Mr. Bilger is the managing partner of Shelter Capital Partners, a Southern California-based private investment fund, focused on investments in technology and technology-enabled companies (including this one). Mr. Bilger was formerly the vice chairman of the board of Akamai Technologies, Inc., a provider of global, high performance services for the delivery of Internet content, streaming media, and applications. From 1994 until its sale to News Corporation (all things FOX) in 1997, Mr. Bilger was the president of the production and broadcasting firm, New World Communications Group. Following a 13-year tenure with the Wall Street investment bank, Drexel Burnham Lambert, he co-founded Apollo Advisors, a private equity firm, in 1990.
Mr. Bilger holds a B.S. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania (where he serves on the Wharton School's Board of Overseers) and an MBA from the University of Chicago.