Edward J. Lastes:  Chief Executive Officer

Prior to founding Fusion, Ed was the President and Chief Executive Officer of PNE Media, LLC from 2000 to 2006.  PNE was created through over 60 acquisitions and owned approximately 7,000 billboard faces along the Eastern seaboard.  Prior to PNE, Ed was the Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone Cable, LLC where he participated in acquiring, integrating, developing and selling over 20 cable television companies.  Prior to that, Ed was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Invincible Technologies Corporation, a data storage services company, which was sold to a public entity.  Previously, Ed served in various lending, corporate finance and credit capacities at Bank of Boston, including serving in the Media & Communications, Asset Recovery, Restructured Real Estate, Middle Market and Credit Divisions.  He holds a B.A. from St. Michael’s College.


Lisa C. Gallagher:  CFO & EVP Corporate Development

Prior to joining Fusion, Lisa served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Hawtan Leathers, a privately held international manufacturer of specialty leathers for the garment industry. Lisa previously served as Chairman and Co-CEO of FastChannel Network, Inc. until its acquisition by DG Fastchannel (Nasdaq “DGIT”) and has served on DGIT’s Board of Directors since the transaction was completed in 2006.  She previously spent over 20 years as both a commercial as well as investment banker specializing in media transactions. She started her banking career in the early 1980s at the Bank of Boston and in 1997 moved to its investment bank, BancBoston Securities as Managing Director to run their Media & Communications Group. In 1998 she became Managing Director and Group head of the Internet/Media Convergence Group of Robertson Stephens, a leading high technology investment banking firm, upon the BancBoston Securities acquisition of Robertson Stephens. After leaving Robertson Stephens in 2001, she worked for Remy Capital Partners, a small investment banking boutique, before joining Hawtan Leathers. Ms. Gallagher holds a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and an M.B.A. from the Simmons Graduate School of Management in Boston.

Robert Steinkrauss:  Associate

Prior to joining Fusion, Bobby was an Analyst with the investment bank America’s Growth Capital in Boston.  While at AGC, he was responsible for developing financial models, training and managing junior analysts, and supporting and managing public offerings, buy-side, sell-side and private placement transactions.  Bobby holds a B.S. from Boston College.

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