People: Rosetta Stone Inc (RST)

RST on New York Consolidated

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23 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stephen Swad

52 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thomas Pierno

52 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Judy Verses

57 2011 President - Global Institutions

Bruce Ghrist

2014 Acting General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Patrick Gross

69 2012 Lead Independent Director

James Bankoff

45 2012 Independent Director

Laurence Franklin

61 2012 Independent Director

Marguerite Kondracke

69 2011 Independent Director

Laura Witt

45 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Stephen Swad

Mr. Stephen M. Swad, CPA., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Rosetta Stone Inc. Mr. Swad resigned as Chief Financial Officer of the company effective May 2, 2012. Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Swad served as our Chief Financial Officer from November 2010 until May 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Swad served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Comverse Technology, Inc., from May 2009 to October 2010. From May 2007 to August 2008, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae). Mr. Swad previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AOL LLC from February 2003 to February 2007. He has also held various senior financial management positions with Time Warner and its subsidiaries. Mr. Swad, a former partner of KPMG LLP, has also served as a Deputy Chief Accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He served on the board of Eloqua Inc. from August of 2011 until February 2013, including during the period between August 2012 through February 2013, during which it was a publicly held company. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Michigan and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Thomas Pierno

Mr. Thomas M. Pierno has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Rosetta Stone Inc., effective May 2, 2012. Prior to joining Rosetta Stone, Mr. Pierno served from 2011 to 2012 as Chief Financial Officer at Vertis Communications, Inc., a marketing communications firm, and while there, also directed supply chain and information technology operations. Prior to joining Vertis, Mr. Pierno held the position of Vice President, Financial Planning and Treasury at Comverse Technology, Inc., a global provider of software and systems, from 2010 to 2011, where he was responsible for worldwide budgets, forecasts and treasury operations. Before joining Comverse, Mr. Pierno served in several executive positions at AOL Inc. from 1998 to 2009, notably Senior Vice President and Controller. Prior to joining AOL, Mr. Pierno was Chief Financial Officer at World Color Press, Inc., a publicly traded printer of magazines, catalogs, direct mail and books, from 1994 to 1998. He began his career at Ernst & Young as a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Pierno holds a B.B.A. in accounting and an M.B.A. from Pace University.

Judy Verses

Ms. Judy K. Verses is President - Global Institutions of Rosetta Stone Inc., since October 2011. Prior to joining Rosetta Stone, Ms. Verses was President and Chief Client Officer at Blackboard, Inc., a market leader of educational enterprise software and consulting services, from 2009 to 2011 and President and Chief Operating Officer at Blackboard Learn from 2008 to 2009. From 1983 to 2007, Ms. Verses served in several executive positions at Verizon Communications Inc., notably Senior Vice President for Business Sales and Senior Vice President of Marketing for Verizon's portfolio of voice, video and data products. Ms. Verses earned her B.S. in business administration from the University of Connecticut.

Bruce Ghrist

Mr. Bruce C. Ghrist is Acting General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Ghrist, a graduate of Yale Law School, is a technology industry veteran and has been with the Company since 2008.

Patrick Gross

Mr. Patrick W. Gross is Lead Independent Director of Rosetta Stone Inc., since February 22, 2012. Mr. Gross has served as Lead Director of the Board of Directors since February 2012 and as a director since February 2006. Since 2002, Mr. Gross has served as Chairman of The Lovell Group, a private business and technology advisory and investment firm that he founded. Prior to founding The Lovell Group in 2002, Mr. Gross was a founder, and served as a principal executive officer from 1970 to September 2002, of American Management Systems, Inc., or AMS, a publicly traded information technology consulting, software development, and systems integration firm. Mr. Gross is a director of Capital One Financial Corporation, Career Education Corporation, Liquidity Services, Inc. and Waste Management, Inc. Mr. Gross also currently serves on the boards of several private technology-based companies. Mr. Gross previously served on the boards of Computer Network Technology Corporation from 1997 to 2006, Mobius Management System, Inc., from 2002 to 2007 and Taleo Corporation from 2006 to 2012. He holds a B.S.E. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an M.S.E. from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

James Bankoff

Mr. James P. Bankoff is an Independent Director of Rosetta Stone Inc. Mr. Bankoff is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vox Media, Inc. ("Vox Media"), the publisher of SB Nation, The Verge, Eater and others. He has served in this capacity since 2009. Immediately prior to joining Vox Media, Mr. Bankoff served as a Senior Adviser with Providence Equity Partners ("Providence"), a leading private equity firm focused on media and telecommunications. Prior to joining Providence in 2008, he served as Executive Vice President of Programming and Products at AOL Inc. ("AOL"). Mr. Bankoff joined AOL in 1995 and held a number of leadership positions, including President, AOL Web Properties; President, Netscape; and Vice President of Strategy and Operations, AOL brand. Mr. Bankoff also served on the board of Audible, Inc., from June 2007 to March 2008. Mr. Bankoff holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Emory University.

Laurence Franklin

Mr. Laurence Franklin is an Independent Director of Rosetta Stone Inc. Laurence Franklin served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors from February 2011 to February 2012, as a director since May 2006 and as the Chairman of the Rosetta Stone Audit Committee since February 2012. Since July 2011, Mr. Franklin has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Frette Srl, a leading manufacturer and retailer of luxury linens and home furnishings. Mr. Franklin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tumi Inc., a manufacturer and retailer of luxury travel, business and lifestyle accessories, from January 2002 until March 2009, and was serving on private company boards from March 2009 until joining Frette in July 2011. Prior to joining Tumi, Mr. Franklin served as President of Coach Leatherware Company, Inc. and General Manager of Elizabeth Arden Inc. Mr. Franklin began his career at Peat Marwick Mitchell and Co. in audit, and then worked in the Management Consulting Services group at Price Waterhouse & Co. Mr. Franklin earned his B.A. from Colgate University and his M.S. from the New York University Graduate School of Business.

Marguerite Kondracke

Ms. Marguerite W. Kondracke is an Independent Director of Rosetta Stone Inc., since December 01, 2011. Since October 2004, Ms. Kondrackehas served as a director since December 2011. Since May 2012, Ms. Kondracke has been a senior advisor to America's Promise Alliance, a nonprofit children's advocacy organization. Ms. Kondracke served as President and Chief Executive Officer of America's Promise Alliance from October 2004 to May 2012. She previously served as Special Assistant to U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, as Staff Director for the Senate Subcommittee on Children and Families, and in the cabinet of former Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexander as Commissioner of the Department of Human Services. Ms. Kondracke was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bright Horizons Family Solutions. She serves on the boards of Saks, Inc. and LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. Ms. Kondracke also serves on the Board of Trustees of Duke University. She holds a B.A. in religion from Duke University and an M.A. in psychology from Austin Peay State University.

Laura Witt

Ms. Laura L. Witt is an Independent Director of Rosetta Stone Inc. Shehas served as a director since December 2005, including serving as Chairperson of our Board of Directors from December 2005 to February 2011. In September 1997, Ms. Witt joined ABS Capital Partners, a growth equity investment partnership, and has served as a General Partner since January 2001. She served on the boards of Double-Take Software, Inc., from 2002 to 2008 and Familymeds Group, Inc., from 2004 to 2007. Ms. Witt currently serves on the boards of several private companies. She earned a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Stephen Swad

2,361,620

Thomas Pierno

794,114

Judy Verses

777,792

Bruce Ghrist

--

Patrick Gross

--

James Bankoff

--

Laurence Franklin

--

Marguerite Kondracke

--

Laura Witt

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013
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