People: Demand Media Inc (DMD)

DMD on New York Consolidated

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30 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Quandt

64 2013 Chairman of the Board

Shawn Colo

41 2013 Interim President, Interim Chief Executive Officer

Mel Tang

39 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Taryn Naidu

36 2012 Executive Vice President - Domain Services

Gaurav Bhandari

46 2007 Independent Director

Peter Guber

72 2010 Independent Director

Fred Harman

53 2006 Independent Director

John Hawkins

2006 Independent Director

Joshua James

40 2010 Independent Director

Victor Parker

44 2006 Independent Director

Tridivesh Kidambi

2014 Vice President - Finance

Biographies

Name Description

James Quandt

Mr. James R. Quandt is Chairman of the Board of Demand Media Inc. Mr. Quandt is currently the Chairman of the Board, chair of our audit committee and a member of our compensation committee. Mr. Quandt is the co-founder of Thomas James Capital, Inc., a private equity firm that also provides financial advisory services, where he has served as Managing Partner since 2005. Mr. Quandt has previously served as President of Standard and Poor's Corporation, a provider of independent credit risk research and benchmarks; Chairman of Bridge Financial Information; and President of Security Pacific Brokerage, Inc. Mr. Quandt has served on a number of public and private company boards, and he is currently the Chairman of the Board of The FRS Company and a member of the board of Brain Corporation. He has previously served on the boards of Intermix Media, Inc., an Internet marketing company that owned MySpace, Inc., Blue Label Interactive, Inc., and Digital Orchid Incorporated, and was a member of the Board of Trustees of Saint Mary's College of California. Mr. Quandt participated in the Managerial Policy Institute at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business, and received a B.S. in Business Administration from Saint Mary's College. Mr. Quandt's mix of executive leadership and financial expertise, as well as his experience as a former member of the New York Stock Exchange, provides our Board and its committees with valuable insight and guidance with respect to the lines of business in which we operate. Mr. Quandt brings a seasoned and strategic perspective rooted in his role as a board member of various public and private companies in the Internet and technology sectors.

Shawn Colo

Mr. Shawn J. Colo has been appointed as Interim President, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Demand Media Inc., effective October 31, 2013. Mr. Colo previously served as our Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, focusing on mergers and acquisitions as well as strategic corporate partnerships, from April 2006 until October 2013. During that time, Mr. Colo led our acquisitions of eHow, Society6, eNom and Name.com, among others, and he played a key role in identifying and developing the strategy for acquiring gTLD registry operator rights in connection with ICANN's program to expand the number of available gTLDs. From 1997 to 2006, Mr. Colo was a principal with Spectrum Equity Investors, a media and communications focused private equity firm, where he was responsible for sourcing and analyzing media and technology investment opportunities in the United States and Europe. Mr. Colo currently sits on the board of directors of KCRW, Southern California's leading National Public Radio affiliate, and participates on the Intel Capital Consumer Advisory Board. Mr. Colo holds a B.S.E. in Civil Engineering and Operations Research from Princeton University.

Mel Tang

Mr. Mel Tang is Chief Financial Officer of Demand Media Inc. Mr. Tang has served as our Chief Financial Officer since August 2012, and previously served as our Senior Vice President-Finance and Treasurer since August 2006. Prior to joining Demand Media, Mr. Tang was an investment banker at UBS Investment Bank from 2002 to 2006. Prior to joining UBS, Mr. Tang worked at Prime Ventures, LLC from 2000 to 2001 and as an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Tang graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics (Finance) and a B.S. in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics).

Taryn Naidu

Mr. Taryn Jogi Naidu is Executive Vice President - Domain Services of Demand Media Inc. Mr. Naidu served as our Senior Vice President, Registrar Services, from 2007 to April 2011, and he was a consultant to eNom from 2006 until he was appointed Senior Vice President in 2007. Mr. Naidu has led the registry team establishing our strategy for acquiring gTLD registry operator rights in connection with ICANN's program to expand the number of available gTLDs, building our technology platform to support our operated gTLDs and our back-end registry customers and establishing and implementing domestic and international business operations to support our registry operations. Mr. Naidu worked at Momentous Corporation, a Canadian domain name marketing services group, from 2002 to 2006, where he held various roles including Chief Executive Officer and President of Pool.com, a leading domain name auction company. Mr. Naidu holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science, with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Regina.

Gaurav Bhandari

Mr. Gaurav Bhandari is Independent Director of Demand Media Inc. He has served on our Board since 2007. Mr. Bhandari has served in various capacities at Goldman, Sachs & Co., a global investment banking and securities firm, where he has served in various capacities since 1990. His responsibilities currently include the private investment portfolio of Goldman Sachs Investment Partners Master Fund, L.P., a multi-strategy investment fund within Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Mr. Bhandari currently serves on the boards of several private companies including Media Rights Capital II L.P., Oberon Media, Inc., Dale and Thomas Popcorn, LLC, Tikona Digital Networks Private Limited, Franklin Holdings and PetCareRX, Inc. Mr. Bhandari holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University. Mr. Bhandari was originally nominated to serve on our Board pursuant to our Third Amended and Restated Stockholders' Agreement. Mr. Bhandari brings significant investment banking, capital markets and private equity experience to our Board, as well as corporate governance skills developed by serving on numerous boards of directors, including other media companies. He also has extensive experience investing in media and technology companies, which provides insightful and relevant industry, financial and business skills to our Board.

Peter Guber

Mr. Peter Guber is Independent Director of Demand Media Inc. Mr. Guber has served on our Board since 2010. Mr. Guber serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mandalay Entertainment Group, a multimedia entertainment company he founded in 1995 that is focused on motion pictures, television, sports entertainment and new media, and serves as co-chairman of the board of Mandalay Digital Group Inc. Prior to founding Mandalay Entertainment, Mr. Guber served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc., the multinational television and film production, distribution and merchandising unit of Sony; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Polygram Entertainment; co-founded Casablanca Records & Filmworks, Inc.; and was a member of senior management and Studio Chief of Columbia Pictures Corporation. Mr. Guber produced or executive produced (personally or through his companies) films that include Rain Man, The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Batman, Flashdance and The Kids Are All Right. Through Mandalay Professional Sports LLC, Mr. Guber is a managing member of the ownership group that owns the Golden State Warriors, an NBA franchise, and through Guggenheim Baseball Management LLC, Mr. Guber is a minority owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a Major League Baseball team. Mr. Guber co-founded Geek Chic Daily, which merged with Nerdist Industries to become a multi-platform creator of genre and popular-culture content that was subsequently acquired by Legendary Entertainment. Mr. Guber is also a professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television and the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he has been a member of the faculty for over 30 years. Mr. Guber holds an L.L.M. and J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. from Syracuse University.

Fred Harman

Mr. Fredric W. Harman is Independent Director of Demand Media Inc. has served on our Board since 2006. Mr. Harman joined Oak Investment Partners, a multi-stage venture capital firm, as a General Partner in 1994, and currently serves as Managing Partner, focusing primarily on Consumer Internet and Internet New Media investments. He currently serves on the boards of Limelight Networks, Inc., a leader in digital presence management, and U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc., an online provider of aftermarket auto parts, as well as a number of private technology companies. Mr. Harman holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Mr. Harman was originally nominated to serve on our Board pursuant to our Third Amended and Restated Stockholders' Agreement. Mr. Harman's industry and financial expertise makes him a valuable contributor to our Board and its committees. Mr. Harman's extensive experience serving on the boards of numerous public and private companies, combined with his considerable involvement with venture capital backed companies, principally those in the Internet and technology sectors, strengthen the knowledge base and oversight of our Board.

John Hawkins

Mr. John A. Hawkins is Independent Director of Demand Media Inc. He has served on our Board since 2006. Mr. Hawkins has served as Managing Partner and co-founder of Generation Partners, a private equity firm that provides capital to companies in the business and information services, media and communications, and healthcare services industries, through growth equity and buyout investments, since 1995. Prior to founding Generation Partners, Mr. Hawkins was a General Partner at Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co., a venture capital firm that he joined in 1987. Prior to that, Mr. Hawkins was an investment banker at Alex, Brown & Sons. Mr. Hawkins currently serves on the boards of Captivate Network, a digital place based media company, and Agility Recovery Solutions, Inc., and he has served on the boards of more than 20 companies, including HotJobs.com, Ltd., iCrossing, Inc., P-Com, Inc., the Platform for Media, Inc., High End Systems, Inc. and ShopWiki Corporation, where he also served as Chairman. Mr. Hawkins is also a member of the Angeleno Chapter of the World Presidents' Organization. Mr. Hawkins holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in English from Harvard College. Mr. Hawkins was originally nominated to serve on our Board pursuant to our Third Amended and Restated Stockholders' Agreement. Mr. Hawkins has over 25 years of investment banking and private equity investing experience, combined with a strong track record investing in technology, media and business services companies. He brings extensive business and strategic expertise, as well as experience serving on numerous public and private boards, to our Board and its committees.

Joshua James

Mr. Joshua G. James is Independent Director of Demand Media Inc. Mr. James has served on our Board since 2010. Mr. James currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Domo, Inc., a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company providing business intelligence, since 2010. Mr. James co-founded Omniture, Inc., a publicly traded online marketing and web analytics company, in 1996, and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 1996 until it was acquired by Adobe Systems, Inc. in 2009. Mr. James served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Omniture Business Unit of Adobe from 2009 to 2010. Mr. James serves on the boards of Rakuten, Inc., an e-commerce company in Japan, and Save the Children, a non-profit organization that promotes children's rights. He also served on the board of Omniture and its predecessor entities. Mr. James actively supports Brigham Young University's eBusiness Center, the Utah Technology Council and Utah Women's Tech Council. Mr. James was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Mountain West Capital Network in 2012 and by Ernst & Young in 2006, and he was named the Technology Entrepreneur of the Decade by Brigham Young University. Mr. James studied business management and entrepreneurship at Brigham Young University. With over 15 years of experience running a technology company focused on web analytics and online marketing metrics, Mr. James brings critical business and web analytics experience to our Board and its committees. In addition, Mr. James has strong entrepreneurial and managerial skills, including serving as the Chief Executive Officer of a public company, combined with broad industry knowledge that serve as critical resources to our Board.

Victor Parker

Mr. Victor E. Parker is Independent Director of Demand Media Inc. Mr. Parker has served on our Board since 2006. Mr. Parker is a Managing Director at Spectrum Equity Investors, a private equity firm focused primarily on media and information services which he joined in September 1998. He was previously an associate at Summit Partners, L.P., a private equity firm focusing on the technology, healthcare and life sciences, and growth products and services sectors. Mr. Parker currently serves on the boards of Lynda.com and Ancestry.com, Inc. He has previously served on the boards of SurveyMonkey.com, LLC, NetQuote, Inc., Interbank FX, LLC and NetScreen Technologies, Inc. He holds an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. Mr. Parker was originally nominated to serve on our Board pursuant to our Third Amended and Restated Stockholders' Agreement. Mr. Parker's financial expertise, combined with his experience with venture capital backed technology and Internet companies, provides our Board with a valuable perspective for important business, financial and strategic initiatives. Mr. Parker's experience serving on the boards and board committees of various public and private companies brings practical business and financial leadership to our Board and provides him with increased knowledge of effective corporate governance that benefits our Board.

Tridivesh Kidambi

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

James Quandt

--

Shawn Colo

1,129,280

Mel Tang

1,057,180

Taryn Naidu

738,675

Gaurav Bhandari

--

Peter Guber

--

Fred Harman

--

John Hawkins

--

Joshua James

--

Victor Parker

--

Tridivesh Kidambi

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

James Quandt

0 0

Shawn Colo

0 0

Mel Tang

50,000 344,079

Taryn Naidu

12,848 192,720

Gaurav Bhandari

0 0

Peter Guber

0 0

Fred Harman

0 0

John Hawkins

0 0

Joshua James

0 0

Victor Parker

0 0

Tridivesh Kidambi

0 0
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