Jean-Baptiste Rudelle, one of our founders, serves as our Executive Chairman, focused on the long-term strategic vision of the Company. Prior to January 2016, Mr. Rudelle served as our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors, having been a member of our board of directors since the creation of the Company. From 1999 to 2004, he founded and was the Chief Executive Officer of K-Mobile, a mobile content provider, which was acquired by AG Interactive, Inc., the online division of American Greetings Corporation, in June 2004. Mr. Rudelle received a degree in Engineering from Ecole Supérieure d’Électricité (Supélec). The board of directors believes that Mr. Rudelle’s extensive knowledge of the Company as one of our founders and his prior industry experience with technology companies allow him to make valuable contributions to the board of directors.
Having joined the Criteo leadership team in 2013 as CRO and then promoted to President and COO, Eric has been instrumental in transforming Criteo into a multibillion dollar Nasdaq listed company. Eric was again promoted in 2016 to the role of CEO and the Shareholders of the Company voted him onto the Company’s Board of Directors in their Annual Meeting in June 2016. Previously, Eric served as COO at Living Social and Rosetta Stone and as Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey and Co. He holds a masters degree in Management from Kellogg Graduate School of Management and one in Computer Engineering from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
Dana Evan has served as a member of our board of directors and as chairwoman of the nomination and corporate governance committee since March 2013. Since July 2007, Ms. Evan has invested in, and served on the boards of directors of, companies in the internet, technology and media sectors. From May 1996 until July 2007, Ms. Evan served as Chief Financial Officer of VeriSign, Inc., a provider of intelligent infrastructure services for the internet and telecommunications networks. Ms. Evan currently serves on the boards of directors of Box Inc., a provider of an enterprise cloud-based product platform, Everyday Health, Inc., a provider of digital health and wellness solutions, Proofpoint, Inc., a security-as-a-service provider, and a number of privately held companies. Ms. Evan previously served on the board of directors of Fusion-io, Inc., until it was acquired by SanDisk Corporation in July 2014. Ms. Evan is a certified public accountant (inactive) and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from Santa Clara University. The board of directors believes that Ms. Evan’s broad expertise in operations, strategy, accounting, financial management and investor relations at both publicly and privately held technology and internet companies allow her to make valuable contributions to the board of directors.
Sharon Fox has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2016. Ms. Fox is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Melissa & Doug where she leads global brand development and brand building activities as well as eCommerce business development. From December 2014 to August 2015, Ms. Fox served as Senior Vice President, North America eCommerce of Ralph Lauren Corporation. From October 2011 to November 2014, Ms. Fox served as Senior Vice President, Retail Consumables and International Expansion of Quidsi, LLC, an Amazon Company, where she was responsible for Diapers.com, Wag.com and Soap.com as well as their AutoShip and Easy Reorder product development. Prior to October 2011, Ms. Fox spent over 13 years in brand management with her most recent role as the Senior Category Brand Development Director at Unilever, N.A. Ms. Fox received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. The board of directors believes that Ms. Fox’s experience in the omni-channel retail, brand and digital marketing industries will allow her to make valuable contributions to the board of directors.
Hubert de Pesquidoux has served as a member of our board of directors and chairman of the audit committee since October 2012. Mr. de Pesquidoux is currently Executive Partner at Siris Capital, a private equity firm focused on making control investments in data/telecom, technology and technology-enabled business service companies in North America. Until 2009, Mr. de Pesquidoux spent 21 years in various roles as a senior executive of Alcatel-Lucent SA. His last position was Chief Financial Officer of Alcatel-Lucent and President of its Enterprise Business Group. Mr. de Pesquidoux served as chairman of the board for Tekelec from May 2011 to January 2012 and served on the board of directors of Mavenir Systems from January 2012 to February 2015. He is currently the executive chairman of Premiere Global Services, Inc. and Xura Inc., and the chairman of the audit committee and member of the board of directors of Sequans Communications S.A. and Radisys Corporation. The board of directors believes that Mr. de Pesquidoux’s experience and knowledge in the high-tech industry, as well as his broad financial expertise, allow him to make valuable contributions to the board of directors.
James Warner has served as a member of our board of directors and as chairman of the compensation committee since February 2013, and as our lead independent director since December 2013. Since January 2009, he has been a Principal of Third Floor Enterprises, an advisory firm specializing in digital marketing and media. From January 2000 until December 2008, Mr. Warner served in various leadership roles at aQuantive Inc., including as Executive Vice President at Razorfish Inc. (formerly Avenue A), which was acquired by Microsoft Corporation in August 2007. Prior to aQuantive, he held leadership positions at HBO, CBS and Primedia. Mr. Warner is also a member of the board of directors for Merkle, Inc., Invision, Inc., Zoom, Inc. and Healthline Networks, Inc. From 2011 to 2012, Mr. Warner served as a member of the board of directors of MediaMind, Inc. Mr. Warner received a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Yale University and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. The board of directors believes that Mr. Warner’s experience in the consumer and digital marketing and media industries allows him to make valuable contributions to the board of directors
Edmond Mesrobian has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2017. Since June 2015, Mr. Mesrobian has served as Chief Technology Officer of Tesco PLC, a grocery and general merchandise retailer. From January 2011 to September 2014, Mr. Mesrobian served as Chief Technology Officer of Expedia, Inc., an online travel company. Mr. Mesrobian holds a B.S. degree in math and computer science, an M.Sc. degree in computer science and a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence and computer vision, all from University of California, Los Angeles. The board of directors believes that Mr. Mesrobian’s extensive experience as an executive of companies in the technology industry and his prior service on the board of directors of Apigee Corporation, an API platform that was acquired by Google Inc. in November 2016, qualify him to serve on, and allow him to make valuable contributions to, the board of directors.