Epik.com Directors

The Epik.com team is led by successful directors and advisors who have a passion for economic development and fostering robust local economies.

ROBERT W. MONSTER

CEO & President

Rob is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Epik and Managing Director of Monster Venture Partners LLC.

Rob was the Founder of GMI (Global Market Insite, Inc.), a leading provider of technology-enabled services to the global market research industry. Mr. Monster served as Chairman and CEO from 1999-2007, during which time GMI achieved annual revenue growth of 100+% per year and served customers in more than 60 countries. GMI is backed by Technology Crossover Ventures, FT Ventures and Voyager Capital.

Prior to founding GMI, Mr. Monster was a global product development manager with Procter & Gamble. During an eight year technology management career with P&G, Mr. Monster worked and lived in Europe, Asia, and North America. He also traveled extensively in Latin America as part of his global role in leading the development and commercialization of a series of successful new product initiatives.

Mr. Monster, a Dutch-American, is fluent in English, Dutch, and German. Mr. Monster has both a BS and an MBA from Cornell University where he studied Life Sciences and Economics. Mr. Monster is a member of ESOMAR - World Association of Research Professionals. Mr. Monster is co-author of the book‚ Market Research in the Internet Age‚ published by John Wiley & Sons.

Mr. Monster is winner of the 2005 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in Technology and Software (Pacific Northwest) and is a Director and advisor to a number of companies, notably in the area of consumer internet.

Tal Moore

Tal Moore founded Gumballs.com in 2001, a successful e-commerce business specializing in vending equipment sales.

Tal built the business from the ground up and was directly responsible for driving double and triple digit annual revenue growth during the first four years of operation, while maintaining a highly efficient ratio of revenue per employee at $600,000 to 1.

A serial entrepreneur, Tal has built and operated over half a dozen successful online businesses over the years. Through his business endeavors, he has developed a unique cache of skills specifically applicable to domain development- market research, operations, online marketing, search engine optimization, and a keen understanding of effective user interface development. In addition to domain development, Tal is an active angel investor and adviser to multiple online start-ups.

Braden Pollock

Braden Pollock is a domainer and serial entrepreneur who owns several companies, both online and off. Among his businesses is Legal Brand Marketing, LLC, which focuses primarily on lead generation for DUI attorneys and lawyers in other legal practice areas and is the leading provider of DUI leads in the USA. Braden also owns several franchises of Smart Start, an ignition interlock provider with service locations throughout the country. As of January 2011, his domain portfolio numbered in the neighborhood of about 12,000 and is expanding on a daily basis. Braden's philosophy is to develop his domains in order to "get closer to the money".