About

Management Team

Robert is a seasoned entrepreneur having successfully launched and built three different Internet/Digital Media companies. He has a proven track record developing strong management teams, implementing corporate, financial and operating policies, and establishing important industry partnerships that helped build companies to highly profitable leadership positions. Robert is considered one of the leading experts in the virtual event industry, having been interviewed or quoted by such media outlets as ABC World News Tonight, New York Times, BusinessWeek, CBS, Fox, NBC, USA Today and The Washington Post.

Prior to PlatformQ, Robert was a co-founder of iCongo, Inc., which merged with Hybris in 2011 and was acquired by SAP earlier this year after growing to becoming the largest privately held ecommerce solutions provider. Robert was responsible for all sales, marketing, and business development activities. Robert established and managed relationships with many of the firm's key customers and partners, including The PGA of America, The National Hockey League, The Timberland Company, Callaway Golf, AOL Time Warner, IMG (International Management Group) and many others.

Robert was early advisor and served on the Board of Directors for Navic Networks, a leading addressable advertising and interactive television technology provider to the cable and direct broadcast satellite television industry. The company was acquired by Microsoft in June 2008.

Prior to iCongo and Navic Networks, Robert was Director of Corporate Finance for Primedia Inc., the business-to-business media and publishing company backed by Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts ("KKR"). During his three years with the company, Robert helped Primedia raise over $1 billion and was involved in the company's acquisition program. He was also actively involved in shaping Primedia's initial Internet business strategy.

Robert is a graduate of McGill University and received his MBA from Columbia Business School.

Hal Garnick is co-founder and Chairman of PlatformQ, a leading producer of online live, interactive events in medical education (PlatformQ Health) and college admissions (CollegeWeekLive). Hal is the managing partner of several real estate companies. Over the past twenty-five years, Hal and his affiliates have owned and operated over 45 commercial real estate properties in numerous communities. Mr. Garnick has had a successful track record of acquiring, financing and operating various entities. Hal is a member of the Executive Board of the Anti-Defamation League in New England and a National Commissioner of ADL, serves on the Board of Jewish Family & Children's Services, and their Strategic Planning Committee, member of the Board of Community Caring and Social Justice for CJP, and a member of the Milton Academy Parent Donors Committee. He is a former Trustee of the Rashi School as well as past Chair of Boston Children's Hospital Heart Council. Hal is a graduate of Boston University's School of Management.

Sumant Mauskar is seasoned executive who has a history of building and leading teams that provide enterprise solutions to drive tangible outcomes. In his career he has managed teams globally across many verticals including Higher Education, Manufacturing, Retail and HiTech.

Prior to CWL, Sumant was the Vice President of Client Solutions for Ellucian, the leading vendor for ERP solutions for Higher Education. In this role he successfully led the merger of the product portfolios of two companies and rebuilt a solution focused organization that delivered tremendous value to customers while achieving significant growth in bookings. During his tenure at PTC, the leading vendor of PLM solutions for Manufacturing, Sumant held many executive leadership positions which included leading Business Units, Channel/Partner expansion, Emerging Products/Verticals expansion and M&A.

Sumant earned his MS in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his BE in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mumbai.

Chief Technology Officer, Jason DeGeorge has been managing technology and technology teams for the past 15 years at some notable technology companies in the Boston Area. Before PlatformQ, Jason served as Vice President of Engineering/Technology at Nellymoser where he managed the Engineering, Systems and IT Departments. He built Nellymoser's server team and was responsible for the technical direction and implementation architecture. Before Nellymoser, Jason served as CTO of Q2 Technologies, where he was responsible for delivering high volume, innovative solutions as well as leading the company into new technology areas. He has over 18 years of experience designing, implementing, deploying and managing multi-tiered applications in new markets. Mr. DeGeorge studied Computer Science and Mathematics at Wesleyan University, Boston University, and Harvard University. He currently holds a Bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University in Mathematics.

Anton den Boggende directs all finance, legal and internal IT activities for CollegeWeekLive.  He brings more than 25 years of executive-level finance and operations experience in healthcare and high-tech industries.  Prior to joining CollegeWeekLive, Anton served as CFO at InfoMedics and helped drive its successful merger with Physicians Interactive. Prior to Physicians Interactive and InfoMedics, he served as Corporate Controller at Lionbridge Technologies, where he assisted in its IPO.  He has also held various senior-level finance positions at Sybase and at Deloitte, where he served in various audit capacities both domestically and in the Netherlands.  Anton graduated cum laude with a BSBA in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, is a certified public accountant (CPA) and foreign specialist (equivalent to Dutch Registered Accountant).

Vice President of Client Services Sharon Fagan is passionate about helping clients succeed and build their presence online. She has helped clients of firms such as TechTarget and Access Media maximize results. As director of campaign management for Tech Target, she developed, mentored, and motivated the global client-facing team. During her tenure, she led the turnaround of multiple underperforming teams, dramatically improving efficiencies and reducing employee turnaround. Earlier in her career, she launched the first-ever website for the Massachusetts Attorney General. Sharon is a graduate of Northeastern University, where she majored in Criminal Justice.

Vice President of College and Consortium Partnerships Michael Garvin works closely with colleges and universities in the US and abroad, government agencies, embassies, and a variety of consortiums to support their student recruitment efforts. Focused on developing new avenues for partnerships while continuously leading the sales organization in performance, Mike is very proud to have been a part of the CollegeWeekLive team since the beginning. Prior to CollegeWeekLive, Mike held roles in Government Relations, Sales Operations, and Training at Monster.com. He holds a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and resides in Boston.

Vice President of Marketing Melissa King leads the acquisition and website strategy teams focusing on CollegeWeekLive's mission to easily connect students with the colleges of their choice. Melissa started at CollegeWeekLive in 2010 and has helped connect over 2 million students from all 50 states and 192 countries to colleges. Prior to CollegeWeekLive, Melissa worked at online advertising agencies helping clients reach their acquisition goals through multiple marketing channels, including affiliate, search engine and email marketing. She holds a MBA and a B.S. from Providence College in Rhode Island and resides in Boston, MA.

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships Evan Weisenfeld leads the Strategic Partnerships area at CollegeWeekLive, the go-to source for brands that are looking to capture the mindshare of students around the world. Our unique digital channel offers companies an opportunity to strengthen their brand and connect with a highly engaged and targeted audience. We craft customized solutions that focus on lead generation, customer acquisition, brand awareness, market research and engagement. Prior to CollegeWeekLive, Evan worked at companies such as Upromise, Cheapflights, Fidelity Investments and Weber Shandwick. He holds a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego and resides in Medfield, MA.