This excerpt taken from the BIDZ 10-K filed Apr 29, 2008.
The following table sets forth information concerning our executive officers and key employees, each of whom serves at the discretion of the Companys Board of Directors. For biographical information regarding Messrs. Zinberg and Kong, who also serve as Directors of the Company, see our Directors biographies, above.
Claudia Y. Liu has served as our Chief Operating Officer since October 2006. Prior to that, she served as our Vice President of Operations since November 2002. From October 2001 to November 2002, Ms. Liu served as our Billing Manager. From January 1998 to May 2001, Ms. Liu served as a director and general manager of Cybertowers Pte Ltd., a public company on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange in Malaysia that specialized in satellite tracking systems. Ms. Liu is the wife of Mr. Kong.
Leon Kuperman has served as our Chief Technology Officer since January 2007. From 1998 to 2006 Mr. Kuperman was the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Truition, a leading provider of hosted and customizable eCommerce solutions for online sellers. Mr. Kuperman began his career at IBM Canada, where he served from 1993 to 1998 in IBMs Internet division. Mr. Kuperman holds a degree in computer science from York University.
Larry E. Russell has served as our Chief Compliance Officer since September 2006. Prior to that, he served as our Controller since September 2006, and our Chief Technology Officer since February 2006. Prior to that time, Mr. Russell served as our Chief Internal Control Officer from April 2005. From July 1998 to April 2005, Mr. Russell served as an Accounting and Information Systems Consultant at AccounTec. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Russell served as the Controller, Cost Accountant, and Chief Information Officer at Gruber Systems, a manufacturer of molds and production equipment. From May 1991 to August 1995, Mr. Russell served as a manager in Technology Support and Network Administration at Ernst & Young, LLP. Mr. Russell is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Certified Information Technology Professional designation by the AICPA.
James Gellas has served as our Corporate Controller since June 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Gellas served as a consultant, providing business valuation services. From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Gellas worked at Rothstein Kass & Company, a national public accounting firm, where he served in financial statement audit and human resource capacities. Mr. Gellas is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BS in Accounting from Lehigh University and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California.
We consider Messrs. Zinberg and Kong, Ms. Liu and Mr. Kuperman as our executive officers; and Messrs. Russell and Gellas as key employees.