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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Diane Irvine

60 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jeremy Stoppelman

41 2005 Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Director

Charles Baker

52 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Nachman

46 2016 Chief Operating Officer

Laurence Wilson

46 2017 Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary

Vivek Patel

40 2019 Chief Product Officer

Frederick Anderson

74 2015 Independent Director

Robert Gibbs

48 2012 Independent Director

George Hu

44 2019 Independent Director

Mariam Naficy

48 2014 Independent Director

Sharon Rothstein

61 2019 Independent Director

Brian Sharples

58 2019 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Diane Irvine

Ms. Diane M. Irvine is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Diane M. Irvine has served as Chairperson of the Board since September 2015. She previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Blue Nile, Inc., an online retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry, from February 2008 to November 2011, and as President from February 2007 to November 2011. Ms. Irvine also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Blue Nile from December 1999 to September 2007. From February 1994 to May 1999, Ms. Irvine served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc., a timberland management and wood products company. From September 1981 to February 1994, Ms. Irvine served in various capacities, most recently as a partner, with Coopers & Lybrand LLP, an accounting firm. Ms. Irvine holds a B.S. in Accounting from Illinois State University and an M.S. in Taxation and a Doctor of Humane Letters from Golden Gate University.

Jeremy Stoppelman

Mr. Jeremy Stoppelman is Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Director of the Company. Jeremy Stoppelman is our co-founder and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since our inception in 2004. Prior to founding Yelp, Mr. Stoppelman held various engineering roles at PayPal, Inc., an online payment company, from February 2000 to June 2003, most recently serving as Vice President of Engineering. Prior to PayPal, Mr. Stoppelman was a software engineer at Excite@Home, an Internet company, from August 1999 to January 2000. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois.

Charles Baker

Mr. Charles C. (Lanny) Baker is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He has served as our Chief Financial Officer since April 2016. Prior to joining us, Mr. Baker served as Chief Executive Officer and President of ZipRealty, Inc., an online real estate brokerage and technology company, from September 2010 through March 2016. He also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ZipRealty from December 2008 to September 2010. ZipRealty was acquired by Realogy Holdings, Inc. in August 2014. From June 2007 to December 2008, Mr. Baker was an independent investor. From March 2005 to June 2007, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Monster Worldwide, Inc., which operates the employment website monster.com. From 1993 to 2005, Mr. Baker held various positions at Salomon Brothers (subsequently Salomon Smith Barney, then Citigroup), including Managing Director in the Equity Research Department. Mr. Baker currently serves on the board of Leaf Group Ltd., a diversified consumer Internet company. Mr. Baker previously served on the board and chaired the audit and nominating and corporate governance committees of XO Group, Inc., a life stage consumer Internet and media company, from November 2005 to December 2018, when it was acquired by WeddingWire, Inc. He also served as a director and chairman of the audit committee of HomeAway, Inc., an online vacation rental company, from 2011 to December 2015, when it was acquired by Expedia, Inc. Mr. Baker holds a B.A. from Yale College.

Joseph Nachman

Mr. Joseph R. (Jed) Nachman is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He has served as our Chief Operating Officer since August 2016 and previously served as our Chief Revenue Officer from January 2016 to August 2016, Senior Vice President of Revenue from September 2011 to January 2016 and Vice President of Sales from January 2007 to September 2011. Prior to joining us, Mr. Nachman held several senior sales roles at Yahoo! from January 2002 to January 2007, most recently as Director of Corporate Sales for the Western Region for Yahoo! HotJobs, an online job search company. Prior to Yahoo!, Mr. Nachman served as sales manager at HotJobs from June 1999 to 2002, when it was acquired by Yahoo!. Prior to HotJobs, Mr. Nachman was an associate at Robertson Stephens from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Nachman holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Laurence Wilson

Mr. Laurence Wilson is Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. He has served as our General Counsel since November 2007 and as our Chief Administrative Officer since October 2017. Prior to joining us, Mr. Wilson served as Vice President of Legal and Business Development for Xoom Corporation from January 2004 to October 2007. Mr. Wilson began his legal career with Claremont Partners, Inc., a health care solutions company, from March 2002 to January 2004. He holds a B.A. in History from the University of California, San Diego and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Vivek Patel

Mr. Vivek Patel is Chief Product Officer of the Company. He has served as our Chief Product Officer since January 2019 and previously served as our Senior Vice President, Products from July 2016 to December 2018, Vice President, Business Products from January 2013 to July 2016, Director, Business Products from December 2010 to January 2013 and Product Manager, Consumer & International from April 2009 to December 2010. Prior to joining us, Mr. Patel served as Director of Product Management at SugarSync, a provider of online file backup, from 2004 to October 2008. Mr. Patel holds a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.A. in Education: Learning, Design & Technology from Stanford University.

Frederick Anderson

Mr. Frederick D. (Fred) Anderson Jr. is Independent Director of the Company. He serves as a Managing Director of Next Equity Partners, a firm he co-founded in July 2015, and Elevation Partners, a firm he co-founded in July 2004, making venture capital and private equity investments in technology and digital media companies. From March 1996 to June 2004, Mr. Anderson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Apple Inc., one of the world's largest consumer electronics companies. Prior to joining Apple, Mr. Anderson was Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Automatic Data Processing, Inc., an electronic transaction processing firm, from August 1992 to March 1996. Mr. Anderson currently serves on the board of trustees of Whittier College and the Stanford Athletic Advisory Board. Mr. Anderson holds a B.A. from Whittier College and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Robert Gibbs

Mr. Robert L. Gibbs is Independent Director of the Company. He has been Executive Vice President, Global Chief Communications Officer of McDonald’s Corporation, a global food service retailer, since June 2015. Prior to joining McDonald’s, Mr. Gibbs was a Partner at The Incite Agency, a strategic communications firm, from June 2013 to June 2015 and a contributor to cable news channel MSNBC from February 2013 to June 2015. Mr. Gibbs previously served as a senior campaign advisor to President Barack Obama for the 2012 presidential election from January 2012 to November 2012. From January 2009 to February 2011, he served as the 28th White House Press Secretary. Prior to January 2009, Mr. Gibbs was the Communications Director for then-U.S. Senator Obama and for Mr. Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Mr. Gibbs was Press Secretary for Senator John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign and previously specialized in Senate campaigns, having served as Communications Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and for four individual Senate campaigns, including those of Mr. Obama in 2004 and Fritz Hollings in 1998. Mr. Gibbs holds a B.A. in Political Science from North Carolina State University.

George Hu

Mr. George Hu is appointed as Independent Director of the Company, effective March 1, 2019. Mr. Hu has served as Chief Operating Officer of Twilio Inc. since March 2017. From December 2014 to April 2016, Mr. Hu founded and served as Chief Executive Officer at Peer, a workplace feedback startup that was acquired by Twitter, Inc. in 2016. Prior to founding Peer, Mr. Hu served as Chief Operating Officer at Salesforce.com, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise cloud computing applications, from November 2011 to December 2014. From 2001 to 2011, Mr. Hu served in a variety of other management roles at Salesforce.com, including Vice President of Product Marketing, Senior Vice President of Applications, Executive Vice President of Products and Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Hu holds an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College and an M.B.A. in Business Administration from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Mariam Naficy

Ms. Mariam Naficy is Independent Director of the Company. She has been the Chief Executive Officer of Minted LLC, an online marketplace for independent design and art, since she founded the company in June 2007. Prior to founding Minted, she was the general manager of the e-commerce division of The Body Shop International plc, a cosmetics retailer, from November 2003 to June 2007. She previously served as Vice President, Marketing and Product Development of Movielink, LLC, a web-based video on demand service, from April 2002 to May 2003, Interim Vice President of Marketing for Columbia Tristar International Television, a television and distribution and production company, from January 2002 to May 2002, and co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Eve.com, an online cosmetics retailer, from June 1998 to October 2000, when it was acquired by Idealab. Ms. Naficy also sits on the board of Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization founded to increase public awareness and support for improved maternal and child health. She holds a B.A. in Political Economy from Williams College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Sharon Rothstein

Ms. Sharon Lee Rothstein is appointed as Independent Director of the Company, effective March 1, 2019. Ms. Rothstein has served as an Operating Partner at Stripes Group, a growth equity firm since October 2018. Prior to joining Stripes Group, Ms. Rothstein served as Executive Vice President, Global Chief Marketing Officer of Starbucks Corporation, a premier roaster, marketer and retailer of specialty coffee, from April 2013 to February 2018. From May 2009 to March 2013, Ms. Rothstein served as Senior Vice President of Marketing at Sephora, a specialty beauty retailer. Prior to joining Sephora, Ms. Rothstein held senior marketing and brand management positions with Godiva, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Nabisco Biscuit Company and Procter & Gamble. Ms. Rothstein holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Brian Sharples

Mr. Brian H. Sharples is appointed as Independent Director of the Company, effective March 1, 2019. Mr. Sharples is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and advisor to technology and e-commerce companies. Mr. Sharples most recently served as Chairman of Twyla Inc., an online fine art marketplace that he co-founded, from October 2016 to December 2018. Mr. Sharples previously served as Chief Executive Officer of HomeAway, Inc., a vacation rental marketplace he co-founded, from April 2004 to September 2016, as President from April 2004 to May 2014 and as Chairman from March 2011 to December 2015. Prior to founding HomeAway, Mr. Sharples was an angel investor from 2001 to 2004 and also served as Chief Executive Officer of Elysium Partners, Inc., a company in the vacation club ownership market, from 2002 to 2003. Mr. Sharples was President of IntelliQuest Information Group from 1990 to 1996 and Chief Executive Officer from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Sharples holds a B.S. in math and economics from Colby College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

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