About Us

Everyone at branchnext is focused on developing the next paradigm for how users will acquire relevant information on the Internet. It's an exciting challenge that we draw upon our diverse backgrounds and experiences to tackle. We invite you to get to know us better.

If you have any questions or comments you would like to send over, please do so using the form at our Contact Us page. We look forward to getting to know you too!
Ron Bouganim
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer. Ron has 13+ years of experience founding and operating startups, including Trymedia, Razz, and CCI.
Doug Durham
Co-Founder & Chief Architect. Doug has 20+ years in software development and was the CTO of startups eSellerate and MindVision.
Steve West
Co-Founder & Chief Designer. Steve has 20+ years in software development, specializing in User Experience/User Interface design and development. He was the CEO of eSellerate and MindVision.
Todd Guenther
Project Manager. Todd has 20+ years in a wide range of software development from web-based e-commerce and insurance applications to mainframe based financial applications.
Adam Miller
Software Engineer. Adam has 5+ years of web development experience and is a Microsoft Certified Applications Developer.
Richard Chen
Rich was the founder and CEO of OptoMail and a former Senior Business Product Manager at Google.

Auren Hoffman
Auren is the co-founder and CEO of Rapleaf. He previously founded and sold startups Bridgepath, Kyber Systems and GetRelevant.
Novel TMT Investment Group
Novel TMT is the technology, media and telecom investment arm of the diversified investment group of the Hong Kong based Chou family.

Naval Ravikant, The Hit Forge LP
Naval was a founder of epinions (Shopping.com) and Vast.com where he also serves as Chairman of the Board.
Kevin Hartz
Kevin is a co-Founder of Eventbrite and active investor/advisor to companies including PayPal, Trulia, Flixster, TokBox, Geni, TripIt, Anonymizer, Friendster, and ThreeRings.
Julia Hartz
Julia is a co-founder of Eventbrite and former manager of series development at FX Networks and MTV Networks.
Jeff Malkin
Jeff is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded Internet startups Razz and FreeSamples.
Peter Read
Peter is a co-founder of MusicNation and has served as an advisor/investor for numerous companies including 4Info, Nielsen, Skype, Slingshot and TipMobile.
David Shen
David was an early Yahoo! employee and served as VP User Experience and Design until 2005. David currently runs David Shen Ventures, LLC.
Gabe Zichermann
Gabe is a master of all things Games and Digital Media related. He was the first employee at Trymedia is currently the CEO of his latest startup, rmbr.com