Chad Dickerson is the current CEO of Brooklyn-based Etsy, one of the hottest e-commerce startups right now. The site, which enables users to buy and sell handmade goods, has 18 million items listed and over 30 million members. Before joining Etsy as CTO in 2008, Dickerson led product teams at Yahoo!. He previously worked as an engineer for media companies such as CNN and Sports Illustrated.
Tim Armstrong serves as the current chief of AOL ( AOL), which is now headquartered in New York. The company, which was emblematic of dial-up Internet in the 90s, is currently focused on a content strategy. Armstrong led AOL to acquire media sites like HuffingtonPost and TechCrunch, though they have recently scaled back the hyperlocal site, Patch. Armstrong previously worked in operations at Google ( GOOG) and Internet ventures at ABC/ESPN.