Board of Directors
Robert J. Majteles has been a director since November 2006 and has been our Chairman of the Board since March 2007. Mr. Majteles is the managing partner of Treehouse Capital, LLC, an investment firm he launched in 2000. Treehouse’s portfolio includes private and public companies, passive and active investments, and investment funds. Mr. Majteles often serves as an active and involved board member for the companies in Treehouse’s portfolio and Mr. Majteles is also an investor in and an advisor to Backstage Capital and is an operating partner with Oak Investment Partners, a venture capital firm. Prior to launching Treehouse, Mr. Majteles was the Chief Executive Officer of three different technology companies. Mr. Majteles has also been an investment banker and a mergers and acquisitions attorney. Mr. Majteles is also on the board of Rightside, Inc., a leading provider of domain name services, where he has served since August 2014, and previously served as a board member of iPass, Inc., a leading provider of global mobile connectivity, from 2009 through June 2015. Mr. Majteles obtained his B.A. from Columbia University in 1986 and his J.D. from Stanford University in 1989. We believe Mr. Majteles is qualified to serve as a director due to his prior executive experience at technology companies, combined with his operational oversight gained through his investments and extensive board service in numerous technology companies.
Aaron E. Coleman was appointed by the Board as Chief Executive Officer and Director in March 2017. Mr. Coleman has been our President since October 2016 and previously served as our Chief Operating Officer from September 2010 to October 2016, and as our Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Information Officer from April 2008 until September 2010. From July 2007 to April 2008, Mr. Coleman served as Senior Vice President – Online Systems at Blockbuster Inc., which he joined as Vice President – Online Systems in March 2005. From April 2003 to March 2005, he was the Chief Technology Officer of Travelweb LLC, which is owned by priceline.com Incorporated, and was responsible for all aspects of Travelweb's technology, including the technology for Travelweb.com and over 40 affiliate websites, as well as the booking gateway for the merchant property processing for Orbitz and priceline.com. Mr. Coleman's prior experience also includes serving as Manager of the Customer Technology Infrastructure group at American Airlines. Mr. Coleman holds a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Gonzaga University.
Joshua L. Berman has been a director since October 2007. Mr. Berman is currently a general partner at Troy Capital Partners where he has served since the beginning of 2016. Troy Capital Partners is a new venture and strategic opportunities fund investing primarily in early stage and emerging companies within the Southern California ecosystem. Mr. Berman has a long track record in building and running internet businesses. A founder of MySpace.com, Mr. Berman held the position of Chief Operating Officer from 2003 until the company was sold to News Corp, at which time he transitioned to manage Slingshot Labs, an internet incubator dedicated to building and developing new web ventures for News Corp. In 2010 Mr. Berman left Slingshot Labs to co-found e-commerce platform BeachMint and served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer from 2010 through 2014. Following a merger between BeachMint and Conde Nast, Mr. Berman became Chief Executive Officer of The Lucky Group prior to his departure in 2015. Previous to MySpace, Mr. Berman co-founded and managed successful Internet companies: ResponseBase and Xdrive Technologies. Prior to his start-up life, Mr. Berman was a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Berman received his MBA from the University of Southern California, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from UC Santa Barbara. We believe that Mr. Berman is qualified to serve as a director due to his industry knowledge and service as Chief Operating Officer or President of internet companies, including internet marketing and social networking, combined with his strong accounting and financial background and management experience.
Jay K. Greyson has been a director since June 2014. Since 2006, Mr. Greyson has been the Co-founder of Supply Chain Equity Partners, a private equity firm focused on the distribution and logistics industry. Also, since 2006, Mr. Greyson has served as the Co-founder, Managing Director, and Principal of Vetus Partners, an investment bank, and previously served as Chief Compliance Officer of Vetus Securities, a registered broker dealer, from 2006 through November 2014 . Prior to that, from 2000 to 2006, Mr. Greyson served as a Director of Brown Gibbons Lang & Company, an investment bank. Also, Mr. Greyson has served as a General Manager and Vice President of several leading electronic manufacturers. Mr. Greyson also serves on the Board of Directors of several private companies as Chairman, Operating Director, and Director. Mr. Greyson holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. We believe that Mr. Greyson is qualified to serve as a director due to his leadership experience in private equity and investment banking, combined with his financial background and management experience in the manufacturing industry.
Sol Khazani is a co-founder of the Company and has been a director since January 2001. Mr. Khazani also served as our Chairman of the Board from January 2001 to March 2007, as our Chief Financial Officer from January 2001 to April 2005 and as a Vice President from October 1995 to January 2001. From 1995 through December 2008, Mr. Khazani served as the Vice President of American Condenser, Inc., a company that he co-founded which manufactures air-conditioning condensers for automotive and industrial applications. Mr. Khazani is also the co-founder and serves as financial director of the non-profit organization Women for World Health. In addition, Mr.Khazani serves on the board of Plasticos Foundation, a non-profit organization. Mr. Khazani holds a B.S. degree in accounting and an M.B.A. from National University in San Diego. We believe that Mr. Khazani’s prior service as a co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, combined with his prior industry experience, provide invaluable insight to the Company and qualify him to serve as a director.
Barbara Palmer has been a director since November 2013 and since February 2016 has served as a marketing and executive leadership consultant. Prior to that time, Ms. Palmer served as Chief Revenue Officer of CallFire, Inc., a communications software technology company in Santa Monica, California from January 2014 to February 2016. From April 2008 to January 2014, Ms. Palmer held the role of President of The Search Agency, Inc., the largest independent search marketing agency in the country. Before joining The Search Agency, Ms. Palmer served as a partner in 2 Degrees Ventures, a branded entertainment agency and as the Senior Vice President Marketing Operations for Ameriquest Mortgage Company. She has also served as Senior Vice President Marketing Operations at United Online, Inc., parent company to internet brands NetZero and Juno, as well as various other roles in entertainment marketing. Ms. Palmer was honored with the Los Angeles Women of Influence Award from the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2016 and holds a B.S. degree from Ithaca College. We believe that Ms. Palmer is qualified to serve as a director due to her operational experience and service as Chief Revenue Officer and President of companies within various industries, combined with her financial background and management experience.
Warren B. Phelps III has been a director since September 2007. Since January 2013 he has served as Executive Chairman of Empower RF Systems, a developer and manufacturer of high power RF amplifiers for the defense and commercial markets. From October 2009 until December 2012, Mr. Phelps served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Empower. From 2000 until his retirement in September 2006, Mr. Phelps served in several executive positions for Spirent plc, a leading communications technology company, most recently as President of the Performance Analysis Broadband division. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Phelps was at Netcom Systems, a provider of network test and measurement equipment, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Phelps held executive positions, including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, at MICOM Communications and in various financial management roles at Burroughs/Unisys Corporation. Mr. Phelps current serves on the board of directors of a privately held company and on the Board of Trustees of St. Lawrence University. Mr. Phelps holds a B.S. degree in mathematics from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York and an M.B.A. from The University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. We believe that Mr. Phelps is qualified to serve as a director due to his financial background, including his qualifications as an audit committee financial expert, as well as his executive management experience across numerous technology companies.
Bradley E. Wilson has been a director since November 2013. Mr. Wilson has served as an independent consultant in the digital, omni-channel and e-commerce landscape since October 2016. From July 2016 through October 2016, Mr. Wilson served as the President of Shoes.com Technologies, an e-commerce retailer, before resigning due to misalignment over the company’s strategic direction and operating plan. From January 2015 through July 2016, Mr. Wilson served as the General Manger for Travelocity’s business unit within Expedia, Inc., where he had full responsibility for retail operations and profitability of the business. Prior to this role, he served as the Chief Marketing Officer for Travelocity from 2011 to January 2015, where he was responsible for brand strategy, marketing efficiency, and customer lifecycle management. Before joining Travelocity, Mr. Wilson served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Brand Management for Nutrisystem. Mr. Wilson also previously served in marketing and customer acquisition for both Match.com and Blockbuster Online. Mr. Wilson holds a B.S. degree from the University of Texas and an M.B.A. from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. We believe that Mr. Wilson is qualified to serve as a director due to his combined online marketing expertise and operational management experience from serving as an executive for leading consumer brands on the internet.