Scott Durchslag has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the company’s Board of Directors since September 2015. Mr. Durchslag most recently served as President, Global e-Commerce and Marketing at Best Buy. In that role, he led the transformation of the company's global e-commerce business and was responsible for a $3 billion P&L. He also had responsibility for developing Best Buy's retail multichannel experience, the My Best Buy credit card/loyalty program and corporate-wide marketing initiatives. Prior to joining Best Buy, Mr. Durchslag was President of Expedia Worldwide, a leading global online travel agency where he was responsible for managing the overall strategy, product development, marketing and operations of its 27 sites around the world with a focus on increasing Expedia's global footprint and driving innovation to gain share. Previously, Mr. Durchslag was Chief Operating Officer at Skype Global S.à r.l., a worldwide provider of software and mobile communications services. Before joining Skype, Mr. Durchslag joined Motorola in 2002 and was on the management team of its mobile devices business. Among his roles, Mr. Durchslag was Corporate Vice-President of Global Product & Experience Invention, where he led product strategy, innovation, intellectual property, product design, user interfaces, consumer experiences (music, video, imaging, productivity and mobile internet), partnerships, product marketing and customer care. At Motorola, he was also part of the team that enabled Motorola's market share to double, launched its then leading RAZR product and created strategic partnerships with other technology leaders, including Google and Microsoft. Earlier, Mr. Durchslag worked at software startups in Silicon Valley, one of which was Grand Central Networks which was later purchased by Google.
A former McKinsey & Company partner, Mr. Durchslag has more than 20 years in the technology industry and has served technology clients in the U.S., Greater China and South Asia. He is one of the youngest partners ever elected at McKinsey, achieving this distinction in only four years.
He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Chicago and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Thomas R. Fox has served as our Chief Financial Officer since September 2013. Mr. Fox most recently served as Senior Director, Business Planning and Operations for Nokia, a global leader in mobile communications. Prior to joining Nokia, Mr. Fox held various executive and managerial positions for NAVTEQ Corporation, which was acquired by Nokia in 2008. Mr. Fox joined NAVTEQ in 2002 and held positions including Vice President of Product Management, Vice President of Sales Strategy and Operations, Director of Investor Relations, and Manager of Corporate Finance and Business Planning. Before joining NAVTEQ, Mr. Fox was a research associate for Lincoln Capital Management, and before that, he was an analyst with the investment banking division of Credit Suisse. Mr. Fox holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Angela R. Hicks Bowman, who goes by Angie Hicks, is our co-founder and has served as our Chief Marketing Officer since May 2000. As the sole employee in June 1995, Ms. Hicks Bowman started what would become Angie's List in Columbus, Ohio, serving as President from our inception in June 1995 until December1998. She took a leave of absence from her position as President from December 1998 to May 2000 to pursue a Master of Business Administration. Ms. Hicks Bowman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from DePauw University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. We believe Ms. Hicks Bowman is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to the perspective, leadership and operational experience she brings as our Chief Marketing Officer, as well as the historical knowledge and continuity she brings as our co-founder.
J. Mark Howell has served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer since March 2013. During the period from July 2015 through September 2015, he served as our Interim Chief Executive Officer, prior to returning to his role as Chief Operating Officer in September of 2015. Prior to joining Angie’s List, Mr. Howell served as President of Ingram Micro Mobility, Americas, a provider of technology products who acquired Brightpoint, Inc. in 2012. From 1994 - 2012, Mr. Howell held various executive positions at Brightpoint, a supply chain services provider to the wireless industry, including President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Brightpoint, he was Corporate Controller for ADESA Corporation and an accountant with Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Howell holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.
Darin E. Brown joined Angie's List as Sr. Vice President of Technology in January 2015 and was promoted to Chief Technology Officer in December 2015. Prior to joining Angie's List, Mr. Brown served in various leadership roles, including vice president of the Interactive Marketing Hub product line (now Salesforce Marketing Cloud), and as Vice President of Excelerate with Salesforce (formerly ExactTarget) from 2010 to 2015. Mr. Brown has more than 20 years of engineering experience in consumer search, decision analytics and enterprise software. He received his engineering degree from Purdue University.
Chuck Hundt joined Angie’s List as Director of Accounting in 2005 and was promoted to Controller in 2007. Prior to joining Angie’s List, Mr. Hundt worked for 8 years at a regional accounting firm, Katz, Sapper & Miller. In addition to Angie’s List, Mr. Hundt serves as a board member and on the finance committee of Jameson Camp. Mr. Hundt holds a B.S. degree and a Master of Accountancy (MA) from Manchester College.
Shannon M. Shaw has served as the Company’s General Counsel since September 2011 and its Corporate Secretary since March 2012. Prior to joining us, Ms. Shaw was a labor and employment attorney, most recently as Of Counsel, at Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, a law firm, from September 2003 to September 2011, where she litigated on behalf of companies and advised national and local companies on compliance with federal and state labor and employment laws. Ms. Shaw served as Media Relations Coordinator at Clarian Health Partners, a large hospital conglomerate, from 1997 to 2000, where she worked in media and public relations. Ms. Shaw holds Bachelors of Arts in both journalism and political science from Indiana University and a Juris Doctor from Indiana University School of Law.
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