Bill Demas leads overall strategy and guides day-to-day operations at Turn. Prior to Turn, Bill was President and CEO of MokaFive, a next generation desktop virtualisation start-up and was responsible for launching the company. Prior to MokaFive, Demas was senior vice president and general manager of the Yahoo Publisher Network Group (formerly Overture’s Publisher Business and Solutions Group), building new business lines and leading it to rapid revenue growth. While at Overture, Demas was part of the executive team that helped guide the search advertising pioneer to revenues of $1 billion, leading to its acquisition by Yahoo in 2003.
Before Overture, Demas served as executive vice president of product development and marketing for Vividence Corporation (acquired by Keynote). Previously he held senior consumer product and enterprise business roles at Microsoft including its Encarta Encyclopedia and SQL Server groups. Demas began his career at IBM in technology sales. In addition to Turn, Demas serves on the Board of Directors of Advocates for Children (CASA of San Mateo County) and the Advisory Boards of DeviceVM and Digital Performance. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Organization Behavior and Management from Brown University.