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, which was established in March 2004, 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. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.
|Audit||Compensation||Corporate Governance and Nominations|
|Michael J. Fuchs|
|Mark N. Kaplan|
|Jeffrey M. Stibel|
Mr. Stibel has been a director of Autobytel since December 2006. Since August 2010, Mr. Stibel has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. From August 2005 to September 2009, Mr. Stibel was first President and Chief Executive Officer of Web.com, Inc., a leading provider of online marketing services for small businesses, and then President and a member of the Board of Directors of Web.com Group, Inc., a successor company to Web.com, Inc. From August 2000 to August 2005, Mr. Stibel held executive positions, including General Manager and Senior Vice President at United Online, Inc., a technology company that owns and operates branded Internet service providers and Web services. Mr. Stibel serves on the Board of Brown University's Entrepreneurship Program and Tufts University's Gordon Center for Leadership. Mr. Stibel received a Bachelors degree from Tufts University, a Masters degree from Brown University and studied business and brain science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management and at Brown University, where he was a Brain and Behavior Fellow. Mr. Stibel's experience as an executive officer of various online marketing and technology companies led the Board to conclude that Mr. Stibel should serve as one of the Company's directors.
|Janet M. Thompson|
|Michael A. Carpenter|