Board of Directors:

Representing Our Stakeholders


Jay Walker

Formerly Executive Chairman

Jay Walker, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors until September 20, 2018, 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

Formerly Vice Chairman

Jonathan Ellenthal, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors until September 20, 2018, 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.

Jonathan Siegel

Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan A. Siegel, Chief Executive Officer and Secretary and Director (sole Director effective September 20, 2018), joined the Company in February 2014, as Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary. He was appointed President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary in May 2016 and Chief Executive Officer and Secretary on February 3, 2017.

Prior to joining the Company he was Investment Manager and Legal Counsel for Bentham Capital, LLC, a litigation finance company providing funding for large commercial and patent disputes, from March 2013 to January 2014, and a consultant from November 2012 to February 2013. He served as Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer of Alclear, LLC, a biometric secure identification service, from June 2010 to June 2012. From March 2009 to April 2011 he served as Mayor of Irvington, New York and served as Trustee of Irvington prior to his election as Mayor. From December 1999 to January 2008, Mr. Siegel was employed by Synapse, most recently as Executive Vice President Publisher Relations and Legal Affairs. From 1994 to 1999 he served in various capacities for Brandt, Inc., a manufacturer of currency counting equipment, including as Executive Vice President and General Counsel and member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Siegel was Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Trian Group, LP, a merchant bank, from 1987 to 1994. He was a corporate associate at Rosenman & Colin LLP from 1983 to 1987.

He received his BA from Colgate University in 1979 and his JD from The University of Chicago Law School in 1983. He is admitted to practice in New York.

Nathaniel J. Lipman


Nathaniel J. Lipman, Director until September 20, 2018, 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, Director until September 20, 2018, is a CPA and a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Newtek Business Services Corp. an internally managed business development company since April 2015. Previously, he was the Chief Financial Officer of PAVmed, Inc. a medical device company from June 2014 until June 2015. 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.