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Executives
In a company of talented employees, there are a few that truly stand out each year. Here are some people we want to highlight who made a significant contribution to our success in the past year.
Lauren Austin
Senior Manager, Product Marketing | Subscription Business, San Francisco
86% Europe West, 7% Ireland, 4% Finland/Northwest Russia, 3% Great Britain
“Coming to Ancestry almost 4 years ago was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made—the people, the company, the doors that have been opened for me here make me so grateful to be a part of this team.”
Deb Bell
Editing Services Manager/HR, Lehi
32% Great Britain, 27% Ireland, 25% Scandinavia, 8% Europe East, 4% Greece/Italy, 3% Iberian Peninsula, 1% West Asia
“Fold3/Newspapers/Ancestry has been a great workplace where I have felt safe, happy, and encouraged. I love the people I work with and the environment.”
Tyler Bluth
FP&A Manager, Lehi
35% Great Britain, 29% Scandinavia, 28% Europe West
“Working at Ancestry has been a career highlight. It’s easy to come to work every day knowing what we will be able to accomplish.”
Marvin Dean
Senior Software Developer in Test, Lehi
Great-nephew of Lamar A. Tavoian, Captain in the Army, WWII veteran, twice wounded, awarded Purple Heart and Oak Leaf Cluster
“Nothing is quite as important as the people you work with day-to-day. At Ancestry I am surrounded by great team members and individuals.”
Paul Keeley
Backend Developer, Lehi
Great-grandson of Alfred C. Keeley, maker of the best tasting ice cream at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago
“Working at Ancestry is working with great people on great tools that help people find out about themselves.”
Kiara Kempski
Director of Offline Marketing, San Francisco
Great-granddaughter of Valentine Kempski
“I truly believe finding and preserving your place in history should be a basic human right and working with incredibly smart and talented team members to inspire others to do this has been a gift. I feel honored to be a part of the Ancestry family.”
Dan Lincoln
Senior Development Manager, Lehi
44% Europe West, 29% Great Britain, 21% Ireland
“Can’t think of a more exciting project to work on than AncestryDNA! Ancestry is invested in its employees and encourages skill enhancement while providing an excellent work environment, benefits, and work-life balance.”
Paul MacKay
Software Engineer, Lehi
40% Europe West, 28% Ireland, 21% Great Britain
“I like working at Ancestry because I am surrounded by great people. As a team we try to contribute to our vision of helping people gain new levels of understanding about their lives and their extended families.”
Rhona Murray
Content Acquisition Manager, London
87% Ireland, 9% Scandinavia, 2% Europe West
“I take pride in bringing compelling historical records to Ancestry, knowing that all new collections result in fascinating discoveries by our members.”
Max Norris
Architect, Lehi
Related to John Moses Browning, created the Browning Automatic Rifle
“I feel what I do matters.”
Keith Noto
Manager of Computational Genomics at AncestryDNA, San Francisco
Great-grandpa took the name of an island in Norway as his surname when he came to America
“AncestryDNA has probably the richest and most interesting data set with which to study ancestry: millions of family trees and two million DNA tests and growing.”
Ashwin Panicker
Sr. Software Developer – DNA Pipeline, San Francisco
91% South Asian, 5% East Asian, 3% Melanesian, 1% Polynesian
“A great work culture, friendly atmosphere, and a collection of really smart and talented colleagues is what makes Ancestry a great place to be working at. I really love working here!”
Emmanuel Rivas
Content Project Analyst, Lehi
Great-grandson of Juan Rivas, first generation immigrant to the United States
“I like knowing the work that I do here will help someone find their ancestor.”
Howard Hochhauser
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Nat Natarajan
Executive Vice President of Product and Technology
Vineet Mehra
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Carla S. Newell
Chief Legal Officer and Chief Risk Officer
Evan Wittenberg
Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer
Ken Chahine
Executive Vice President and General Manager, AncestryDNA
Cathy Ball
Chief Scientific Officer
Brian Hansen
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Emerging Businesses
Dan Jones
Senior Vice President of Content
Scott Sorensen
Chief Technology Officer
Sriram Thiagarajan
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Philip Awadalla, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Montreal

Dr. Philip Awadalla's research includes work relevant to human genomics and a broad range of chronic and rare diseases, including genetic infectious diseases in the developing world. Dr. Awadalla is also the Principal Investigator and Director of the CARTaGENE Biobank of Quebec. This prospective public health survey of Quebec, in its first phase, captured biological, clinical, genealogical and genomic data from over 20,000 participants. He is also co-director of the Centre for Child Health Genomics at University of Montreal and he currently holds the Genome Quebec recruitment award for Population and Medical Genomics.

Carlos Bustamante, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Genetics
Stanford University

Dr. Carlos Bustamante is a Population Geneticist who received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His research focuses on analyzing genome-wide patterns of variation within and between species to address fundamental questions in biology, anthropology, and medicine. During the past nine years as a faculty member at Cornell and Stanford, he has trained about 40 post-doctoral fellows and graduate students as a primary advisor. Much of his research is at the interface of computational biology, mathematical genetics, and evolutionary genomics.

Mark Daly, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Mark Daly directs computational biology for the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Medical and Population Genetics Program. Dr. Daly holds a B.S. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in genetics from Leiden University. Previously, he was the director of the Human Genetics Informatics group at the Whitehead Institute Center for Genome Research. Dr. Daly's group now currently develops and actively supports GENEHUNTER and MAPMAKER/QTL software, used by hundreds of labs worldwide, for performing linkage analyses in natural and experimental pedigrees and more recently has released Haploview, which has become a standard for LD analysis and is a primary analysis and visualization tool used in the HapMap Project.

John Novembre, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Human Genetics
University of Chicago

John Novembre earned his Ph.D. under Dr. Montgomery Slatkin at the University of California-Berkeley, before taking an NSF Bioinformatics Fellowship at the University of Chicago under Dr. Matthew Stephens. At the University of Chicago, Dr. Novembre's research focuses on developing population genetic theory and statistical methods for population genetic data, such as high-throughput single nucleotide polymorphism data and next-generation sequencing data. His work focuses on question relevant to human evolution and ancestry, the mapping of disease traits, and spatial population structure.

Mike Bingle

Mike Bingle is a Managing Partner and Managing Director at Silver Lake Partners. Prior to joining Silver Lake in 2000, Mr. Bingle was a principal at Apollo Advisors, L.P., then a large-scale and diversified private equity firm. Prior to Apollo, Mr. Bingle worked as an investment banker in the Leveraged Finance Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Bingle serves on the board of directors of Fanatics, Inc., Gartner, Inc. and SolarWinds. Mr. Bingle also serves on the Board of Visitors of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, Mr. Bingle was a director at Ameritrade Holding Corp., Datek Online Holdings, Inc., Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc., Interactive Data Corporation, IPC Systems, Inc., Instinet, Inc., Mercury Payment Systems, and Virtu Financial, LLC. He holds a B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.

Stephen Evans

Stephen Evans is a Managing Director at Silver Lake Partners. Prior to joining Silver Lake in 2008, Mr. Evans was a Principal at Cognetas, a pan-European private equity firm, where he focused on transactions across business and information services. Previously, Mr. Evans spent five years at Bain & Company, based both in Europe and the U.S., including two years in Bain's private equity group. Mr. Evans is a director of WME Entertainment and previously served on the board of Serena Software. He is a member of the executive board of the EB Research Foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare children's disease. Mr. Evans holds an M.A. and an M.Phil. from Cambridge University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Jason White

Jason White is a Director at Silver Lake Partners, which he joined in 2006. He currently serves as a director on the boards of SolarWinds and SMART Modular Technologies (WWH), Inc. Previously, he worked in the Media & Communications Investment Banking Group and the Convertible Products Group at Morgan Stanley. Mr. White graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in Operations Research & Financial Engineering.

Eric Wilmes

Eric Wilmes is a Managing Director with GIC, which he joined in 2011. He heads the Direct Investments Group in the Americas for GIC's Private Equity and Infrastructure arm. Before joining GIC, Mr. Wilmes was a Director at Friedman Fleischer & Lowe in San Francisco and at Centre Partners in New York. He began his private equity career at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. Mr. Wilmes serves on the boards of directors of Kronos Incorporated, PetSmart, Inc. and Veritas Technologies. He was formerly a director of several businesses, including Acosta Sales and Marketing and HUB International Limited. Mr. Wilmes graduated from Williams College, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Alex Moskowitz

Alex Moskowitz is a Senior Vice President in the Direct Investments Group in the Americas for GIC’s Private Equity and Infrastructure arm. Before joining GIC in 2008, Mr. Moskowitz was an associate at CIVC Partners, a middle-market private equity fund, and an analyst at William Blair & Company. He has board responsibilities for several GIC portfolio companies, including HUB International Limited, Kronos Incorporated, and Ancestry.com. Mr. Moskowitz received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in Economics, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.

Andrew Skrilow

Andrew Skrilow is a Vice President in the Direct Investments Group in the Americas for GIC’s Private Equity and Infrastructure arm. Before joining GIC in 2011, Mr. Skrilow was an associate at AEA Investors focused on mid-market LBOs, and was previously an investment banking analyst at JPMorgan Chase. He serves as a board observer for PetSmart, Inc. Mr. Skrilow received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he was a Siebel Scholar and graduated with high honors, and a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a University Scholar.

Victor Parker

Victor Parker has been a member of the Operating Committee since January 2013. Victor served as an observer on the board of directors of the Predecessor since 2003 and served as one the Predecessor’s directors since 2006 until the completion of the Transaction in December 2012. He is a Managing Director of Spectrum Equity Investors, a private equity firm, and joined the firm in September 1998. He was previously at ONYX Software and was at Summit Partners from October 1992 to June 1996. Victor serves on the board of directors of Demand Media, Inc., and Lynda.com, Inc. He previously served on the boards of directors of SurveyMonkey.com, LLC from April 2009 to December 2012, of NetQuote, Inc. from August 2005 to July 2010, and of Interbank FX, LLC from July 2007 to November 2011, all privately held entities. He holds an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. The Operating Committee believes Victor's qualifications to serve on the Operating Committee include his financial experience, his experience advising technology companies and a long history and familiarity with Ancestry.com.

Tim Sullivan

Tim Sullivan has served as Chairman of the Ancestry Board of Directors since October 2017.  Previously, Sullivan served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ancestry, and as a director of the Predecessor from September 2005 to October 2017 and has been a member of the Operating Committee since January 2013. Prior to joining Ancestry, he was Chief Operating Officer and then President and CEO of Match.com from January 2001 to September 2004. From May 1999 to January 2001, Tim served as Vice President of E-commerce for Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch, Inc. From June 1991 to May 1999, he held multiple positions at The Walt Disney Company, including Vice President and Managing Director of Buena Vista Home Entertainment Asia Pacific from July 1997 to May 1999. From December 2005 to February 2008, Tim served as a director of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. Tim holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Operating Committee believes that his qualifications to serve on the Operating Committee include extensive executive management experience, including experience as our own Chief Executive Officer as well as the former chief executive officer of a subscription-based Internet company.

Howard Hochhauser

Howard Hochhauser has served as Interim CEO of Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics,  since October 2017. He joined Ancestry in 2009 as Chief Financial Officer and in February 2012 added the position of Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure Howard has helped lead the Company’s initial 2009 public offering, its go-private transaction in 2012, 7 acquisitions and all of its public equity and debt financings, and the strategic investment of Silver Lake and GIC. He oversees areas including finance and human resources, as well the company’s content and international operations. Prior to joining Ancestry.com Howard served as Chief Financial Officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and earlier in his career was a Vice President of Equity Research at Bear Stearns & Co. and a Staff Accountant at KPMG Peat Marwick. Howard was voted #1 Internet industry CFO of 2012 by investment community professionals surveyed by Institutional Investor magazine. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a B.S. from Boston University. He also serves as a Director of OpenX.

Howard Hochhauser
Interim Chief Executive Officer
2nd Great-grandson of Hyman Sauerhoff

Howard Hochhauser has served as Interim CEO of Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics,  since October 2017. He joined Ancestry in 2009 as Chief Financial Officer and in February 2012 added the position of Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure, Howard has helped lead the Company’s initial 2009 public offering, its go-private transaction in 2012, seven acquisitions and all of its public equity and debt financings. He oversees areas including finance and human resources, as well the Company’s content and data analytics operations.  Prior to joining Ancestry, Howard served as Chief Financial Officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and earlier in his career was a Vice President of Equity Research at Bear Stearns & Co. and a Staff Accountant at KPMG Peat Marwick.  Howard was voted #1 Internet industry CFO of 2012 by investment community professionals surveyed by Institutional Investor magazine.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a B.S. from Boston University.  He also serves as a Director of OpenX.

Nat Natarajan
Executive Vice President of Product and Technology

Nat Natarajan has served as our Executive Vice President of Product and Technology since February 2017. Prior to Ancestry, Nat held executive positions in technology and product development at Intuit and PayPal. He was also one of the early members on the team that founded Travelocity.com, totaling more than 20 years of experience building highly innovative products and successful teams. At PayPal, Nat managed and led significant growth during his tenure. He was a key executive in PayPal’s merchant services business that was about 60 percent of PayPal’s revenues in 2014.  He led global engineering, operations and platforms teams at PayPal.  As Chief Technology Officer and senior vice president of product management and engineering for Intuit’s Consumer Tax Group, Natarajan helped to shape their product and technology roadmap, accelerate the pace of innovation and build a world-class product leadership team. He speaks regularly at technology forums and has served on multiple panels related to product innovation, agile technologies and leading transformations. Natarajan has a Master of Science degree in industrial engineering from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University in India.

Vineet Mehra
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Vineet Mehra has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer since February 2017. Prior to Ancestry, Vineet held leadership positions at some of the world’s best brands – building companies such as Novartis Consumer Health, General Mills, and Procter & Gamble and has led diverse teams across Asia, Europe, North America and South America. Most recently, Vineet served as Global President of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Care business where he was tasked with leading a worldwide team to re-invent their portfolio of baby brands to reinvigorate growth. He is a frequent speaker and panelist on the topics of shaping modern marketing organization, balancing the art and science of marketing and data-driven marketing. In 2016, Vineet was recognized as one of the 100 most influential marketing leaders in the world. Vineet has been a Judge and Speaker at Cannes, jury chair for the M&M Global Media Awards, and finalist judge for the Global Effie Awards. Most recently, Vineet joined an elite worldwide group of marketing leaders and top 5 advertising agency brass to form Effie Worldwide’s new Board of Directors. Vineet holds a degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada.

Carla S. Newell
Chief Legal Officer and Chief Risk Officer

Carla S. Newell has served as Chief Legal Officer and Chief Risk Officer for Ancestry since September 2016. She has worked with companies covering a wide range of sectors including cyber security, enterprise software and services, ecommerce and social media, witnessing the evolution in business models across these sectors and their impact on more traditional businesses. Prior to joining Ancestry, Carla spent more than a decade as Operating General Partner at Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), a leading growth equity investor, where she led legal, investor relations and fundraising for the firm and its multi-billion dollar funds. Among TCV's portfolio companies are many of the world's most successful and recognizable consumer technology brands, including Expedia, Facebook, Fandango, Netflix, Spotify, and Zillow. Additionally, Carla is an expert in structuring and negotiating complex business, investment and strategic transactions, including M&A. Prior to Technology Crossover Ventures she spent 15 years working with high growth technology companies as a Partner at two leading technology focused law firms, Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP and Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich. Carla earned a Juris Doctorate from The University of Michigan Law School and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.

Evan Wittenberg
Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer
3rd great grandson of John Souther

Evan Wittenberg has served as Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at Ancestry since July 2017. He oversees the company’s People and Places team, which is responsible for all HR functions including talent acquisition and development, total rewards, facilities and leadership development. Wittenberg has an extensive track record of helping world-class organizations grow and foster their talent while evolving their cultures to support continued expansion. Prior to Ancestry, Wittenberg served the chief people officer at Box, having led the company’s Human Resources function through explosive growth and a public listing in 2015. In his leadership role, he oversaw all recruiting and talent development initiatives, in addition to compensation and benefits, performance management and succession planning. Prior to Box, Wittenberg was the Chief Talent Officer for HP; created and ran the Global Leadership Development function at Google; was Director of the Graduate Leadership Program at The Wharton School; and was part of the cultural integration of two world class academic medical centers which created New York Presbyterian Hospital – The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell.

Ken Chahine
Executive Vice President and General Manager, AncestryDNA
40% Italy/Greece, 20% Caucasus, 12% Middle East, 8% Africa, 6% Europe West, 3% Native American

Ken Chahine has served as our Executive Vice President and General Manager for AncestryDNA, LLC since April 2015. He joined the Company as General Manager and Senior Vice President for AncestryDNA, LLC in July of 2011. Prior to joining us, he held several positions, including as Chief Executive Officer of Avigen, a biotechnology company in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Utah, and at Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals (currently Pfizer). Ken also teaches a course focused on new venture development, intellectual property, and licensing at the University of Utah's College of Law. He earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan, a J.D. from the University of Utah College of Law, and a B.A. in Chemistry from Florida State University.

Cathy Ball
Chief Scientific Officer
6th great granddaughter of Freelove Avery

Catherine Ball, Ph.D. has served as Chief Scientific Officer for AncestryDNA, LLC since September 2016. She joined Ancestry in 2011 as Vice President of Genomics and Bioinformatics, helping to establish the Company’s approach to genetic genealogy leading to the launch of AncestryDNA. Cathy is a genomic scientist who has annotated and mined the genomes of various organisms and created resources to help clinicians, citizens and other scientists exploit and explore genome data. Her career has focused on helping people around the world appreciate, understand and use their own genomic data. Cathy has collaborated on the annotation of the first sequenced eukaryotic genome (brewer's yeast) and has collaboratively built databases to explore the genomes of yeast, E. coli and the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. As a pioneer in data analysis resources for high-throughput biomedical technologies, she led the Stanford Microarray Database, the largest academic database of its kind. Cathy has used high-throughput biomedical data to shed light on diverse research topics, from the biology of infectious organisms to the mechanisms involved in cell division and cancer. She has presented seminars at leading universities and contributes to National Institutes of Health committees. She received a B.S. in Biology and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Cathy was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley prior to her research in the Departments of Genetics and Biochemistry at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Brian Hansen
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Emerging Businesses
5th Cousin 5x Removed to Orville and Wilbur Wright

Brian Hansen has served as our Vice President and General Manager of Emerging Businesses since March 2015 and has held several product and general management roles at Ancestry for more than a decade. Brian is responsible for Newspapers.com, Fold3, AncestryProGenealogists, the Ancestry Institutional products in libraries and classrooms, Archives.com, and Ancestry Academy. Brian's previous startup roles since 1997 include COO at iArchives (acquired by Ancestry.com), VP of Product at Kaboodle (acquired by Hearst Interactive), COO at Infopia, VP of Product and Business Development at FlipDog (acquired by Monster), and Strategic Projects Manager at Onyx Software. Brian holds an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a B.A. from Brigham Young University.

Dan Jones
Senior Vice President of Content
50% Ireland, 20% Great Britain, 12% Scandinavia, 10% Iberian Peninsula

Dan Jones has served as our Global Vice President of Content since November 2011, having joined the organization in October 2008 as Director of International Content. Dan joined Ancestry after six years at The National Archives of the U.K. where he held a number of roles including leading the Business Development, Online Services and PR departments. While at The National Archives Dan implemented a successful program of public private partnership to encourage investment in digital access services, and served on the Executive Team and Board of Directors during 2007 and 2008. Between 1996 and 2002 Dan worked in digital content, and intellectual property acquisition and licensing at the BBC and its commercial arm BBC Worldwide. Dan holds an LLB honors degree in Law and is a graduate of the University of Teesside and the College of Law, York.

Scott Sorensen
Chief Technology Officer
Great-grandson of Governor William Bradford

Scott Sorensen has served as our Chief Technology Officer since April 2013. Scott has been at Ancestry since June 2002 and has held multiple positions including Senior Vice President of Engineering, Vice President of Search and Vice President of Commerce. Prior to joining Ancestry, he was co-founder and Vice President of Engineering and then President at Coresoft Technologies. Scott was an engineering manager at WordPerfect / Novell and a software engineer at IBM. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Brigham Young University.

Sriram Thiagarajan
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Sriram joined Ancestry in September 2017 as Senior Vice President & Chief Information officer to lead global information technology strategy, solutions and operations. Sriram brings 20 years of leadership experience as a technology executive building and managing highly scalable infrastructure platforms, enterprise application architectures and corporate information security at leading technology organizations. Before joining Ancestry, Sriram served as SVP & Chief Information Officer at Infoblox where he was responsible for information security, network operations, infrastructure management, enterprise applications and business intelligence solutions. Prior to Infoblox, Sriram was the Head of Global IT organization at Twitter where he was responsible for leading the development and scaling of corporate IT infrastructure, enterprise applications, corporate productivity engineering solutions to support the company’s rapid growth. Before Twitter, Sriram served as Vice President of IT & Premium services infrastructure, overseeing a global team of software engineers, IT professionals and infrastructure engineers that built highly scalable IT solutions and consumer payments infrastructure platform. Earlier in his career, Sriram has also held leadership positions at VeriSign and Ernst & Young. Sriram holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University and Bachelors in Electronics and Communication engineering from Anna University, India.

Philip Awadalla, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Montreal

Dr. Philip Awadalla's research includes work relevant to human genomics and a broad range of chronic and rare diseases, including genetic infectious diseases in the developing world. Dr. Awadalla is also the Principal Investigator and Director of the CARTaGENE Biobank of Quebec. This prospective public health survey of Quebec, in its first phase, captured biological, clinical, genealogical and genomic data from over 20,000 participants. He is also co-director of the Centre for Child Health Genomics at University of Montreal and he currently holds the Genome Quebec recruitment award for Population and Medical Genomics.

Carlos Bustamante, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Genetics
Stanford University

Dr. Carlos Bustamante is a Population Geneticist who received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His research focuses on analyzing genome-wide patterns of variation within and between species to address fundamental questions in biology, anthropology, and medicine. During the past nine years as a faculty member at Cornell and Stanford, he has trained about 40 post-doctoral fellows and graduate students as a primary advisor. Much of his research is at the interface of computational biology, mathematical genetics, and evolutionary genomics.

Mark Daly, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Mark Daly directs computational biology for the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Medical and Population Genetics Program. Dr. Daly holds a B.S. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in genetics from Leiden University. Previously, he was the director of the Human Genetics Informatics group at the Whitehead Institute Center for Genome Research. Dr. Daly's group now currently develops and actively supports GENEHUNTER and MAPMAKER/QTL software, used by hundreds of labs worldwide, for performing linkage analyses in natural and experimental pedigrees and more recently has released Haploview, which has become a standard for LD analysis and is a primary analysis and visualization tool used in the HapMap Project.

John Novembre, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Human Genetics
University of Chicago

John Novembre earned his Ph.D. under Dr. Montgomery Slatkin at the University of California-Berkeley, before taking an NSF Bioinformatics Fellowship at the University of Chicago under Dr. Matthew Stephens. At the University of Chicago, Dr. Novembre's research focuses on developing population genetic theory and statistical methods for population genetic data, such as high-throughput single nucleotide polymorphism data and next-generation sequencing data. His work focuses on question relevant to human evolution and ancestry, the mapping of disease traits, and spatial population structure.

Mike Bingle

Mike Bingle is a Managing Partner and Managing Director at Silver Lake Partners. Prior to joining Silver Lake in 2000, Mr. Bingle was a principal at Apollo Advisors, L.P., then a large-scale and diversified private equity firm. Prior to Apollo, Mr. Bingle worked as an investment banker in the Leveraged Finance Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Bingle serves on the board of directors of Fanatics, Inc., Gartner, Inc. and SolarWinds. Mr. Bingle also serves on the Board of Visitors of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, Mr. Bingle was a director at Ameritrade Holding Corp., Datek Online Holdings, Inc., Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc., Interactive Data Corporation, IPC Systems, Inc., Instinet, Inc., Mercury Payment Systems, and Virtu Financial, LLC. He holds a B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.

Stephen Evans

Stephen Evans is a Managing Director at Silver Lake Partners. Prior to joining Silver Lake in 2008, Mr. Evans was a Principal at Cognetas, a pan-European private equity firm, where he focused on transactions across business and information services. Previously, Mr. Evans spent five years at Bain & Company, based both in Europe and the U.S., including two years in Bain's private equity group. Mr. Evans is a director of WME Entertainment and previously served on the board of Serena Software. He is a member of the executive board of the EB Research Foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare children's disease. Mr. Evans holds an M.A. and an M.Phil. from Cambridge University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Jason White

Jason White is a Director at Silver Lake Partners, which he joined in 2006. He currently serves as a director on the boards of SolarWinds and SMART Modular Technologies (WWH), Inc. Previously, he worked in the Media & Communications Investment Banking Group and the Convertible Products Group at Morgan Stanley. Mr. White graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in Operations Research & Financial Engineering.

Eric Wilmes

Eric Wilmes is a Managing Director with GIC, which he joined in 2011. He heads the Direct Investments Group in the Americas for GIC's Private Equity and Infrastructure arm. Before joining GIC, Mr. Wilmes was a Director at Friedman Fleischer & Lowe in San Francisco and at Centre Partners in New York. He began his private equity career at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. Mr. Wilmes serves on the boards of directors of Kronos Incorporated, PetSmart, Inc. and Veritas Technologies. He was formerly a director of several businesses, including Acosta Sales and Marketing and HUB International Limited. Mr. Wilmes graduated from Williams College, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Alex Moskowitz

Alex Moskowitz is a Senior Vice President in the Direct Investments Group in the Americas for GIC’s Private Equity and Infrastructure arm. Before joining GIC in 2008, Mr. Moskowitz was an associate at CIVC Partners, a middle-market private equity fund, and an analyst at William Blair & Company. He has board responsibilities for several GIC portfolio companies, including HUB International Limited, Kronos Incorporated, and Ancestry.com. Mr. Moskowitz received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in Economics, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.

Andrew Skrilow

Andrew Skrilow is a Vice President in the Direct Investments Group in the Americas for GIC’s Private Equity and Infrastructure arm. Before joining GIC in 2011, Mr. Skrilow was an associate at AEA Investors focused on mid-market LBOs, and was previously an investment banking analyst at JPMorgan Chase. He serves as a board observer for PetSmart, Inc. Mr. Skrilow received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he was a Siebel Scholar and graduated with high honors, and a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a University Scholar.

Victor Parker

Victor Parker has been a member of the Operating Committee since January 2013. Victor served as an observer on the board of directors of the Predecessor since 2003 and served as one the Predecessor’s directors since 2006 until the completion of the Transaction in December 2012. He is a Managing Director of Spectrum Equity Investors, a private equity firm, and joined the firm in September 1998. He was previously at ONYX Software and was at Summit Partners from October 1992 to June 1996. Victor serves on the board of directors of Demand Media, Inc., and Lynda.com, Inc. He previously served on the boards of directors of SurveyMonkey.com, LLC from April 2009 to December 2012, of NetQuote, Inc. from August 2005 to July 2010, and of Interbank FX, LLC from July 2007 to November 2011, all privately held entities. He holds an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. The Operating Committee believes Victor's qualifications to serve on the Operating Committee include his financial experience, his experience advising technology companies and a long history and familiarity with Ancestry.com.

Tim Sullivan

Tim Sullivan has served as Chairman of the Ancestry Board of Directors since October 2017.  Previously, Sullivan served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ancestry, and as a director of the Predecessor from September 2005 to October 2017 and has been a member of the Operating Committee since January 2013. Prior to joining Ancestry, he was Chief Operating Officer and then President and CEO of Match.com from January 2001 to September 2004. From May 1999 to January 2001, Tim served as Vice President of E-commerce for Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch, Inc. From June 1991 to May 1999, he held multiple positions at The Walt Disney Company, including Vice President and Managing Director of Buena Vista Home Entertainment Asia Pacific from July 1997 to May 1999. From December 2005 to February 2008, Tim served as a director of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. Tim holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Operating Committee believes that his qualifications to serve on the Operating Committee include extensive executive management experience, including experience as our own Chief Executive Officer as well as the former chief executive officer of a subscription-based Internet company.

Howard Hochhauser

Howard Hochhauser has served as Interim CEO of Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics,  since October 2017. He joined Ancestry in 2009 as Chief Financial Officer and in February 2012 added the position of Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure Howard has helped lead the Company’s initial 2009 public offering, its go-private transaction in 2012, 7 acquisitions and all of its public equity and debt financings, and the strategic investment of Silver Lake and GIC. He oversees areas including finance and human resources, as well the company’s content and international operations. Prior to joining Ancestry.com Howard served as Chief Financial Officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and earlier in his career was a Vice President of Equity Research at Bear Stearns & Co. and a Staff Accountant at KPMG Peat Marwick. Howard was voted #1 Internet industry CFO of 2012 by investment community professionals surveyed by Institutional Investor magazine. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a B.S. from Boston University. He also serves as a Director of OpenX.