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Board of Directors
|Cindy Jeffers||Chief Executive Officer,Director|
|John Warnock||Chairman of the Board, Director, Member of Compensation Committee|
|Deepak Desai||Director, Member of Audit Committee|
|George Hirsch||Director, Member of Audit Committee|
|James Rosenfield||Director, Member of Compensation Committee|
Cindy Jeffers was appointed Chief Executive Officer on May 31, 2012 and has been our Chief Technology Officer since May 7, 2012. She previously served for two years as Technical Director at The Huffington Post, which was acquired by AOL Inc. Prior to this, Ms. Jeffers worked as a researcher at Distance Lab, a technology research lab in northern Scotland. Ms. Jeffers’ technical background includes experience with web, mobile and new and emerging platforms and she holds a Master’s degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University and a Bachelor’s degree from Barnard College.
John Warnock has served as a director of Salon since August 2001 and was appointed Chairman of the Board in December 2006. He was a founder of Adobe Systems and has been its Chairman of the Board since April 1989. Since September 1997, he has shared the position of Adobe Chairman of the Board with Charles M. Geschke. Dr. Warnock served as Chief Executive Officer of Adobe from 1982 through December 2000. Dr. Warnock received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah. Mr. Warnock served as a director for Knight Ridder, Inc., a publisher of news and information in digital and hard copy formats, until its sale in June 2006.
Deepak Desai has served as a director of Salon since September 2004. He is currently Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Global LearnEng LLC, which he founded in July 2013. Mr. Desai served as the Chief Strategy Officer at Universal HealthCare Group Inc, from May 2011 to February 2013. Mr. Desai joined GlobalEnglish Corporation in June 2002 as its Chief Financial Officer and from December 2005 to January 2011 he served as its President and Chief Executive Officer. From August 1999 to June 2001, Mr. Desai was the Chief Financial Officer of Asiacontent.com Ltd. From July 1987 to July 1999, Mr. Desai held various positions with Time Warner, Inc., including General Manager and Chief Financial Officer with Time Life Asia, Associate Business Manager, Financial Manager and Assistant Business Manager with Time Inc. and Senior Auditor with Time Warner Inc. Mr. Desai is a Certified Public Accountant, received a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Bombay, India and an M.B.A. with a Finance emphasis from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.
William Hambrecht has served as a director of Salon since February 2012. Mr. Hambrecht founded the San Francisco-based financial services firm WR Hambrecht + Co in 1998 and serves as its Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer. Prior to WR Hambrecht + Co, he co-founded and led Hambrecht & Quist, which specialized in investing in Silicon Valley companies. Mr. Hambrecht has served as a director for numerous private and public corporations. He previously served as a Director for Motorola Inc. (2008 – 2011) and AOL Inc. (2009 – 2011), was on the Board of Trustees for The American University of Beirut (2003 – 2011) and served on the Advisory Council to The J. David Gladstone Institute (2005 – 2010). In October 2006, Mr. Hambrecht was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He also was appointed to the board of the Presidio Trust by President Barack Obama in 2010. Mr. Hambrecht graduated from Princeton University in 1957.
George Hirsch has served as a Director of Salon since April 2003. In 1967, he became the founding publisher of New York magazine and served as its President through 1971. In 1973, he was the founding publisher of New Times magazine and served as its President through 1979. In 1978, he founded The Runner magazine and served as publisher and president until its merger with Runner's World in 1987. From 1987 until his retirement in 2004, he held various positions with Rodale, Inc., including Worldwide Publisher of Runner’s World, Publishing Director of Men’s Health, and Director of International Magazines. From 2006 until 2012, he was the chairman and publishing director of La Cucina Italiana, the U.S. edition of an Italian magazine. Mr. Hirsch is the Chairman of the Board of the New York City Marathon (New York Road Runners). Mr. Hirsch holds a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Princeton University.
James H. Rosenfield has served as a director of Salon since April 1998. Mr. Rosenfield has been the President of JHR & Associates, a media-consulting firm, since 1998. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Rosenfield was Managing Director at the investment-banking firm of Veronis Suhler & Associates. From 1987 to 1994, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of John Blair Communications, Inc., a television sales and syndication company. From 1965 to 1985, Mr. Rosenfield held various executive positions at CBS Corporation, a television broadcasting and media company, including Executive Vice President of the Broadcast Group. Mr. Rosenfield holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Dartmouth College.
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