Board of Directors

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Michael H. Brauser

Chairman

Michael Brauser has served as Chairman of the Board since the March 2018 spin-off of red violet from information and digital performance marketing solutions provider, cogint. Since 2003, Mr. Brauser has been the manager of, and an investor with, Marlin Capital Partners, LLC, a private investment company. Read More

Michael Brauser has served as Chairman of the Board since the March 2018 spin-off of red violet from information and digital performance marketing solutions provider, cogint.  Mr. Brauser served as a director of cogint and its Chairman from June 2015 until completion of the spin-off of red violet.  Since 2003, Mr. Brauser has been the manager of, and an investor with, Marlin Capital Partners, LLC, a private investment company. From 1999 to 2002, he served as president and chief executive officer of Naviant, Inc. (eDirect, Inc.), an internet marketing company. He also was a founder of Seisint, Inc. (eData.com, Inc.), which was founded in 1998. Mr. Brauser served as co-chairman of the board of directors of InterCLICK (now a part of Yahoo Inc.), from August 2007 to December 2011. Mr. Brauser also served as co-chairman of the board of directors of ChromaDex Corp., an innovative natural products company, from October 2011 to February 2015.

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Derek Dubner

Vice Chairman

Derek Dubner has served as the CEO and a director of red violet since its formation in August 2017 and continuing through its March 2018 spin-off from information and digital performance marketing solutions provider, cogint. Mr. Dubner has over 20 years of experience in the data and analytics industry, building leading information management companies. Read More

Derek Dubner has served as the CEO and a director of red violet since its formation in August 2017 and continuing through its March 2018 spin-off from information and digital performance marketing solutions provider, cogint.  Mr. Dubner served as CEO and a director of cogint since March 2016, and previously as Co-CEO since March 2015.  Mr. Dubner has over 20 years of experience in the data and analytics industry, building leading information management companies.  Mr. Dubner served as general counsel of TLO, an information solutions provider, from inception through the sale of substantially all of the assets of TLO to TransUnion in December of 2013. Prior roles include vice president and associate group counsel at Equifax, general counsel and chief compliance officer at Naviant (acquired by Equifax), an internet marketing company, and corporate counsel at Seisint (acquired by Reed Elsevier’s LexisNexis), an information solutions provider. Mr. Dubner holds a B.S. in Economics/Finance from Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. from Florida State University College of Law.

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Steven D. Rubin

Independent Director

Steven Rubin has served as a director since the March 2018 spin-off of red violet from information and digital performance marketing solutions provider, cogint. Mr. Rubin served as a director of cogint (and its predecessor companies) from October 2009 until March 2018. Mr. Rubin has served as the Executive Vice President of OPKO since May 2007 and a director of OPKO since February 2007. Read More

Steven Rubin has served as a director since the March 2018 spin-off of red violet from information and digital performance marketing solutions provider, cogint.  Mr. Rubin served as a director of cogint (and its predecessor companies) from October 2009 until March 2018. Mr. Rubin has served as the Executive Vice President of OPKO since May 2007 and a director of OPKO since February 2007. Mr. Rubin currently serves on the board of directors of ChromaDex Corp., an innovator of proprietary health, wellness and nutritional ingredients that creates science-based solutions for dietary supplement, food and beverage, skin care, sports nutrition, and pharmaceutical products, since March 2017, VBI Vaccines, Inc., a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical which develops, produces and markets biological products for human healthcare, since October 2012, Kidville, Inc., which operates large, upscale facilities, catering to newborns through five-year-old children and their families and offers a wide range of developmental classes for newborns to five-year-olds, since August 2008, Non-Invasive Monitoring Systems, Inc., a medical device company, since 2008, Cocrystal Pharma, Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company developing new treatments for viral diseases, since January 2014, Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel RNA modulating drug candidates that are designed to treat rare and ultra-rare premature stop codon diseases since May 2014, Castle Brands, Inc., a developer and marketer of premium brand spirits, since January 2009. Mr. Rubin previously served as a director of Dreams, Inc., a vertically integrated sports licensing and products company, from 2006 to 2012, Ideation, Safestitch Medical, Inc. from September 2007 until its merger with TransEnterix, Inc. in September 2013, Tiger X Medical, Inc. from September 2008 until its merger with BioCardia, Inc. in October 2016, and PROLOR Biotech, Inc., from February 2008 until its acquisition by OPKO in August 2013. Mr. Rubin served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of IVAX from August 2001 until September 2006. Mr. Rubin served as the Secretary of Ideation from June 2007 to October 2009.

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Peter Benz

Independent Director

Peter Benz has served as a director since the March 2018 spin-off of red violet from information and digital performance marketing solutions provider, cogint. Mr. Benz has served as a director of cogint since March 2015. Mr. Benz is the Chief Executive Officer of Viking Asset Management, LLC, an asset and investment management company which he founded in 2001. Read More

Peter Benz has served as a director since the March 2018 spin-off of red violet from information and digital performance marketing solutions provider, cogint.  Mr. Benz has served as a director of cogint since March 2015. Mr. Benz is the Chief Executive Officer of Viking Asset Management, LLC, an asset and investment management company which he founded in 2001. Since June 2016, Mr. Benz has served as a director of Lilis Energy Inc., an onshore oil and natural gas exploration and production company. From January 2012 until its merger with Lilis Energy Inc. in June 2016, Mr. Benz served as a director of Brushy Resources, Inc. (formerly known as Starboard Resources, Inc.), an onshore oil and natural gas exploration and production company, and became its Chairman on November 24, 2015. Mr. Benz also serves as a director of Usell.com, a technology based online market place, since October 2014. Mr. Benz served as a director and Chairman of the Board of Optex Systems Holdings, Inc., a manufacturer of optical systems for the defense industry from November 2014 until August 2017.

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Robert Swayman

Independent Director

Robert Swayman has served as a director since the March 2018 spin-off of red violet from information and digital performance marketing solutions provider, cogint. Mr. Swayman served as a director of cogint from June 2015 until March 2018. From 1998 to 2014, Mr. Swayman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of National Alarm Systems, Inc., a company he founded in 1998, prior to its sale in January 2014. Read More

Robert Swayman has served as a director since the March 2018 spin-off of red violet from information and digital performance marketing solutions provider, cogint.  Mr. Swayman served as a director of cogint from June 2015 until March 2018. From 1998 to 2014, Mr. Swayman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of National Alarm Systems, Inc., a company he founded in 1998, prior to its sale in January 2014. From January 2014 through February 2015, Mr. Swayman served as General Manager of ASG Security, which acquired National Alarm Systems. Mr. Swayman served as a director of Vapor Corp., a U.S.-based distributor and retailer of vaporizers, e-liquids and electronic cigarettes, from March 4, 2015 to April 17, 2015, and as an employee of Vapor Corp. since April 17, 2015 providing financial and business advice. Mr. Swayman is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. degree in accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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