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Yelp Inc (YELP.MW)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Diane Irvine

57 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jeremy Stoppelman

38 2005 Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Director

Charles Baker

49 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Nachman

43 2016 Chief Operating Officer

Laurence Wilson

43 2013 Senior Vice President - Legal and User Operations, General Counsel, Secretary

Geoff Donaker

43 2016 Director

Frederick Anderson

71 2015 Independent Director

Peter Fenton

43 2006 Independent Director

Robert Gibbs

44 2012 Independent Director

Jeremy Levine

2005 Independent Director

Mariam Naficy

45 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Diane Irvine

Ms. Diane M. Irvine is an Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. She previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Blue Nile, Inc., an online retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry, from February 2008 to November 2011 and as President from February 2007 to November 2011. Ms. Irvine also served on the board of directors of Blue Nile from May 2001 to November 2011, and as the Chief Financial Officer of Blue Nile from December 1999 to September 2007. From February 1994 to May 1999, Ms. Irvine served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc., a timberland management and wood products company. From September 1981 to February 1994, Ms. Irvine served in various capacities, most recently as a partner, with Coopers & Lybrand LLP, an accounting firm. Ms. Irvine currently serves on the boards of directors of Rightside Group, Ltd. and XO Group Inc. She previously served on the board of directors of CafePress Inc. from May 2012 to May 2015. Ms. Irvine holds a B.S. in Accounting from Illinois State University and an M.S. in Taxation from Golden Gate University. The Nominating Committee believes Ms. Irvine should serve on the Board due to her financial expertise and extensive experience in public company management.

Jeremy Stoppelman

Mr. Jeremy Stoppelman is Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Director of Yelp Inc. Prior to founding Yelp, Mr. Stoppelman held various engineering roles at PayPal, Inc., an online payment company, from February 2000 to June 2003, most recently serving as Vice President of Engineering. Prior to PayPal, Mr. Stoppelman was a software engineer at Excite@Home, an Internet company, from August 1999 to January 2000. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois. The Nominating Committee believes Mr. Stoppelman should serve on the Board due to the perspective gained from his experience as one of founders and Chief Executive Officer, as well as his experience in the Internet industry.

Charles Baker

Mr. Charles “Lanny” C. Baker is Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective May 9, 2016. Mr. Baker previously served as chief executive officer and president of ZipRealty, Inc., an online real estate brokerage and technology company, from September 2010 through March 2016. He also served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of ZipRealty from December 2008 to September 2010. ZipRealty was acquired by Realogy Holdings, Inc. in August 2014. From June 2007 to December 2008, Mr. Baker was an independent investor. From March 2005 to June 2007, he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Monster Worldwide, Inc., which operates the employment website monster.com. From 1993 to 2005, Mr. Baker held various positions at Salomon Brothers (subsequently Salomon Smith Barney, then Citigroup), including managing director in the Equity Research Department. Mr. Baker currently serves on the board of XO Group, Inc., a life stage consumer Internet and media company, where he chairs the Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. He also served as a director and chairman of the Audit Committee of HomeAway, Inc., an online vacation rental company, from 2011 to December 2015, when it was acquired by Expedia, Inc. Mr. Baker holds a B.A. from Yale College and holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst.

Joseph Nachman

Mr. Joseph R. Nachman is Chief Operating Officer of Yelp Inc. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Revenue from September 2011 to December 2015 and Vice President of Sales from January 2007 to September 2011. Prior to joining us, Mr. Nachman held several senior sales roles for Yahoo! Inc., an Internet search company, from January 2002 to January 2007, most recently as Director of Corporate Sales for the Western Region for Yahoo! HotJobs. Prior to Yahoo!, Mr. Nachman served as sales manager at HotJobs, an online job search company, from June 1999 to 2002, when it was acquired by Yahoo!. Prior to HotJobs, Mr. Nachman was an associate at Robertson Stephens, an investment bank, from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Nachman holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Laurence Wilson

Mr. Laurence Wilson is Senior Vice President - Legal and User Operations, General Counsel, Secretary of Yelp Inc. He has served as our General Counsel since November 2007 and as our Senior Vice President, Legal and User Operations since September 2013. Prior to joining us, Mr. Wilson served as Vice President of Legal and Business Development for Xoom Corporation from January 2004 to October 2007. Mr. Wilson began his legal career with Claremont Partners, Inc., a health care solutions company, from March 2002 to January 2004. He holds a B.A. in History from the University of California, San Diego and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Geoff Donaker

Mr. Geoff L. Donaker is Director of Yelp Inc. He joined us in 2005 and has served as Chief Operating Officer since June 2006. Since joining Yelp, Mr. Donaker has helped to orchestrate geographic expansion, build revenue lines and hire management team. Prior to joining us, Mr. Donaker served in various management and business development roles at Internet companies, including eBay and Excite, an Internet search and content provider, from 1998 to 2005. Mr. Donaker began his career with Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman). He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. The Nominating Committee believes Mr. Donaker should serve on the Board due to his experience in the Internet industry and the perspective gained from working with us since early stages.

Frederick Anderson

Mr. Frederick D. Anderson, Jr., is the Independent Director of Yelp Inc. He serves as a Managing Director of Next Equity Partners, a firm he co-founded in July 2015. From March 1996 to June 2004, Mr. Anderson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Apple Inc., a manufacturer of mobile communication and media devices, personal computers and related software. Prior to joining Apple, Mr. Anderson was Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Automatic Data Processing, Inc., an electronic transaction processing firm, from August 1992 to March 1996. On April 24, 2007, the SEC filed a complaint against Mr. Anderson and another former officer of Apple. Mr. Anderson may continue to act as an officer or director of public companies. Mr. Anderson also served on the boards of directors of Apple from June 2004 to September 2006, Palm, Inc. from October 2007 to July 2010 and Move, Inc. from November 2006 to March 2012. Mr. Anderson currently serves on the board of directors of eBay and the board of trustees of Whittier College. Mr. Anderson holds a B.A. from Whittier College and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Peter Fenton

Mr. Peter Fenton is the Independent Director of Yelp Inc., since September 2006. He has been a General Partner at Benchmark, a venture capital firm, where his investment interests include software, digital media and technology-enabled devices, since September 2006. Prior to joining Benchmark, Mr. Fenton was a Managing Partner at Accel Partners, a venture capital firm, from October 1999 to May 2006. Prior to joining the venture capital community, he was a General Manager of Video at Autonomy Virage, Inc., a multimedia information retrieval company, from April 1996 to April 1998. Mr. Fenton also serves on the boards of directors of Twitter, Inc., Hortonworks, Inc., Zendesk, Inc. and New Relic, Inc. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. The Nominating Committee believes Mr. Fenton should serve on the Board due to his extensive experience with providing guidance and counsel to a wide variety of Internet and technology companies and serving on the boards of directors of a range of public and private companies.

Robert Gibbs

Mr. Robert L. Gibbs is Independent Director of Yelp Inc., since May 31, 2012. Mr. Gibbs has been Executive Vice President, Global Chief Communications Officer of McDonald’s Corporation, a global foodservice retailer, since June 2015. Prior to joining McDonald’s, Mr. Gibbs was a Partner at The Incite Agency, a strategic communications firm, from June 2013 to June 2015 and a contributor to cable news channel MSNBC from February 2013 to June 2015. Mr. Gibbs previously served as a senior campaign advisor to President Barak Obama for the 2012 presidential election from January 2012 to November 2012. From January 2009 to February 2011, he served as the 28th White House Press Secretary. Prior to January 2009, Mr. Gibbs was the Communications Director for then-U.S. Senator Obama and for Mr. Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Mr. Gibbs was Press Secretary for Senator John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign and previously specialized in Senate campaigns, having served as Communications Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and for four individual Senate campaigns, including those of Mr. Obama in 2004 and Fritz Hollings in 1998. Mr. Gibbs holds a B.A. in Political Science from North Carolina State University. The Nominating Committee believes Mr. Gibbs should serve on the Board due to his significant media, communications and public policy experience.

Jeremy Levine

Mr. Jeremy S. Levine is the Independent Director of Yelp Inc., since November 2005. He is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, a venture capital firm, which he joined in May 2001, where his investment interests include entrepreneurial startups and high growth companies in industries including consumer Internet, consumer software and business software and services. Prior to joining Bessemer, Mr. Levine was Vice President of Operations at Dash.com Inc., an Internet software publisher, from June 1999 to May 2001. Prior to Dash, Mr. Levine was an Associate at AEA Investors, a management buyout firm, where he specialized in consumer products and light industrials, from July 1997 to June 1999. Previously, Mr. Levine was with McKinsey & Company as a management consultant from June 1995 to July 1997. Mr. Levine also serves on the boards of directors of MINDBODY, Inc. and Shopify Inc. Mr. Levine holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Economics from Duke University. The Nominating Committee believes Mr. Levine should serve on the Board due to his experience providing guidance and counsel to a wide variety of Internet and technology companies and serving on the boards of directors of a range of public and private companies.

Mariam Naficy

Ms. Mariam Naficy has been appointed as Independent Director of Yelp Inc., effective January 21, 2014. She has been the Chief Executive Officer of Minted LLC, an online marketplace for independent design and art, since she founded the company in June 2007. Prior to founding Minted, she was the general manager of the e-commerce division of The Body Shop International plc, a cosmetics retailer, from November 2003 to June 2007. She previously served as Vice President, Marketing and Product Development of Movielink, LLC, a web-based video on demand service, from April 2002 to May 2003, Interim Vice President of Marketing for Columbia Tristar International Television, a television and distribution and production company, from January 2002 to May 2002, and co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Eve.com, an online cosmetics retailer, from June 1998 to October 2000, when it was acquired by Idealab. Ms. Naficy also sits on the board of Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization founded to increase public awareness and support for improved maternal and child health. She holds a B.A. in Political Economy from Williams College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. The Nominating Committee believes Ms. Naficy should serve on the Board due to her expertise in operating and managing companies in the e-commerce sector.

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