Who We Are
Steve Giannini, Managing Partner & Co-Founder
After a successful career with KPMG, LLP and KPMG Consulting (now BearingPoint, Inc.), Steve directed the Strategic Partnerships group as Associate Vice President at CNET Networks, a global media property. Leveraging a wealth of experience from internet business development, strategic alliances and global business strategy – to professional finance, accounting and merger and acquisition consulting, Steve achieved the goal of bringing the successful application of cross functional skill sets to his client base at ANG. Steve has a B.S. in Business Economics and a Minor in Accounting from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Scott Lyle, Advisor & Co-Founder
Scott brings a deep and sophisticated background to Alliance Network Group. Scott's career spans brand development, corporate finance, financial acquisition analysis and integration, corporate budgeting, negotiating strategic alliances, and business development. His expertise was developed in traditional industry, the Internet, and emerging platforms, including both broadband and wireless. Scott was the founder and operator of Tower46, a nationally distributed apparel brand, as well as, a company that developed bio-filtration systems in South East Asia. His experiences also encompass positions held at KPMG, Interbrand, CNET Networks and Macromedia. Scott also has an MBA from THUNDERBIRD - The American Graduate School of International Management and a professional license as a CPA.
Franco Ruggeri, VP of Product Development
Franco comes to ANG from CNET Networks, a top 10 web property, where he was responsible for product development and management of all CNET’s various commerce offerings that include CNET’s flagship shopping experience, Shopper.com. Before taking on the shopping challenges at CNET, Franco had product oversight for reviews.com, managing the daily production workflow as well as a design, development, and production team. Franco's background spans to the world of project management and emerging platforms, as he has defined and built innovative applications in the mobile and broadband video space. With an understanding of business strategy and technology infrastructure, Franco brings a unique talent to the ANG team.
Erika McGrath, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Alliances
Erika joined Alliance Network Group in August 2003 following more than four years of business development and strategic partnership management at a Top 10 global web property. Her experience includes forging relationships across a variety of vertical markets such as e-Commerce, Enterprise, Gaming, News & Editorial, Search, Downloads, as well as Print, Brick & Mortar, and Emerging Platforms distribution. Erika has also worked as an analyst in the media and telecommunications division at a market research firm now known as Gartner G2R. Erika is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.