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Quinstreet Inc (QNST.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Douglas Valenti

55 2004 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Nina Bhanap

42 2015 President of Product and Technology, Chief Technology Officer

Gregory Wong

42 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Martin Collins

49 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel and Head of Corporate Development

Peter Brooks

42 2012 Senior Vice President

David Pauldine

58 2014 Director

Stuart Huizinga

53 2015 Independent Director

Robin Josephs

56 2013 Independent Director

John McDonald

78 2004 Independent Director

Gregory Sands

49 1999 Independent Director

Marjorie Sennett

55 2014 Independent Director

James Simons

52 1999 Independent Director

Erica Abrams

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Douglas Valenti

Mr. Douglas Valenti is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of QuinStreet Inc. Mr. Valenti has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our Board of Directors since July 1999 and as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since March 2004. Prior to QuinStreet, Mr. Valenti served as a partner at Rosewood Capital, a venture capital firm, for five years; at McKinsey & Company as a strategy consultant and engagement manager for three years; at Procter & Gamble in various management roles for three years; and for the U.S. Navy as a nuclear submarine officer for five years. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he graduated with highest honors and was named the Georgia Tech Outstanding Senior in 1982, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. As a seasoned executive and Chief Executive Officer of QuinStreet since 1999, Mr. Valenti brings in-depth knowledge of QuinStreet’s operations and strategy that is important to the Board’s oversight of long-term strategy, enterprise risk management, compensation, and corporate governance practices for the Company.

Nina Bhanap

Ms. Nina Bhanap is Chief Technology Officer and President of Product and Technology of QuinStreet Inc. She was Senior Vice President of Engineering from November 2006 to July 2009, as Vice President of Product Development from January 2004 to November 2006, as Senior Director from January 2003 to January 2004 and as Director of Product Management from October 2001 to January 2003. Prior to joining us, Ms. Bhanap served as Head of Fixed Income Sales Technology for Europe at Morgan Stanley for five years and as a senior associate at Booz Allen Hamilton for one year. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science with Honors from Imperial College, University of London, and an M.B.A. from the London Business School.

Gregory Wong

Mr. Gregory Wong has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of QuinStreet, Inc., effective September 18, 2013. Mr. Wong previously served as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer since January 2013, as Vice President of Finance and Accounting from June 2012 to September 2013, as Senior Director of Finance and Accounting from May 2011 to June 2012, and as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis from February 2008 to May 2011.

Martin Collins

Mr. Martin J. Collins is a Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel and head of Corporate Development of QuinStreet, Inc. Prior to joining us, Mr. Collins served as vice president of corporate development at Bloom Energy from March 2010 to March 2014. From November 2006 to March 2010, Mr. Collins served as general counsel, senior vice president, chief compliance officer and head of internal audit at Novellus Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVLS), which was acquired in 2011 by Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ: LRCX). Before Novellus, Mr. Collins served as associate general counsel and vice president at Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) from August 2005 to September 2006. At Oracle, Mr. Collins was head of the corporate and securities group. Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Collins was a corporate partner at Mayer Brown LLP, a global law firm, where he worked from 1991 until 2005. He holds a B.A. in Political Economy from Williams College and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Peter Brooks

Mr. Peter Brooks is Senior Vice President of the company. Mr. Brooks previously served as Vice President from July 2009 to July 2012, as Senior Director from November 2006 to July 2010, as Director from January 2005 to November 2006, as Senior Manager from July 2004 to January 2005, as Manager from April 2003 to July 2004 and as a Business Development Representative from August 2002 to April 2003. Prior to joining QuinStreet, Mr. Brooks served at Radio Central, Liquid Audio, Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI), Universal and Atlantic Records, in various roles in the music industry managing affiliate relationships and distribution networks. He holds a dual B.A in Literature & History from Claremont McKenna College.

David Pauldine

Mr. David J. Pauldine is Director of Quinstreet, Inc. Mr. Pauldine was the president of DeVry University from July 2006 to June 2014 and executive vice president of DeVry Education Group Inc. (NYSE: DV) from October 2005 to June 2014. Prior to that, from 1989 to 2005, Mr. Pauldine served at Education Management Corporation, where his last position was executive vice president and president of The Art Institutes system of schools. From 1979 to 1989, Mr. Pauldine held various operational and management positions at DeVry. Mr. Pauldine serves on the board of Education Partners, a Willis Stein company. Mr. Pauldine also works for Pauldine Enterprises, LLC as a professional speaker and consultant. He previously served as a member of the board of The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities from 2007 to 2013, including as vice chair from 2011 to 2012 and as board chair from June 2012 to June 2013. He also served as a board member for the American Red Cross, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Communities in Schools, and ASPIRA. He holds a B.A. in Communication Arts from The University of Dayton and an M.A. in Leadership from McGregor School, Antioch University.

Stuart Huizinga

Mr. Stuart M. Huizinga is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Huizinga has served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of eHealth, Inc. (“eHealth”) since May 2000. Prior to that, Mr. Huizinga was a partner at Arthur Andersen LLP, an accounting firm, where he served from 1984 to 2000. Mr. Huizinga holds a B.S. degree in business administration from San Jose State University and is a certified public accountant (inactive) in the State of California.

Robin Josephs

Ms. Robin Josephs is an Independent Director of the company. Ms. Josephs was a managing director of Starwood Capital Group, L.P., a private equity firm specializing in real estate investments from 2005 to 2007. From 1986 to 1996, Ms. Josephs was a senior executive with Goldman Sachs & Co., serving in the real estate group of the investment banking division and, later, in the equity capital markets division. Ms. Josephs currently serves as a member of the board of directors of iStar Financial, where she is the lead director and serves as a member of the compensation, audit, and nominating and governance committees. She also serves on the boards of directors of both Plum Creek Timber and MFA Financial, and she serves on their audit and compensation committees. Ms. Josephs is the chairwoman of MFA Financial’s compensation committee. Ms. Josephs is a trustee of the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation and the Tourette Syndrome Association. Ms. Josephs is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and received a Masters of Business Administration degree from Columbia University. Ms. Josephs has significant experience in finance and investing and experience as a director, each of which bring valuable insight to the Board regarding the Board’s oversight of our business and operations, financial reporting, risk management and corporate finance matters.

John McDonald

Professor John G. McDonald is an Independent Director of QuinStreet Inc. Professor McDonald is the Stanford Investors Professor in the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he has been a faculty member since 1968, specializing in investment management, entrepreneurial finance, principal investing, venture capital, and private equity investing. Professor McDonald also serves on the boards of directors of Plum Creek Timber Company (NYSE: PCL), Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL), and iStar Financial, Inc. (NYSE: SFI). Professor McDonald previously served on the boards of directors of 13 mutual funds managed by Capital Research and Management Company until December 2012, and he served on the board of directors of Varian Inc. from 1999 until May 2010, when Varian was acquired by Agilent Technologies. He holds a B.A. in Engineering, and an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He is a retired officer in the U.S. Army and was a Fulbright Scholar. Professor McDonald’s deep knowledge of finance and investing and his experience as a director bring valuable insight to the Board regarding oversight of our financial reporting, risk management and corporate finance matters, as well as compensation and other corporate governance practices.

Gregory Sands

Mr. Gregory P. Sands is an Independent Director of QuinStreet Inc. Mr. Sands is the founder and, since January 2012, has served as a Managing Partner of Costanoa Venture Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm. From September 1998 through December 31, 2011, Mr. Sands served as a Managing Director at Sutter Hill Ventures, a venture capital firm. Previously, Mr. Sands held various operational roles at Netscape Communications Corporation and was a management consultant with Mercer Management Consulting. Mr. Sands also serves on the boards of directors of several privately-held companies. He holds a B.A. in Government from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Sands is a seasoned Internet executive and investor with an in-depth knowledge of our business.

Marjorie Sennett

Ms. Marjorie T. Sennett is an Independent Director of QuinStreet, Inc., since August 2014. Previously, she was a managing director from 2004 to 2009, senior research analyst from 2002 to 2003, and consultant in 2001 at Farallon Capital Management, LLC. Prior to that, from 1999 to 2000, Ms. Sennett served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of eGROUPS, Inc., where she co-led the sale of the company to Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO). From 1989 to 1998, she served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMLN), where she led the company’s initial public offering in 1992, as well as multiple follow-on public offerings. From 1982 to 1986, Ms. Sennett was an associate and assistant treasurer at Bankers Trust Company in the corporate finance and commercial lending departments. She holds a B.A. in Biology and English from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Ms. Sennett has broad general management, finance and investment experience in entrepreneurial and Internet companies, including in regulated industries.

James Simons

Mr. James Simons is an Independent Director of QuinStreet Inc. Mr. Simons is a Managing Director of Split Rock Partners, a venture capital firm, which he founded in June 2004. Prior to founding Split Rock Partners, Mr. Simons served as General Partner of St. Paul Venture Capital, a venture capital firm, from November 1996 to June 2004. Previously, Mr. Simons was a partner at Marquette Venture Partners and held banking positions at Trammell Crow Company and First Boston Corporation. Mr. Simons also serves on the boards of directors of several privately-held companies. He holds a B.A. in Economics and History from Stanford University and an M.S. in Management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. Mr. Simons has deep expertise in marketing and customer acquisition on the Internet and has many years of experience as an investor in Internet marketing and other companies.

Erica Abrams