Bob has a long track record of building and managing successful companies including MyPoints, Magnify, and Centro.
After 20 years in senior management positions at Keebler, Bob founded MotivationNet which became MyPoints in 1998. The company built an opt-in database of more than 10 million names and generated more than $63 million in revenue before its sale in 2000.
A graduate of Loyola University in Chicago with a MBA in Operations Management from Northwestern, Mr. Hoyler also has completed graduate studies in theology at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Illinois. He is co-founder of the Warm Blankets Orphan Care Foundation, which raises money, materials and recruits volunteers to serve over 100 orphanages in Cambodia and Indonesia.
Most recently Virgil was Centro Media's Chief Technology Officer (CTO), between April 2006 and March 2009, after six years as CTO of MyPoints.com, followed by more than 4 years in senior technology leadership positions at United Airlines and its subsidiaries. He was a co-founder and CTO of MotivationNet, which later merged with Intellipost to form MyPoints.com, a company that went public successfully in 2000.
Since 1993, Virgil has been an Instructor of Computer Science at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, where he has been teaching undergraduate and graduate classes for the Computer Science and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments, ranging from 500 level Computer Architecture courses for graduate students, to 400 and 300 level Computer Architecture, Information Security, Object-Oriented Design and Programming, Operating Systems, Discrete Mathematics, and Logic Design and Implementation courses for undergraduate students.
Virgil holds his MS in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania. He has conducted research in performance analysis for parallel programming languages, with emphasis on Message Driven Computation as part of his Ph.D. study in Computer Science at the Illinois Institute of Technology.