Board of Directors

  • David Khalil
    Director of the Board & Chairman
      David Khalil
      Director of the Board & Chairman

      David Khalil is an entrepreneur and business angel. Prior to that, he acted as interim CFO at flaschenpost GmbH from August 2016 to November 2016. Mr. Khalil served as managing director at Affinitas from 2008 until February 2016. Previous to his time at Affinitas, Mr. Khalil worked as an investment manager at European Founders Fund from 2007 to 2008 and as a business consultant at Boston Consulting Group from 2006 to 2007. He has also made numerous angel investments. In 2006, Mr. Khalil rec…
    • Jeronimo Folgueira
      Director of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
        Jeronimo Folgueira
        Director of the Board & Chief Executive Officer

        Jeronimo Folgueira has been Chief Executive Officer of Affinitas since October 1, 2015. Before joining Affinitas, Mr. Folgueira held several senior management positions at a number of other companies, including as Managing Director, International at Betfair plc (now Paddy Power Betfair plc) from 2014 to 2015, Managing Director at Bigpoint S.a.r.l. from 2011 to 2014 and Senior Strategy Executive at RTL Group from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Folgueira started his career as an investment banking analyst…
      • Colleen Birdnow Brown
        Director of the Board
          Colleen Birdnow Brown
          Director of the Board

          Colleen Birdnow Brown has been Chairman and CEO of Marca Global LLC, which she founded, since July 2015. Ms. Brown served as President and CEO at Fisher Communications from 2005 to 2013, and as Senior Vice-President of A.H. Belo from 2000 to 2004. Prior to 2000, she held a number of positions in the media and broadcasting industries, including President of Broadcast at Lee Enterprises from 1998 to 2000, President at 12 News (KPNX-TV, NBC) from 1995 to 1998, various positions at TEGNA (forme…
        • Brad Goldberg
          Director of the Board
            Brad Goldberg
            Director of the Board

            Bradley J. Goldberg joined the Spark Board on August 10, 2016. Mr. Goldberg has served as the President of PEAK6 Investments, L.P. since 2012. Mr. Goldberg focuses on business strategy, business operations, and people development across PEAK6 and its operating companies. From 2009 until 2011, Mr. Goldberg was the CEO of PEAK6 Online, where he led a portfolio of early stage financial technology businesses, including OptionsHouse, which was subsequently sold to General Atlantic and then to E*…
          • Axel Hefer
            Director of the Board
              Axel Hefer
              Director of the Board

              Axel Hefer has been a managing director and CFO at trivago since 2016 (NASDAQ: TRVG). Prior to joining trivago, Mr. Hefer was managing director, CFO and COO of Home24 AG, an online home furniture and decor company, from 2014 to 2016, and managing director of One Equity Partners, the Private Equity Division of J.P. Morgan Chase from 2011 to 2014. Mr. Hefer holds a Master’s degree in management from Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL) in 2000 and an M.B.A. from INSEAD in 2003. …
            • Clare Johnston
              Director of the Board
                Clare Johnston
                Director of the Board

                Clare Johnston has been CEO of The Up Group, which she founded, since 2007, and has been a member of The Up Group’s board since 2007. The Up Group is one of the leading global executive search and networking firms focusing on the digital industry. Prior to founding The Up Group, Ms. Johnston was a Management Consultant for Detica, an international technology consultancy, from 2002 to 2004, as well as co-Managing Director of Bright Young Things, an executive search firm from 2004 to 2007. Ms…
              • Joshua Keller
                Director of the Board
                  Joshua Keller
                  Director of the Board

                  Joshua Keller is a managing partner and member of Global Agora, a venture capital fund with locations in New York City, Miami, Austin and Los Angeles. During his tenure at Global Agora, Mr. Keller founded Union Square Media Group, a leading ad-tech company founded in the heart of New York City. From 2001 to 2009, Mr. Keller focused on business development at various internet marketing and digital advertising agencies. Prior to his time at Union Square Media Group, Mr. Keller co-founded Head…