Kenneth S. EsterowPresident, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Esterow has served as a director since January 2014, and was appointed our President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2014. Mr. Esterow served as our Senior Vice President – Chief Operating Officer from September 2013 to December 2013. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Esterow served as a consultant. From 2007 until 2011, Mr. Esterow was the President and CEO of GTA by Travelport, a global online B2B travel distributor. Mr. Esterow spent six years (2000 – 2006) at Cendant Corporation, where he held the positions of Senior Vice President, eCommerce Development, Chief Business Development Officer, Executive Vice President, Supplier Services and ultimately, President and CEO, Travel Industry Services, Americas. Earlier in his career, Mr. Esterow held a number of executive positions at The Netmarket Group and Deloitte Management Consulting. Mr. Esterow is a Director at Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:OWW). Mr. Esterow holds a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Steven D. BarnhartSenior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Barnhart has served as our Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer since March 2015 and from September 2014 until March 2015 served as our Interim Chief Financial Officer. From 2012 to 2014, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores. Prior to that, he was CFO at Bally Total Fitness from 2010 to 2012, where he oversaw the finance and technology functions. From 2003 to 2009, Mr. Barnhart served in various executive leadership roles at Orbitz Worldwide, including Chief Financial Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer. From 1990 to 2003, Mr. Barnhart served in various finance and strategy roles for PepsiCo, and as Finance Director, Southeast Business Unit, for The Pepsi Bottling Group. He holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Chicago. Mr. Barnhart is a director at USA Technologies, Inc., where he serves as a member of the compensation committee and as Lead Independent Director. He was previously a director of Orbitz Worldwide from 2007-2009.
James R. GilmartinSenior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Mr. Gilmartin has served as our General Counsel since joining Bankrate in May 2012. Prior to joining Bankrate, Mr. Gilmartin was an associate at the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz from November 2005 until May 2012. From 2004 until 2005, he served as a law clerk to Hon. Jacques L. Wiener, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gilmartin was a software developer at Business Logic Corporation. Mr. Gilmartin holds a Juris Doctor from The University of Chicago Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Debbie C. KempSenior Vice President, Human Resources
Ms. Kemp has served as our Senior Vice President of Human Resources since April 2015. From 2011 until 2015, Ms. Kemp served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Velocity Technology Solutions, a global leader in enterprise and business application hosting services where she was responsible for building out the HR function concurrent with growing the company internationally. Her prior experience includes serving as Vice President of Human Resources at CTPartners and Heidrick & Struggles, as well as Director of HR M&A at Avaya. Ms. Kemp began her career at Goldman Sachs, where she had an 18 year tenure, earning a series of promotions leading to a role as Vice President of Human Capital Management. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Kansas.
Scott KimChief Executive Officer, Bankrate.com
Mr. Kim has served as the CEO of the Bankrate Banking business since September of 2015. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Kim spent the previous two years as Chief Operating Officer and Interim CEO of About.com. Before that role, Mr. Kim held several senior leadership roles during his 10 years at Ask.com, including Chief Technology Officer, General Manager SEO & SEM, Chief Strategy Officer, and SVP Products & Technology. Mr. Kim earned a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Christopher J. SpeltzChief Executive Officer, Bankrate Credit Cards
Mr. Speltz has served as Chief Executive Officer of Bankrate Credit Cards since Bankrate’s acquisition of CreditCards.com in August 2010. Mr. Speltz joined CreditCards.com in 2007 as Chief Financial Officer and previously led all internal and external financial, tax and accounting activities of the company, as well as Human Resources. Prior to joining CreditCards.com, Mr. Speltz was Senior Vice President, Finance at Activant Solutions, a software provider focused on small and medium sized retail and wholesale businesses. He has also held senior finance and managerial positions with Societe Generale and Comerica Bank. Mr. Speltz earned a BS in Business from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Karen CasselChief Executive Officer, Caring.com
Ms. Cassel has served as CEO of Caring.com since July 2016. Ms. Cassel joined Caring.com in November 2011 and served as Caring.com’s Chief Operating Officer from May 2014 until July 2016. A veteran of the online advertising industry, Ms. Cassel has been helping companies reach prospective customers online for over 15 years. Ms. Cassel has held executive positions at online vertical marketing pioneer Quinstreet, international social media giant Tagged, served as GM of Performance Marketing at Exponential Interactive and headed the B2B marketing division at Ziff Davis Media. Ms. Cassel earned her MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in mathematics and quantitative economics from Tufts University.