His bio is located here. In a nutshell, he is the co-founder and managing director of Rock Creek Ventures, an investment and advisory services firm. Before forming Rock Creek, he was a senior executive for eight years at IAC/InterActiveCorp serving as chief of business operations, general counsel, and a member of Barry Diller's office of the chairman, and playing a key role in IAC's growth to become a multibillion-dollar global major e-commerce and new media company.
How's he being received? Mostly good.
"He is knowledgeable, experienced, and presumably will have the ear of the most influential people within the administration," said Ferree, president of the libertarian-leaning Progress and Freedom Foundation.