Management Team / Advisory Board Bios
, Ryan BettencourtCo-Founder & CEORyan Bettencourt has been the Company’s CEO, CFO, Secretary and Director since its inception in November 2019. Beginning January 2019, Ryan served as CEO of Hello Bar LLC. After the Company acquired Hello Bar in January 2021, Ryan became Chairman of the Board of Hello Bar, a role in which he continues to serve. From January 2018 to January of 2019 Ryan was the Head of Product for One Vigor, a media distribution company and the GM of Edisen, a spinoff product/company, both of which are owned by Vigor Systems, Inc. From June 2014 through February 2018 Ryan was the CEO of Cursive Labs, LLC, a Venture Studio formed to develop multiple companies. Ryan was the CEO and founder of Spoutable, LLC, an ad tech platform owned by Cursive Labs, LLC. Spoutable was acquired by Proper Media in 2018. From 2012-2014 Ryan was the VP, Digital for Saban Brands. Ryan joined Saban Brands after his former company was acquired by Saban. From 2008-2012 Ryan was Co-Founder/President of KidZui, Inc., a leading internet browser for children, which was also acquired by Saban Brands. Ryan has his MBA, Magna Cum Laude, from Babson College where he was a Babson Fellow and his BA, Cum Laude, from the University of San Francisco.
Caleb GreenChief Operating OfficerIn April, 2022 Caleb Green joined Legion as its Chief Operating Officer. With more than a decade of experience at hyper-growth technology, marketplace, and media businesses, Caleb will focus on growing Legion’s businesses and improving overall scalability. Caleb most recently served as the Head of Internal Operations at Snagajob, the world’s largest marketplace for hourly work. Caleb joined Snagajob in January 2015, and variously led the Strategy, Operations, and Financial Planning teams. In his role at Snagajob, he was responsible for spearheading numerous strategic initiatives, including product launches and M&A integrations. Prior to Snagajob, Caleb managed video publishing and growth at Vox Media, where he tripled audience viewership at brands like Eater, The Verge, Vox.com, and Polygon. Caleb’s entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and during his early career he founded or co-founded two technology/media companies. Caleb has an MA from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Keiran FlaniganHead of ProductsKeiran Flanigan has been Head of Products for the Company since inception in November 2019. From February 2019 through October 2020, Keiran was the full-time Head of Product for Hello Bar, LLC. Keiran moved to a part-time role at Hello Bar in October 2019 so that he could continue to help Hello Bar grow while dedicating additional time to Legion. From January 2018 to February 2019 Keiran was a freelance web and mobile developer building a variety of products in the software and e-commerce markets. From 2014-2018 he was the Co-Founder and Head of Product/Creative for Cursive Labs, LLC and its flagship product, Spoutable. From 2009-2012 Keiran was the Lead iOS Developer for Rage Digital, a design and development company. From 2012 through 2014, Keiran has done freelance projects for the likes of the NFL, Hyundai, 24-Hour Fitness and dozens of start-ups.
Grant BostromHead of VenturesGrant Bostrom has been Head of Ventures for the Company since inception in November 2019. Since 2017, Grant has been the Founder and CEO of Hellaworks, Inc. and its flagship product TapHype. Grant reduced his role in Hellaworks in November 2019 to focus most of his energies on Legion. From July 2014 to June 2017 Grant was a Co-Founder of Cursive Labs, LLC and served as Head of Product and Business Development for Spoutable, LLC. Between August 2009 and December 2013, Grant was the Head of Business Development and Special Projects for KidZui. Grant has an MBA from San Diego State University, a Masters in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA from UCLA.
Michael KamoChairman of the Board of DirectorsMichael Kamo has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors since its inception in November 2019 and served as the Company’s COO from inception until April 29, 2022. Beginning October 2017 to the present, Mike has been the Co-Founder and CEO of Neil Patel Digital, LLC, a digital agency. From October 2016 to January 2019, he was the Co-Founder and CEO of Hello Bar LLC. From January 2011 to December 2016, Mike was Founder and CEO of Stride App LLC and was a content entrepreneur along with Neil Patel.