MapAnything’s Board of Directors

John Stewart, Chairman of the Board

John is a successful serial entrepreneur who co-founded MapAnything in 2009. The company (then known as Saber Solutions) provided managed services and custom app development to users of Salesforce.

Under John’s leadership, the business model was successfully changed in late 2012 and the company’s sole focus became selling business applications on the Salesforce AppExchange.

Today, MapAnything is a Gold Level Salesforce AppExchange Program Partner with over 750 customers. The company was included in the Inc. 500 – after experiencing 2000 percent revenue growth in three years.

Prior to MapAnything, John founded Saber Design and Analysis Services, a consulting firm that provided engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace and defense industry. He successfully sold the company in 2011.

John was born in New York and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts.

Ben Brantly, Director

Prior to co-founding MapAnything with John Stewart in 2009, Ben co-founded several other companies, including Southern Computer Innovations, Educational Network Solutions, and John Stewart was a customer of Ben’s at his company Southern Computer Innovations. After collaborating on many projects and working together for a while, Ben suggested that he come on board and work with John. At the age of 24, after selling his company, Ben joined John and later co-founded MapAnything.

Ben leads the company’s Office of Technology in Atlanta and is responsible for driving product strategy and shaping corporate vision.

MapAnything was released on the AppExchange in 2012. Today, the solution is being used by over 750 customers globally. With over 225 five star reviews on the AppExchange – it has been named a Customer’s Choice – Highly Reviewed App by Salesforce users.

Ben was born in Kansas and attended Georgia State University.

John Elton, Director

John is a Partner at Greycroft Partners and is based in the firm’s NYC office.
Prior to Greycroft, John was a Partner at iNovia Capital for six years. While there, he worked with Greycroft on eight co-investments including: Babble (acquired by Disney), Collective, OggiFinogi (acquired by Collective), Vizu (acquired by Neilsen.) and WorkFusion. John also led the firm’s investments in TripleLift, Chango, BeyondtheRack, and Lenddo.
John was part of the early NYC startup community starting at 24/7 Media where he worked in Strategic Planning and later ran marketing for two of its products. Afterwards, at Turnstone Capital, John advised dMarc Broadcasting on its first round of institutional financing as well as an acquisition prior to its sale to Google. John started his career at Veronis Suhler Stevenson an investment firm focused on the media and communications industries.
John holds a MBA from New York University with a dual specialization in Finance and Marketing and a BA Degree in Economics from Lehigh University. John is married with three kids and lives in the wilds of Westchester.

Wayne Hunter, Director

Wayne L. Hunter is a Managing Partner in the General Partner as co-founder and head of Harbert Venture Partners’ technology investment team. Mr. Hunter joined HMC in 2002 and serves on the boards of Kaleo, Netsertive, PeopleMatter and Racemi. He also serves on the board of the Florida Venture Forum and Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority, and he was a past chair and board member of North Carolina’s Council for Entrepreneurial Development. Mr. Hunter was previously on the board of AireWire, Movero, Unitrends and Yap. Prior to joining HMC, he was a founding Managing Director and Head of Wachovia’s Technology Investment Banking Group (and predecessor firms First Union Securities and Wheat First Butcher Singer). In addition, he was a member of Wachovia’s Private Equity/Venture Capital Fund Investment Committee and served on Wachovia’s Investment Banking Management Committee. He has more than twenty years of experience working with leading entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the Southeast Region. During his tenure in investment banking, he advised on more than one hundred financing and M&A transactions totaling $24 billion. His mergers and acquisitions and financial advisory experience encompass the internet, software, IT services, communications services and equipment sectors.
Mr. Hunter holds a degree in law (J.D.) from the University of Alabama School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University.

Michael Lazerow, Director

Michael is a serial entrepreneur, investor, writer and painter best-known as the founder of Buddy Media, a social marketing software company that was purchased by (NYSE: CRM) in 2012 for $800 million.
Michael most recently served as Salesforce’s chief strategy officer. During his three years at the company, Salesforce grew its annual revenue run rate to $6 billion from $2 billion and was named the most innovative company in the world by Forbes Magazine for three consecutive years.
Prior to Salesforce and Buddy Media, Michael founded, purchased by Time Warner’s Time Inc. division in January 2006. And as an undergraduate at Northwestern University, Michael started UWIRE, an Associated Press-like network of more than 850 student-run newspapers, purchased by CBS.
With 65 early-stage investments, including Buzzfeed, Domo, Mashable and Dash Radio, Michael is one of the most prolific tech investors in New York City, where he spends much of his time cheerleading, providing therapy to and coaching entrepreneurs.
Michael and his wife Kass are avid philanthropists through the Kass and Michael Lazerow Family Foundation. Their support and leadership of Cycle for Survival has helped raise more than $76.5 million for cancer research to fund 100+ clinical trials and research studies. Other interests include clean water (charity: water) and education (Donors Choose).
Michael was the recipient of Ernest & Young’s coveted Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2011 and Kass and Michael were given the Leader of the Future Award by the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute alongside legendary CEOs Alan Mulally (Ford, Boeing) and AG Lafley (Procter & Gamble). Additional honors include Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40, Crain’s New York 40 Under 40, #1 on the Silicon Alley 100 and the Ad Age Digital A-List.
Michael earned a bachelors and masters degree in journalism from Northwestern. His writing about technology, advertising, startups, investing and life has appeared in Ad Age, Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company and more than a dozen newspapers, including Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill, the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel and the Miami Herald.
Michael and Kass live in New York City with their three kids and two dogs.