Martin Buerger is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at The Independent Institute. He received his B.A. in economics from Dartmouth College and M.B.A. from Stanford University, and he is the recipient of the Dialog Excellence Award in Entrepreneurship. Mr. Buerger has twenty-five years of management experience in Internet and information services, international sales and marketing, business development, acquisitions and divestitures, strategy and planning, budgeting and models, product management, and human resources. In so doing, he has served as Chief Operating Officer at @COURT Inc., Interim Chief Operating Officer for Transium Corporation, Vice President for Dialog Information Services, and Principal at Oatman Associates.