Bruce Dobie is the CEO and Founder of Power Poll, LLC. From 1983 to 1989, Dobie was a political reporter at the Nashville Banner. In 1989, he and a partner started an alternative newsweekly, the Nashville Scene. While editor, the newspaper won numerous journalism awards. Fifteen years later, Dobie and his partner sold the company to Village Voice Media. Dobie has been quoted widely about media and politics in publications and television news programs that include The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the American Journalism Review, and CNN, CBS, MSNBC, and more.
Dobie grew up in South Louisiana. He is a graduate of the University of the South, where he majored in English. He has a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is active in land preservation and conservation issues, and was a founding board member of The Land Trust for Tennessee, to which he was appointed by former Gov. Phil Bredesen. Dobie is also passionate about education and is a former board member of the Nashville Alliance for Public Education. For four years he served as chairman of the board of a charter school in Nashville now called LEAD Public Schools. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the University of the South. Dobie also currently serves on the board of Truxton Trust.
Dobie enjoys writing and has completed one unpublished novel and started a second. He is married to Laura Lee Dobie, a psychotherapist, and they have two children, Hannah and Rob. They attend Christ Episcopal Cathedral.
Kirk Davis is the former CEO of GateHouse Media and COO of New Media Investment Group, a publicly traded entity where he deployed $2.5B in capital to acquire 37 companies, including Gannett, which lead to the creation of the largest newspaper company in the world. Kirk is also a member of the board of directors of the Associated Press.
Perry Del Favero is the company's Chief Product Officer, responsible for product implementation, content management, and technical support. Previously, Perry was the Editorial and Content Director at EvieSays, where she held similar responsibilities for that company's 500 media partners across the country.
Travis Graham is the company's Chief Technology Officer. Travis oversees the design, development, and operation of the Power Poll platform.
Before joining Power Poll, Travis was Chief Technology Officer at EvieSays, a calendar aggregation service that served over 1.3 billion page views annually through 500 media partners in the news, radio, magazine, and television industries throughout the United States.
Travis also spent 13 years at Sitemason, Inc. whose product, Sitemason, was an early content management and development platform. Notably, he was instrumental in the migration of the company's infrastructure from traditional colocation facilities to the then-just-released Amazon Web Services EC2 cloud environment.
Travis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University.
Jill Peters is the company's Chief Revenue Officer. Jill is responsible for the company's revenue-related activities including supply-side expansion of markets and audience as well as managing and generating new demand relationships with brands and agencies. Jill also manages strategic partnerships and marketing.
Jill is a seasoned operational executive with over 20 years of leadership experience consistently exceeding growth targets including $250m in revenue and 5,000+ in partnerships while building, managing, and driving revenue for digital platforms. She has been highly successful in creating revenue growth through product development, operations, sales and account management. Jill has a proven track record of managing early-stage start-ups, hyper-growth scaling, and turn-around phases of companies.
Before joining Power Poll, Jill was Chief Revenue Officer of Engine Media Solutions where she responsible for advertising and SaaS revenue growth across the company's media and entertainment product portfolio. Engine Media Solutions acquired Frankly Media where Ms. Peters was the Chief Revenue Officer.
Prior to joining Frankly Media, Ms. Peters was the Founder and Chief Revenue Officer of KyckGlobal, a financial technology company operating a cloud-based platform powering funds disbursement for businesses to offer a broad array of payment types for consumers.
Previously, Ms. Peters was the Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Inform, a pioneer in digital media. Inform was one of the first companies to build a video syndication platform and generate revenue through advertising.
Prior to founding Inform, Ms. Peters was a Partner in the Advanced Technology Practice of Korn/Ferry International. Previously, she held sales roles in the technology and healthcare industries. Ms. Peters earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University.
Jon Sofield is a top-level advisor and board member of numerous digital media enterprises. From January 2019 – January 2020, Jon was the managing director of Upcurve, a subsidiary of GateHouse Media. Prior to that, Jon worked at Google for eight years as Senior Manager/New Partnership SMB and was vice chairman of the board of the Local Search Association.