Committee Composition


  Audit Nominating and Governance Compensation
Thomas R. Evans Chairman of the Board Independent Director     Member of Compensation Committee
Thomas Evans

From 2004 through 2013, Tom Evans was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bankrate, Inc., an internet publisher of consumer financial content and rate information. In 2009, Mr. Evans took the company through a $580 million take-private transaction with Apax Partners, a London-based private equity firm. Less than two years later, Evans led the company through a $1.5 billion Initial Public Offering. During his tenure at Bankrate, the company’s revenues grew by over 14X and pre-tax profit grew by over 20X. Mr. Evans also served on the company’s Board of Directors before retiring as CEO and from the board at the end of 2013. In 2014 and 2015 Mr. Evans served as an Advisor to the Board of Bankrate.

From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Evans served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Official Payments Corp., an internet company specializing in processing consumer credit card payments for government taxes, fees and fines online. During his tenure there, Mr. Evans led the company through its 1999 IPO and a sale of the company to Tier Technologies in 2003.

From March 1998 to June 1999, Mr. Evans was President and Chief Executive Officer of GeoCities Inc., a community of personal Websites on the Internet. In 1998, Mr. Evans led the company through its IPO and sold the company in 1999 to Yahoo! Inc. for $4.6 billion.

Prior to his internet experience, Mr. Evans was a 20 year veteran of the magazine business. From January 1991 to February 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 Shutterstock, Inc. Mr. Evans received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University.

Mr. Evans and his family live in Bronxville, New York.


George D. Bell Independent Director Member of Audit Committee    
Mark Britto Independent Director     Committee Chair for Compensation Committee
Michael S. Maurer Independent Director Member of Audit Committee Committee Chair for Nominating and Governance Committee  
David B. Mullen Independent Director Committee Chair for Audit Committee    
Michael D. Sands Independent Director   Member of Nominating and Governance Committee  
H. Eric Semler Independent Director   Member of Nominating and Governance Committee  
Susan Thronson Independent Director Member of Audit Committee   Member of Compensation Committee
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