Advisory Board

In addition to the team members who work at the Sandbox offices every day, we also have a network of advisors with various backgrounds and expertise. This advisory board offers invaluable experience, insight and advice to many aspects of our firm, and Sandbox frequently leverages their knowledge and industry contacts to improve its own portfolio companies and investments.

The members of the Advisory Board are:

Nick BaumĀ | Nick is a Vice President, Europe at TBWA Worldwide. Previously he was President, Europe at EURO RSCG Worldwide and President, International at BDDP.

James M. Denny | James is Lead Independent Director of Gilead Sciences, former CFO and Vice Chairman of Sears, and former Executive Vice President and CFO of G. D. Searle.

Ken Dychtwald | Ken is President of Age Wave, a firm that consults with Fortune 500 companies and government groups in product/service development for baby boomers and senior citizens. He is a psychologist, gerontologist and author of 16 books on aging-related issues.

Robert Gay | Robert is Managing Director, Co-Founder and CEO of Huntsman Gay Global Capital. Formerly he served as a Managing Director of Bain Capital, Robert is one of the most successful private equity investors in the history of the field.

James Johnson | James is currently Vice Chairman of Perseus, LLC, and a Director for Goldman Sachs and Target Corporation. He was the former Chairman and CEO of Fannie Mae.

Rosabeth Moss Kanter | Rosabeth is currently an Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor at Harvard Business School and a leading author of books on leadership and innovation.

Mickey Kantor | Mickey is currently a partner at Mayer Brown LLP, a Chicago-based international law firm. Previously he has served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce and United States Trade Representative.

Steven N. Kaplan | Steven is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a Director at Accretive Health and at Morningstar.

John W. McCarter | John is President and CEO of the Field Museum of Natural History. Previously he was Senior Vice President of Booz Allen & Hamilton, President of DeKalb Corporation and Budget Director of the State of Illinois.

John S. Reed | John has served as Chairman of the MIT Corporation. Previously, he was Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, Chairman and CEO of Citicorp, and Co-Chairman and CEO of Citigroup.

Sam Yagan | Sam is the Founder and CEO of OkCupid. Previously he was a founder of SparkNotes, which was sold to Barnes and Noble, and President of eDonkey, an online music sharing website. Sam is also a member of the Board of Directors of Excelerate Labs and was its first Executive Director.