With a wealth of experience in international tech, media, and advertising – and an expansive background of entre- and intrapreneurship – Donnovan decided to act on his passion to accelerate the traditional approaches to global humanitarianism: through innovation and collaboration.
In 2015, he founded Overture to leverage his connections, and to foster dialogue and partnerships, with the ultimate goal of encouraging development of technology solutions that will improve the lives of humankind.
Before forming Overture, Donnovan was the 4A's first-ever external appointee. As Chief Advisor of Digital Media and Innovation, he guided the 96-year-old organization and its 800 member agencies in all digital media matters.
In 2010, as VP of Strategic Development for Tribal Fusion, he expanded the firm's digital marketing industry revenue, reach, and leadership, and built an internal startup: Firefly Video, a calculated video-ad network leveraging site relationships to bring personalized service to brand advertisers worldwide. As Firefly's President, he steered the site’s global launch in nine countries, establishing offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Earlier in his career, Donnovan built his own agency, Performance Bridge (with clients such as American Express, ESPN, Coca-Cola, Financial Times, AOL, and Sony/BMG), while he managed brands (e.g., Tanqueray, Fast Company, Bank of America, Reuters, and McDonald's) at Deutsch Advertising and DDB Worldwide.
As an industry expert, Donnovan has been featured in VentureBeat and MediaPost, and as a CNBC contributor. He has lectured about media and technology at Columbia Business School and in Paris at Sciences Po University and Université Paris Dauphine. He has a Bachelor’s in Political Science and Journalism from St. Bonaventure University, and an Executive Education Certificate from Wharton Business School.
Donnovan splits his time between NY and London. He is thrilled at the partnerships and support Overture has already inspired. Find him on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Head of Technology Services
Right out of college at Stanford University in 1995, Andy co-founded his first company, Fogdog Sports. Fogdog grew to become the largest online sporting good retailer, raised over $70M in venture financing, and successfully held an IPO (NASD:FOGD). Fogdog was acquired by GSI Commerce (NASD:GSIC), where Andy served as VP, Product.
In 2005, Andy launched and served as CEO of his second startup, PowerReviews, whose Ratings & Reviews platform powered over 5000 e-commerce websites. PowerReviews raised $36M in venture financing before being acquired in 2012 by its largest competitor, Bazaarvoice (NASD:BV).
Andy now serves as GM of Enterprise Solutions for VWO, a leading website optimization platform. He is based in New York City.
Director, Strategic Operations
Christina spent well over a decade in the advertising/marketing industry helping Fortune 500 companies like IBM, Pepsi, and FedEx develop effective advertising, marketing communication, and branding campaigns.
Her expertise is centered around helping corporations, organizations, and start-ups translate their vision, mission, and goals into strategic and executional, actionable plans that deliver results.
Christina could not be happier to be a part of the Overture team, and helping to facilitate conversations that lead to positive change.
Caitlin has over six years of international experience catalyzing impact in the human rights, sustainable development, and humanitarian sector. Her work spans three continents and includes projects with grassroots organizations, intergovernmental institutions, NGOs, and corporations.
She is passionate about helping nonprofits, companies, and social enterprises maximize their impact and create business value through partnership development, strategic planning, organizational development, and program management.
Caitlin is thrilled to be a part of Overture and helping connect the tech, media, and humanitarian sectors to address global challenges.
Michele has over 25 years of executive management and administrative experience, working with CEOs, Presidents, and Vice-Presidents in the entertainment, human resources, non-profit, start-up, and small business industries. Over the course of her career, Michele's responsibilities have included administrative coordination, travel, staff management, project management, the implementation of software, CRM and database solutions, and managing multi-million dollar budgets.
Michele supports Donnovan, in addition to the rest of the team, in several different capacities, and is an integral part of the Overture team.