Board of Directors
Jason Chapnik, Chairman of the Board
Jason Chapnik has founded or co-founded several Internet related companies including TouchTech Corporation (Ontario). In 1997, TouchTech was acquired by Homestore.com Inc., operator of the leading real estate sites on the Internet including Realtor.com, Homebuilder.com, Springstreet.com, Remodel.com and Homefair.com. Through late 1999, Chapnik served as the President of Homestore.com’s Canadian operations. In late 1998, Chapnik founded The .TV Corporation to market the dotTV top level domain on the Internet. Chapnik received his Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) degree from McGill University in Management Information Systems and Real Estate Analysis.
Mark Bonfigli, Founder of Dealer.com
Mark Bonfigli is the Founder of Dealer.com. He has more than 20 years of marketing, sales and service experience in the auto industry, which includes 14 years as CEO of Dealer.com.
Rick Gibbs, Co-Founder, President and CEO of Dealer.com
As Co-Founder, President and CEO of Dealer.com Rick Gibbs is responsible for the company’s strategic direction and growth, ensuring Dealer.com’s product roadmap and customer experience meets the sophisticated needs of the company’s growing client base.
Marcelo Gigliani, Partner in the Media Team at APAX
Since joining Apax Partners in 1999, Marcelo Gigliani has both led and participated in a number of key investments across the Media, Technology, Business Services, and Healthcare sectors throughout North America and Europe, including Trader.com, Dealer.com, ALM, Cengage Learning, Wisdom Entertainment, Capio, Electro-Stocks, rue21, eDreams and Fractus. In addition to joining the Dealer.com board, Marcelo is currently a Director on the boards of Trader Corporation, Cengage Learning, and ALM.
Prior to joining Apax Partners, Marcelo was a Consultant for Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman), where he advised leading European Media and Communications companies. Marcelo received a BSC in Business Administration from Boston University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jack Kane, former Senior Executive Manager & Chief Financial Officer, IDX
Jack Kane was Chief Financial Officer for IDX Systems Corporation for 22 years, overseeing the financial strategy for the healthcare information technology provider. In 1995, he led the company’s Initial Public Offering and was responsible for the transition of IDX people and systems when GE Healthcare acquired the company in 2006. In addition to Dealer.com, he currently serves as a board member for Merchants Bancshares, athenahealth, Healthland, API Healthcare, and T System, and is on the National Advisory Council at the Brigham Young University Marriott School of Management.
Jack is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he received a Bachelor of Science and Masters in Accounting.
Daniel Klass, Managing Partner, Klass Capital
Daniel Klass is an experienced investor whose Toronto-based company, Klass Capital, provides expansion stage capital to high growth enterprise software businesses. Prior to his company’s founding in 2011, Daniel was an investor in software companies Freshii, Firmex, Varicent, and UnoApp, some of which remain as Klass Capital portfolio partners. He began his career in accounting and went on to spend 10 years in senior positions at two of Canada’s largest merchant banks, TD Capital and Edgestone Capital Partners.
Daniel is a CPA and has a BSc in Mathematics & Statistics, and an MBA in Finance/Accounting.
Mitch Truwit, Co-Head of Financial & Business Services at APAX
Prior to joining Apax Partners in 2006, Mitch Truwit was the President and CEO of Orbitz Worldwide, a subsidiary of Travelport, between 2005 and 2006 and was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Priceline.com between 2001 and 2005. He serves as a Board member of Bankrate, Inc., Hub International, Advantage Sales & Marketing, Trader Corp, and Dealer.com.
Mitch is a graduate of Vassar College where he received a BA in Political Science. He also has an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mitch is the Chairman of Street Squash, a Harlem-based urban youth enrichment program and is an honorary member of the Special Olympics of CT, an organization providing year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Mitch was previously a member of PEC, an organization established to provide information about the private equity industry.
Rich Wong, Partner at Accel Partners
Richard Wong joined Accel in 2006 with an interest in software, mobile and internet services. Rich led Accel’s investment in Angry Birds (Rovio) and serves on the boards of Atlassian, the leader in software for streamlining product development; SunRun, the leading provider of residential solar power; MoPub, a leader in mobile ad platforms; Qwilt, a provider of video optimization technology; Getjar Networks, the largest mobile development community and open mobile app store, and Parature, a leader in SaaS based customer support. Rich previously led Accel’s investment and served on the Board of Admob (acquired by Google), as well as 3LM/Three Laws of Mobility, an Android enterprise startup (acquired by Motorola Mobility).
Rich holds a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his Masters in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.