The Audit Committee's primary responsibilities are to: (i) oversee Autobytel's accounting and financial reporting policies, processes, practices and internal controls; (ii) appoint, compensate and oversee the independent auditors; (iii) review the quality and objectivity of Autobytel's independent audit and financial statements; and (iv) act as liaison between the board of directors and the independent auditors.
The Compensation Committee is responsible for: (i) determining or recommending to the board of directors the compensation of the Chief Executive Officer and each other executive officer or any other officer who reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer based on the performance of each officer; (ii) making recommendations to the board of directors regarding stock option and purchase plans and other equity compensation arrangements; and (iii) preparing reports regarding executive compensation for disclosure in Autobytel's proxy statements or as otherwise required by applicable laws.
Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee:
The Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee is responsible for: (i) identifying individuals qualified to become directors and selecting director nominees or recommending nominees to the board of directors for nomination; (ii) recommending nominees for appointment to committees of the board of directors; (iii) developing and recommending charters of committees of the board of directors; and (iv) overseeing the corporate governance of Autobytel and, as deemed necessary or desirable from time to time, developing and recommending corporate governance policies to the board of directors.
Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. For more information about any of the committees and committee charters, click on committee names in the chart below.
|Audit||Compensation||Corporate Governance and Nominations|
|Michael J. Fuchs|
Chairman of the Board
Michael J. Fuchs. Mr. Fuchs has served as a director of Autobytel since September 1996 and became Chairman in June 1998. Since May 2001, Mr. Fuchs has been engaged in private investing for his own behalf. From November 2000 to May 2001, Mr. Fuchs was Chief Executive Officer of MyTurn.com, Inc. and was Interim Chief Executive Officer from April 2000 to October 2000. Mr. Fuchs was a consultant from November 1995 to April 2000. Mr. Fuchs was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Home Box Office, a Division of TimeWarner Entertainment Company, L.P., a leading pay-television company, from October 1984 until November 1995, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Warner Music Group, a Division of Time Warner Inc., from May 1995 to November 1995. Mr. Fuchs holds a B.A. Degree from Union College and a J.D. Degree from the New York University School of Law. Mr. Fuchs was a significant early investor in the Company. Mr. Fuchs’ experience as an executive officer in various entertainment and media companies and his broad investment and management experience led the Board to conclude that Mr. Fuchs should serve as one of the Company’s directors.
|Michael A. Carpenter|
|Mark N. Kaplan|
|Jeffrey M. Stibel|
|Janet M. Thompson|
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