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Jeff Dossett

Chief Executive Officer, AdventureLink, Inc.

As Chief Executive Officer of AdventureLink, Inc., Jeff oversees corporate strategy, sales, marketing, technology, product development, operations, customer care, financial management, human resources and investor relations.

Jeff joins AdventureLink from Yahoo!, were he was Senior Vice President, Audience Experiences for Yahoo! North America. In this role Dossett was responsible for editorial, content and programming of all consumer “touch-points” including Yahoo!’s industry-leading media, communications and community products and services in the United States and Canada. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Dossett was executive producer and general manager of the MSN Media Network in the United States, providing overall leadership for audience, content and programming strategy and execution. Dossett was recently named to The Hollywood Reporter’s “Digital Power 2009: The top 50 executives leading the charge in new-media content”.

Dossett joined Microsoft in 1991 as Director of Sales and served in a variety of senior sales and marketing roles including general manager of Microsoft’s Canadian subsidiary. In 1997, he transferred to Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington headquarters. At this time, he became general manager of the Internet Customer Unit, leading business development efforts to establish technology and service relationships with global network operators.

In 2000, Dossett joined MSN to provide strategy and business development leadership for Microsoft’s leading e-commerce services. He then served as CEO of MSN Carpoint® (now MSN Autos), DealerPoint® and general manager of MSN HomeAdvisor® (now MSN Real Estate & MSN Lifestyle). In 2002, Dossett took two years away from his career at Microsoft to pursue his passion for adventure with a goal to climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents, known as the “Seven Summits”. Reaching the summit of Mount Everest on May 24, 2004, Dossett became the third Canadian in history to successfully complete the Seven Summits. In 2008, Jeff was expedition leader for Everest Team INSPI(RED), a personal initiative to build awareness of (PRODUCT) RED™ and to inspire others to join the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa. On May 22nd, 2008, Jeff became the second Canadian in history to reach the summit Mount Everest for the second time.

Dossett serves on the Board of Advisors of 1) VillageReach, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to save lives and improve well-being in Africa by increasing community access to healthcare and other essential services, 2) GOOD Worldwide Inc, an integrated media platform for “people who want to live well and do good” and 3) Livemocha, an online language learning service designed to help people communicate across borders, languages, and cultures by providing accessible and innovative language learning services in an engaging, interactive, social format.

Dossett holds a degree in business administration with honors from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. He is married and has three children.

   
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