With over 14 years of experience, Chris Niemi is an expert in TLD operations and support. Chris currently manages a Domain Services team that provides ancillary services – domain recovery, domain sales, and New gTLD .Brand support – which enhance our clients’ domain portfolio management strategies. Since 2011, Chris has been deeply involved with the application, delegation and operational launch processes of New gTLDs, overseeing the integration and management of the 60+ .Brand TLDs for which we are providing registrar services. Chris holds an undergraduate degree in English from Harvard and a MBA in General Management from Gonzaga University School of Business Administration.

Luge Pravda is a globally recognized expert in online brand protection and domain name management strategies with over 17 years’ experience in the space. For the global leader in online brand protection, MarkMonitor, Luge currently works with a number of Fortune 100 companies helping to free them of online abuse and accelerating their online businesses.

Brian J. King is Director of Internet Policy and Industry Affairs at MarkMonitor, where he is a vocal advocate for internet policy that protects the intellectual property rights and promotes the interests of MarkMonitor and its customers. Prior to joining MarkMonitor, Brian spent nine years at CSC Digital Brand Services, most recently as Associate General Counsel and Global Head of Vendors, TLDs, and Compliance.

Jenni has over 12 years of experience in the Domain industry.  Most recently, she has provided strategic consultative services for MarkMonitor clients in the areas of new gTLD program strategy, domain portfolio right-sizing, and domain portfolio optimization.  Previous positions include experience as a Brand Protection Client Services Manager, managing strategies and tactical solutions for combatting counterfeit and grey market sales, trademark infringement and other online threats and Domain Provisioner, responsible for forming and maintaining relationships with domain name registries around the world.