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j2 Global Inc (JCOM.OQ)

JCOM.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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20 Jul 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Ressler

59 2000 Chairman of the Board

R. Scott Turicchi

54 2014 President, Chief Financial Officer

Vivek Shah

44 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Timothy Smith

2018 Senior Vice President and General Manager - Backup Business

Joey Fortuna

2018 Chief Technology Officer

Steve Dunn

48 2012 Chief Accounting Officer

Jeremy Rossen

47 2015 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Robert Cresci

74 2016 Lead Independent Director

Sarah Fay

55 2018 Director

Douglas Bech

72 2000 Independent Director

William Kretzmer

64 2007 Independent Director

Jonathan Miller

61 2015 Independent Director

Stephen Ross

69 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Ressler

Mr. Richard S. Ressler is Chairman of the Board of the J2 Global Inc. He has been Chairman of the Board of Directors and a director of j2 Global since 1997, and served as j2 Global's Chief Executive Officer from 1997 to 2000, serving in each of these capacities pursuant to a consulting agreement between j2 Global and Orchard Capital Corporation ("Orchard Capital"). Mr. Ressler is the founder and President of Orchard Capital, a firm through which Mr. Ressler oversees companies in which Orchard Capital or its affiliates invest. He has served as President of Orchard Capital since 1994. Through his affiliation with Orchard Capital, Mr. Ressler serves in various senior capacities with, among others, CIM Group, LLC (together with its controlled affiliates, "CIM"), a vertically-integrated owner and operator of real estate assets, Orchard First Source Asset Management (together with its controlled affiliates, "OFSAM"), a full service provider of capital and leveraged finance solutions to U.S. corporations, and OCV Management, LLC ("OCV"), an investor, owner and operator of technology companies. CIM Investment Advisors, LLC, an affiliate of CIM, OFS Capital Management, LLC, an affiliate of OFSAM, and OCV, are all registered with the SEC as registered investment advisers. Mr. Ressler also serves as a board member for various other public and private companies in which Orchard Capital or its affiliates invest, including as a director of Presbia PLC, and chairman of the board of directors of CIM Commercial Trust Corporation. Since February 2018.

R. Scott Turicchi

Mr. R. Scott Turicchi is President, Chief Financial Officer of the J2 Global Inc. From June 2007 until May 2008, Mr. Turicchi was Co-President. From August 2005 until June 2007, he was Co-President and Chief Financial Officer. From May 2003 to August 2005, Mr. Turicchi served as j2 Global's Chief Financial Officer, and from March 2000 through May 2003, he served as j2 Global's Executive Vice President, Corporate Development. Mr. Turicchi served as a member of j2 Global's Board of Directors from 1998 through 2000. From 1990 to 2000, he was with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation's investment banking department, holding various positions, including Managing Director. Mr. Turicchi is a member of the Board of Directors of Greenhills Software, Inc., a privately held company that develops real-time operating systems. He is Chairman of the Board of Governors of Thomas Aquinas College. Mr. Turicchi also serves on the boards of Lumen Christie Institute and Sanctuary of Culture.

Vivek Shah

Mr. Vivek R. Shah has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of j2 Global Inc and a member of its Board of Directors effective January 1, 2018. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Ziff Davis, which j2 Global acquired in 2012. Prior to joining j2 Global, Mr. Shah led the purchase of Ziff Davis in 2010 in partnership with a private equity firm. From 1995 to 2009, Mr. Shah held various management positions at Time, Inc., including Group President, Digital and President of the Fortune/Money Group. Mr. Shah has been named Online Publisher of the Year by MIN, Innovator of the Year by BtoB's Media Business and inducted into MIN's Digital Hall of Fame. He was also named to Crain's Forty under 40 list. Mr. Shah has a B.A. in political science from Tufts University.

Timothy Smith

Mr. Timothy Smith is Senior Vice President and General Manager - Backup Business of the Company. Mr. Smith is an accomplished technology executive with significant experience in the data storage industry. He previously served as Vice President, Platforms Business Management at Western Digital Corporation. Prior to that, Tim held several senior positions at EMC Corporation, where he worked over 10 years, including serving as Vice President, Global Platform Operations – Business Development and Vice President, Global Supply Management. Before entering into the data storage space, Mr. Smith worked in the investment banking industry with both Lehman Brothers and the Credit Suisse First Boston Technology Group covering storage and other IT companies.

Joey Fortuna

Mr. Joey Fortuna serves as Chief Technology Officer of the J2 Global Inc. Joey Fortuna joined Ziff Davis in 2011 as its Chief Technology Officer and subsequently joined j2 in 2012 following its acquisition of Ziff Davis. Joey has been a central figure in driving innovation and developing proprietary technology at our media businesses. In his new role, Joey will oversee corporate IT initiatives, policies and practices, and facilitating cross-company technology efforts. Prior to joining j2, Joey was the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Vindico, VP of Engineering at Quigo, and co-founder and Vice President of Technology at Pseudo.

Steve Dunn

Mr. Steve P. Dunn is Chief Accounting Officer of the J2 Global Inc. He had previously served as j2 Global's Controller since joining j2 Global in March 2008. From May 2007 until joining j2 Global, Mr. Dunn served as Director of Accounting for Countrywide Capital Markets, a subsidiary of Countrywide Financial Corporation that specialized in trading and underwriting securities. Mr. Dunn is a Certified Public Accountant and has over 20 years of accounting experience in various industries.

Jeremy Rossen

Mr. Jeremy D. Rossen is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the J2 Global Inc. From May 2009 until joining the Company in 2015, Mr. Rossen served as a Senior Vice President at The Gores Group, a private equity firm. Prior to that, Mr. Rossen served as General Counsel at Helio LLC, a wireless telecommunications carrier, General Counsel at Somera Communications, Inc., a telecommunications equipment company, and a corporate and securities attorney at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati. Mr. Rossen holds Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.

Robert Cresci

Mr. Robert J. Cresci is Lead Independent Director of the J2 Global Inc. He has been a director of j2 Global since 1998. Mr. Cresci has been a Managing Director of Pecks Management Partners Ltd., an investment management firm, since 1990. He currently serves on the boards of Luminex Corporation, OFS Capital Corporation, CIM Commercial Trust Corporation and Presbia PLC. Mr. Cresci previously served on the board of Continucare Corporation until 2011 and the board of Sepracor, Inc. until 2009. Mr. Cresci's extensive knowledge of investment management and accounting from his experience with Pecks Management Partners and his experience serving on other public company boards of directors have proven invaluable to the discussion of our Board of Directors regarding investment strategies, accounting issues and public company matters.

Sarah Fay

Ms. Sarah Ann Fay is Director of the J2 Global Inc. She has served as a partner in Boston-based venture capital firm Glasswing Ventures since January 2016. Prior to joining Glasswing Ventures, between May 2009 and January 2016, Ms. Fay was primarily engaged by her board membership and advisor roles, which are described below. From April 2008 to May 2009, Ms. Fay served as Chief Executive Officer of Aegis Media North America, a media and digital marketing communications company. Prior to this position, Ms. Fay served as President of Carat US and Isobar US. Ms. Fay currently serves on the boards of The Street, Celtra, Inc., Women's Marketing, Inc., and SocialFlow. In addition, Ms. Fay participates as a board advisor to several startups in the advertising technology space including clypd, Viral Gains, Evidon, Mavrck, Namely, AdDaptive Intelligence, Linkable Networks, and associations MITX and the Ad Club of Boston. The Board of Directors believes that Ms. Fay's extensive experience in the media services industry, with particular knowledge of the digital media, marketing, and advertising industries, as well as her service as a director of a number of other companies, makes her a valuable member of the Board of Directors, able to provide unique insight and advice.

Douglas Bech

Mr. Douglas Y. Bech is Independent Director of the J2 Global Inc. From August 1988 through November 2000, he served as a director of eFax.com, a company j2 Global acquired in November 2000. Since August 1997, Mr. Bech has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Raintree Resorts International, a company that owns and operates vacation ownership resorts throughout North America. Mr. Bech practiced securities and corporate finance law from 1970 until 1997. Mr. Bech has also served as a director of HollyFrontier Corporation since July 2011 and was a director of Frontier Oil Corporation from May 1993 when it merged with Holly Corporation in July 2011. Mr. Bech is the independent presiding director of HollyFrontier. Mr. Bech has served as an independent director of CIM Commercial Trust Corporation since March 2014. Mr. Bech's previous work as a securities and corporate finance lawyer, as a director of other public companies and his current experience as a chief executive officer of a private enterprise engaged in hospitality, resort management services, and sales and marketing in three different countries, provide expertise on corporate governance and a unique perspective to the Board of Directors.

William Kretzmer

Mr. William Brian Kretzmer is Independent Director of the J2 Global Inc. He currently operates his own consultancy practice and is an investor in several private firms where he serves in multiple capacities. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Kretzmer was Chief Executive Officer of MAI Systems Corporation (which operated principally through its subsidiary Hotel Information Systems), a provider of enterprise management solutions for lodging organizations. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of MAI Systems Corporation from 1993 to 1996 and 1999 to 2000. Mr. Kretzmer is a thirty year veteran in technology industries. Mr. Kretzmer's experience provides the Board of Directors a valuable operational and financial perspective and accounting expertise.

Jonathan Miller

Mr. Jonathan Frank Miller is Independent Director of the J2 Global Inc. Mr. Miller was a partner at Advancit Capital, where he continues to serve as an advisor and member of the Investment Committee. He previously has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Digital Media Group at News Corp., and was its Chief Digital Officer from April 2009 to September 2012. Mr. Miller was a founding partner of Velocity Interactive Group, an investment firm focusing on internet and digital media, from its inception in 2007 to 2009. Prior to founding Velocity, Mr. Miller served as the Chief Executive Officer of America Online, Inc. ("AOL") from 2002 to 2006. Prior to joining AOL, Mr. Miller served as Chief Executive Officer and President of USA Information and Services. Mr. Miller currently is a director of Akamai Technologies, Inc., AMC Networks Inc., and Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. Mr. Miller previously served as a director of, among others, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co., LiveNation Entertainment, Inc., RTL Group SA, Shutterstock, Inc., TripAdvisor, Inc., and Ticketmaster prior to its merger with LiveNation. Mr. Miller is a trustee of the American Film Institute and The Paley Center for Media. Mr. Miller holds a B.A. from Harvard College. Mr. Miller's broad general management background in both the media and technology sectors, as well as his experience with growth companies, brings a diverse and valuable perspective to the Board of Directors.

Stephen Ross

Mr. Stephen Ross is Independent Director of the J2 Global Inc. From 1989 to the present, he has served in various positions with Warner Bros Entertainment, Inc. He is currently Executive Vice President – Recreational Enterprises. Until 2009, Mr. Ross also served as a director of Grill Concepts, Inc., a restaurant company. Mr. Ross’ more than 20 years of broad experience with one of the world’s premiere entertainment companies provides the Board a unique perspective.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Richard Ressler

455,970

R. Scott Turicchi

3,374,530

Vivek Shah

--

Timothy Smith

--

Joey Fortuna

--

Steve Dunn

858,459

Jeremy Rossen

1,206,250

Robert Cresci

279,970

Sarah Fay

--

Douglas Bech

279,970

William Kretzmer

274,970

Jonathan Miller

249,970

Stephen Ross

249,970
As Of  31 Dec 2017