BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Thomas A. DeBacco , Founder, CEO & Chairman
Tyson Brown, Founder, President & CTO
Curtis Krizek, Managing Partner Prairie Capital Management
Curtis is Chairman, Managing Director and a founder of Prairie Capital and for more than twenty years has founded and advised successful private equity firms. Prior to forming Prairie Capital, Curtis practiced law for over a decade. Curtis serves, or has served, on the boards of various organizations, including The University of Virginia Jefferson Scholars Foundation Advisory Board, The REACH Healthcare Foundation, and the Kansas State University Foundation. He graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Life Sciences (Honors Program, Phi Kappa Phi), and received a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Matt Anthony, CEO Young & Rubicam (a WPP Company)
Matt is CEO of Y&R North America. Prior to joining Y&R in March 2013 Matt was CEO/Chairman of VML (vml.com) which is a WPP company. As a founding partner at VML, Matt directed a traditional agency model into a worldwide digital agency working with many of the Fortune 500 companies in developing and delivering their interactive digital presence.
Matt is an active Board member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (commonly known as the Four A’s). In 2010, Matt was named Advertising Professional of the Year by the American Advertising Federation of Kansas City for lifetime contributions to the advertising and marketing profession.
Throughout his career, Matt has been a tireless supporter of philanthropic endeavors and community causes. In memory of his brother Chris, who suffered from a glioblastoma brain tumor and died in 2003 at the age of 37, Matt and his family established the Head for the Cure Foundation to raise awareness and funding for brain cancer research. The annual highlight is the Head for the Cure 5K Run & Walk held each fall; proceeds from the event support the Chris Anthony Brain Tumor Research Fund and the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC). In addition, Matt has numerous philanthropic volunteer board positions, including the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors (Houston, Texas), Council on Foreign Relations, Head for the Cure Foundation, Turning Point and VML Foundation.