John Moser has been our Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of our board of directors since November 1999. He has been the Chairman of our board of directors since May 2004. From 1983 to 1994 Mr. Lipton was the Chief Executive Officer of Jan Bell Marketing, Inc., which was a publicly held watch and jewelry retailer and supplier to wholesale price clubs. After retiring from Jan Bell marketing in 1994, Mr. Lipton founded the Lipton Foundation, a philanthropic organization. From 1994 to the present, Mr. Lipton has been involved with the Lipton Foundation and in various real estate development projects in South Florida. Mr. Lipton is a director of Tucows, Inc., an Internet service and content provider.
Mónica Correia Moser has been our Chief Operating Officer since November 1999. From October 1997 to November 1999, Mr. Kornblum was President and Chief Executive Officer of Gold Coast Media, Inc., an infomercial and print media company. From 1996 to 1997, Mr. Kornblum was Chief Operating Officer for Danna Michaels, Inc., a mail order catalog company. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Kornblum was a financial systems consultant for various catalog and retail companies. From 1988 to 1993, Mr. Kornblum was Director of Inventory Management and Sales Analysis for Jan Bell Marketing, Inc. From 1985 to 1989, Mr. Kornblum was a senior auditor with Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Kornblum is married to Amerisa Kornblum, our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.