President and Chief
Francis Lobo joined United Online as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Online on November 5, 2013. At the same time, he became a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Lobo came to United Online from AOL, where he served in various roles over the past nine and a half years. Most recently, he was the President of AOL Services where he managed multiple AOL properties including AOL.com, AOL Mail, AOL Search, AIM and MapQuest. Mr. Lobo was also a member of AOL's Global Operating Committee. Prior to joining AOL, Mr. Lobo founded VishwaGram Info Marketing Services Pvt. Ltd., a vendor of telecom products and services in India. Before that, he worked as a Senior Consultant at Frank Lynn & Associates, a business-to-business market strategy consulting firm in Chicago. Mr. Lobo received his Bachelors of Commerce from St. Joseph's College at Bangalore University in India and his MBA from Loyola University in Chicago.
Executive Vice President
and General Counsel
Gail Shulman is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of United Online. Prior to joining United Online in January 2014, Ms. Shulman was most recently General Counsel for MIPS Technologies, Inc., and served in a variety of roles in the legal department from November 1999 to February 2013. Before joining MIPS Technologies, Ms. Shulman established the legal department of Axil Computer, a subsidiary of Hyundai Electronics. Prior to that, she worked for Thelen, Reid, Brown, Raysman & Steiner for more than seven years, where she specialized in corporate matters, licensing and mergers and acquisitions. She has presented various topics for the Practicing Law Institute, Women in Law Empowerment Forum and Center for Applied Innovation. Ms. Shulman received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and her B.A. from the University of California, San Diego.
Robert J. Taragan is President of United Online's Communications Segment. Mr. Taragan joined NetZero in 2000 and served in a variety of executive leadership roles prior to being promoted to President of United Online's Communications segment in 2008. Earlier in his career, he spent 21 years at Nielsen Media Research, where he served in key management roles including Executive Vice President of Marketing and General Manager of Local Services. Highlights of Mr. Taragan's tenure at the company include maintaining operating responsibility for producing Nielsen TV ratings in all U.S. television markets, establishing the Nielsen Sports Marketing Service business, managing Nielsen's local market service during its victorious competitive battle with Arbitron, and implementing the rollout of the People Meter as a new data collection tool. He has been a featured speaker at many industry events, including the Broadcast & Cable Financial Management Executives annual conference, the Radio & Television Research Council, the Television Bureau of Advertising annual conference, the Advertising Research Foundation's Children's Workshop and the Electronic Media Workshop. In addition, Mr. Taragan has been a guest lecturer at C.W. Post College, Baruch College and UCLA. He earned a B.A. in Economics from Colgate University.
Chief People Officer
Kesa Tsuda is the company's Chief People Officer and brings extensive experience in human resources management and business operations. Before joining United Online in June 2014, Kesa served as the Chief People Officer for Exponential Interactive helping the company establish people operations globally. Prior to Exponential, Kesa was Senior Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources for Sony Pictures Entertainment. Kesa previously served as Vice President of Human Resources with Idealab, Aspen Marketing, Launch Media and Universal Pictures. In addition, she has held business operations and financial planning leadership roles with Comcast and NBC. Kesa has a BA degree in Economics from UCLA and holds certifications with SHRM and World at Work.
Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer
Edward Zinser is United Online's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Zinser has over 30 years of management experience and approximately 20 years of experience as the Chief Financial Officer of both publicly-traded and privately-held companies. Prior to joining United Online, Mr. Zinser served as Chief Financial Officer of Boingo Wireless, Inc., a leading WiFi software and services provider. Prior to that, Mr. Zinser was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of THQ, Inc., a worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software, and prior to that he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Vivendi Universal Games, Inc., a global publisher of entertainment and education software. Mr. Zinser also has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Styleclick, Inc., Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Internet Shopping Network LLC, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chromium Graphics, Inc. and in senior financial positions with The Walt Disney Company. He is a member of the board of directors and chairman of the audit committee of Universal Electronics, Inc. Mr. Zinser received his Bachelor of Science from Fairfield University and his MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.