Bix

A consumer focused Internet contest platform where any user can create a talent-based competition for anything. Acquired by Yahoo! in 2006.

CEO: Mike Speiser

Mike was a founding member of Bix, where he served as CEO. Previously, Mike was Vice President and Technical Advisor to Symantec’s Chairman & CEO and served as Vice President of Product Marketing and Product Management at VERITAS Software, which was acquired by Symantec.

He also co-founded Epinions.com, worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and was an analyst with CS First Boston.

Mike holds a B.A. from the University of Arizona and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar.