People: IZEA Inc (IZEA.PK)

IZEA.PK on OTC Markets Group

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Edward Murphy

36 2013 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Ryan Schram

32 2012 Chief Operating Officer, Director

Tom Geraghty

49 2012 Senior Vice President - Products and Partnerships

Brian Brady

2012 Director

Daniel Rua

44 2012 Director

Lindsay Gardner

2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Edward Murphy

Mr. Edward H. Murphy is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Izea Inc. He was appointed as Chairman of the Board of the Company on April 26, 2013. He founded IZEA in February 2006 as part of MindComet Corp., an interactive advertising agency that he started in 1999 and served as Chief Executive Officer. IZEA was later spun out of MindComet in September 2006. Mr. Murphy is a serial entrepreneur who is recognized as a pioneer in paid blogging and a catalyst behind the social media sponsorship industry. As the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Murphy leads company, both with his day-to-day operational leadership and with his strategic vision for the company and its products. His efforts have received recognition from media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Wired, USA Today, Forbes, The New York Times, Business Week, PC World, CNN Money, Fortune, Fortune Small Business and Business 2.0. In addition to media coverage, Mr. Murphy has spoken and keynoted panels at a variety of events including Blog World Expo, Always On, Florida Venture Forum, SMX and Dow Jones Venture One Summit. Mr. Murphy attended Florida State University before starting MindComet and several other earlier Internet-related businesses.

Ryan Schram

Mr. Ryan S. Schram has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Director of Izea Inc. effective November 01, 2012. He joined the company in September 2011 as a senior executive client development, account management, brand marketing, public relations, and publisher alliance organizations. Prior to joining the company, from 2005 to 2011, Mr. Schram served in various leadership roles, most recently as Group Vice President, at ePrize, integrated engagement marketing. Prior to that Mr. Schram held roles of increasing responsibility at CBS/Westwood One and Clear Channel Interactive. Mr. Schram holds a B.A. degree in management from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.

Tom Geraghty

Mr. Tom Geraghty serves as Senior Vice President - Products and Partnerships of IZEA, Inc., since July 10, 2012. He leads product development, software engineering and strategic partnerships organizations. Mr. Geraghty was most recently the Chief Privacy Officer of Channel Intelligence, where he managed multiple product groups and initiatives, from February 2000 to June 2012. He also led Channel Intelligence's "Where-to-Buy" service that helped drive double digit year-over-year growth for two fiscal years, while also managing the integration of an acquired company. During this time he also served as Senior Vice President of Commerce for MyList, a subsidiary of Channel Intelligence. Mr. Geraghty received a B.A. degree from Penn State University and is a Certified Internet Privacy Professional (CIPP-US), recognized by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Brian Brady

Mr. Brian W. Brady is appointed as Director of Izea, Inc. Mr. Brady is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Northwest Broadcasting, Inc., which owns and operates seven television stations including FOX affiliates in four U.S. markets, since 1995. Mr. Brady has also been the President of Eagle Creek Broadcasting, which owns and operates a CBS affiliate in Laredo, Texas, since 2002. Mr. Brady served on the FOX Affiliate Board for nine years, serving as Chairman for four of those years. The FOX Affiliate Board is a representative body of independent stations affiliated with the FOX Network, part of News Corporation. He currently serves on the Boards of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and Syncbak, Inc. Mr. Brady previously served on the board of directors of The Ferris Foundation and Saga Communications, a publicly-traded media company. Mr. Brady holds a B.S. degree in advertising from Ferris State University.

Daniel Rua

Mr. Daniel R. Rua is the Director of IZEA, Inc. He rejoined board of directors on July 31, 2012. He was previously the executive Chairman from September 2006 to May 2011 and an early investor in the predecessor entity IZEA Innovations, Inc. Mr. Rua has been a Managing Partner of Inflexion Partners, an early-stage venture capital fund, since January 2002. Prior to Inflexion, Mr. Rua was a Partner with Draper Atlantic, the east coast fund of Silicon Valley's early-stage venture firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, from 1999 to 2002. Prior to Draper Atlantic, Mr. Rua led internet protocol development at IBM's Networking Labs in Research Triangle, from 1991 to 1999. Mr. Rua is a former director of InphoMatch (acquired by Sybase) and AuctionRover (acquired by Overture/Yahoo), and serves other board and operating roles as part of his technology investing. Mr. Rua holds a B.S. degree in computer engineering from the University of Florida. He also earned a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law and an M.B.A. from the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina.

Lindsay Gardner

Mr. Lindsay Gardner is an Independent Director of the company. Lindsay Gardner has 25 years of executive management and leadership experience at companies ranging from technology startups to the world’s largest media and entertainment companies. Currently, Mr. Gardner is Senior Advisor to Oaktree Capital Management, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm with $80 billion under management. Since May 2010, he has focused on global buyout opportunities in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors, as well as providing strategic support to various Oaktree portfolio companies. Until mid-2007, Mr. Gardner was President of Affiliate Sales and Marketing for Fox Networks. During his tenure, he built Fox’s cable network portfolio from a handful of small channels into one of the industry’s largest, most diverse and most profitable content companies, launching more than a dozen networks, including three that surpassed 20 million subscribers in their first year of operation. Mr. Gardner received a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Brandeis University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Edward Murphy

1,489,940

Ryan Schram

519,431

Tom Geraghty

--

Brian Brady

--

Daniel Rua

28,934

Lindsay Gardner

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

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