CEO and President
Ted West is Chief Executive Officer and President of LookSmart, a role he assumed in 2007. West has served as a director for the company since November 2001 and as Chair of the board since June 2005. In addition to his role at LookSmart, Ted currently serves as Managing Director of Sage Partners LLC, an advisory services firm in venture development and strategic leadership. In addition, he was also appointed to the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Board of Directors in June of 2009. Ted was one of the founding members of the IAB in 1996. He also has served as a director for Memetrics, a global provider of testing and optimization solutions for marketers located in San Francisco, since January 2006 and has served as a director of Advanced Ticketing Systems located in London since April 2006. Previous to LookSmart, Ted served as Chief Executive Officer for Colarity Corporation, a customer knowledge management company. Prior, Ted served as Chief Executive Officer of RealNames International, the global development subsidiary of RealNames Corporation, an Internet names and navigation platform provider.