Thomas R. Evans
Thomas R. Evans has served as a member of our Board since March 2012.
Mr. Evans served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Bankrate, Inc. from March 2004 until December 2013.
From August 1999 to August 2003, Mr. Evans served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Official Payments Corp., specializing in processing consumer credit card payments for government taxes, fees and fines.
From 1998 to 1999, Mr. Evans was President and Chief Executive Officer of GeoCities Inc., a community of personal websites.
From 1991 to 1998, Mr. Evans was President and Publisher of U.S. News & World Report.
In addition to his duties at U.S. News & World Report, Mr. Evans served as President of The Atlantic Monthly (1996 - 1998) and as President and Publisher of Fast Company (1995 -1998), a magazine launched in 1995.
Mr. Evans also serves as a director of Future Fuel Corp. and previously served as a director of Navisite, Inc.
Mr. Evans holds a B.S. in business administration from Arizona State University.
The Board believes that Mr. Evans' business experience, particularly as a senior executive in the internet and media industries, and his service on the board of directors of public companies, qualifies him to serve as a member of our Board.
Berns, Epstein, Evans
, Lieberman and Miller, representing five of our six directors, do not have a relationship that would interfere with the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the responsibilities of a director and that each of these directors is "independent" as that term is defined under the applicable rules and regulations of the SEC
and the listing requirements and rules of the NYSE
and Epstein who comprise our Audit Committee
and Miller who comprise our Compensation Committee, and Messrs.
and Miller who comprise our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
, satisfy the independence standards for those committees established by applicable SEC rules and the rules of the NYSE
The members of the Audit Committee are Steven Berns (Chairman), Jeff Epstein and Thomas R. Evans.
The Board has also determined that Mr. Evans
is financially literate based upon his
familiarity with financial statements.
The members of the Compensation Committee are Thomas R. Evans (Chairman), Steven Berns and Jonathan Miller.
The members of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee are Jonathan Miller (Chairman), Jeff Epstein and Thomas R. Evans.