Prior to Digital River, Ted was the Corporate Vice President (CVP) and global business executive of MSN in the Online Services Division (OSD) at Microsoft, and has held executive positions at: AOL, CNET and the Internet divisions of United Online and Bank of America. Over the years, Ted has managed portfolios of web properties including: e-commerce, social media, mapping, search, web hosting and photo sharing sites. Prior to driving the business operations of web companies, he ran the technology behind all of the CNET properties and Bank of America online banking websites. He began early work with Java at Bank of America before moving to CNET and implementing their publishing systems with it. In May of 2000, Ted hosted the inventor of Java, James Gosling, at CNET to help motivate the staff towards a Java technology transition. He started his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories and has also worked at two technology start-ups: OpenVision Technologies and Clear Communications.