Chief Executive Officer
Before joining SheKnows, Philippe Guelton served as President of Thrillist Media Group, a leading men’s lifestyle publication and operator of Jackthreads.com, a members-only shopping club.
Previously, Guelton served in several senior roles at HFMUS (Hachette) most recently as EVP & Chief Operating Officer, where he oversaw the company’s media properties, including Elle, Elle Décor and Woman’s Day, among others.
During his time at HFMUS, Guelton led the launch of Glo.com, a premier online fashion and beauty property, in partnership with MSN and BermanBraun. He was also instrumental in the sale of HFMUS to Hearst in June 2011.
Chief Revenue Officer
Prior to her current role as chief revenue officer at SheKnows, Skey was chief revenue officer for Recyclebank, where she built the revenue model from ground up, and scaled the commercial business from zero to $26 million within two years.
A frequent presenter and commentator for business and trade media, Skey’s speaking events include SXSW 2012, ad:tech 2012, the Gamification Summit of 2012, GreenBiz State of Green Business Forum 2011, the Physic Ventures-Edelman Social Media Summit 2011, SheStreams 2011, OMMA Global New York 2011, Gamification Summit 2011 and ad:tech conference 2011.
Skey helped develop Riddler, one of the web’s first real-time, multi-player, reward-based gaming sites at Interactive Imaginations. She has served in management positions at The Walt Disney Company and CNET, was the chief marketing officer at Passenger, Inc. and is a long-term member of Alloy’s executive team at Alloy Inc., where she served as executive vice president of strategic marketing. Skey is an advisory to ad:tech, SmartyPants Ltd., CoolSchool, The Bronx Academy of Letters, Kuato Studios and Homer Learning. Skey holds a BA in comparative literature from Hamilton College. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.
Chief Financial Officer
In his time before SheKnows, Paul served as CFO of Dun & Bradstreet International, followed by CFO of Marvel Comics and most recently as CEO and CFO of Haights Cross Communications, an educational publishing holding company. There he completed 14 business acquisitions and raised over $400 million in debt and equity capital, then restructured the business and capital structure to align with the new market realities resulting from 2009 recession.
At SheKnows Paul oversees all Finance/Accounting, HR, IT and Operations functions, and serves as a financial and business problem solver and advisor to the CEO.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Crecca is a CPA and received his MBA from Rutgers Management School of Business.
Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel
Prior to joining SheKnows, Kurt Donnell was an attorney with nationally prominent law firms Ballard Spahr LLP and Jones Day. Kurt focused his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and securities offerings and counseled clients on a wide range of general corporate matters.
At SheKnows, Kurt leads corporate development initiatives including strategic partnerships, licensing and identification of growth opportunities, and manages the company’s business development team. He is also responsible for all company legal matters, including contract negotiation and corporate governance.
Kurt earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in accounting from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Vice President, Product
Before joining the SheKnows team, Doug Ferguson served as the Head of Product and Creative Director in a variety of digital roles in New York City, most notably at Sony Online Entertainment, MTV Networks and Sling Media.
Most recently Ferguson spent the last three years with Prometheus Global Media (a division of Guggenheim Media) where he served as General Manager of Digital for Adweek and later as the VP of Product at Billboard. During his tenure at PGM he re-branded and relaunched Adweek's magazine and website which quickly led to a 100 percent increase in unique visitors and page views. He then transitioned to Billboard to help with the relaunch and re-platform of Billboard.com; Billboard.biz, a new mobile site; and the portal for the Billboard Music Awards.
A graduate of the University of Florida, Doug's specialties and enthusiasm lie in Interaction Design, Product Development, Mobile Strategy, Information Architecture and all things related to the User Experience that drives digital businesses.
Ferguson has been nominated for an interactive Emmy Award for the online/on-air game SimulClash and won the 2003 Beacon Award for Best Community Site, supporting the "Fight For Your Rights" pro-social campaign on MTV.com.