Scott Grimes, CEO
Scott is an experienced entrepreneur and strategist. Prior to founding Cardlytics, Scott was a Senior Vice President and General Manager at Capital One where his team developed ground-breaking payments products. Scott has worked both sides of the emerging technology world as a VC at Canaan Partners and as an executive at the leading e-Sourcing company FreeMarkets. He led key strategy and M&A initiatives for technology companies during his 8 years as a principal at McKinsey & Co. Scott began his career with a 10 year stint at Schlumberger as an electrical engineer. Scott holds a BSEE from Union College and a MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.
Lynne Laube, COO
Lynne Laube is an entrepreneurial banker. Before deciding to reinvent loyalty in banking with Cardlytics, Lynne built the Payments business at Capital One which launched ground-breaking decoupled debit and prepaid product lines. Lynne was with Capital One for 13 years, joining when the company had 300 employees. She held a number of leadership positions and played a key role in the formation growth of the small business organization, the UK operations and the core U.S. Credit Card business. She began her career at Bank One. Lynne holds a BS in Finance and Marketing from University of Cincinnati's College of Business and is a graduate of Darden's Executive Leadership program.
David L. Adams, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer AIMIA
David has executive responsibility for the overall financial strategic direction, control, reporting and financial monitoring of Aimia’s operations. He also oversees the organization’s access to and engagement with global capital markets. In 2007, he was appointed Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Aeroplan. Before joining Aimia, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Photowatt Technologies Inc. Prior to Photowatt, he acted as Senior Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of SR Telecom Inc. Mr. Adams previously held a variety of executive finance positions at CAE Inc. a global market leader in the production of flight simulators and control systems. Prior to these roles, he held a number of progressively senior roles with the Bank of Nova Scotia and Clarkson Gordon (Ernst & Young). Mr. Adams is a CA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Finance Degree from the University of Toronto and has completed the Stanford Executive Program.
John Balen, General Partner Canaan Partners
John currently serves on the boards of innovative digital media firms: Blurb, Cardlytics and Casabi; the mobile company, Command Audio; and enterprise technology firms: Echopass, EZRez, ID Analytics and SOASTA. John received a BS in electrical engineering and an MBA from Cornell University. A firm believer in the value of education, John is the Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and serves as a board member on the Executive Committee of his children's school. John frequently donates time and money to educational causes.
Nelson Chu, Managing Director Kinetic Ventures
Nelson joined Kinetic Ventures in 1998. His investment activities focus on information and infrastructure technologies, enterprise and Internet software, and other emerging software and hardware technologies. He has led a broad range of Kinetic investments including BroadWare, VerticalOne, FoodBuy, Vertical Acuity, Alereon, and Tower Cloud. Prior to joining Kinetic Ventures, Nelson was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and a Development Manager with Oracle Corporation. Nelson received his BS in Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude) from Virginia Tech, his MS in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.
Mark A. Johnson, General Partner TTV Capital
Mark joined TTV as a partner in 2008. He is the former vice chairman of CheckFree. His responsibilities included overseeing mergers and acquisitions, evaluating strategic growth opportunities for the company, developing strategic corporate relationships and supporting long-term business strategies. He was also a member of the CheckFree board of directors. Mark first joined CheckFree in 1982 as vice president of operations. He held numerous positions within the organization and was responsible for the development and launch of CheckFree’s commercial and consumer electronic funds transfer services and electronic bill payment and bill presentment businesses as well as the development of key strategic alliances and marketing initiatives. In 2000, he left his position as vice chairman of corporate development and marketing to form e-RM Ventures, a private investing consultancy focused on early stage payments-related companies. He continued to work with CheckFree executive management on strategic issues through his board of director position, and returned to CheckFree as vice chairman in February 2003. Prior to joining CheckFree, Mark worked for the Federal Reserve Bank and Bank One. He currently serves on a number of private companies’ boards of directors and he is currently the chairman of Venture Atlanta, and on the board of directors of the Technology Association of Georgia where in 2007 he was chairman. Mark holds an undergraduate degree from Miami University and an M.B.A. from the Ohio State University. Mark serves on the board of Bill.com, Cardlytics, ControlScan, FX Bridge and IAS.
Campbell B. Lanier, III, Chairman ITC Holding Company
Cam's investment activities focus on communications, software, and financial services. He is a Director of SmartSynch, Inc. and is also the Chairman of ITC Holding Company, LLC. Earlier in his career, he co-founded Interstate Communications (Telecom*USA), which was acquired by MCI for $1.2 billion in 1990. Cam was the founding investor and Chairman of Powertel (now T-Mobile), which was acquired by Deutsche Telecom for $4.2 billion in 2000. He was also the founding investor for Mindspring, which was valued at $1 billion at the time of its merger with Earthlink, and the founding investor in Firethorn, a mobile payments company that was acquired in the fall of 2007 by Qualcomm for over $200 million. In addition, Cam was the founding investor of ITC^DeltaCom, Knology and InterCall.
David A. Perdue, Jr., Retired Chairman & CEO Dollar General Corporation
David's career spans over 30 years working within the retail and branded consumer product manufacturing industries in both domestic and international markets. From June 2003 until July 2007, David served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer of general merchandise with over $10 billion of annual revenues headquartered in Goodlettsville, TN. David retired from Dollar General after repositioning the company for growth and leading a successful sale of the business to private equity firm, KKR. From July 2002 to March 2003, David was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pillowtex Corporation, a textile manufacturing company located in Kannapolis, NC. Previously, David held various positions with large consumer products companies including Executive Vice President of Reebok International and President and CEO of the Reebok brand, Vice President of Operations at Sara Lee Corporation, and Senior Vice President of Asian Operations at Haggar Clothing. Earlier in his career, he worked in management consulting for Kurt Salmon Associates. Mr. Perdue earned a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master's degree in Operations Research from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Bryce Youngren, General Partner Polaris Venture Partners
Bryce is Chairman of the board of directors of Xpressdocs and also serves as a director on the boards of Alimera Sciences and e-Rewards. He was formerly Chairman of the Board of Cushcraft Corporation prior to their sale to Laird Group in March 2007. Bryce holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.