The Board of Directors is currently comprised of two Class I directors (Ms. Christine Petersen and Mr. Richard Pinola) whose terms expire at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, four Class II directors (Mr. Seth Brody, Mr. Kenneth Esterow, Mr. Michael Kelly and Mr. Sree Kotay) whose terms expire at the Annual Meeting, and two Class III directors (Mr. Peter Morse and Mr. Mitch Truwit) whose terms expire at the 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
Esterow, Kelly and Kotay
to stand for reelection as Class II directors at the Annual Meeting
Sree Kotay, age 43, has served on Bankrate’s Board of Directors since December 2014 and currently serves as a member of the Nominating & Governance Committee.
Mr. Kotay is Executive Vice President, Technology and Chief Software Architect for Comcast.
Prior to joining Comcast in 2007, Mr. Kotay served as Senior Vice President, Technology at AOL, LLC, where he was responsible for consumer product development.
During his tenure at AOL, which began in 2003, Mr. Kotay led software development for AIM/Messaging, the AOL Client, Search, aol.com, Site Publishing, Mail, and next-generation Billing.
From 1999-2003, Mr. Kotay was a founder and CTO for Viewpoint, Corp., a small public software company focusing on advanced 2D and 3D graphics technology licensing and development.
From 1995-1999, Mr. Kotay served as Director of R&D at Metacreations, Corp., where he lead platform technology development, new product development and technology acquisition and integration.
From 1991-1995, Mr. Kotay was President and founder of Intrepid Systems, LLC, a small private software company focused on Prepress and Printing solutions for vertical markets.
Mr. Kotay’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his domain knowledge and experience with Internet and consumer product development at various stages of growth, and his experience and acumen in driving technology transformation and product innovations.
Our Board of Directors has determined that Mr. Kelly, Mr. Kotay
, Mr. Morse, Ms. Petersen and Mr. Pinola are independent directors under the rules of the New York Stock Exchange