Executive Vice President
AOL Platforms and Technologies
Mr. Cahall also leads the Technologies division and its efforts to drive innovation and performance of its global datacenter operations, ATDN backbone network, Web and ISP infrastructures, network and systems management, storage services, registration and billing systems, NOC, data warehouse, and data center automation. He has responsibility for the systems operations of AOL products, programming, and platforms including the highly scalable AIM and AOL Mail infrastructures. He is also responsible for the corporate e-mail, voice and desktop services.
Mr. Cahall is a global Internet business and technology veteran. Prior to joining AOL, he was executive vice president and COO of United Online's Internet properties, including Classmates.com, a leading community-based networking company with Web properties in the U.S., Sweden, Germany and France. Concurrently, he was also executive vice president of the United Online Web Services division, overseeing the company's various Web-hosting brands including Freeservers.com and photo sharing service PhotoSite.
Prior to that, Mr. Cahall was chief information officer and senior vice president at CNET Networks, where he managed the company's Web site development, technology infrastructure, and back-office systems in both the U.S. and Europe. He played a critical role in the development and growth of CNET Networks' leading brands, such as CNET, GameSpot, News.com, CNET Shopper, Download.com, Webshots, and ZDNet.
Mr. Cahall spent six years as a vice president at Bank of America. He managed systems development for its Internet home banking division and prior to that led its Enterprise Architecture & Standards division. He also held management positions at two network and systems management focused technology start-ups. Mr. Cahall spent the first six years of his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he developed several network communication systems and received a U.S. patent for systems performance analysis. Mr. Cahall holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed non-degree, executive master's in business administration studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In addition to his work with NVTC, Mr. Cahall is a board member of the Greater Washington Board of Trade.