Elisabeth DeMarse was appointed Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of TheStreet, Inc. in March 2012. From October 2010 to March 2012, Ms. DeMarse was CEO of Newser, LLC, an online news service. Prior to Newser, she was founder and CEO of CreditCards.com Inc., which she created by acquiring the assets of ClickSuccess in Austin, Texas, Freedom Marketing in Colchester, UK, and the acquisition and buildout of numerous credit-related url’s. Previously, Elisabeth transformed iLife.com into Bankrate, Inc., engineering the turnaround of the company, driving exponential growth and creating $450 million in shareholder value. Bankrate was acquired for $560M by APAX in 2009; in August, 2010 Bankrate acquired Creditcards.com Inc. for $145M. Ms. DeMarse spent a decade as chief marketing officer for Bloomberg LP working directly for the founder, Michael Bloomberg, where she was instrumental in the formation of several media properties. She serves on the Board of Directors of AppNexus.
Erwin Eichmann is Chief Business Officer of TheStreet, Inc.
An expert in business development and legal advice, Mr. Eichmann has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Eichmann most recently held the position of Chief Operating Officer, IT Sourcing and Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, where he worked for 11 years negotiating deals for global wealth management, technology and operations. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Eichmann held positions at CNBC.com as VP of Corporate Development and NBC Television as principal legal counsel for NBC's Interactive Media Group. Earlier in his career, he worked in the M&A group at Shearman & Sterling.
Mr. Eichmann received his Juris Doctor from the Stanford Law School and A.B. degree in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Yale University.
Richard Broitman, the Company's Chief Accounting Officer, has been appointed as Interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Broitman, who is 62, has served as the Company's Chief Accounting Officer since June 2009. Mr. Broitman joined the Company as its Controller in July 2000, was appointed Vice President of Finance in October 2007 and was named Acting Chief Accounting Officer in May 2009. Before joining the Company, Mr. Broitman was Controller of Individual Investor Group, an online and print media company, was Director of International Royalties for Bertelsmann Music Group and worked in an audit capacity for both Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (formerly Touche Ross & Co.) and CBS Corporation.
Jack Mohr is the Research Director of Action Alerts PLUS, Jim Cramer's Charitable Trust portfolio. Within that high-profile role, Jack is responsible for the daily management of the fund where he works closely with Jim Cramer on macro strategy, portfolio construction, and stock selection. In consultation with Jim, he writes daily alerts and weekly summary reports for subscribers. Previously, he's worked with Jim developing stock ideas and strategies for CNBC's Mad Money. Prior to joining TheStreet, Jack worked as an equity research analyst on the top ranked Retail team at Barclays covering the supermarkets, drug stores, dollar stores, and healthy living companies. Jack began his career within Barclays' equity sales and trading division and has a terrific knowledge of both the analysis and trading of all sectors within the stock market. Jack holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Georgetown University, where he served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer of the $17 million Georgetown University Federal Credit Union. He writes for TheStreet and has been featured on CNBC, ABC News, Fox 5 New York, and many other media outlets.
Mr. Chopin is a seasoned technology professional that has spent his entire career in the financial services industry creating and operating sophisticated solutions for the trading, research and information publishing sectors. Most recently, Mr. Chopin was CTO of EDGAR Online where he created advanced analytic and compliance solutions for exchange listed companies.
Prior to EDGAR Online, Mr. Chopin was CTO of E-Tran, Inc., a provider of payment and private label electronic bill-pay solutions to financial institutions. In 1995, Stefan founded Pequot Systems Inc., to develop strategic e- business technology solutions for the financial services community. Pequot was subsequently acquired by iXL Inc. to form the basis of a Financial Services Industry Practice. Mr. Chopin assumed the role of CTO for the Financial Industry Practice at iXL and developed sophisticated trading and web-based wealth management solutions for international banks. Prior to Pequot, he was Vice President of Engineering for Micrognosis, Inc. Micrognosis was a leading provider of high-end trading room solutions for the global financial services community. Mr. Chopin started his career at Singer & Friedlander, Ltd, a UK merchant bank. In 2010, he was awarded two patents relating to the display and analysis of financial information.
Vanessa J. Soman is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at TheStreet, Inc.
Ms. Soman has over 15 years of experience advising senior leadership in a wide variety of industries. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Soman was Vice-President and Associate General Counsel at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., where she was responsible for SEC/Corporate Governance, Intellectual Property, Licensing, Privacy, and Employment matters. Prior to Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Ms. Soman held positions at Kaplan, Inc. as Associate General Counsel, and Sears Holdings as Assistant General Counsel. Earlier in her career, she was a trademark associate at Finnegan Henderson. Ms. Soman began her career as a trademark examining attorney at the U.S.P.T.O.
Ms. Soman received her Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and a M.A. in Politics, also from The Catholic University of America. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Howard University.