Board of Directors:

Representing Our Stakeholders


Jay Walker

Executive Chairman

Jay Walker, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, is Chairman of Walker Digital, LLC, which he founded in 1994. He is widely known as the founder of, which brought a new level of value to the travel industry and its millions of customers. Jay is also the curator and chairman of TEDMED, LLC, a global community of people from every field who are passionate about the future of health and medicine (TEDMED is the sole independent licensee of the TED organization) and acting Chief Executive Officer and controlling investor in The Upside Commerce Group, LLC, a business travel company he founded in 2015. Concurrently, Jay is a member of several organizations that promote innovative solutions to global problems, including The President’s Circle of the National Academies (comprising the National Academy of Science; the National Academy of Engineering; the Institute of Medicine; and the National Research Council); and the Atlantic Council as a member of the Board of Directors.

Jay is also founder, curator and owner of The Walker Library of The History of Human Imagination; he is actively involved with Cornell University as the co-chairman of its Library Campaign. Jay received his Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations, Cornell University, New York, in 1978 and an Honorary Doctor of Science, Cazenovia College, New York in 2011. For more, read Meet Jay Walker

Jonathan Ellenthal

Vice Chairman

Jonathan Ellenthal, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, was the Chief Executive Officer of the Company from late 2013 to February 2017, and has been the Chief Executive Officer of Walker Digital Management, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Walker Digital, from 2008 until 2013. In addition to his operating responsibilities, he serves as a Director for many of Walker Digital’s subsidiaries and collaborates with Jay Walker on all new business designs and the strategic direction of Walker Digital.

Since early 2011, Jonathan has been the President of TEDMED, LLC. As the exclusive licensee of the globally recognized TED brand for the field of health and medicine, TEDMED focuses entirely on innovation and breakthrough thinking in service of a healthier future. From 2011 to 2014, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Affinion Group, Inc.

Jonathan is a Member of and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of Managers of The Upside Commerce Group, LLC, a business travel company founded by Jay Walker in 2015.

Prior to joining Walker Digital in 2008, Jonathan was the Chief Executive Officer of Synapse Group, Inc., a direct marketing subsidiary of Time Inc., and served in a variety of senior leadership roles at Synapse before becoming CEO. He is a Trustee of the Wilton Family Y in Wilton, Connecticut, and a board member of the local chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization, Inc. Jonathan holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

Nathaniel J. Lipman


Nathaniel J. Lipman, Director, was the Executive Chairman of Affinion Group, Inc. from September 2012 to November 2015 and served as a director of Affinion from October 2005 until November 2015. He was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Affinion from October 17, 2005 until September 20, 2012, the President of Affinion from October 17, 2005 to January 2010, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Trilegiant starting in August 2002 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Cendant Marketing Group starting in January 2004. From September 2001 until August 2002, he was Senior Executive Vice President of Business Development and Marketing of Trilegiant. He served as Executive Vice President of Business Development for Cendant Membership Services from March 2000 to August 2001. He joined the Alliance Marketing Division of Cendant in June 1999 as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategic Planning. Nathaniel was previously Senior Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategic Planning, for Planet Hollywood International, Inc., from 1996 until April 1999.

Prior to his tenure at Planet Hollywood, Nathaniel was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of House of Blues Entertainment, Inc., Senior Corporate Counsel at The Walt Disney Company and a corporate associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, LLP. Nathaniel is currently a director of Novitex Holdings, Inc., Redbox Holdings, Inc., and Trusted Media Brands, Inc. He served on the Board of directors of EVERTEC, Inc. until its IPO in April 2013; on the board of Walker Digital from March 2013 until September 2013; and on the Board of Managers of The Upside Commerce Group, LLC from December 2015 to March 2016. Nathaniel received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1986, and his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1989.

Richard J. Salute


Richard J. Salute, CPA, is the Chief Financial Officer of PAXMED, Inc. a medical device company since June 2014 and a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Newtek Business Services Corp. an internally managed business development company since April 2015. Previously, Rich served as the Managing Partner of the Long Island office of Cohn Reznick and was the Capital Markets and SEC Practice Director prior to his retirement in April 2013. Richard is a consultant to Cohn Reznick on the Jobs Act, including Crowd Funding matters. As an expert with more than 35 years of experience in SEC matters, Rich has been the key accounting and finance professional in numerous initial public offerings and has represented clients that trade securities on the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ, and other over-the-counter markets.

Prior to joining Cohn Reznick in 2004, Rich spent over 30 years at Authur Andersen, LLP, a global accounting firm, managing complex audits for both public and private companies. During his tenure there, he was responsible for providing clients with strategic planning services, as well as consultation with regard to corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and process evaluation. Rich’s clients included large, multinational companies and entrepreneurial start-ups. In addition to his client responsibilities, he started three businesses for that firm: the Enterprise Group (New York Metropolitan area), the Technology Practice (New York office), and the Bankruptcy and Corporate Recovery Practice (nationwide).

Rich is graduate of Adelphi University, cum laude, and a former instructor at Adelphi University’s Master of Business Administration. Rich is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Sharon Barner


Sharon Barner, Director, has been Vice President, General Counsel, of Cummins Inc. since January 30, 2012. Prior to joining Cummins, Sharon was the Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office from 2009 through 2011. From 1996 to 2009 she was an attorney and partner with the international law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP where, among other positions, she chaired the Intellectual Property Department and the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. She was also a member of the Executive Management Committee for the firm from 2003 through 2009.

Sharon was named as one of “The 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America” by The National Law Journal (May 2008). Sharon was also named to the list of the top 50 women “Super Lawyers” in Illinois in 2006-2011 by Law & Politics Media, Inc. for intellectual property litigation work (2005-2011). She was also named top Intellectual Property Lawyer in Black Enterprise Magazine in November, 2003, and top Intellectual Property Lawyer in Diversity and the Bar in May/June, 2003. Other accolades include “Patent Plums: Who’s Enforcing the Most Important Patents” IP Law & Business (August 2001), and she was featured and profiled in a 2008 story entitled “The IP Wild West: Sharon Barner Takes on China,” Crain’s Chicago. From 2007 through 2009, Sharon served on the Board of Directors for La Rabida Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois; and has been the Chair of the Conflicts Committee since May 2012. In 1979, Sharon received Bachelor of Science degrees in Political Science and in Psychology from Syracuse University and she received her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 1982.

Harvey W. Schiller, Ph.D.


Harvey W. Schiller, Ph.D. was the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from June 2005 to September 2013. He is the Chairman of Schiller Management Group and Chairman of Renew Merchandise. He serves as the Vice Chairman and President of the Sports, Media, and Entertainment Practice of Diversified Search, one of the top executive search firms in the U.S. Dr. Schiller had been Chairman of the Board of privately-held GlobalOptions, Inc. between February 2004 and September 2014.

Prior to joining GlobalOptions, Dr. Schiller served as Chairman of Assante U.S., a provider of financial and life management products and services, from 2002 to 2004. Prior to joining Assante, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of YankeeNets from 1999 to 2002. His previous experience includes Commercial Commissioner of America’s Cup 35, President of Turner Sports, Inc., Executive Director and Secretary General of the United States Olympic Committee and Commissioner of the Southeastern Conference. Prior to joining the United States Olympic Committee, Dr. Schiller served for more than 25 years in the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of Brigadier General. Dr. Schiller currently serves on the Boards of Mesa Airlines and the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and is a former advisory partner of Millennium Technology Value Partners, L.P.