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Sharon Rowlands was named CEO of ReachLocal in April 2014. Ms. Rowlands has more than 20 years of experience leading multi-billion dollar companies serving small- and medium-sized businesses, financial markets, and enterprise customers. From 2011 to 2013, she was CEO of Altegrity, which she transformed from a holding company into three independent business units, each with its own growth strategy. From 2008 to 2011 Ms. Rowlands was CEO of Penton Media, and prior to that she was with Thomson Financial. During her over ten-year tenure at Thomson, she held a variety of executive-level positions, including President and CEO from 2005 to 2008, and established the company as one of the most innovative partners to the global financial community. Previously, Ms. Rowlands held executive leadership roles at Financial Times Information (now Interactive Data Pricing and Reference Data, Inc.). She is a Member of the Board of Directors of Constant Contact and served on the Board of Directors for Automatic Data Processing, Inc. from 2008 to 2011.
Ms. Rowlands received her Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of London and her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Newcastle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
Ross G. Landsbaum has served as our Chief Financial Officer since 2008. Prior to joining us, Mr. Landsbaum held various executive positions at MacAndrews and Forbes' Panavision a service provider to the motion picture and television industries, including Chief Financial Officer from 2005 to 2007 and Chief Operating Officer in 2007. Prior to Panavision, Mr. Landsbaum served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations and Chief Financial Officer for Miramax Films, the art-house and independent film division of The Walt Disney Company, from 2001 to 2005. Prior to that, he served in various capacities, including as the Chief Financial Officer at Spelling Entertainment Group a diversified entertainment concern, and various capacities at Arthur Andersen. Mr. Landsbaum holds a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Southern California.
Kris Barton has served as ReachLocal's Chief Product Officer since February 2012. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer of multimedia software and platform company Nero AG from 2010 to 2012. Since starting at Nero in 2006, Barton also held the title of Executive Vice President of Global Products, overseeing all product development. Prior to Nero, Barton served in multiple management roles at Microsoft Corporation from 2001 to 2006, overseeing the product development efforts for the MSN online properties including MSN.com and MSN network channels. Barton has also held product positions at Omniture and Novell Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in business administration and marketing communications from Brigham Young University.
Adam F. Wergeles has served as our Chief Legal Officer since March 2013 and currently serves as our Secretary. Mr. Wergeles served as our General Counsel from 2007 to March 2013. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Wergeles served as Chief Legal Officer for Connexus Corporation, an online media company. Before Connexus Corporation, Mr. Wergeles served as Vice President, Operations for Kaplan's Concord Law School, a provider of online legal education, from 2001 to 2003. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Wergeles served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Quisic Corporation, an e-learning company. Mr. Wergeles holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College.
Jason Whitt is the Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development for ReachLocal. Prior to ReachLocal, Mr. Whitt was with VantagePoint Venture Partners, where he focused on Internet/ digital media, cloud delivered software & services, mobile, and consumer investments. His investments and board seats included ReachLocal, Widevine (acquired by Google), Multiply (acquired by Naspers), Zvents, and Phreesia. He was also closely involved in VantagePoint's investments in Scribd, ChaCha, Vook, Livescribe, and Pure Digital (acquired by Cisco Systems). Before joining VantagePoint, he was responsible for acquisitions, venture investing, and corporate strategy for Cisco Systems' Corporate Business Development group. Prior to Cisco, he served in product management for Xros (acquired by Nortel Networks), and was part of the founding team of Transvascular (acquired by Medtronic). Mr. Whitt holds a Bachelors of Science in engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University, is a Kauffman Fellow, and is named on 16 patents.
Todd Ebert has served as Chief Marketing Officer since November 2012. He previously served as Senior Vice President Marketing and Vice President Marketing since joining the company in 2009. Prior to ReachLocal, Mr. Ebert held several executive roles including Vice President Marketing, at Entrust, an Internet security software company from 2001 to 2009. From 1992 to 2000 he held global product marketing positions at 3M, Pfizer and Sprint. Mr. Ebert received a Master of Business Administration from The McCombs School at the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics from Lehigh University.
Daniel Della Flora is the Chief Accounting Officer for ReachLocal. Prior to joining ReachLocal, Mr. Della Flora held various executive positions at Powerwave Technologies, Inc., a global manufacturer and supplier for wireless communications networks, most recently as Acting Chief Financial Officer from April 2013 to August 2013, and as Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer from 2007 to April 2013. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Della Flora served as the Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Newport Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of advanced technology products and systems. Prior to Newport, Mr. Della Flora held various positions at companies including ePolicy Solutions, Inc., Kinko’s, Inc., HomeBase, Inc., AST Research, Inc., General Dynamics, and Deloitte and Touche LLP. He holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Arizona, and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in California.
Steve Fullbright has served as Senior Vice President of Global Services since October 2010. Previously, Mr. Fullbright was Senior Director of Application Delivery & Security for Rockwell Collins, Inc. and since joining Rockwell in 2004 he held several key IT leadership positions including stewardship of financial, performance, commerce, HR and security systems. Prior to Rockwell Collins, Mr. Fullbright held IT management roles at International Paper Company from 2001 to 2004 and operated Fullbright Consulting LLC from 1999 to 2001. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Management Information Systems from Texas Tech University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa, and a Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering from Iowa State University.
Tim Johnson has served as Global Vice President of Human Resources since July 2011. Before ReachLocal, he served as Vice President of Human Resources for Dean Foods from 2009 to 2011. Prior to Dean Foods, Mr. Johnson held executive level Human Resources roles at Dell from 2007 to 2011 supporting Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Mr. Johnson has also held senior level positions in Human Resources at DuPont, Pepsi-Cola and Ford Motor Company. He holds a Master of Arts in Human Resources and Labor Relations from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Oakland University.
Amber Seikaly has served as Global Vice President of Corporate Communications since April 2014. Amber brings nearly 20 years of experience from top name brands including Yum Brands, Target, Visa and Dell. She most recently was at Dell where she led communications strategy for M&A, social and digital communications. She also led communications during Dell's go-private process. Her responsibilities at ReachLocal include public relations, executive communications, internal communications, and analyst relations. Amber received her Bachelor of Arts in Latin from the University of California Los Angeles.
Steven Prestidge is a General Manager of Asia and a Managing Director of Australia, and has been with the company since 2007. Prior to joining ReachLocal, Mr. Prestidge was Vice President Sales at Getty Images. Previous to that role, Mr. Prestidge held a variety of senior sales management positions at Dell Computer from 1994-2006. He holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Evesham College and a variety of industry qualifications in sales, management and marketing.
Craig Harris is the Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for Europe, and has been with the company since 2008. Prior to joining ReachLocal, Mr. Harris held several executive positions including Chief Financial Officer at Travel.com.au Limited and General Manager at Tramada Systems. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Western Sydney and a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University.
Jose Coscelli is the General Manager of Latin America and the Managing Director of Brazil, and has been with the company since July 2012. Prior to joining ReachLocal, Mr. Coscelli served as Chief Operating Officer of Globalweb Brazil, a cloud computing company. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Coscelli was Vice President Sales of Dedalus Prime, an outsourcing provider. From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Coscelli served as Sales Director of Siemens LTDA Brazil. Prior to that, Mr. Coscelli served various executives positions at BankBoston Brazil and Bloomberg Latin America. He holds Bachelor of Economics from PUC Sao Paulo Catholic University and a Masters Certificate from Babson College.
John Gould has served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of North America since December 2013. Prior to that, he spent a year as Senior Vice President of Operations for ClubLocal & ReachCommerce. Before joining ReachLocal, Mr. Gould spent 14 years with Dell, Inc., where he held various executive leadership and general management roles. Most recently, he served as Executive Director and General Manager of Dell's Global IT Consulting division for both EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) and the Americas' regions (~$400M P&L). Before assuming that position, he started up a webhosting division in Dell, ran Sales and Service, and completed a strategic transaction selling a division of the company to Sprint Corporation. Prior to Dell, Mr. Gould held various senior sales leadership roles at Compaq, ADP, and The MathWorks. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Connecticut College and a Master's of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University.
Matt Soska is the Chief Operating Officer for North America for ReachLocal. Matt joined the company in 2010 as Senior Vice President of Operational Finance and Shared Services, and then served as ReachLocal's Sr. Vice President of Operations from April 2012 to December 2013. Before ReachLocal, Mr. Soska served as Chief Financial Officer of Mural Ventures and its portfolio companies from 2006 to 2010. Prior to that he served in various executive roles including Chief Financial Officer at Apptix ASA, a global provider of hosted business communication, collaboration, and IT solutions from 2002 to 2006. Previous to that, he served as a Partner and Vice President at USWeb from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Soska holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from St. Joseph’s University, a Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School.