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Cotter Cunningham
Founder and CEO
WhaleShark Media
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WhaleShark Media

Mr. Cunningham is a proven leader in the consumer Internet industry and has a long track record of building successful companies.

He is Founder and CEO of WhaleShark Media, Inc. WhaleShark is pursuing acquisitions in consumer e-commerce and digital media. Prior to Whale Shark Media, Cotter was the COO of Bankrate (formerly NASDAQ:RATE). He helped take Bankrate.com from revenue of $12M and a loss of $28M to revenue of $80M+ and operating profit of $24M. He drove Bankrate's partnership model, which included relationships with 75 prominent brands online, including NYTimes.com, WSJ.com, AOL, MSN, and Yahoo!. Prior to Bankrate.com, he was VP/GM with VML (now part of WPP) and an executive with H&R Block. Cotter authored the book "Your Financial Action Plan, 12 Simple Steps to Achieve Money Success".