Board of Directors
Robert J. Mylod, Jr. has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2015. Mr. Mylod is the Managing Partner of Annox Capital Management, a private investment firm that he founded in 2013. Previously, Mr. Mylod served as Head of Worldwide Strategy & Planning and Vice Chairman for Bookings Holdings, Inc., an online travel services provider, from January 2009 to March 2011 and as its Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman from November 2000 to January 2009. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors and of the compensation committee of Booking Holdings, Inc. and has been nominated to become Chairman of the board. Mr. Mylod also currently serves as the Chairman of the board of directors and a member of the audit committee of Redfin Corporation, an online real estate company. He will step down as Chairman of Redfin Corporation in June 2020 and remain a director. He is also a member of the board of directors and of the audit and compensation committees of Dropbox, Inc., a cloud-based collaboration and data storage company, and a number of private companies. Mr. Mylod holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Michigan.
We believe that Mr. Mylod’s experience as a venture capital investor and a senior finance executive, including having served as the chief financial officer and vice chairman of a large publicly traded online services provider, qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.
Michael Farello has served on our board of directors since July 2015. Since 2006, Mr. Farello has served as Managing Partner at L Catterton, a consumer-focused private equity firm. Prior to this, he served as an executive at Dell Technologies, Inc., a global end-to-end technology provider, from 2002 to 2005, and spent twelve years at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm. Mr. Farello currently serves as a member of the board of directors of several private companies including FlashParking, Inc. and ClassPass Inc. Mr. Farello holds a Bachelor of Science from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
We believe Mr. Farello’s experience in private equity investments and expertise in the consumer sector, along with his service as a director at numerous companies qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.
Laura W. Lang was elected to our board of directors on May 18, 2020. Ms. Lang has served as the Managing Director of Narragansett Ventures, LLC, a strategic advisory firm focused on digital business transformation and growth investing, since January 2014. Since November 2018, Ms. Lang has also served as an adviser to L Catterton. Ms. Lang was the Chief Executive Officer of Time Inc., one of the largest branded media companies in the world, until 2013. From 2008 until she joined Time Inc. in 2012, Ms. Lang was Chief Executive Officer of Digitas Inc., a marketing and technology agency and unit of Publicis Groupe S.A. In addition, she headed the company’s pure-play digital agencies, including Razorfish, Big Fuel, Denuo and Phonevalley. Ms. Lang currently serves as a member of the board of directors and the talent and compensation and finance committees of V. F. Corporation, an international apparel and footwear company. She previously served as a member of the board of directors of Care.com Inc. from August 2014 to June 2016, Nutrisystem, Inc. from 2010 to 2012 and Benchmark Electronics, Inc. from 2005 to 2011. Ms. Lang holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
We believe Ms. Lang’s extensive leadership experience, digital and media expertise and service on the board of directors of other public companies qualifies her to serve on our board of directors.
Paula B. Pretlow has served on our Board of Directors since April 2021. Ms. Pretlow is a former Senior Vice President of The Capital Group, an investment management firm, where she led the public fund business development and client relationship group and was also responsible for large client relationships from 1999 until 2011. Prior to joining The Capital Group, she worked for Montgomery Asset Management and Blackrock (formerly Barclays Global Investors). She is a member of the board of directors and the audit committee of Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund, Inc. and a member of the board of directors of Bitwise Industries. She is also an Independent Trustee and audit committee chair for Cion Ares Diversified Credit Fund. In addition, she currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Kresge Foundation, The Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation and Northwestern University. Ms. Pretlow holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Business Administration, both from Northwestern University, and is a 2017 Fellow of Stanford’s Distinguished Careers Institute.
We believe Ms. Pretlow’s leadership experience, including roles in finance and business development, along with her experience as a director qualify her to serve on our Board of Directors.
Laura G. O’Shaughnessy was elected to our board of directors on May 18, 2020. Ms. O’Shaughnessy is the Chief Executive Officer of SocialCode, LLC, a technology company that manages digital and social advertising for leading consumer brands, which she co-founded in 2009. Previously, Ms. O’Shaughnessy oversaw business development and product strategy for the Slate Group, an online publisher, where she specialized in advertising product development and strategic partnerships. Ms. O’Shaughnessy currently serves as a member of the board of directors of several nonprofits. Ms. O’Shaughnessy holds a Master of Business Administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Chicago.
We believe Ms. O’Shaughnessy’s leadership experience, including serving in a chief executive officer role, and digital and technology expertise qualifies her to serve on our board of directors.
Tom Shortt has served as Vroom’s Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since May 2022. Prior to entering this role, he was Vroom's Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Vroom, Mr. Shortt most recently served as Senior Vice President at Walmart, where he developed a comprehensive ecommerce supply chain strategy and led improvements through advanced analytics, processes, and systems. Prior to joining Walmart, Mr. Shortt held senior leadership roles overseeing supply chain, fulfillment and logistics, with an emphasis on change management and business transformation, at Home Depot, ACCO Brands, Unisource, Fisher Scientific and Office Depot. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Akron.
We believe that Mr. Shortt’s expertise in supply chain, logistics, data analytics and change management qualifies him to serve on the Board.
Frederick O. Terrell has served on our Board of Directors since April 2021. Mr. Terrell serves as a Senior Advisor for Centerbridge Partners, L.P., a private investment management firm. He is the former Executive Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Capital Markets at Credit Suisse, where he was responsible for the bank’s global relationships with some of its most high-profile clients. From 1997 to 2008, he was Founder and Managing Partner of Provender Capital Group, LLC, which made private equity investments in emerging growth-oriented companies on behalf of major institutional investors. He also has an extensive background in corporate finance, capital markets, structured products and asset securitization and from 1992-1997 was Head of Mortgage Finance at CS First Boston. He began his career as an Associate with The First Boston Corporation in 1983 and was promoted to Managing Director in 1993. Mr. Terrell currently serves as a member of the board of directors and the audit committee of ViacomCBS Inc. and as a member of the board of directors and the audit committee and human resources and compensation committee of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. He also serves on the board of directors of Mobility Capital Finance, Inc. He is a former member of the boards of directors of the New York Life Insurance Company, Wellchoice, Inc. (formerly Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) and Carver Bancorp Inc. His not-for-profit experience includes his current service as a member of the Investment Committee of the Rockefeller Foundation, as well as on the boards of the Partnership Fund for New York City, the Planet Word Museum, the Advisory Board for Center for a New American Security and as a member of the Economic Club of New York City and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a former member of the University Council of Yale University and Board of Advisors for the Yale School of Management. Mr. Terrell holds a Bachelor of Arts from La Verne College, a Master of Arts from Occidental College and a Master of Business Administration from the Yale School of Management.
We believe Mr. Terrell’s extensive experience in banking and global finance, including in a large global financial institution, his demonstrated leadership in advising on corporate strategy and complex transactions, as well as his experience as a director, qualify him to serve on our Board of Directors.