Tim Sullivan, chief executive officer at Ancestry.com which is being acquired by investors for $1.6 billion, highlights the closing day speaker lineup at the Internet Summit in Raleigh on Thursday. He’ll be delivering the luncheon keynote.

Sullivan is returning to his own roots in a way by speaking in North Carolina. He was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He has been a director of Ancestry.com since September 2005 at Ancestry.com, which is the world’s largest online resource for family history, with approximately 2 million paying subscribers around the world.

Before joining Ancestry.com, he was chief operating officer and then president and CEO of Match.com. Before those posts, Sullivan served as vice president of E-commerce for Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch, Inc. and held multiple positions at The Walt Disney Company, including vice president and managing director of Buena Vista Home Entertainment Asia Pacific.

Sullivan earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School

A record crowd has so far turned out at the Raleigh Convention Center for the sixth Internet Summit as put on by Triangle-based TechMedia.

The Startup Summit on Tuesday kicked off three days of Internet and high-tech business and strategy. The main event opens today with a crowd of nearly 2,000 people expected.

Other closing day speakers include:

  • Brent Herd, Director of Southeast, Twitter

Brent is The Director of Southeastern U.S Sales for Twitter and is responsible for all Southeastern revenue and business partnerships on the Twitter platform.
Most recently, Brent served as Senior Vice President at ShareThis where he was responsible for North American revenue generation activities as well as business development partnerships for the company. Previously, Brent established himself as a leader in the South as he helped grow online revenue and introduced innovative partnerships for the combined AOL – Advertising.com entity.
Brent began his career at Yahoo! In 1998 in NYC. In 1999 Brent moved to Atlanta with Yahoo! and was given the Yahoo! Super Star Award in 2001, the highest distinction a Yahoo! Employee can earn.

Currently, Brent lives in Atlanta with his wife Carolina, his three year old son Sammy, his one year old son Dylan and his 130lb Bull Mastiff, Marshall. Brent enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and general aviation.

  • Angus Davis, Founder & CEO, Swipely

In 1999, Angus co-founded Tellme, which revolutionized speech recognition systems today used by 1 in 3 Americans. In 2007, Microsoft acquired Tellme in its largest-ever acquisition of a private company. Prior to Tellme, Angus joined Netscape as their youngest employee where he was product manager for the company’s leading Web browser.

Angus founded Swipely in 2009 to help local merchants accept payments, track customers, and grow revenue by unlocking the “big data” behind every transaction. Swipely is based in Providence with a world-class team and the support of Index Ventures, First Round Capital, Greylock Partners and others.

  • Donnell Rawlings, Comedian and Actor

Donnell Rawlings is an overnight success a decade in the making. He made a splash in the DC comedy clubs going from a heckler in the audience to HBO’s Def Comedy Jam in a period of six months. You’ve seen him as ‘Ashy Larry’ on Comedy Central’s award winning and critically celebrated Chappelle’s Show, where he joined Dave Chappelle as both as a writer and performer. Today you can watch Donnell on MTV2’s most watched shows Guy Code and Hip Hop Squares. He was a regular on E!’s “Chelsea Lately”, starred in Comedy Central’s “Reality Bites Back,” and was the resident “Funny Guy” on the Ricki Lake Show.

As an actor Donnell has also appeared in the Law & Order series, Special Victims Unit (SVU) and Criminal Intent (CI) as well as NBC’s Third Watch, the Emmy-Award winning HBO Mini-Series: The Corner and as Day-Day Price on HBO’s Emmy-Award winning series “The Wire.” On the big screen he could be seen in the blockbuster Spider-Man II.