Committee Composition


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

Mike Sands is CEO and a co-founder at Signal, a global leader in real-time, cross-channel marketing technology.  At Signal, Mr. Sands has been recognized with several honors, including the 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award and inclusion on the 2013 Crain’s Tech 50 list of the top technology leaders in Chicago.  He was also named to the Techweek 100 list of the most influential technology leaders in Chicago.  The company was recognized by the 2015 Inc. 5000 as the third-fastest growing software company in the country (51st-fastest growing company overall) and honored as the 11th fastest-growing company in North America on Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 500.  Signal was recognized as a Red Herring 100 North America recipient and received World Business Chicago's inaugural Global Innovator Award.

Prior to joining Signal, Mr. Sands was part of the original Orbitz management team and held positions including CMO and COO.  While at Orbitz, he helped take the business from startup to IPO, then through two acquisitions (Cendant and Blackstone). 

After Orbitz, Mr. Sands joined The Pritzker Group as a partner on their private equity team.  He has also held management roles at General Motors Corporation and Leo Burnett.  His work at General Motors led him to be named a “Marketer of the Next Generation” by Brandweek magazine. 

Mr. Sands holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Northwestern University and a Masters in Management degree from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management.  He sits on the Signal board.  Other current and prior board experience includes YouBet.com (ticker UBET) sold to Churchill Downs, LeisureLink a privately held “platform as a service” play in the vacation rental industry and local Chicago start-ups SIM Partners and ParkWhiz.

Mr. Sands lives in Chicago with his wife and two daughters.

Mr. Sands, an independent director, has served on the Angie’s List board since March 2016.  He is a member of the Nominating and Corporate 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
Chair of the Board = Chair of the Board Committee Chair = Chair Committee Member = Member Independent Director = Independent Director