Prior to joining United Online, Francis served in various executive roles at AOL over the past nine years, and most recently was the President of AOL Services, which included the management of multiple AOL properties including AOL.com, AOL Mail, AOL Search, AIM and MapQuest. Francis was also a member of the company’s Global Operating Committee. Prior to joining AOL, Francis founded VishwaGram Info Marketing Services Pvt. Ltd., a vendor of telecom products and services in India. Previous to VishwaGram, he worked as a Senior Consultant at Frank Lynn & Associates, a business-to-business market strategy consulting firm in Chicago. Francis received his MBA from Loyola University in Chicago and his Bachelors of Commerce from St. Joseph’s College at Bangalore University in India.
Francis Lobo, President and CEO
November 2013. Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Francis Lobo has been named CEO at United Online, Inc. The search was led by Mark Lonergan and Dotty Schaffer.
About United Online
United Online, Inc. (Nasdaq: UNTD), through its operating subsidiaries, is a leading provider of 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 online nostalgia products and services (Classmates and StayFriends) and online 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 Francis Lobo joining us as the new President and CEO of United Online. He shares our focus on product innovation, and he places the same strong emphasis as we do on the customer experience. We are confident that Francis will provide strong, inspired leadership to deliver United Online’s next era of success.
I am thrilled at the opportunity to join United Online. They have a strong history of innovation and they have changed how people interact on the internet. Their deep expertise in social and online media is the perfect launching pad for new and innovative products. Their current brands are strong and ideally positioned for growth. I am honored to be hired as their CEO and look forward to working with their phenomenal team.
There is no more important decision for a Board than the choice of a new Chief Executive. I congratulate the dedicated Board of Directors at United Online for the selection of Francis Lobo. In my opinion, this is one of the best demonstrations of Lonergan Partners’ unique F18 CEO selection process.