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These or any other laws or regulations that may be enacted in the future could have several adverse effects on our business.
As of February 28, 2002, we had 741 employees. None of our employees are represented by a labor union, and we consider our employee
relations to be good. Competition for qualified personnel in our industry is intense, particularly for software development and other technical
staff and for personnel with experience in wireless services. During 2001, we realigned our resources to concentrate on development of our
wireless, merchant and broadband services and aligned our engineering resources along business lines. These realignments allowed us to
reduce our workforce by approximately 375 employees. We believe that our future success will depend in part on our continued ability to
attract, hire and retain qualified personnel.
Executive Officers and Directors
The following table sets forth certain information as of February 28, 2002 with respect to our executive officers and directors:
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Edmund O. Belsheim, Jr.
President, Chief Operating Officer and Director
Tammy D. Halstead
Chief Financial Officer
Rasipuram ( Russ ) V. Arun
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Executive Vice President, Wireline and Broadband
Jan E. Claesson
Executive Vice President, Wireless
Executive Vice President, Merchant
John E. Cunningham, IV
Richard D. Hearney
Rufus W. Lumry, III
William D. Savoy
Lewis M. Taffer
founded InfoSpace in March 1996. Mr. Jain served as our Chief Executive Officer from our inception in March 1996 to April
2000 and was reappointed as our Chief Executive Officer in January 2001. He also served as our President from inception to November 1998
and as our sole director from our inception to June 1998, when he was appointed Chairman of the Board. From June 1989 to March 1996, Mr.
Jain held various positions at Microsoft Corporation, including Group Manager for MSN, Microsoft's online service. From 1987 to 1989, Mr.
Jain served as Software Development Manager for Tandon Computer Corporation, a PC manufacturing company. From 1985 to 1987, Mr. Jain
served as Software Manager for UniLogic, Inc., a PC manufacturing company. From 1982 to 1985, he served as Product Manager and
Software Engineer at Unisys Corporation/Convergent Technologies, a computer manufacturing company. Mr. Jain holds a B.S. from the
University of Roorkee and a M.B.A. from St. Xavier's School of Management.
Edmund O. Belsheim, Jr.
joined us in November 2000 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, and was appointed Chief Operating
Officer in January 2001 and President in July 2001. He has served as a director since January 2001. From April 1999 to November 2000, he
was a partner at Perkins Coie LLP, a Seattle based law firm. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Belsheim served as Vice President, Corporate
Development, General Counsel and Secretary of Penford Corporation, a maker of specialty starches. He also served as Senior Vice President,
Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary of Penwest Pharmaceuticals Co., an oral drug delivery technology and products
company. Prior to joining Penford Corporation, Mr. Belsheim was a member of the law firm Bogle & Gates, P.L.L.C. Mr. Belsheim holds an
A.B. from Carleton College, an M.A. from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from the University of Oregon.