President and Chief Executive Officer, and Vice Chairman of the Board
Al Angrisani is our President and Chief Executive Officer, and serves as Vice Chairman of our Board of Directors, positions he has held since February 2012. Mr. Angrisani previously served as our Interim Chief Executive Officer from June 2011 to February 2012. Mr. Angrisani also currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Angrisani Turnarounds, LLC, an advisory firm for underperforming companies.
Mr. Angrisani served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Greenfield Online, a provider of global consumer attitudes about products and services, from September 2005 until it was acquired by the Microsoft Corporation in October 2008, and then provided consulting services to Microsoft Corporation related to the acquisition until September 2009.
Between November 2001 and April 2004, Mr. Angrisani served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Harris Interactive. Prior to this role, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Total Research Corporation from July 1998 through the Company's merger with Harris Interactive in November 2001.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Angrisani served as President Reagan's U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor and Chief of Staff, and as a Vice President of Chase Manhattan Bank in New York.
David Brodsky has served as a director of Harris Interactive since November 2001. Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Brodsky served as a director of Total Research Corporation from June 1998 through November 2001 and as Chairman from July 1998 to November 2001.
Mr. Brodsky has been a private investor for the past ten years and served as a director of Southern Union Company (NYSE: SUG) from October 2002 to March 2012.
Steven L. Fingerhood has served as a director of Harris Interactive since April 2008. He is the co-founder and managing partner of Technology Opportunity Partners, L.P. and SLF Industry, L.P., private investment partnerships that make concentrated investments in software and technology-enabled service companies. Since April 2012, he also has served as a director of RPX Corporation (NASDAQ: RPXC), a leading provider of patent risk management solutions.
Mr. Fingerhood has over twenty years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor and senior executive in the technology and business services industries. Before co-founding Technology Opportunity Partners and SLF Industry, he founded Zero Gravity Technologies Corporation, which developed document security solutions, and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until its sale to InterTrust Technologies Corporation. Prior to that, he founded and led Direct Language Communications, Inc., a provider of localization services to the technology industry.
Mr. Fingerhood previously served as an independent director for I-many, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMNY), a provider of enterprise-level contract management software and services.
Howard L. Shecter has served as a director of Harris Interactive since November 2001. Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Shecter served as a director of Total Research Corporation from June 1998 to November 2001 and as Vice Chairman from July 1998 through November 2001.
Mr. Shecter joined Reed Smith LLP in 2010 as Senior M&A Partner and currently serves as Counsel for that firm.
From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Shecter served as a Senior Partner with the law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
Prior to that time, he was a Senior Partner with the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. Mr. Shecter joined that firm in 1968 and served as its Managing Partner from 1979 to 1983 and as Chairman of its Executive Committee in 1985.
Antoine G. Treuille has served as a director of Harris Interactive since January 2004. Mr. Treville currently serves as Managing Partner of Altamont Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity fund, a position he has held since June 2006. He continues to serve as Executive Managing Partner of Mercantile Capital Partners, a private equity fund, a position he has held since September 2000. He also serves as a senior consultant for and board member of the French-American Foundation, a non-governmental organization linking France and the United States at leadership levels.
Prior to Mercantile Capital Partners, Mr. Treuille was President of Charter Pacific Corporation, an investment banking firm he founded in New York City, from 1996 to 1998. Before that, he served in executive roles at Desai Capital Management, Entrecanales Y Travora Inc. and Citibank N.A. in New York City, as well as Le Credit Chimique in Paris, France. Mr. Treuille currently serves on the board of Eramet (Paris: ERA).
Mr. Treuille formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Loehmanns' Holdings Inc., as well as Eye Care Centers of America. He is also a former director of the Societe Bic (Paris: BB).