Ed joins United Online with over 30 years of management experience and approximately 20 years of experience as the CFO of both publicly-traded and privately-held companies. He most recently served as CFO of Boingo Wireless, Inc., a leading WiFi software and services provider. Prior to that, Ed was EVP and CFO of THQ, Inc., a worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software, and before that he was EVP and CFO of Vivendi Universal Games, Inc., a global publisher of entertainment and education software. Ed has also served as President and COO of Styleclick, Inc., SVP and CFO of Internet Shopping Network LLC, EVP and CFO of Chromium Graphics, Inc. and in senior financial positions with The Walt Disney Company. He is a member of the board of directors and chairman of the audit committee of Universal Electronics, Inc.
Ed received his Bachelor of Science from Fairfield University and his MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Edward Zinser, EVP and CFO
May 2014. Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Edward Zinser has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Online. The search was led by Mark Lonergan.
About United Online
United Online, Inc. (Nasdaq: UNTD), through its operating subsidiaries, provides consumer products and services over the Internet, where their respective brands have attracted a large online audience that includes more than 100 million registered accounts worldwide. United Online’s Content & Media segment provides social networking products and services (Classmates and StayFriends) and loyalty marketing (MyPoints). Its primary Communications segment service is Internet access (NetZero and Juno), including NetZero Mobile Broadband (NetZero Wireless).
We are very excited to have Ed as our Chief Financial Officer. He brings a wealth of experience working with companies in the Internet and e-commerce sectors and successfully acquiring and integrating new businesses. He will be a valuable addition to our senior management team as we continue to evolve our existing businesses and pursue opportunities to broaden the scope and reach of our products and services.
This is a very exciting time for United Online and I am thrilled to be part of the team that will help to reshape the company. We have a large user base, significant technology and product assets, partners in key markets and very dedicated employees. I look forward to addressing the many challenges and realizing the many opportunities as we get the company on a path of long term growth.
Ed Zinser is one of Southern California’s most respected public company CFOs. Adding to this, Ed has great experience as an executive in both the networking and the online markets, experience which will greatly benefit United Online.