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We serve more than 500 organizations from the Aspen Institute to the Commonwealth Club to the 92nd Street Y to Wired. Founded in 2006, we’ve earned a sterling reputation for high-quality service, responsiveness and reliability. Our award-winning team is led by CEO Blaise Zerega and Chairman William R. Hearst III.

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  • Michael Adrian
    Michael AdrianDirector of Post ProductionMichael directs the Post Production side of FORA.tv, managing a top-notch team of video editors. His background has roots in the Silicon Valley, born and raised in the shadow of some well-known Cupertino... Read More »
  • Anni Annunziata
    Anni AnnunziataManager of Design and UIAnni has led FORA.tv’s design services since 2008. She joined the company while completing her MFA at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, where she studied web development, user experience... Read More »
  • Bob Appel
    Bob AppelChief Operating OfficerLike so many record executives, Bob's entree into the music business was driven by the decision to quit performing and jump into the business side of the industry. He went from guitar riffing to principal of the... Read More »
  • Julia Aranda
    Julia ArandaSales & Marketing Assistant ManagerJulia started as a Summer intern, before working her way up to becoming a full time employee following graduation from Bryn Mawr College. When not assistant managing/social media... Read More »
  • Aaron Bachmann
    Aaron BachmannManager of Post ProductionAaron oversees oversees quality assurance in regard to all things post-production. He is called, "The Finisher.” He utilizes Final Cut Pro, Premiere, and After Effects daily to create unique graphics and templates... Read More »
  • Mishal Boscana
    Mishal BoscanaControllerMishal started her career as an Auditor. She likes to work in industries where she is surrounded by creative people doing exciting things, like FORA.tv. She was the Director of Accounting for a company... Read More »
  • Kyle Crawford
    Kyle CrawfordPartner Sales ExecutiveKyle is a ravenous consumer of media and an enthusiastic explorer of the ever-expanding digital landscape. Shortly after graduating from Chico State and completing an award winning short film, Kyle... Read More »
  • Liam Curley
    Liam Curley Assistant Content ManagerLiam is a copywriter and reporter from Wallkill, New York. He graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in writing, and is now a half-marathoner, a volunteer at 826 Valencia, and bookworm living in Oakland, California.
  • Staci DeGagne
    Staci DeGagneSpecial Projects EditorStaci, a native Las Vegan (they do exist!), began her addiction to video editing as a young teenager and is still just as passionate for her craft. Now a proud Bay-area resident, she has edited everything from... Read More »
  • Andrew Edwards
    Andrew EdwardsDirector of SalesAndrew is the Director of Sales at FORA.tv. Dreams drive his ambition and these dreams have taken him from the small town of Wilderness in South Africa, to the heart of San Francisco. He holds a Bachelor... Read More »
  • Alex Fletcher
    Alex FletcherAssistant Production Manager
  • Liz Glazier
    Liz GlazierMarketing CoordinatorLiz manages FORA.tv's syndication partnerships and works on B2B marketing. Originally from Ohio, Liz graduated from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in... Read More »
  • Shaun Houseman
    Shaun HousemanSenior Systems EngineerShaun has distinguished himself as a jack of all trades with smart execution and an unstoppable quest for knowledge. He is the acting overlord to FORA.tv's servers. Outside of work Shaun digs into various... Read More »
  • Alex Krstevski
    Alex KrstevskiField Production Manager
  • Stuart Schulzke
    Stuart SchulzkeVice President, Strategic PartnershipsStuart narrowly avoided a legal career with a timely turn into new media. He holds two graduate degrees from the University of Oxford, worked on the Congressional Human Rights Caucus and has... Read More »
  • Blaise Zerega
    Blaise ZeregaCEO and PresidentBlaise is President and CEO of FORA.tv, the web’s leading destination for videos on the people, issues, and ideas changing the world. FORA.tv has been named a Best 50 Web Site by TIME, and a Top Education... Read More »
  • Bob Zopp
    Bob ZoppProduct ManagerBob Zopp is Product Manager with Fora.tv. He brings a wealth of expertise to Fora, with experience in digital media, audio/video production, gaming, and live television production. Bob’s accolades... Read More »

Board of Directors

William R. Hearst III
CHAIRMAN, PRINCIPAL INVESTOR
Will is a private venture investor with an interest in the application of technology to the media sector. In 1995 he joined the venture capital firm of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as a partner. He continues to work with KPCB as an affiliated partner. In addition to his KPCB portfolio boards, he was named, in 2013, chairman of the Hearst Corporation. He also sits on the board of the Hearst-Argyle Television and FORA.tv.
Additionally, Will has served on the board of trustees of the Hearst Foundation since 1993. In 2003, he was named President of the Foundation. He is an active trustee on several not-for-profit boards, including the California Academy of Sciences, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Friends of Mathematics at Harvard University, San Francisco Film Society, and The Hamlin School.
Will was editor and publisher of the San Francisco Examiner from 1984 until 1995. He is a 1972 graduate of Harvard University, holding an AB degree in Mathematics.
Don Baer
BOARD MEMBER
Don is a business executive and communications strategist with experience in new media, television, public policy and journalism. Based in Washington, D.C., he is Worldwide Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the strategic communications firm Burson-Marsteller and Chairman of the research firm Penn, Schoen & Berland, both WPP, Inc. companies.
Previously, he was a member of the Executive Committee and Senior Executive Vice President, Strategy and Development of Discovery Communications, home of the Discovery Channel; he launched or acquired numerous media businesses and produced award-winning programs. In the 1990s, he served President Clinton as both White House Director of Strategic Planning and Communications and Chief Speechwriter. He was a top editor at U.S. News & World Report, covering national politics and managing news staffs. A former media lawyer, Baer serves on several for-profit and not-for-profit boards, including the PBS Foundation Board of Trustees.
Sean Doherty
BOARD MEMBER
Sean is the founder of Odyssey Management Capital. He founded Odyssey in 2002 with the goal of acquiring technology and telecom businesses that, at that time, most investors viewed as “out of favor.” During 2003-2005, Odyssey completed the acquisition and consolidation of a group of fiber and wireless telecom companies. In 2006, Odyssey sold this wholesale broadband fiber business, Progress Telecom, to Level3 Communications. Sean is best known for his role as founding COO of @Home, the giant broadband services company. Later, Sean became president of the company’s business services division @Work.
In 1984 Sean was the Founder and CEO of Tradenet, where he developed one of the world’s first instant-messaging products and built an installed base of trading and brokerage customers that ultimately spanned 20 countries. In 1992 he founded Team Software where he developed the first IM product for private corporate networks and the Internet. Sean was the Chairman of Progress Telecom before its sale to Level3. He is currently the Chairman of Channels.com.
Charlie Jablonski
BOARD MEMBER
Charlie is currently CEO of Onlive Inc., a cloud-based visual computing company focused on gaming. He served as Vice President of Engineering and Technology at the NBC network for 16 years. His responsibilities included Owned Stations Operations and Engineering, Strategic Technology and Network Distribution. His work on International Operations and the Olympics was awarded six Emmys. Charlie is a past President and currently a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. He is chair emeritus of the Emmy Awards Committee for Science and Technology.
He currently serves as a venture advisor to Allegis Capital and various media, technology and investment funds. A Silicon Valley veteran, he recently served as Executive Chairman, President and CEO of Myrio, which helps telephone companies deliver digital video to homes, and before that, as Chief Operating Officer of Geocast Network Systems, a pioneering data broadcasting startup . He also serves on the advisory board for the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Milo Medin
BOARD MEMBER
Milo has been part of the Internet development community for more than 25 years. He is currently the vice president of access services at Google, where he oversees the company’s Gigabit Fiber to the Home project and other efforts to improve access to the Internet.
Prior to joining Google in 2010, he was founder and CTO of M2Z Networks, a company that sought to deploy a national broadband wireless network system that will expand consumer network access by providing nationwide portable broadband service.
He was coFounder and the Chief Technology Officer of Excite@Home, where he led the development of the company’s national infrastructure and helped deliver the first large-scale residential broadband access service in partnership with major cable operators.
Earlier, Milo worked at NASA’s Ames Research Center, where he managed the primary West Coast interconnect for the Internet, and architected and managed the global NASA Science Internet. Before NASA, while enrolled at UC Berkeley, he worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, programming high-performance computers in support of various Defense Programs.
Milo holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from UC Berkeley. He has participated in a number of public policy forums, including two National Academy of Sciences panels and a variety of TechNet initiatives, and given testimony in Congress and before the Federal Communications Commission on Broadband technology policy. He has received two patents in the field of network access technology.
Tom Paquin
BOARD MEMBER
A Silicon Valley veteran, Tom provides vision, expertise and leadership to the technology research and development effort at OnLive as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. With more than 20 years of management experience at leading technology companies, Tom has a successful track record of turning new ideas into technology products that become household names.
Most notably, Tom helped found Netscape—the company that popularized Web browsing—and was named its first fellow. During his tenure at Netscape, Tom led the engineering of browsers and servers for Netscape 1.0 and 2.0, and spearheaded many innovative initiatives, such as the development of SSL and Web “cookies.” He later founded Mozilla.org, the not-for-profit company responsible for such successful software as the Firefox Web browser and the Thunderbird email application.
Blaise Zerega
CEO AND PRESIDENT, BOARD MEMBER
Blaise is President and CEO of FORA.tv, the web’s leading destination for videos on the people, issues, and ideas changing the world. FORA.tv has been named a Best 50 Web Site by TIME, and a Top Education Site by the U.K.’s Telegraph. When he isn’t helping conference and event organizers reach new audiences and increase revenues, he’s debating the finer points of religion, Italian wines and the poetry of Jim Harrison.
Prior to joining FORA.tv, Blaise served as Deputy Editor of CondÈ Nast Portfolio, where he played a critical role in the launch of both Portfolio.com and the magazine. Both properties earned the highest industry honors. Blaise was also the managing editor of WIRED. There, he helped earn numerous prizes, including a National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2004 and another for the Single-Topic Issue category in 2002. Additionally, he was the editor of Red Herring magazine, the former bible of Silicon Valley, and the news editor of Forbes ASAP.
Blaise makes frequent media appearances and has been on such programs as Today and The View (where he rarely got a word in) as well as on NPR and CNN. He graduated from New York University and received his graduate degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin.

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WIRED

FORA.tv has worked with WIRED for seven of its conferences since 2010. Services include directed, three-camera HD videography, HD live streaming to multiple sites using multiple bit rates, mobile device compatibility (Apple and Android), post-production and hosting.

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Intelligence Squared US Debates

FORA.tv has worked with Intelligence Squared US for 19 events since 2012. Services include HD live streaming, post-production, and hosting and distribution for 2012 debates. In 2013, we assumed responsibility for HD videography, HD live streaming, post-production, hosting and distribution for their debates.

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The New Yorker Festival

FORA.tv has worked with The New Yorker Festival since 2010. Services include directed, two-camera HD videography, HD live streaming to multiple sites using multiple bit rates, mobile device compatibility (Apple and Android), pay-per-view sales, sponsorship activations, post-production and hosting.

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The Aspen Ideas Festival

FORA.tv has worked with The Aspen Ideas Festival since 2007. Services include everything from on-site videography and HD live streaming to video hosting, editing and post-production.

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  • Michael Adrian
    Michael AdrianDirector of Post ProductionMichael directs the Post Production side of FORA.tv, managing a top-notch team of video editors. His background has roots in the Silicon Valley, born and raised in the shadow of some well-known Cupertino tech companies. Education took him through De Anza College, UC Santa Barbara, a year studying abroad in the University of Bologna, resulting in a degree in film studies. After a brief sojourn in the wine retail business, Michael joined FORA in 2007. He still maintains a healthy interest in our local viticulture and what would probably be considered an unhealthy interest in the Eurovision Song Contest.
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  • Anni Annunziata
    Anni AnnunziataManager of Design and UIAnni has led FORA.tv’s design services since 2008. She joined the company while completing her MFA at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, where she studied web development, user experience, branding strategy, and infographic design. Prior to FORA.tv, Anni worked as a graphic designer for various industries including sports, technology, hospitality, and even an ammunition manufacturing company in her Idaho hometown. She fled the farm fields of Idaho for the City by the Bay, becoming a Giants and 49ers fan on arrival. When she’s not staring at a computer screen, she’s attempting to learn Italian and entertaining her golden retriever, Doug.
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  • Bob Appel
    Bob AppelChief Operating OfficerLike so many record executives, Bob’s entree into the music business was driven by the decision to quit performing and jump into the business side of the industry. He went from guitar riffing to principal of the New York City club, The Knitting Factory, to doing A & R for Windham Hill, to Vice President of A & R and Creative Services at Six Degrees Records in San Francisco. Aside from signing acts and producing records, Bob spearheaded the digital music sales efforts at Six Degrees, driving production, content creation, website construction and e-commerce systems, as well as partnerships with digital distributors such as iTunes, Emusic, and Ioda. Bob’s passion for global issues, digital media, and classic-rock lyrics, made him a perfect fit as a member of the founding team.
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  • Julia Aranda
    Julia ArandaSales & Marketing Assistant ManagerJulia started as a Summer intern, before working her way up to becoming a full time employee following graduation from Bryn Mawr College. When not assistant managing/social media coordinating, she is trying to cut back on binge-watching old television shows on Netflix and read more books.
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  • Aaron Bachmann
    Aaron BachmannManager of Post ProductionAaron oversees oversees quality assurance in regard to all things post-production. He is called, “The Finisher.” He utilizes Final Cut Pro, Premiere, and After Effects daily to create unique graphics and templates for conferences and events. Aaron is an expert at color correcting video, enhancing audio quality while assessing video quality assurance.
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    • Mishal Boscana
      Mishal BoscanaControllerMishal started her career as an Auditor. She likes to work in industries where she is surrounded by creative people doing exciting things, like FORA.tv. She was the Director of Accounting for a company founded by a famous tv show chef and appeared on an episode of his Food Network tv show, as well as appearing in the catalogs (she sat on a stool – best selling item ever!). Mishal also worked as Corporate Controller for an international e-commerce company that specialized in movie action figures and cartoons and worked with FORA.tv’s Bob Appel at Six Degrees Records. A native Californian, her father was in the navy, so they traveled a lot, even living in Cuba for several years. Mishal has a BS in Bus Admin/Accounting, an MS in Human Resources and took Shakespeare and Modern theatre classes at the University of London. She enjoys jogging, kayaking, hiking, fine wines and football.

       
 
 
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  • Kyle Crawford
    Kyle CrawfordPartner Sales ExecutiveKyle is a ravenous consumer of media and an enthusiastic explorer of the ever-expanding digital landscape. Shortly after graduating from Chico State and completing an award winning short film, Kyle became the first video producer at FORA.tv. Fueled by his powerful sense of curiosity, Kyle played a critical role in sourcing idea-driven programming with a specialty in culture, design, education and science content. As FORA.tv grew, Kyle played a key role developing production operations and interdepartmental communications as well as his current focus of revenue generation and account management. When he’s not soaking up life with his family and friends, he can often be found on a basketball court.
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  • Staci DeGagne
    Staci DeGagneSpecial Projects EditorStaci, a native Las Vegan (they do exist!), began her addiction to video editing as a young teenager and is still just as passionate for her craft. Now a proud Bay-area resident, she has edited everything from award-winning short-form web content, commercials, festival-premiering indie feature films and quirky music videos. In her free time she can be found honing her photography skills or finding inspiration in the various nooks and crannies that her beloved San Francisco has to offer. She feels lucky every day to have the opportunity to help tell and find stories.
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  • Andrew Edwards
    Andrew EdwardsDirector of SalesAndrew is the Director of Sales at FORA.tv. Dreams drive his ambition and these dreams have taken him from the small town of Wilderness in South Africa, to the heart of San Francisco. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing from Stellenbosch University, spent a semester studying at West Virginia University, and has worked in various industries including Aerospace and Defense, Medical and Skin Care, Finance, Education, Retail, Digital Publishing and New Media. When he is not working, you’ll probably find him watching the South African cricket team with his dachshund, Rolo.
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  • Shaun Houseman
    Shaun HousemanSenior Systems EngineerShaun has distinguished himself as a jack of all trades with smart execution and an unstoppable quest for knowledge. He is the acting overlord to FORA.tv’s servers. Outside of work Shaun digs into various forms of hardware hacking.
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  • Stuart Schulzke
    Stuart SchulzkeVice President, Strategic PartnershipsStuart narrowly avoided a legal career with a timely turn into new media. He holds two graduate degrees from the University of Oxford, worked on the Congressional Human Rights Caucus and has consulted on efforts to consolidate the rule of law in post-communist states. He has also written some tedious academic articles, which have been published in three different languages but probably weren’t read in any. He views the FORA.tv mission somewhat religiously and aims to convert the world.
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  • Blaise Zerega
    Blaise ZeregaCEO and PresidentBlaise is President and CEO of FORA.tv, the web’s leading destination for videos on the people, issues, and ideas changing the world. FORA.tv has been named a Best 50 Web Site by TIME, and a Top Education Site by the U.K.’s Telegraph. When he isn’t helping conference and event organizers reach new audiences and increase revenues, he’s debating the finer points of religion, Italian wines and the poetry of Jim Harrison.Prior to joining FORA.tv, Blaise served as Deputy Editor of Condé Nast Portfolio, where he played a critical role in the launch of both Portfolio.com and the magazine. Both properties earned the highest industry honors. Blaise was also the managing editor of WIRED. There, he helped earn numerous prizes, including a National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2004 and another for the Single-Topic Issue category in 2002. Additionally, he was the editor of Red Herring magazine, the former bible of Silicon Valley, and the news editor of Forbes ASAP.Blaise makes frequent media appearances and has been on such programs as Today and The View (where he rarely got a word in) as well as on NPR and CNN. He graduated from New York University and received his graduate degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin.
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  • Bob Zopp
    Bob ZoppProduct ManagerBob Zopp is Product Manager with Fora.tv. He brings a wealth of expertise to Fora, with experience in digital media, audio/video production, gaming, and live television production. Bob’s accolades range from two-time winner of the International Computer Space Award in Music – to receiving an EMMY Award for his production role with NASCAR on FOX. Bob is creative to the core, and on any given day you can find him brainstorming new ideas to keep Fora.tv moving forward with new technologies and great user experiences.
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  • Liz Glazier
    Liz GlazierMarketing CoordinatorLiz manages FORA.tv’s syndication partnerships and works on B2B marketing. Originally from Ohio, Liz graduated from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in communication with an emphasis in public relations. After graduation, she moved to San Francisco via one-way ticket and gained experience in the PR agency world before joining the FORA.tv team.
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