Proximic, Philipp held positions in supply chain management at Sony where he co-founded and spun-out a company from Sony called Tadoro, specializing in electronic data interchange technologies. He has held various private equity and corporate investment management positions within Deutsche Bank and Allianz Group.