Our Team

Executive Team

Paul Gatti, Ph.D., CEO

Paul co-founded the company and has led the company from an idea to a leading B2B online media company. Since the launch of Biocompare in 1999, Paul has grown CompareNetworks by innovating in current markets and developing services in new markets. By focusing on buyers and sellers, CompareNetworks has leadership positions in various B2B markets. Prior to founding CompareNetworks, Paul worked as a post-doctoral fellow at University of California, San Francisco and received a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Tulane University.

Rich Marino, President

Rich joined CompareNetworks in 2014 with an extensive background in publishing, media sales, and executive management. Most recently Rich served as President of Aircraft Technical Publishers, overseeing sales, finance and tech areas of the company where he achieved double-digit revenue growth and significantly expanded the brand and its offerings. Prior to that he worked for CNET Networks as COO and was instrumental in both the acquisition of their largest competitor, ZDNet and growing revenues from $50 Million to $250 Million over his two-year tenure. Rich has also worked for IDG where he worked as head of sales for PC World Magazine and was later promoted to CEO.

Bo Purtic, Ph.D., MBA, Chief Customer Officer

Bo oversees the CompareNetworks’ vertical markets, focusing on accelerating revenue growth and new product development. He has worked at CompareNetworks for over six years in sales, operations management, business and corporate development across several business units. Most recently, Bo served as the General Manager, New Markets, where he was instrumental in launching new growth opportunities and successfully managed the acquisition and integration of International Scientific Communications, Inc. and its assets. Bo has over 20 years of experience in research and development, medical device and publishing industries. Prior to joining CompareNetworks, he worked in the biotechnology sector, serving in leadership positions at Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. and XOMA Ltd. Bo holds a Doctorate in Biochemistry from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, an MBA in General Management from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrative Biology from The University of California at Berkeley. He is an active member of several scientific and medical societies.

Andy Miller, Chief Technology Officer

Andy leads CompareNetworks' technology teams and is responsible for the architecture and leadership of the company’s web development and information technology strategies. With over 10 years of experience building cutting edge web sites, Andy’s specialties include data-driven web application architecture, offshore development strategies, search engine optimization, and e-mail deployment and list management systems. Prior to cofounding CompareNetworks, Andy was a staff research associate at the University of California, San Francisco. Andy holds a B.A. in molecular biology and biochemistry from Wesleyan University.

Mike Okimoto, Ph.D., Chief Content Officer

Mike Okimoto is a co-founder of CompareNetworks and is responsible for the development and implementation of both editorial and data content for the CN verticals. Since 1999 Mike has been closely involved with the evolution of the CN business model and has helped to develop the overall business strategy for the company. His early efforts were focused on the development of product taxonomies and new products to help CN customers reach their target audiences and marketing goals. In his current role, Mike is tasked with managing day to day operations including media fulfillment and deployment as well as customer reporting.

Board of Directors

Stephen Semprevivo, MBA, Board Member

Stephen Semprevivo is an entrepreneur and seasoned executive. Semprevivo was most recently president of Experian Interactive Media, one of the largest Internet marketers in the world. Additionally, he serves as president of LowerMyBills.com, ClassesUSA.com and the Experian Interactive Innovation Center. Prior to working for Experian Interactive Media, Semprevivo was chief executive officer of Korn/Ferry Futurestep, and chief administrative officer of Korn/Ferry International's (KFI - NYSE). Semprevivo was president and chief operating officer of GetSmart.com, before moving to Korn/Ferry. Prior to Getsmart Semprevivo was vice president of Marketing and Business Development at Cendant Corporation. Semprevivo has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Harvard College.

Tim Dibble, Board Member

Tim is a founder and Managing General Partner of Alta Communications, a Private Equity Firm headquartered in Boston, MA. In that capacity, he sits on the board of numerous traditional and online media as well as communications companies. He began his career in 1986 at the Bank of Boston in the Acquisition Finance Division, structuring and monitoring the performance of management buyouts in cash flow industries. Tim received a degree in Economics from Wesleyan University 1986. He currently is Chairman of the Board of both Year Up (yearup.org) and The Big Brothers of Massachusetts Bay and is on the Development Committee of Right to Play.

Jim Casella, Board Member

Jim Casella is founder of Case Interactive Media (CIM) affiliated with Austin Ventures, where he also serves as CEO-in-Residence for their Growth/Private Equity practice. Jim has extensive leadership experience which includes serving as Vice Chairman of Reed Business (Reed Elsevier's business-to-business division), CEO of US operation for Reed Business Information, Chief Operating Officer at IDG, President and CEO of PennNet (now PennEnergy), President of ABC Consumer Magazines (a division of Capital Cities/ABC), and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for HBJ Media Systems at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Jim has also served on the board or directors of two formerly listed NASDAQ companies - IDG Books and Ask Jeeves, and is currently on the board of Infomedia India LTD, and Jigsaw Data Corporation. Jim received his BA cum laude from Boston College in 1970.

Paul Gatti, Ph.D., Board Member

Paul co-founded the company and has led the company from an idea to a leading B2B online media company. Since the launch of Biocompare in 1999, Paul has grown CompareNetworks by innovating in current markets and developing services in new markets. By focusing on buyers and sellers, CompareNetworks has leadership positions in various B2B markets. Prior to founding CompareNetworks, Paul worked as a post-doctoral fellow at University of California, San Francisco and received a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Tulane University.