A mix of technologist, startup founder, investor, and advisor. Mr. Van Zoest is a veteran engineer and entrepreneur. He has held leadership roles at Metaplace/Playdom, Joost, Yahoo!, DivX, MP3.com, and Apache startup Covalent Technologies, among other companies. He has the ability to quickly translate business objectives and concepts into scalable platforms. He has built platforms acquired by private companies, Fortune 100 companies, and that have seen Initial Public Offerings (IPOs).