People: Rosetta Stone Inc (RST)
26 Sep 2017
Hass, A. John III
Mr. A. John Hass III, is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Hass was appointed to the Board pursuant to a Nomination and Support Agreement, dated November 18, 2014, between the Company and the Osmium Parties (as defined therein), and signed a Director Agreement. For more information, see "Corporate Governance – Nomination and Standstill Agreement and Appointment of A. John Hass to the Board of Directors." There is no other agreement or understanding between Mr. Hass and any other person pursuant to which he was appointed to the Board. The Board of Directors appointed Mr. Hass to serve as the Company's Interim President and Chief Executive Officer effective as of April 1, 2015 while the Company engages in a search for a chief executive officer. In addition, Mr. Hass is a private investor and advisor to for-profit and non-profit entities. From September 2012 until November 2014, he was a senior advisor to Osmium Partners, LLC, an alternative asset management firm and a stockholder of the Company. Mr. Hass was a partner at PEAK6 Investments, L.P., a financial services company, from October 2008 through September 2012 and was the Senior Financial Officer of PEAK6 Investments, L.P. from February 2009 through June 2010. Mr. Hass was the Chief Executive Officer of OptionsHouse, a brokerage company and subsidiary of PEAK6 Investments, L.P., from October 2006 until September 2008. From 1988 to October 2006, he was employed at Goldman, Sachs & Co., a subsidiary of the financial services company, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., most recently as a Managing Director (Partner) in the Investment Banking Division. He also serves on the boards of a number of privately held for-profit businesses. In addition, Mr. Hass is the president of the board of directors of WITNESS, Inc., a global-human rights nonprofit, and serves as a trustee of The Museum of Contemporary Photography. Mr. Hass received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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