Matt Comyns is a founding partner of BlackInc Ventures, and a media executive with over 11 years of experience. Prior to launching BlackInc Ventures in early 2004, Comyns worked at CNET Networks Inc. and Dow Jones & Company. With CNET Networks Inc. for nearly seven years, he held various positions including Senior Vice President/Publisher of News.com where he oversaw the news division for online and broadcast, and Vice President of Business Development where he managed strategic partnerships including custom advertising deals, affiliate development, and content licensing deals. Comyns also served as Director of Business Development at Snap.com. Prior to joining CNET, he was a Sales Manager for Dow Jones Interactive in Asia and lived in Beijing and Hong Kong. While at CNET, Comyns served as a founding Board Member of Online Publisher's Association. Comyns received a BA from Bucknell University.
Brad Bowers is a founding partner of BlackInc Ventures and long-time media executive with experience on both the publisher and agency side of the business. Prior to starting BlackInc Ventures in early 2004, Bowers worked at CNET Networks for eight years where he held various senior positions, including most recently Vice President of Worldwide Business Development and GM of North America for CNET Channel. Bowers spent two years living in Switzerland during his tenure with CNET Channel, and prior to this he served as Vice President of Business Development for CNET's Media Division. Bowers' duties included strategic planning where he generated revenue through commercial partnerships & acquisitions. Bowers successfully negotiated, signed, and oversaw the management of multi-million-dollar, multi-year, global partnerships with industry leaders such as HP, Dell, Yahoo!, Ingram Micro, and Tech Data. Prior to joining CNET, Bowers worked in the advertising industry, most recently for Anderson and Lembke on the Microsoft account, where in 1995 he was involved in the company's first online advertising campaigns including the launch of Windows 95 and of the Internet Explorer browser. Bowers received a BS in Management from Tulane University.