JAMES R. ZARLEY is the Chairman of the Board. From his arrival in 1999 until May 2007, Mr. Zarley served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ValueClick and shaped the Company into a global leader in online marketing solutions. During the period from May 2007 through May 2010, Mr. Zarley served as Executive Chairman of the Company. From May 2010 to December 2012, Mr. Zarley served as the Company's Chief Executive Officer. From December 2012 to March 2013, Mr. Zarley served as Executive Chairman of the Board and assumed the role of non-executive Chairman of the Board beginning in March 2013 in connection with his retirement from a full-time position with the Company. Prior to joining ValueClick, from April 1987 to December 1996, Mr. Zarley was Chief Executive Officer of Quantech Investments, an information services company. From December 1996 to May 1998, Mr. Zarley was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Best Internet until its merger with Hiway Technologies, a Web hosting company, in May 1998. From May 1998 to January 1999, Mr. Zarley was the Chief Operating Officer of Hiway Technologies until its merger with Internet service provider, Verio, Inc. Mr. Zarley currently serves as a director of Texas Roadhouse, Inc., a restaurant chain.
Mr. Zarley has been a member of the Board of the Company for over ten years and is qualified to be a director of Conversant due to, among other factors, his industry experience, extensive knowledge of the day-to-day operations of our business, general management experience in operational and leadership roles in various organizations, and his experience as a director on the boards of other companies.