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This excerpt taken from the MCHX DEF 14A filed Apr 10, 2009.

Executive Officers

Our executive officers, and their respective ages, as of April 1, 2009, are as follows:

 

Name

   Age   

Position(s)

Russell C. Horowitz

   42    Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer

Michael Arends

   38    Chief Financial Officer

Ethan Caldwell

   40    Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary

Peter Christothoulou

   37    Chief Operating Officer

John Keister

   42    President

Biographical information for our executive officers who also serve as directors is set forth above (See “Proposal One — Election of Directors”). Biographical information for all other executive officers is set forth below.

Michael Arends. Mr. Arends has served as our Chief Financial Officer since May 2003. Prior to joining Marchex, Mr. Arends held various positions at KPMG since 1995, most recently as a Partner in KPMG’s Pacific Northwest Information, Communications and Entertainment assurance practice. Mr. Arends is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Accountant and received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta.

Ethan Caldwell. Mr. Caldwell is a founding executive officer and has served as our Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary since our inception in January 2003. Mr. Caldwell was previously Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Go2Net, from November 1996, until its merger with InfoSpace in October 2000. Mr. Caldwell assisted in the integration of Go2Net with InfoSpace through December 2000. Mr. Caldwell received his J.D. from the University of Maryland and his B.A. in Political Science from Occidental College.

Peter Christothoulou. Mr. Christothoulou is a founding executive officer and has served as our Chief Operating Officer since March 2009 and prior to that as our Chief Strategy Officer since our inception in January 2003. Mr. Christothoulou was previously the Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Go2Net, focused on strategic acquisitions and investments, from January 2000 until its merger with InfoSpace in October 2000, at which time he served as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development of the combined company through the merger integration process until January 2001. Prior to Go2Net, Mr. Christothoulou was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Group of U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, focused primarily on merger and acquisition advisory services for technology companies, and was with the investment banking firm from 1996 until January 2000.

 

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This excerpt taken from the MCHX DEF 14A filed Apr 11, 2008.

Executive Officers

Our executive officers, and their respective ages as of April 4, 2008, are as follows:

 

Name

   Age   

Position(s)

Russell C. Horowitz

   41    Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer

Michael A. Arends

   37    Chief Financial Officer

Ethan Caldwell

   39    Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary

Peter Christothoulou

   36    Chief Strategy Officer

William Day

   43    Chief Media Officer

Cameron Ferroni

   38    Chief Technology Officer

John Keister

   41    President and Chief Operating Officer

Biographical information for our executive officers who also serve as directors is set forth above (See “Proposal One  —  Election of Directors”). Biographical information for all other executive officers is set forth below.

Michael A. Arends. Mr. Arends has served as our Chief Financial Officer since May 2003. Prior to joining Marchex, Mr. Arends held various positions at KPMG since 1995, most recently as a Partner in KPMG’s Pacific Northwest Information, Communications and Entertainment assurance practice. Mr. Arends is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Accountant and received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta.

Ethan Caldwell. Mr. Caldwell is a founding executive officer and has served as our Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary since our inception in January 2003. Mr. Caldwell was previously Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Go2Net, from November 1996, until its merger with InfoSpace in October 2000. Mr. Caldwell assisted in the integration of Go2Net with InfoSpace through December 2000. Mr. Caldwell received his J.D. from the University of Maryland and his B.A. in Political Science from Occidental College.

Peter Christothoulou. Mr. Christothoulou is a founding executive officer and has served as our Chief Strategy Officer since our inception in January 2003. Mr. Christothoulou was previously the Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Go2Net, focused on strategic acquisitions and investments, from January 2000 until its merger with InfoSpace in October 2000, at which time he served as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development of the combined company through the merger integration process until

 

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January 2001. Prior to Go2Net, Mr. Christothoulou was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Group of U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, focused primarily on merger and acquisition advisory services for technology companies, and was with the investment banking firm from 1996 until January 2000. Mr. Christothoulou received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Washington.

William Day. Mr. Day has served as our Chief Media Officer since August 2007. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Day served as Chief Executive Officer of MeMedia, a privately held behavioral advertising network. Prior to that, Mr. Day served as the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of About.com, a pioneer in providing vertically focused original consumer information and advice. Following Primedia’s acquisition of About.com in 2000, Mr. Day continued as Chief Executive Officer of About.com, running the division within Primedia through 2003. Mr. Day received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University, and his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Cameron Ferroni. Mr. Ferroni has served as our Chief Technology Officer since October 2005. He previously held a series of senior leadership positions with the Microsoft Corporation during a 13-year tenure with the company. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Ferroni was General Manager of Microsoft’s Xbox Software and Services Platform team, managing a unit of more than 200 employees responsible for building and designing all software features for the Xbox 360 product, as well as the next generation of Xbox Live. Prior to that, he served as Product Unit Manager for Xbox and was responsible for forming the initial product vision and strategy. Mr. Ferroni also recruited and managed Xbox’s original 50-person platform software team, then founded and built the Xbox Live product and team. From 1992 to 1999, he held key leadership roles within Microsoft’s Web server and Windows NT businesses. Mr. Ferroni received a B.A.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

This excerpt taken from the MCHX DEF 14A filed Apr 12, 2007.

Executive Officers

Our executive officers, and their respective ages as of April 4, 2007, are as follows:

 

Name

   Age   

Position(s)

Russell C. Horowitz

   40    Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer

Michael A. Arends

   36    Chief Financial Officer

Ethan Caldwell

   38    Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary

Peter Christothoulou

   35    Chief Strategy Officer

Cameron Ferroni

   37    Chief Technology Officer

John Keister

   40    President and Chief Operating Officer

Biographical information for our executive officers who also serve as directors is set forth above (See “Proposal One—Election of Directors”). Biographical information for all other executive officers is set forth below.

Michael A. Arends. Mr. Arends has served as our Chief Financial Officer since May 2003. Prior to joining Marchex, Mr. Arends held various positions at KPMG since 1995, most recently as a Partner in KPMG’s Pacific Northwest Information, Communications and Entertainment assurance practice. Mr. Arends is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Accountant and received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta.

Ethan Caldwell. Mr. Caldwell is a founding executive officer and has served as our Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary since our inception in January 2003. From January 2001 to December 2002, Mr. Caldwell reviewed, together with our other founding executive officers, new business opportunities in the retail, media, finance and technology industries. Mr. Caldwell was previously Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Go2Net, from November 1996, until its merger with InfoSpace in October 2000. Mr. Caldwell assisted in the integration of Go2Net with InfoSpace through December 2000. Mr. Caldwell received his J.D. from the University of Maryland and his B.A. in Political Science from Occidental College.

Peter Christothoulou. Mr. Christothoulou is a founding executive officer and has served as our Chief Strategy Officer since our inception in January 2003. From January 2001 to December 2002, Mr. Christothoulou reviewed, together with our other founding executive officers, new business opportunities in the retail, media, finance and technology industries. Mr. Christothoulou was previously the Senior Vice President of Strategic

 

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Initiatives for Go2Net, focused on strategic acquisitions and investments, from January 2000 until its merger with InfoSpace in October 2000, at which time he served as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development of the combined company through the merger integration process until January 2001. Prior to Go2Net, Mr. Christothoulou was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Group of U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, focused primarily on merger and acquisition advisory services for technology companies, and was with the investment banking firm from 1996 until January 2000. Mr. Christothoulou received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Washington.

Cameron Ferroni. Mr. Ferroni has served as our Chief Technology Officer since October 2005. He previously held a series of senior leadership positions with the Microsoft Corporation during a 13-year tenure with the company. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Ferroni was General Manager of Microsoft’s Xbox Software and Services Platform team, managing a unit of more than 200 employees responsible for building and designing all software features for the Xbox 360 product, as well as the next generation of Xbox Live. Prior to that, he served as Product Unit Manager for Xbox and was responsible for forming the initial product vision and strategy. Mr. Ferroni also recruited and managed Xbox’s original 50-person platform software team, then founded and built the Xbox Live product and team. From 1992 to 1999, he held key leadership roles within Microsoft’s Web server and Windows NT businesses. Mr. Ferroni received a B.A.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

This excerpt taken from the MCHX DEF 14A filed Apr 17, 2006.

Executive Officers

Our executive officers, and their respective ages as of April 17, 2006, are as follows:

 

Name

   Age   

Position

Russell C. Horowitz

   39   

Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer

Michael A. Arends

   35   

Chief Financial Officer

Ethan A. Caldwell

   37   

Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary

Peter Christothoulou

   34   

Chief Strategy Officer

Cameron Ferroni

   36   

Chief Technology Officer

John Keister

   39   

President and Chief Operating Officer

Biographical information for our executive officers who also serve as directors is set forth above (See “Proposal One—Election of Directors”). Biographical information for all other executive officers is set forth below.

Michael A. Arends. Mr. Arends has served as our Chief Financial Officer since May 2003. Prior to joining Marchex, Mr. Arends held various positions at KPMG since 1995, most recently as a Partner in KPMG’s Pacific Northwest Information, Communications and Entertainment assurance practice. Mr. Arends is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Accountant and received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta.

Ethan A. Caldwell. Mr. Caldwell is a founding executive officer and has served as our Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary since our inception in January 2003. From January 2001 to December 2002, Mr. Caldwell reviewed, together with our other founding executive officers, new business opportunities in the retail, media, finance and technology industries. Mr. Caldwell was previously Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Go2Net, from November 1996, until its merger with InfoSpace in October 2000. Mr. Caldwell assisted in the integration of Go2Net with InfoSpace through December 2000. Mr. Caldwell received his J.D. from the University of Maryland and his B.A. in Political Science from Occidental College.

Peter Christothoulou. Mr. Christothoulou is a founding executive officer and has served as our Chief Strategy Officer since our inception in January 2003. From January 2001 to December 2002, Mr. Christothoulou reviewed, together with our other founding executive officers, new business opportunities in the retail, media, finance and technology industries. Mr. Christothoulou was previously the Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Go2Net, focused on strategic acquisitions and investments, from January 2000 until its merger with InfoSpace in October 2000, at which time he served as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development of the combined company through the merger integration process until January 2001. Prior to Go2Net, Mr. Christothoulou was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Group of U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, focused primarily on merger and acquisition advisory services for technology companies, and was with the investment banking firm from 1996 until January 2000. Mr. Christothoulou received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Washington.

Cameron Ferroni. Mr. Ferroni has served as our Chief Technology Officer since October 2005. He previously held a series of senior leadership positions with the Microsoft Corporation during a 13-year tenure with the company. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Ferroni was General Manager of Microsoft’s Xbox Software and Services Platform team, managing a unit of more than 200 employees responsible for building and designing all software features for the Xbox 360 product, as well as the next generation of Xbox Live. Prior to that, he served as Product Unit Manager for Xbox and was responsible for forming the initial product vision and strategy. Mr. Ferroni also recruited and managed Xbox’s original 50-person platform software team, then founded and built the Xbox Live product and team. From 1992 to 1999, he held key leadership roles within Microsoft’s Web server and Windows NT businesses. Mr. Ferroni received a B.A.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

 

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This excerpt taken from the MCHX DEF 14A filed Apr 18, 2005.

Executive Officers

 

Our executive officers, and their respective ages as of April 18, 2005, are as follows:

 

Name


   Age

  

Position


Russell C. Horowitz

   38    Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer

Michael A. Arends

   34    Chief Financial Officer

Ethan A. Caldwell

   36    Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary

Peter Christothoulou

   33    Chief Strategy Officer

John Keister

   38    President and Chief Operating Officer

Walter Korman

   31    Senior Vice President of Engineering

 

Biographical information for our executive officers who also serve as directors is set forth above (See “Proposal One—Election of Directors”). Biographical information for all other executive officers is set forth below.

 

Michael A. Arends. Mr. Arends has served as our Chief Financial Officer since May 2003. Prior to joining Marchex, Mr. Arends held various positions at KPMG since 1995, most recently as a Partner in KPMG’s Pacific Northwest Information, Communications and Entertainment assurance practice. Mr. Arends is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Accountant and received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta.

 

Ethan A. Caldwell. Mr. Caldwell is a founding executive officer and has served as our Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary since our inception in January 2003. From January 2001 to December 2002, Mr. Caldwell reviewed, together with our other founding executive officers, new business opportunities in the retail, media, finance and technology industries. Mr. Caldwell was previously Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Go2Net, from November 1996, until its merger with InfoSpace in October 2000. Mr. Caldwell assisted in the integration of Go2Net with InfoSpace through December 2000. Mr. Caldwell received his J.D. from the University of Maryland and his B.A. in Political Science from Occidental College.

 

Peter Christothoulou. Mr. Christothoulou is a founding executive officer and has served as our Chief Strategy Officer since our inception in January 2003. From January 2001 to December 2002, Mr. Christothoulou reviewed, together with our other founding executive officers, new business opportunities in the retail, media, finance and technology industries. Mr. Christothoulou was previously the Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Go2Net, focused on strategic acquisitions and investments, from January 2000 until its merger with InfoSpace in October 2000, at which time he served as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development of the combined company through the merger integration process until January 2001. Prior to Go2Net, Mr. Christothoulou was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Group of U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, focused primarily on merger and acquisition advisory services for technology companies, and was with the investment banking firm from 1996 until January 2000. Mr. Christothoulou received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Washington.

 

Walter Korman. Mr. Korman has been an executive in our technology organization since March 2003, and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Korman was previously Director of Technology Mergers and Acquisitions at Go2Net from 1999 until its merger with InfoSpace in October 2000, after which he served as the combined company’s Senior Director of Operations Integration until June 2001. From 2001 to February 2003, he was a Software Engineer with Three Rings Design, an Internet games development company. Mr. Korman received a B.A. and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego.

 

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