Investor Relations

Committee Composition

Audit Committee:
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.

Compensation Committee:
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 Member of Audit Committee Member of Compensation Committee Committee Chair for Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee
Michael A. Carpenter Member of Audit Committee    
Director

Michael A. Carpenter.  Mr. Carpenter has served as a director of Autobytel since September 2012.  Mr. Carpenter served as the Chief Executive Officer and as a director of Ally Financial Inc. from November 2009 until his retirement in February 2015.  Ally Financial is one of the nation’s largest financial services companies, with a concentration in automotive lending.  In 2007, he founded Southgate Alternative Investments, Inc.  From 2002 to 2006, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup Alternative Investments, overseeing proprietary capital and customer funds globally in various alternative investment vehicles.  From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Carpenter was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup’s Global Corporate & Investment Bank with responsibility for Salomon Smith Barney Inc. and Citibank’s corporate banking activities globally.  Mr. Carpenter was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Salomon Smith Barney Inc. in 1998, shortly after the merger that created Citigroup.  Prior to Citigroup, Mr. Carpenter was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Travelers Life & Annuity and Vice Chairman of Travelers Group Inc. responsible for strategy and business development.  From 1989 to 1994, Mr. Carpenter was Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kidder Peabody Group Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of General Electric Company.  From 1986 to 1989, Mr. Carpenter was Executive Vice President of GE Capital Corporation.  He first joined GE in 1983 as Vice President of Corporate Business Development and Planning and was responsible for strategic planning and development as well as mergers and acquisitions.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Carpenter spent nine years as Vice President and Director of the Boston Consulting Group and three years with Imperial Chemical Industries of the United Kingdom.  Mr. Carpenter received a B.S. Degree from the University of Nottingham, England, and a M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar.  Mr. Carpenter also holds an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Nottingham.  He serves on the boards of US Retirement Partners and the New York City Investment Fund and has been a board member of the New York Stock Exchange, General Signal, Loews Cineplex and various other private and public companies.  Mr. Carpenter’s experience in investment and commercial banking, executive management and capital markets led the Board to conclude that Mr. Carpenter should serve as one of the Company’s directors.


Mark N. Kaplan Financial Expert Committee Chair for Audit Committee Member of Compensation Committee Member of Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee
Jeffrey M. Stibel   Member of Compensation Committee Member of Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee
Janet M. Thompson Member of Audit Committee Committee Chair for Compensation Committee  
Committee Chair = Chair   Committee Member = Member   Financial Expert = Financial Expert