Sam Lai
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Lai has served as our Chief Executive Officer and been a member of our Board of Directors since June 2013 and our Chairman of Board since April 2021. He is a seasoned software engineer who has designed and built software and code from the ground up at Hour Loop, Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., UnifiedEdge, Inc., Kits, and Applied Research Labs for the past 18 years. From December 2009 through June 2017, Mr. Lai served as a Software Development Engineer for Amazon.com, Inc. From March 2009 through December 2009, he served as a Senior Java Developer at UnifiedEdge, Inc. From February 2007 through March 2009, Mr. Lai served as a Senior Java Developer at Kits. From September 2005 through February 2007, he served as a Software Development Engineer for Amazon.com, Inc. From March 2003 through January 2004, Mr. Lai served as a Research Engineer Scientist Assistant at Applied Research Labs. Mr. Lai graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from University of Texas at Austin in 2003 and a Masters degree in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego.
Maggie Yu
Senior Vice President and Director
Ms. Yu has served as our Senior Vice President and has been a member of our Board of Directors since June 2013. Since graduating from University of California, San Diego until June 2013, Ms. Yu has no employment history. Ms. Yu graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego.
Douglas Branch
Mr. Branch has been an independent member of our Board of Directors since June 2021. Since 1991, Mr. Branch has served in several executive positions (the latest position as Executive Vice President, US Sales) at Gund, a division of Spin Master Inc. From 2016 through 2018, he served as the Executive Vice President, US Sales at Enesco. Mr. Branch graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in marketing from University of Massachusetts.
Independent Director
Chair of the Audit Committee
Michael Lenner
Mr. Lenner has been an independent member of our Board of Directors since June 1, 2021. Since May 2018, Mr. Lenner has served as Vice President, Software Engineering, Disney Streaming Services at The Walt Disney Company. From August 2017 through May 2018, he served as Vice President, Software Engineering at BAMTECH Media. From July 2014 through August 2017, Mr. Lenner served as Vice President, Software Engineering and Senior Director, Software Engineering at Major League Baseball Advanced Media. From February 2011 through June 2014, he served as the Vice President, Engineering at H. Bloom. Mr. Lenner graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Physics from Binghamton University and a Masters of Science Degree in Computer Science from Columbia University.
Independent Director
Member of the Audit Committee
Minghui (Alan) Gao
Mr. Gao has been an independent member of our Board of Directors since October 6, 2021. Since October 2021, Mr. Gao has served as the Chief Technology Officer of Cue Health, Inc. From January 2018 to October 2021, he served as the Chief Technology Officer of PillPack (which was acquired by Amazon Pharmacy). From October 2016 to January 2018, Mr. Gao served as the Director of Prime Video at Amazon.com. From September 2013 to October 2016, he served as Engineering Director of Seller Services at Amazon.com. From September 2011 to September 2013, Mr. Gao served as the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Product and Engineering at Xiu.com, an e-commerce company in China. From November 2008 through June 2011, he served as Engineering Director at Amazon.cn in China. From October 2007 to November 2008, Mr. Gao served as Senior Manager, Software Development at Amazon.com. From November 2006 to October 2007, he served as a Software Development Manager at Amazon.com. From April 2001 to November 2006, Mr. Gao served as Software Design Engineer and Development Lead. Mr. Gao graduated with a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Baylor university in 1999.
Independent Director
Member of the Audit Committee