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XO Group Inc (XOXO.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Liu

49 2014 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Michael Steib

39 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Gillian Munson

45 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary

Paul Bascobert

52 2016 President - Local Marketplace

Michelle Dvorkin

2015 Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Nicola Di Iorio

56 2010 Chief Technology Officer

Charles Baker

49 2005 Independent Director

Diane Irvine

57 2014 Independent Director

Barbara Messing

43 2014 Independent Director

Peter Sachse

58 2010 Independent Director

Elizabeth Schimel

55 2012 Independent Director

Michael Zeisser

50 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Liu

Mr. David Liu was Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of XO Group Inc. He is a Co-founder of XO Group and has served as the company Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the Board since the company inception in May 1996. Mr. Liu served as Chief Executive Officer from May 1996 until March 2014, and as President from May 1996 to October 2007 and October 2008 to June 2013. From March 2014 to December 2014, Mr. Liu continued to serve the Company as an executive officer under the title of Co-founder. From January 1993 to May 1996, Mr. Liu served as Director of Production of RunTime Inc., a CD-ROM development firm that he also cofounded with his wife, Carley Roney, former Chief Content Officer and cofounder. Before January 1993, Mr. Liu was the Director of Production at VideOvation, a subsidiary of Reader’s Digest. Mr. Liu received a B.F.A. in Film and Television from New York University.

Michael Steib

Mr. Michael Steib is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of XO Group Inc., effective March 2014. Mr. Steib joined XO Group in July 2013 as President. Prior to joining XO Group, Mr. Steib served as Chief Executive Officer at Vente-Privee USA beginning in 2011. Prior to that position, Mr. Steib served at Google, Inc. as Director, Google TV Ads from January 2007 to September 2009, and Managing Director, Emerging Platforms, from September 2009 to July 2011. From 2001 through 2006, Mr. Steib held positions at NBC Universal/General Electric, where he served as General Manager, Strategic Ventures, and prior to that as Vice President, Business Development. In addition, he previously worked on the development of new media businesses for Walker Digital, LLC, and as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. Mr. Steib received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Gillian Munson

Ms. Gillian Munson is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of XO Group Inc, effective November 25, 2013. she was Managing Director of Allen & Company LLC, and leading the firm’s principal investing and outreach activities with early stage technology-oriented companies. Ms. Munson was also a Vice President, Business Development at Symbol Technologies from March 2003 through July 2007. Prior to joining Symbol Technologies, she was an Executive Director and Senior Equity Analyst at Morgan Stanley, where she covered the mobile, storage and personal computing sectors. Ms. Munson began her career as a Research Associate at Hambrecht & Quist. Ms. Munson received a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Colorado College.

Paul Bascobert

Mr. Paul J. Bascobert is the President - Local Marketplace of the Company. He joins from Yodle Inc., which was acquired by Web.com Group, Inc. in February 2016. Mr. Bascobert had been President of Local at Yodle, Inc. from May 2014, leading a team of sales, client services and marketing professionals. Mr. Bascobert had previously served at Bloomberg L.P. from December 2009 to May 2014, where he held positions of President of Bloomberg BusinessWeek and Chief Operating Officer of Bloomberg Media. Prior to that, Mr. Bascobert served as Chief Marketing Officer of Consumer Media Group of Dow Jones & Company Inc., a division of News Corporation, as Senior Vice President of Operations at the Dow Jones Consumer Media Group, and as an Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Braun Consulting Inc. Prior to joining Braun Consulting Inc., Mr. Bascobert served as Vice President and Founding Member of Vertex Partners Inc., and prior to that he held positions with Corporate Decisions Inc., and was a Systems Engineer for General Motors and Whirlpool Corporation. Mr. Bascobert holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University and an M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Michelle Dvorkin

Ms. Michelle Dvorkin is Executive Vice President, Human Resources of XO Group Inc. Dvorkin is a native of Northern California and lives in Pelham, NY , with her husband and two daughters. She serves on the board of The Pelham Jewish Center, as the Vice President. She will be based at headquarters for XO Group in New York City .

Nicola Di Iorio

Mr. Nic Di Iorio is Chief Technology Officer of XO Group Inc. He joined XO Group in February 2008. Before that, he was co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of City 24/7 LLC from October 2006 to January 2008. Before that, he was Chief Technology Officer of the Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG), from October 2003 to June 2006. Before that, Mr. Di Iorio held the dual role of Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the McCann WorldGroup (a wholly-owned subsidiary of IPG) and Chief Executive Officer of Marketing Communications Technologies Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the McCann WorldGroup), from April 1995 to September 2003. Before joining McCann, Mr. Di Iorio spent four years at Young & Rubicam as Vice President, Information Technology. He also spent ten years in Research and Development organizations at GTE and AT&T Bell Laboratories working on new technologies in the area of distributed systems, data networking, security and telecommunications. Mr. Di Iorio received a B.S. from City College of New York and earned an M.S. from NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering.

Charles Baker

Mr. Charles C. Baker is an Independent Director of XO Group Inc., since November 2005. Since September 2010, Mr. Baker has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of ZipRealty, Inc., which was acquired by Realogy Holdings, Inc. in August 2014. Since 2011, Mr. Baker has served as a director of HomeAway, Inc., an online vacation rental company. Between December 2008 and September 2010, Mr. Baker served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ZipRealty. Between June 2007 and December 2008, Mr. Baker was an independent investor. Mr. Baker was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Monster Worldwide, Inc. from March 2005 through June 2007. From 1993 to 2005, Mr. Baker held various positions at Salomon Brothers (subsequently Smith Barney) and was a Managing Director in the Equity Research Department just before joining Monster Worldwide, Inc. Mr. Baker holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a former Chairman of the Media and Entertainment Analysts of New York Investment Society. Mr. Baker received a B.A. from Yale College.

Diane Irvine

Diane M. Irvine is an Independent Director of Xo Group Inc., since November 2014. From 2008 to 2011, Ms. Irvine served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Blue Nile, Inc., the leading online retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry. Ms. Irvine joined Blue Nile as Chief Financial Officer in 1999 and also served on Blue Nile’s Board of Directors from 2001 to 2011. Prior to Blue Nile, Ms. Irvine was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Plum Creek Timber Company, a timberland management and wood products company from 1994 to1999. From 1981 to 1994, Ms. Irvine served in various capacities at Coopers & Lybrand LLP, an international accounting firm, in Chicago and Seattle. Ms. Irvine currently serves on the boards of Yelp Inc., CafePress Inc., and Rightside Group, Ltd. Ms. Irvine holds a B.S. in Accounting from Illinois State University and a M.S. in Taxation from Golden Gate University.

Barbara Messing

Ms. Barbara Messing is an Independent Director of the Xo Group Inc., since August 2014. Ms. Messing is the Chief Marketing Officer for TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. Ms. Messing leads all global consumer marketing activities at TripAdvisor, including brand development and experience, customer relationship marketing, communications, search engine marketing and traffic acquisition. Prior to joining TripAdvisor, Ms. Messing spent nine years at Hotwire, where she served in a number of senior leadership roles. Before joining Hotwire, Ms. Messing was at Keen.com and The Travel Channel. In 2014, Ms. Messing was honored in the AWMY Changing the Game awards, and in 2011, she was named a "Brand Genius" by Adweek. Ms. Messing also serves on the board of Mashable, LLC. Ms. Messing holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Stanford University.

Peter Sachse

Mr. Peter R. Sachse is an Independent Director of XO Group Inc., since February 2010. Mr. Sachse also previously served as director from October 2006 through April 2007, and as an observer to the Board of Directors from April 2007 to February 2010. In February 2015, Mr. Sachse was appointed the Chief for Innovation and Business Development of Macy’s, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Sachse had been Chief Stores Officer of Macy’s, Inc. from February 2012 to February 2015, Chief Marketing Officer of Macy’s, Inc. from February 2009 to February 2012 (a title which he also held from June 2003 to May 2007), and President of Macy’s Corporate Marketing from May 2007 to February 2009. Mr. Sachse was also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the macys.com division of Macy’s, Inc. from April 2006 to February 2012. Mr. Sachse has also served as a director of Charitybuzz Inc. since May 2012. Prior to serving in these roles, Mr. Sachse was President and Chief Operating Officer of The Bon Marche in Seattle. He began his retail career with Macy’s, Inc. in Kansas City. He also served as Executive Vice President/General Merchandise Manager at Macy’s East and later as Vice Chair/Director of Stores of Macy’s East. Mr. Sachse received a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin.

Elizabeth Schimel

Ms. Elizabeth Schimel is an Independent Director of XO Group Inc., since August 2012. Since October 2013, Ms. Schimel has been President, Condé Nast China. From June 2011 to October 2013, Ms. Schimel was Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer at Meredith National Media Group. From January 2008 to October 2010, Ms. Schimel served as Global Head of Music and Connected Entertainment at Nokia. Ms. Schimel was Senior Vice President, Entertainment, at Comcast Interactive Media from January 2005 to January 2008. Ms. Schimel received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.B.A. and M.A. in Finance from Wharton Business School.

Michael Zeisser

Mr. Michael P. Zeisser is an Independent Director of XO Group Inc., since July 2013, and as the Lead Independent Director since May 2014. Mr. Zeisser has been Chairman, U.S. Investments, for Alibaba Group since October 2013. From 2003 to 2013, Mr. Zeisser was Senior Vice President of Liberty Interactive Corporation (formerly known as Liberty Media Corporation). Prior to joining Liberty Media in 2003, Mr. Zeisser was a partner at McKinsey & Company in New York, where he co-founded and led McKinsey’s Internet Practice. Mr. Zeisser has also served as a director of Shutterfly, Inc. and Sympoz, Inc. since 2013, and is currently a member of the Media Advisory Group of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Mr. Zeisser is a graduate of the University of Strasbourg, France and the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.