Management Team

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Kelly Conlin

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Kelly Conlin has been at the intersection of content, technology and media for more than twenty years, having been CEO of a billion dollar private media company, a billion dollar public media company and, at NameMedia, a venture-backed e-commerce company.

Mr. Conlin began his career at CNN, where he was the Chief Assignment Editor in New York during the network’s start-up era. At The New York Times, he worked on the editorial side of the company’s newspaper and on the business side of the company’s magazine group. In 1995 he was named President of IDG, which he had joined in 1989, and added the CEO title in 1999. IDG is the world’s leading technology media company, with more than 500 targeted publications, websites, subscription research services and events in more than 85 countries. In 2003, he joined Primedia as President and CEO. Primedia is the country’s leading special interest media company, with more than 100 brands operating through print, online, event and video platforms.

He was named by Media Industry Magazine as one of the Top 5 executives in the business publishing field and to its annual list of the Top 21 media innovators; Business Week has named him to its list of the Top 25 “Next Generation” media executives. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Carleton College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School.

brian lucy

Brian Lucy

Chief Financial Officer

Brian Lucy was involved in the effort with Highland Capital and Summit Partners to acquire BuyDomains and currently oversees NameMedia’s finance, accounting and administration functions. Prior to joining NameMedia, he was an executive at Lycos and Terra Lycos, most recently as CFO of the US business unit. During his tenure at Lycos, Mr. Lucy played an integral role in the successful integration of the finance function for 15 diverse acquisitions. Additionally, Mr. Lucy participated in two NASDAQ equity financings, raising nearly $575 million for the company.

Prior to joining Lycos, Mr. Lucy was employed by KPMG LLP, in the High Technology, Manufacturing, Retail, and Distribution group. While there he provided both audit and consulting services to both privately held and publicly traded organizations, primarily in the high-tech area. Mr. Lucy, a certified public accountant, holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Salem State College, cum laude and a B.A. degree in political science and philosophy from Villanova University.

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Jason Miner

Chief Operating Officer

Jason Miner oversees NameMedia’s Sales, Business Development & Customer Service. Jason has more than 15 years of senior management experience. Most recently, Jason served as Vice President, Sales at Reed Business a division of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, the world’s leading publisher and information provider. Prior to Reed Business, Jason was a Vice President, Sales at Monstermoving.com the world’s largest online recruitment and relocation business. Jason was responsible for leadership and execution of Monstermoving’s sales strategy, building the management and sales team, launching and growing the business, and integrating the sales team into Monster.com. Jason holds a B.S. from Clark University.

Board of Directors

Bob Davis

Bob Davis is a General Partner at Highland Capital Partners, a firm that was founded with the mission of helping great people build great companies. Since its inception in 1988, the firm has taken a sector-focused approach to investing in exceptional communications, consumer, digital media, healthcare and information technology companies. With over $3 billion of committed capital and offices in Boston, Silicon Valley, Shanghai and Geneva, Highland has invested in and worked to create such firms as Ask Jeeves, Avid Technology, CheckFree, Conor Medsystems, Continental Cable, Helicos BioSciences, lululemon athletica, Lycos, MapQuest, Navic Networks, Ocular Networks, Odyssey Healthcare, P.A. Semi, Quigo, Starent Networks, Sybase, Telica and VistaPrint.

Prior to joining Highland, Bob served as the Chief Executive Officer of Terra Lycos (TRLY) formed in October 2000 with the $5.5 billion acquisition of Lycos by Terra Networks of Spain. Previously, Bob was the Founder of Lycos, Inc (LCOS) and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer since its inception in 1995 where he led Lycos from a start-up with $2 million in venture capital funding to become the most visited online destination in the world with over 100 million unique visitors. Under his leadership, Lycos jumped from the fastest IPO in Nasdaq history, a mere nine months from inception to offering, to a global media entity and an esteemed member of the Nasdaq 100. Bob has served on the boards of several public and private sector companies including John Hancock (JHFS), Ticketmaster (TCMS), Terra Lycos (TRLY), Lycos (LCOS) and Lycos Europe (LCY). He also serves as a Trustee for Children’s Hospital Trust Board, The Rivers School and also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Boston College Carroll School of Management and the Northeastern University School of Technological Entrepreneurship. Bob is the best-selling author of “Speed is Life: Street Smart Lessons from the Front Lines of Business (Currency).” He holds a B.S. from Northeastern University, an M.B.A. from Babson College, and Honorary Doctorates from both Bentley College and Northeastern University. Bob has been inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs and received the Massachusetts Interactive Media Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Martin J. Mannion

Marty Mannion is a Managing Director of Summit Partners, a growth equity firm he joined in 1985, when it had fewer than ten employees operating out of one office. Since then, the firm has expanded to more than 160 people across three offices – Boston, Palo Alto and London – and has raised more than $11 billion in capital. Summit has invested in more than 300 businesses, which have completed nearly 125 public offerings and more than 115 strategic sales or mergers.

Marty has served on the boards of numerous private and public companies, with a particular focus on healthcare, financial services and technology companies. His board directorships and investments include: American Dental Partners, Bartlett Holdings, Benesight, Bennington Marine, Champion Windows, Clinical Pathology Laboratories, Educational Services Institute, EMED Co., Help/Systems, Lincare Holdings, Liquidnet Holdings, Litchfield Financial Corporation, LogistiCare, MEDITECH, NameMedia, Prompt Associates, Sparta Systems, and Suburban Ostomy Supply Company.

Marty graduated from Princeton University in 1981 with a degree in Economics. Upon graduation, he worked as a Systems Engineer at IBM Corporation. Following two years at IBM, Marty earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and then joined Summit Partners’ Boston office in 1985.

Marty serves on the boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay and National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation. He also sits on the board of Harvard Business School Dean’s Board of Advisors and is a trustee of the Park School in Brookline, Massachusetts. Additionally, he is on the Board of Advisors of Year Up, an intensive training program that provides urban young adults with a unique combination of technical and professional skills, college credits, an educational stipend and corporate internship. His past directorships include Children’s Hospital Trust of Boston and Regis High School in New York City.

About Us

About Us

NameMedia is the world leader in the acquisition, development and trading of digital real estate through its marketplace for premium domain names and its network of highly targeted websites. The company’s website development focuses on creating compelling online communities in niche categories. The company’s marketplace pioneered what has become the most widely used industry protocol for connecting domain buyers and sellers through instant fulfillment of secondary market domain purchases. Through its ownership of one of the largest domain portfolios in the world, its innovative website development platform, and its broad distribution, NameMedia serves customers in more than 100 countries.