Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Fred E. Durham, III, is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CafePress. Mr. Durham served in various executive positions at CafePress from 1999 to 2011 including Chief Executive Officer and Chief Product Officer. In 2011, Mr. Durham transitioned out of his role of Chief Executive Officer with the company to pursue other opportunities. However, he remained an active founding member of the Board of Directors. In August of 2014, Mr. Durham returned to his leadership post with the company to guide CafePress in its next phase of innovation. Prior to founding CafePress.com, Durham launched several consumer and business technology companies along with long-time business partner, Maheesh Jain. Durham earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Northwestern University.
Co-Founder and the Chief Marketing Officer of CafePress
Maheesh Jain is the Co-Founder and the Chief Marketing Officer of CafePress. Mr. Jain is considered early innovator of internet retail as the originator of user-generated, customizable on-demand e-commerce. Mr. Jain served in various executive roles at CafePress from 1999 to 2011 including Vice President of Marketing and Vice President of Business Development. In 2011, Mr. Jain transitioned out of his daily responsibilities with the company to pursue other entrepreneurial opportunities. Prior to founding CafePress.com, Jain, a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur, launched several consumer and business technology companies along with business partner, Fred Durham. Jain earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Northwestern University.
Chief Financial Officer
Phil Milliner is the Chief Financial Officer of CafePress. Before joining CafePress, Mr. Milliner served in roles of increasing responsibility at Churchill Downs, including corporate controller, Vice President, Finance and Vice President, Business Operations. Prior to that, he held financial leadership and advisory roles at Ventas, Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Milliner earned a B.A. in Accounting from Bellarmine College. He sits on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana.
Chief Operating Officer
Robert Barton is the Chief Operating Officer of CafePress. Mr. Barton has over 20 years of experience leading teams to develop products, implement technology and achieve operational improvement for both large and small organizations. Prior to CafePress, Mr. Barton was the Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director for the Agriculture and Biofuels business line at Genscape, a leading provider of energy and commodity information. Previous to Genscape, he founded and was Chief Executive Officer of Agility Corp where he managed day-to-day operations and product development for a product portfolio that included mobile software applications, wireless services and consulting. Before forming Agility Corp, Mr. Barton was Chief Information Officer at GE Consumer Products, where he oversaw global sales and marketing information technology operations. Mr. Barton holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.
Vice President of Engineering
Tracey Meyer is responsible for the overall technology strategy and technology operations for CafePress’s web presence, infrastructure, application development, and cross company technology initiatives. Ms. Meyer joined CafePress in 2015 and has over 25 years of technology leadership experience. She has held leadership positions in the financial, healthcare, SAAS, manufacturing, consulting and human resources industries. Prior to joining CafePress, Ms. Meyer worked for Trover Solutions as Vice President of Enterprise Applications where she also spent time performing interim CIO responsibilities. Before Trover, she maintained several corporate accounts as an executive technology consultant. Ms. Meyer holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Indiana University Southeast and is a board member of the Louisville Urban League. She regularly volunteers for Hospice and as a High School Athletic announcer.
Vice President of Talent
Mary Shelley is the Vice President of Talent at CafePress. Ms. Shelley has over 15 years of human resources experience across a variety of industries including healthcare, finance, technology, and retail. Her passion is people – developing talent strategies and providing employees with the tools and resources they need to be their best selves at work so that they can provide amazing customer experiences. Ms. Shelley earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Purdue University and a Master of Science Degree in Counseling from Indiana State University.
Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
E.M. Lysonge or “E” as many refer to him is the Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of CafePress. Prior to joining CafePress, E. served as Vice President, Legal Affairs and Assistant Secretary for Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”), producers of the Kentucky Derby. Mr. Lysonge graduated, summa cum laude, from Fisk University and received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School. Prior to joining CDI, E. served as Vice President & Counsel for the Pedcor Companies, a leading developer of market rate and affordable housing communities in the midwestern United States. Mr. Lysonge's career began as an associate with the large law firm of Baker & Daniels in Indianapolis, Indiana. He also served as staff attorney with the Simon Property Group, an S&P 100 company and one of the largest REITs in the World. He is a member of the board of directors of: Kentucky State University, a historically black college and one of America’s land grant institutions; the Transit Authority of River City (“TARC”) operator of the public transportation systems for Louisville, Kentucky and Southern Indiana; the Lincoln Foundation; and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana.