Chief Executive Officer
Geoffrey Cook has been Chief Executive Officer since March 11, 2013. Since November 10, 2011, he was a director and Chief Operating Officer, appointed in connection with the merger of Quepasa and myYearbook.Geoff co-founded myYearbook where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 2005 until the merger in 2011. During his tenure at myYearbook, Geoff grew myYearbook to profitability and $30+ million revenue with 100 employees. Geoff previously founded EssayEdge and ResumeEdge while a student at Harvard University in 1997 and sold them to The Thomson Corporation in 2002.
Chief Financial Officer
David Clark has served as our Chief Financial Officer since April 2, 2013. From November 2007 through April 1, 2013, Mr. Clark served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, for NutriSystem, Inc. Mr. Clark served as Chief Financial Officer for Claymont Steel from November 2006 to November 2007. Prior to joining Claymont Steel, Mr. Clark co-founded and served as Chief Financial Officer of SunCom Wireless, Inc. (formerly Triton PCS) from February 1997 to February 2006. SunCom was the first AT&T Wireless affiliate and served markets in Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia. It went public in 1999 and was later sold to T Mobile USA in 2008. He also co-founded and served as Chief Financial Officer of Triton Cellular Partners until its sale in 2000 in a more than $1 billion deal.
Chief Revenue Officer
William Alena has served as our Chief Revenue Officer since November 10, 2011. Bill was appointed in connection with the myYearbook merger. From April 2007 until the myYearbook merger, Bill served as the Chief Revenue Officer of myYearbook. From March 2002 to March 2007, Bill served as the Director of Internet Advertising at Scholastic Inc., a global children’s publishing, education and media company.
Chief Technology Officer
Richard Friedman has served as our CTO since September 3, 2013. Rich was formerly CTO of Stuzo, Inc., from March 4, 2013, to August 23, 2013. Rich had served as MeetMe’s Vice President, Software Engineering, from November 10, 2011, to March 1, 2013. Rich was appointed in connection with the myYearbook merger. From December 2008 until the merger, Rich served as the Vice President and Director of Software Engineering of myYearbook. From February 2008 to December 2008, Rich was a founder of Ringside Networks, a social networking open source startup. From December 2004 to February 2008, Rich held product manager roles at JBoss and its acquirer Red Hat for their respective systems management technology. From March 2003 to December 2004, Rich served as First Vice President at Bank One and its acquirer JP Morgan Chase. From 1997 to 2004, Rich held multiple roles including Chief Technologist Bluestone Division, Director of Rich Media Technology and Senior Integration Architect at Bluestone Software and its acquirer Hewlett-Packard.
General Counsel & EVP Business Affairs
Frederic Beckley has served as our General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Business Affairs since November 28, 2011. From September 2000 to December 2010, Fred worked at TruePosition, Inc., where his last position was Executive Vice President, Business Development and General Counsel. From August 1995 to September 2000, Fred held a number of positions at Verizon Corporation, including Senior Counsel, Business Development at Verizon Wireless. Fred began his professional career in private practice, at Dechert, Price & Roads from June 1990 to January 1993, and Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz, from February 1993 to July 1995.
VP Brand Strategy, Co-founder, myYearbook
Catherine Cook has served as our Vice President, Brand Strategy since November 10, 2011. Catherine was appointed in connection with the merger of Quepasa and myYearbook. Catherine co-founded myYearbook with her brothers Geoff and Dave in 2005. Catherine is responsible for creating some of the most important applications on myYearbook and has been instrumental in driving the site’s growth by conceiving of the next popular features. Catherine graduated from Georgetown University in 2011.
Don Eyer has served as our Vice President of Operations – Safety Division since November 10, 2011. Don was appointed in connection with the myYearbook merger. From July 2007 until the myYearbook merger, Don served as the Vice President of Operations – Safety Division of myYearbook. From August 1997 to June 1999 Don served as the Manager of eBay’s Trust and Safety Fraud Division. Don has an extensive background in Law Enforcement, Computer Crime Investigation, and Internet Safety. For 23 years he was a Detective with the Greeley Colorado Police Department, an Investigator for the 19th Judicial District and a Grand Jury Investigator for the State of Colorado. Don has a background in Computer Crime Investigations and was a member of the Colorado Association of Computer Crime Investigators.
Jeremy Zorn has served as our Vice President of Product Development since November 10, 2011. Jeremy was appointed in connection with the myYearbook merger. From May 2006 until the myYearbook merger, Jeremy served as the Vice President of Product Development of myYearbook. From June 2003 to May 2006, Jeremy held a number of positions at Thomson Peterson’s, where his last position was Director of Product for Essay & Resume Services.