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AutoWeb Inc (AUTO.OQ)

AUTO.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Fuchs

72 1998 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jared Rowe

44 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Wesley Ozima

56 2018 Principal Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Controller

Glenn Fuller

63 2009 Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, Secretary

Jose Vargas

39 2015 Chief Revenue Officer, Director

Matias de Tezanos

38 2017 Director

Michael Carpenter

70 2012 Independent Director

Mark Kaplan

88 1998 Independent Director

Jeffrey Stibel

44 2006 Independent Director

Janet Thompson

68 2008 Independent Director

Cody Slach

2018 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Fuchs

Mr. Michael J. Fuchs is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Autoweb Inc. Since May 2001, Mr. Fuchs has been engaged in private investing for his own behalf. From November 2000 to May 2001, Mr. Fuchs was Chief Executive Officer of MyTurn.com, Inc. and was Interim Chief Executive Officer from April 2000 to October 2000. Mr. Fuchs was a consultant from November 1995 to April 2000. Mr. Fuchs was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Home Box Office, a division of TimeWarner Entertainment Company, L.P., a leading pay-television company, from October 1984 until November 1995, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Warner Music Group, a division of Time Warner Inc., from May 1995 to November 1995. Mr. Fuchs holds a B.A. Degree from Union College and a J.D. Degree from the New York University School of Law. Mr. Fuchs was a significant early investor in the Company. Mr. Fuchs’ experience as an executive officer in various entertainment and media companies and his broad investment and management experience led the Board to conclude that Mr. Fuchs should serve as one of the Company’s directors.

Jared Rowe

Mr. Jared R. Rowe is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the AUTO WEB, INC. Mr. Rowe was Senior Operating Executive at Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company (“Cerberus”) from July 2017 to April 2018, a proprietary operations affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management L. P. which is a leading private investment firm. Prior to his tenure at Cerberus, he was the Chief Executive Officer at YP LLC from September 2016 to June 2017, a leading local marketing solutions provider in the U.S. dedicated to helping local businesses and communities grow and a Cerberus portfolio company. From 2010 until 2016, Mr. Rowe held several senior leadership positions within Cox Automotive, including President of Cox Automotive’s Media Solutions Group, where he was responsible for leading the AutoTrader, Kelley Blue Book, Dealer.com and Haystack businesses. Mr. Rowe has a Master of Business Administration from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and received his Bachelor of Business Administration, Automotive Marketing from Northwood University. Mr. Rowe’s management experience of more than two decades in the automotive and digital marketing industries led the Board to enter into an employment agreement with Mr. Rowe that provides for his appointment as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer and to serve as one of the Company’s directors.

Wesley Ozima

Mr. Wesley Ozima is appointed as Principal Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Controller of the AUTOWEB,INC. effective April 13, 2018. He has been AutoWeb’s Senior Vice President, Controller since January 1, 2017, and was appointed Interim Chief Financial Officer on April 13, 2018, upon the resignation of Kimberly Boren. Mr. Ozima joined AutoWeb as Director, Business Assurance & Internal Controls in August 2004 and was appointed Vice President and Controller in March 2009. Prior to joining AutoWeb, Mr. Ozima served as Assistant Director, Business Assurance & Consulting Group of Volt Information Sciences, Inc. from December 2000 to August 2004, and as Senior Manager with Gelman LLP (CPA and consulting firm) from October 1998 to December 2000. Prior to that, Mr. Ozima had served ten years at Deloitte & Touche LLP as a Senior Consultant and an Audit Senior Manager from August 1988 to October 1998. Mr. Ozima received a B.S. Degree in Business Administration (Accounting) from California State University, Northridge.

Glenn Fuller

Mr. Glenn Evan Fuller is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, Secretary of Autobytel Inc. Mr. Fuller joined Autobytel as Vice President, Legal Affairs in October 2006 and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary in April 2008, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and Secretary in December 2008, and Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and Secretary as of January 19, 2009. Prior to joining Autobytel, Mr. Fuller was in private legal practice from August 2002 to October 2006, and from June 1996 to July 2002, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of Freedom Communications, Inc. (newspapers, television stations and other media). From April 1994 to June 1996, Mr. Fuller was of counsel to the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and was associated with that firm from September 1980 to May 1987. Mr. Fuller was a partner in the law firm of Pettis, Tester, Kruse & Krinsky from January 1988 to December 1992 and employed as an attorney at that firm from May 1987 to December 1987 and from January 1993 to June 1993. From July 1993 to January 1994, Mr. Fuller was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Airline Computerized Ticketing (airline ticketing). Mr. Fuller received a B.A. Degree from California State University at Long Beach and a J.D. Degree from the University of Southern California.

Jose Vargas

Mr. Jose Vargas is Chief Revenue Officer, Director of the Company. From September 18, 2013 to October 1, 2015, Mr. Vargas was a director and president of AutoWeb, an internet-based, pay-per-click advertising marketplace for the automotive industry, prior to its acquisition by the Company as of October 1, 2015. Mr. Vargas is a co-founder, director and the president of Peoplefund, a holding company that is focused on investments in technology, internet and media, and a co-founder of, and currently serves as a co-managing director and president of PF Holding, an entity affiliated with PeopleFund that is focused on investments in technology, internet and media, as well as vice president and a director of PF Auto, an entity affiliated with PeopleFund, and co-managing director and president of Auto Holdings, also an entity affiliated with PeopleFund. Mr. Vargas was a co-founder of and currently serves on the board of directors of Healthcare, Inc., an online search, comparison and recommendation tool for healthcare consumers. Previously, Mr. Vargas was a co-founder, president and a director of BrokersWeb, an internet-based insurance advertising and marketing company, from September 1, 2008 to September 15, 2011, when it was acquired by VantageMedia, LLC. Mr. Vargas was a co-founder, president and a director of BlueKite Ltd., a cross border remittance company, from August 1, 2012 to January 10, 2014, when it was acquired in 2014 by XOOM Corporation; and was founder and chief executive officer of MailCreations.com, Inc., an opt-in email marketing, lead generation and data mining company, from April 17, 2001 to June 4, 2004, when it was acquired. Mr. Vargas received a B.S. Degree from Florida International University.

Matias de Tezanos

Mr. Matias de Tezanos is Director of the Company. From October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2015, Mr. de Tezanos was a director and chief executive officer of AutoWeb, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“AutoWeb”), an internet-based, pay-per-click advertising marketplace for the automotive industry, prior to its acquisition by Autobytel as of October 1, 2015. Mr. de Tezanos is a co-founder, director and the Chief Executive Officer of People F, Inc., a British Virgin Islands business company (“PeopleFund”), a holding company that is focused on investments in technology, internet and media, and a co-founder of, and currently serves as co-managing director and chief executive officer of, PF Holding, Inc., a British Virgin Islands business company (“PF Holding”), a holding company that is focused on investments in technology, internet and media affiliated with PeopleFund. Mr. de Tezanos also serves as president and a director of PF Auto, Inc., a British Virgin Islands business company (“PF Auto”), an entity affiliated with PeopleFund, and managing director, secretary and a director of Auto Holdings Ltd., a British Virgin Islands business company (“Auto Holdings”), also an entity affiliated with PeopleFund. In addition, Mr. de Tezanos currently holds positions at Ignite Holdings Company, Inc. DBA KingoEnergy, a global company that offers off-grid communities prepaid solar energy service in developing countries, where he has served as a director since December 2011; Iguama Inc., an online marketplace offering US products in Latin America, where he has served as a director since January 2011; and P3 Global Management Inc., a smart city infrastructure development and advisory firm, where he has served as a director since November 2012.

Michael Carpenter

Mr. Michael A. Carpenter is an Independent Director of AutoWEB Inc. Mr. Carpenter has served as a director of Autobytel since September 2012. Mr. Carpenter served as the Chief Executive Officer and as a director of Ally Financial Inc. from November 2009 until his retirement in February 2015. Ally Financial is one of the nation’s largest financial services companies, with a concentration in automotive lending. In 2007, he founded Southgate Alternative Investments, Inc. From 2002 to 2006, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup Alternative Investments, overseeing proprietary capital and customer funds globally in various alternative investment vehicles. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Carpenter was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup’s Global Corporate & Investment Bank with responsibility for Salomon Smith Barney Inc. and Citibank’s corporate banking activities globally. Mr. Carpenter was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Salomon Smith Barney Inc. in 1998, shortly after the merger that created Citigroup. Prior to Citigroup, Mr. Carpenter was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Travelers Life & Annuity and Vice Chairman of Travelers Group Inc. responsible for strategy and business development. From 1989 to 1994, Mr. Carpenter was Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kidder Peabody Group Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of General Electric Company. From 1986 to 1989, Mr. Carpenter was Executive Vice President of GE Capital Corporation. He first joined GE in 1983 as Vice President of Corporate Business Development and Planning and was responsible for strategic planning and development as well as mergers and acquisitions. Earlier in his career, Mr. Carpenter spent nine years as Vice President and Director of the Boston Consulting Group and three years with Imperial Chemical Industries of the United Kingdom. Mr. Carpenter was elected to the board of CIT, Inc.,

Mark Kaplan

Mr. Mark N. Kaplan is an Independent Director of the AUTOWEB, INC. Mr. Kaplan was a member of the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP from 1979 through 1998 and currently is of counsel to that firm, Chairman of the Board and Chief Operating Officer of Engelhard Minerals & Chemicals Corporation (mining and chemicals) from 1977 to 1979, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Drexel Burnham Lambert (investment banking) from 1970 to 1977. Mr. Kaplan serves as Chairman of the Board of directors of American Biltrite Inc., a publicly-traded company (adhesive-coated, pressure-sensitive papers and films; tile flooring). He also is a Trustee of Bard College, the New York Academy of Medicine, a member and former Chairman of the New York City Audit Committee, a Trustee and Chairman of the Audit Committee of WNET.org (provider of public media in the New York City metropolitan area), a director of a number of offshore commodity funds managed by Gresham Management Co. Mr. Kaplan was formerly the Chairman of the Audit Advisory Committee of the Board of Education of The City of New York, Vice-Chairman and Governor of the board of directors of The American Stock Exchange, Inc., and a director of Security Industry Automation Corporation. Mr. Kaplan holds an A.B. Degree from Columbia College and a LL.B Degree from Columbia Law School. Mr. Kaplan’s experience in securities and corporate laws, mergers and acquisitions, investment banking and business management, as well as his qualification as an audit committee financial expert, led the Board to conclude that Mr. Kaplan should serve as one of the Company’s directors.

Jeffrey Stibel

Mr. Jeffrey M. Stibel is an Independent Director of Autoweb Inc., since December 2006. Since August 2010, He has been a partner of Bryant Stibel & Company since its inception in 2013 and has overseen the firm’s venture and private equity investments. Mr. Stibel was previously president and chief executive officer of Web.com, Inc. and The Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation, and currently serves as Dun & Bradstreet Corporation’s Vice Chairman. Mr. Stibel received a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, philosophy and cognitive science from Tufts University, a Master’s Degree from Brown University, where he was the recipient of a Brain and Behavior Fellowship while studying for a PhD. Mr. Stibel’s experience as an executive officer of various online marketing and technology companies led the Board to conclude that Mr. Stibel should serve as one of the Company’s directors.

Janet Thompson

Ms. Janet M. Thompson is an Independent Director of Autoweb Inc., since March 2008. Since January 1, 2015, Ms. Thompson has been Senior Vice President of Ipsos Automotive, a global automotive market research company. Prior to that Ms. Thompson was Vice President, Marketing of Advanstar Communications Inc., the leading provider of integrated media solutions to the automotive aftermarket, pharmaceutical, healthcare, power sports and fashion industries from July 2011 to January 1, 2015; Vice President, Automotive Group for The Marketing Arm, an Omnicom Group agency, from January 2011 to June 2011; Executive Vice President of the Diversified Agency Services Division of Omnicom Group, an advertising firm, from November 2007 to August 2010; Vice President, Marketing Nissan and Infiniti Divisions of Nissan North America, from July 2004 to September 2007; and from July 1999 to July 2004, Ms. Thompson was Chief Executive Officer and President of The Designory, Inc., a marketing firm owned by the Omnicom Group. Ms. Thompson held sales or marketing positions at Mazda Motor of America, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. and Chrysler Corporation, from 1972 to 1994. Ms. Thompson received a B.A. Degree in business from Western Michigan University and a M.B.A. from University of Detroit. Ms. Thompson has the distinction of being named one of the Top 100 Women in the Automotive Industry in both 2005 and 2010. Ms. Thompson’s experience as an advertising and marketing executive in the automotive industry led the Board to conclude that Ms. Thompson should serve as one of the Company’s directors.

Cody Slach