Our Team

GearBrain is comprised of smart, dedicated, and experienced Internet veterans with track records in building successful digital content businesses. We are guided by a group of highly knowledgeable advisers who also have successful track records building and directing highly profitable internet businesses.

Mark W. Westlake, CEO & Founder, GearBrain

Mark Westlake, Founder and CEO, GearBrainGearBrain

As Founder and CEO, Mark oversees all aspects of GearBrain.


Editorial Team

Executive Editor: Lauren Barack

Senior Writer: Alistair Charlton

Contributing Editor: Stewart Wolpin

Senior Correspondents: Amber Wang, Terry Sullivan, Lee Turner

Correspondents: Melissa Kay, Julia Tell, Matthew Clibanoff, Maria Korolov, Li Cohen

Sales & Ad Operations Team

Vice President, Ad Operations: Kanchan Garehgrat-Basra

Vice President, Ad Sales: Tom Rudd

Advisory Board

Kevin Fortuna, Entrepreneur & Founder Gramercy Labs and Lot 18

Eric Porres, Chief Marketing Officer at SundaySky

Jason Krebs, Head of Business Operations, Tenor, ( A division of Google)

Pam Horan, Co-founder, Horan MediaTech Advisors

Doug Weaver, Founder & CEO, Upstream Media Group, Inc.

Derrick Horner, Managing Director, Shareep Services, LLC

Kurt Tietjen, President, High Peak Media

Norm Page, Same Page Capital

Paul Bremer, Founder of Goodsport