Officers and Directors

Executive Officers

Alan M. MecklerChairman and Chief Executive Officer

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Alan M. Meckler has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of WebMediaBrands since its inception. Previously, Mr. Meckler had been Chairman of the Board of Mecklermedia Corporation from 1973 and was its Chief Executive Officer from December 1993 until it was acquired by Penton Media in November 1998. He also served as President of Mecklermedia from 1971 through November 1997. Mr. Meckler was the only person to have held the offices of Chairman of the Board or Chief Executive Officer since Mecklermedia's founding.

Donald J. O'NeillVice President and Chief Financial Officer

Donald J. O'Neill has been the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company since May 2007. From May 2005 to May 2007, Mr. O'Neill served as Controller of the Company after having held various accounting staff and management positions with the Company since his hiring in April 2000. Prior to his tenure at the Company, Mr. O'Neill was employed by Arthur Andersen LLP.


Wayne Martino Director of WebMediaBrands

Wayne Martino has been a principal of the law firm Brenner, Saltzman & Wallman, LLP since 1991. He was formerly a director of Ziplink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIPL) from 1999 until 2001 and Mecklermedia Corporation (NASDAQ: MECK) from 1993 until 1998.

John R. PatrickDirector of WebMediaBrands

John R. Patrick has been a director of WebMediaBrands since January 2003. Mr. Patrick has been President of Attitude LLC since 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Patrick worked at IBM Corporation from 1967 to 2001. Mr. Patrick was Vice President of Internet Technology at IBM from 1995 to 2001. He is a member of the board of directors of Knovel Corporation, Opera Software ASA, Danbury Health Systems, and Danbury Hospital.

William A. ShutzerDirector of WebMediaBrands

William A. Shutzer has been a director of WebMediaBrands since January 2000. Mr. Shutzer has been a partner of Evercore Partners, a financial advisory and private equity firm, since 2004. He previously served as a Managing Director of Lehman Brothers from 2000 through 2003, a Partner in Thomas Weisel Partners LLC from 1999 through 2000, as Executive Vice President of ING Baring Furman Selz LLC from 1998 through 1999, as President of Furman Selz Inc. from 1995 through 1997, and as a Managing Director of Lehman Brothers and its predecessors from 1978 through 1994. He is also director of Tiffany & Co., RSI Holding Corporation, CSK Auto, Corp. and TurboChef Technologies, Inc. Mr. Shutzer also served as an advisory director of the E & J Gallo Winery from 1998 to 2000 and as director of Blount International from 2001 to 2004.

Justin L. Smith Director of WebMediaBrands and Advisor

Justin L. Smith has been a director of WebMediaBrands since May 2011. From January 2009 to May 2011, Mr. Smith was the Founder and CEO of Inside Network, Inc., the leading provider of research, data, and events on the social and mobile application ecosystems, which was acquired by the company in May 2011. From May 2011 to June 2012, he served as Vice President Social Media of the Company. Previously, from January 2007 until January 2009, Mr. Smith was the Head of Product at Kabam (formerly Watercooler), a developer of social games and applications for Facebook and other platforms. Mr. Smith earned a degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford University, where he was a Mayfield Fellow and a recipient of the Terman Award in Engineering.