Board of directors

Board of directors

Board of directors

Robert LoCascio

Robert LoCascio

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, LivePerson, Inc.

 

Board Committees
• Social Impact and Culture Committee

Qualifications
• Integral role in driving LivePerson’s market leadership in Conversational Artificial Intelligence and building its best-in-class AI platform
• Deep understanding and unique perspective of LivePerson's business and technology
• Extensive technology experience, specifically in cloud-based technologies space, and strong entrepreneurial background

Professional Experience
• Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, LivePerson (1995 – Present)

Other Career Highlights
• Founding Board Member, EqualAI (2018 – Present)
• Circle of Evidence Award, SmartCEO (2015)
• New York City Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, Ernst & Young (2001, 2008)
• Founding Member, NYC Entrepreneurs Council of the Partnership for New York City
• Founder, Dream Big Foundation (2001)
   o FeedingNYC (2001 - Present)
   o Dream Big Entrepreneurship Initiative (2014 – Present)

Ernest L. Cu

Ernest L. Cu

President and CEO of Globe Telecom, Inc

 

Board Committees
• Social Impact and Culture Committee

Qualifications
• Global perspective in areas such as global contact centers and product innovation, with particular expertise in telecommunications, LivePerson’s largest vertical as well as extensive experience in financial and operational management and business transformation
• Considered to be one of the founding fathers of the business process outsourcing (“BPO”) business model in the Philippines, having transformed SPi from a simple data entry service company into one of the largest outsourcing service providers

Professional Experience
• Executive Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, Globe Telecom, Inc. (PSE: GLO) (2009 – Present)
• Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Globe Telecom, Inc. (2008 – 2009)
• President and Chief Executive Officer, SPi Technologies (1998 – 2008)
• Vice President and Chief Finance Officer, Crestec Los Angeles Inc. (1996 – 1998)

Other Career Highlights
• Best Telco CEO - The Global Economics (2022)
• Best Telecommunications CEO - International Finance Awards (2021)
• Asia’s Best CEO - Corporate Governance Asia (2020)
• CEO of the Year - Asia Communications Awards (2017)
• Philippines’ Best Chief Executive Officer – Finance Asia (2017, 2010)
• Power 100: 100 Most Influential Telecom Leaders Worldwide – Global-Telecoms Business Magazine (2013 – 2017)
• Chief Executive Officer of the Year – Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific (2012, 2017)
• Board Member, Maybank ATR Kim Eng Financial Corp (2006 – 2013)
• ICT Entrepreneur of the Year – Ernst & Young (2003)

Kevin C. Lavan

Kevin C. Lavan

Senior Vice President, CFO of Autoclear LLC

 

Board Committees
• Audit Committee (Chair)
• Compensation Committee
• Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
• Social Impact and Culture Committee

Qualifications
• Extensive experience in financial and IT leadership positions, including experience founding a company, taking a company public and implementing new and emerging technologies
• Wealth of industry knowledge in digital marketing and advertising accumulated from financial and operational roles at leading advertising and marketing organizations

Relevant Experience
• Chief Financial Officer, Autoclear LLC (2016 – Present)
• Senior Vice President, Worldwide Controller, IMG (2010 – 2014)
• Chief Financial Officer, Paradysz Matera Company, Inc. (2008 – 2010)
• President and Chief Operating Officer, Now Marketing, Inc. (2001 – 2002)
• Executive Vice President, Wunderman (1999 – 2000)
• Senior Vice President Finance, Young & Rubicam (1997 – 1999)
• Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer, MTV Networks (1994 – 1996)
• Assistant Controller and SVP Controller, Viacom International (1984 – 1994)

Relevant Leadership and Accolades
• Certified Public Accountant

Jill Layfield

Jill Layfield

Chief Executive Officer, James Michlle and Lead Independent Director

 

Board Committees
• Audit Committee
• Compensation Committee (Chair)
• Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
• Social Impact and Culture Committee

Qualifications
• Deep experience in consumer branded retail, online and offline commerce, digital marketing and digital product
• Unique expertise transforming customer experience and forging meaningful, high-quality connections between brands and consumers
• Experience building and expanding digitally native, direct to consumer brands (Backcountry.com grew from $25 million to $515 million in revenue under her leadership)

Professional Experience
• Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tamara Mellon (2016 – 2021)
• President and Chief Executive Officer, Backcountry.com (2011 – 2015)
• Chief Operating Officer, Backcountry.com (2010 - 2011)
• Vice President, Product Management, Backcountry.com (2007 - 2010)
• Vice President, Marketing, Backcountry.com (2004 - 2007)
• Manager of Partners and Acquisition Marketing, Shutterfly (2000 – 2004)
• Senior Marketing Manager, Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) (1999 – 2000)
• Business Development Manager, 8x8 (NYSE: EGHT) (1997 – 1999)

Other Career Highlights
• Board Member, The Orvis Company (2021– Present)
• Board Member, Camber Outdoors (2015 – 2018)
• Board Member, SmartPak Equine (2016 – 2018)
• Utah Women in Technology, Leadership Excellence Award (2015)

Fred Mossler

Fred Mossler

Zappos Visionary, Entrepreneur, and Investor
 
Board Committees
• Compensation Committee
• Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
• Social Impact and Culture Committee (Co-Chair)

Qualifications
• Significant expertise in call center services and consumer-facing industries, include e-commerce and retail
• Extensive technology, e-commerce, and product merchandising knowledge
• Experience advising entrepreneurs and businesses on strategies for profitable growth as an independent consultant and investor
• As an original team member at Zappos, helped grow its gross merchandise sales revenue to more than $1 billion before it was acquired by Amazon in 2009

Professional Experience
• Co-Founder, Telson Tequila Company (2021-Present)
• Founder, Honus Capital LLC (2017-Present)
• Co-Founder, Ross & Snow Footwear Company (2017-Present)
• Independent consultant to technology start-ups, consumer businesses including retail, food and beverage, and music festivals (2016 – Present)
• Executive Officer, Zappos (1999 - 2016)
   o Selected by Zappos founder to join ShoeSite.com as the first employee and Director of Product Development. Eventually earning the title of Senior Vice President of Merchandising
   o Contributed to significant and rapid expansion through development and execution of results-driven strategies and provided oversight to multiple departments, including Customer Loyalty Team, Human Resources, Recruiting and Benefits
• Co-Founder Nacho Daddy restaurant chain (2010-Present)
• Buyer, Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) (1991 – 1999)

Other Career Highlights
• Credited for helping incubate great company culture as a competitive differentiator at Zappos, which was featured on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list (2010 – 2015)
• Board Member, Downtown Project (2012 – 2018)
William G. Wesemann

William G. Wesemann

Independent Consultant

 

Board Committees
• Audit Committee
• Compensation Committee
• Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (Chair)
• Social Impact and Culture Committee

Qualifications
• Breadth of experience as an executive, board member and investor at public and private software and technology companies, including in the contact center space where LivePerson has been focused for over two decades
• Provides unique insight into innovative strategies regarding sales organizations and go-to-market strategy

Professional Experience
• Chief Executive Officer, LARC Networks Inc. (2016 – 2019)
• Chief Executive Officer, NextPage, Inc. (2001 – 2002)
• Chief Executive Officer, netLens Inc. (acquired by NextPage) (2000 – 2001)
• Vice President of Sales, Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. (1996 – 2000)

Other Career Highlights
• Board Member, Aclarion, Inc, (NASDAQ: ACON) (2014 – Present)
   o Lead Independent Director (2022 - Present)
• Board Member, STATIONHEAD (2019 – Present)
• Board Member, Mylio LLC (2015 – Present)