Jeffrey H. Coats President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Coats has served as a director of Autobytel since August 1996 and was appointed as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer on December 11, 2008. Since August 2001, Mr. Coats has also been Managing Director of Maverick Associates LLC, a financial consulting and investment company. From July 1999 to July 2001, Mr. Coats was a Founder and Managing Director of TH Lee Global Internet Managers, L.P., a fund manager focused on making equity investments in e-commerce and Internet-related companies globally. Mr. Coats remains a limited partner of the fund. Mr. Coats served as Managing Director of GE Equity, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Electric Capital Corporation, from April 1996 to July 1999. Mr. Coats has also held positions as a partner of Southgate Alternative Investments, Inc. beginning in November 2007, Executive Chairman of Mikronite Technologies Group Inc., an industrial technology company, beginning in March 2007, and as a director of that company beginning in February 2002. Both Southgate Alternative Investments and Mikronite are currently inactive. Mr. Coats holds a B.B.A. Degree in Finance from the University of Georgia and a M.B.A. in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management. Mr. Coats’ experience in venture and private equity, banking, executive management and capital markets led the Board to conclude that Mr. Coats should serve as one of the Company’s directors.
Kimberly S. Boren Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Boren rejoined Autobytel as Senior Director of Financial Planning and Analysis in April 2010. She was promoted to Vice President, Advertising Operations and Analytics in December 2010, to Senior Vice President of Advertising Operations and Analytics in December 2011, to Senior Vice President, Business Analysis and Websites in February 2014 and to Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer effective as of April 1, 2015. Prior to rejoining Autobytel, Ms. Boren held leadership roles at Experian in the Interactive Business Group, Honeywell in both the automotive and aerospace businesses, and Shepherd Packaging and Container. From July 2007 to June 2009, Ms. Boren held various positions in the finance group at Autobytel. Ms. Boren attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she received a B.A. Degree in Communications with a focus in Business Economics. She later received a M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Southern California.
Glenn E. Fuller Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and Secretary
Mr. Fuller joined Autobytel as Vice President, Legal Affairs in October 2006 and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary in April 2008, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and Secretary in December 2008, and Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and Secretary as of January 19, 2009. Prior to joining Autobytel, Mr. Fuller was in private legal practice from August 2002 to October 2006, and from June 1996 to July 2002, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of Freedom Communications, Inc. (newspapers, television stations and other media). From April 1994 to June 1996, Mr. Fuller was of counsel to the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and was associated with that firm from September 1980 to May 1987. Mr. Fuller was a partner in the law firm of Pettis, Tester, Kruse & Krinsky from January 1988 to December 1992 and employed as an attorney at that firm from May 1987 to December 1987 and from January 1993 to June 1993. From July 1993 to January 1994, Mr. Fuller was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Airline Computerized Ticketing (airline ticketing). Mr. Fuller received a B.A. Degree from California State University at Long Beach and a J.D. Degree from the University of Southern California.