Shane Evangelist has been our Chief Executive Officer since October 2007. From August 2004 to September 2007, Mr. Evangelist served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of BLOCKBUSTER Online, a division of Blockbuster Inc., which he joined in 2001, where he was responsible for leading the creation, development and launch of Blockbuster's online movie rental service. Prior to that, from January 2001 to July 2004, Mr. Evangelist served as Vice President of Strategic Planning for Blockbuster Inc., with responsibility for strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, marketing and capital deployment. Prior to Blockbuster, Mr. Evangelist began his career at IBM where he served from 1997 to 2001 as a business executive responsible for media and entertainment accounts. Mr. Evangelist holds a B.A. degree in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.
David Robson Chief Financial Officer
David Robson has been our Chief Financial Officer since January 2012. Mr. Robson has over 20 years of finance, accounting and operational experience and has held senior positions with both public and private companies operating in the ecommerce and retail space. Mr. Robson previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Mervyns' LLC, a department store chain that operated 175 stores in the western United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion. Prior to joining Mervyns' in 2007, Mr. Robson was the Senior Vice President of Finance and Principal Accounting Officer for Guitar Center, Inc., the Nation's largest retailer of music equipment both online and in stores with combined revenues of $2.5 billion. Mr. Robson was with Guitar Center from 2001 – 2007. Mr. Robson began his career in public accounting with the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and is also a certified public accountant.
Aaron E. Colemam Chief Operating Officer
Aaron E. Coleman has been our Chief Operating Officer since September 2010, and was 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.
Houman Akhavan Vice President of Marketing
Houman Akhavan has been our Vice President of Marketing since January 2006. Prior to that, from August 2004 to December 2005, Mr. Akhavan served as a consultant to U.S. Auto Parts, providing advice and guidance on marketing strategy and website optimization. From February 2000 to July 2004, Mr. Akhavan served as the founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Edigitalweb, Inc., an online marketing and software development firm.
Charles Fischer Senior Vice President of Global Procurement
Charles Fischer has been our Senior Vice President of Global Sourcing and Procurement since May 2008. Prior to that, from November 2004 to March 2008, Mr. Fischer served as Vice President, Supply Chain Management for Keystone Automotive Industries, a provider of automotive parts, and was responsible for all aspects of Keystone's supply chain, including purchasing, inventory management and inbound logistics. From November 2003 to November 2004, Mr. Fischer was Director, Business Development for Modern Engineering, where he was responsible for developing, selling and implementing logistics, packaging and engineering service projects to automotive industry clients. Mr. Fischer's experience also includes serving as Director, Automotive Consulting for Viewlocity Corporation and Vice President of Global Sourcing for Federal-Mogul Corporation.
Bryan P. Stevenson Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Bryan P. Stevenson has been our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since March 2011. From January 2008 to March 2011, Mr. Stevenson served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel at Blockbuster Inc., which he joined as Senior Corporate Counsel in November 2004. Mr. Stevenson worked as an attorney in private practice from 1999 to 2004. Mr. Stevenson holds a B.A. from Dallas Baptist University and a J.D. from Baylor University.