Earl Galleher

Earl Galleher

Board Member, KIPP DC

Washington D.C. Metro Area
Nonprofit Organization Management

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Earl Galleher's Overview

  • Non-Executive Partner at Gaga Marketing
  • Board Member at KIPP DC
  • President, Web Site Management Division at DIGEX, Inc.

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Earl Galleher's Summary

Builder of valuable internet companies that provide premium, high value services to Fortune 2000 companies, from inception to market leadership. Former Chairman of Basho Technologies, Inc. Former CEO of Basho. Former Series A investor in and Executive Vice President of Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM). Former Creator and President of DIGEX Web Site Management Division.

Specialties: Managing extreme start up turbulence.

Earl Galleher's Experience

Non-Executive Partner

Gaga Marketing

2007Present (7 years)

Gaga Marketing is a world class advertising and marketing firm servicing a broad array of high value brands in the Casino, Hotel and Technology Industries.

Mr. Galleher is a co-founder and partner of the company and he currently serves in an advisory capacity to his other partners.

Board Member


Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Education Management industry

January 2003Present (11 years 9 months)

KIPP DC is a network of high-performing, college-preparatory charter schools in Washington D.C., which serve the city’s under-resourced communities. At KIPP DC, there are no shortcuts: outstanding educators, more time in school, a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, and a strong culture of achievement and support help our students make significant academic gains and continue to excel in high school and college.

Chairman of the Board

Basho Technologies, Inc.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry

July 2011January 2014 (2 years 7 months) San Francisco, CA

Chairman and CEO

Basho Technologies, Inc.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry

January 2008June 2011 (3 years 6 months) San Francisco, CA

Basho Technologies, Inc., [www.basho.com] founded in January 2008 by a core group of software architects, engineers and executive leadership from Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:AKAM - News) is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with additional offices in Washington DC and San Francisco. Basho produces Riak, a distributed data store that combines extreme fault tolerance, rapid scalability, and ease of use. Designed from the ground up to work with applications that run on the internet and mobile networks, Riak is particularly well-suited for users of cloud infrastructure such as Joyent’s Smart platform. Available in both an open source and a paid commercial version, current customers of Riak include Comcast Corporation, Qualcomm, Best Buy, McAfee, Voxer and Vibrant Media.

As Chairman & CEO, Galleher is responsible for raising capital and leading the company to a market position of global prominence in the database software market.

Executive Vice President

Akamai Technologies

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; AKAM; Internet industry

March 1999April 2001 (2 years 2 months)

- Grew revenue from $0 in March 1999 to $165 million annualized revenue in March 2001.
- Grew employee organization from 0, March 1999 to 650, March 2001. Held direct responsibility for 46% of the employees in company.
- Opened 17 offices globally from March 1999 to March 2001 in Boston, New York, Washington DC, Atlanta, Chicago, Austin, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Paris, London and Munich.
- Maintained P&L responsibility for a $100+ million budget.
- Exceeded revenue goals every quarter except one during employment with the company (8 out of 9 quarters).
- Business strategy resulted in evolution of average annualized revenue per new customer from $24,000 in June 1999 to over $120,000 in March 2001.
- Developed strategy for go to market plan in Asia that resulted in a Joint Venture with Softbank Corporation for market entry into Japan.

President, Web Site Management Division


Public Company; 501-1000 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

March 1996August 1998 (2 years 6 months)

In March 1996, created/implemented business plan offering complex web site management services to Forbes 2000 companies. In May 1997, Forrester Research ranked DIGEX as the top rated complex web site management facility in the world, ahead of IBM, MCI, AT&T, UUNet. Accomplishments:

- Grew business unit from 3 to 260 employees and annualized revenues from $650k to $25 million in 27 months.
- Maintained full P&L responsibility for $42 million budget.
- Exceeded business plan EBITDA targets every quarter since March 1996.
- Strategy resulted in evolution of average annualized revenue per customer from $3,575 in March 1996 to over $110,000 in June 1998.

In March 1996, market value of DIGEX was $17 million. In October 1996, participated as co-presenter on successful IPO road show with DIGEX CEO. IPO resulted in raising $48 million. In June 1997, DIGEX sold to Intermedia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICIX) for $178 million. Participated as DIGEX Corporate Officer.

Earl Galleher's Skills & Expertise

  1. Start-ups
  2. SaaS
  3. Cloud Computing
  4. Enterprise Software
  5. Product Management
  6. Scalability
  7. Strategic Planning
  8. Distributed Systems
  9. Business Development
  10. Team Building
  11. Business Strategy
  12. Marketing
  13. Strategy
  14. Leadership
  15. Business Planning
  16. Go-to-market Strategy
  17. Strategic Partnerships
  18. Sales
  19. Management Consulting
  20. Management
  21. Solution Selling
  22. Networking

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Earl Galleher's Education

Denison University




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