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GearBrain is a pioneering recommendation platform where consumers can research, discover, buy, and learn how to connect and optimize smart devices. Our team is comprised of smart, dedicated, and experienced Internet veterans with track records in building successful digital content businesses. We are guided by a group of highly knowledgeable advisers who also have successful track records building and directing highly profitable internet businesses.

Mark W. Westlake, CEO & Founder, GearBrain

As Founder and CEO, Mark oversees all aspects of GearBrain.


Lance Lewis, CTO & Co-Founder

As CTO, Lance oversees all technology aspects of Gearbrain.


Editorial Team

Executive Editor: Lauren Barack
Senior Writer: Alistair Charlton

Contributing Editor: Stewart Wolpin

Senior Correspondents: Amber Wang, Terry Sullivan, Lee Turner

Correspondents: Melissa Kay, Julia Tell, Matthew Clibanoff, Maria Korolov, Li Cohen

Sales & Ad Operations Team

Vice President, Ad Operations: Kanchan Garehgrat-Basra

Vice President, Ad Sales: Tom Rudd

Advisory Board

Kevin Fortuna, Entrepreneur & Founder Gramercy Labs and Lot 18

Eric Porres, Founder & CEO at MeetingScience

Jason Krebs, Head of Business Operations, Tenor, ( A division of Google)

Pam Horan, Co-founder, Horan MediaTech Advisors

Doug Weaver, Founder & CEO, Upstream Media Group, Inc.

Derrick Horner, CEO – H1 Ventures, LLC

Kurt Tietjen, Founder at Stavera.com and President, High Peak Media

Norm Page, Same Page Capital

Paul Bremer, Founder of Goodsport

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