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 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
Garett Jackson is the Chief Financial Officer of CafePress. Mr. Jackson served as Interim Chief Financial Officer since May 2014 in addition to his role of Chief Information Officer,a position he has held since June 2013. In August of 2014, Mr. Jackson was formally named Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining CafePress, Mr. Jackson served as Chief Financial Officer of National Patient Account Services, Inc. (NPAS), a leading provider of services to the healthcare industry, from February 2003 to June 2013 and as Controller, from November 2000 to February 2003. From December 1995 to November 2000, he served as an Auditor and Information Systems Consultant at Carpenter, Mountjoy&Bressler, PSC, a public accounting firm. Mr. Jackson earned a B.A. in Accounting from Bellarmine College. He sits on the Technology Committee of the Kentucky Society of CPAs.
Vice President and General Counsel
Kirsten Mellor has served as Vice President and General Counsel since February 2011. Kirsten oversees all of the legal and content usage functions for CafePress and all of its brands, and also serves in the position of Secretary of the Company.
Preceding her work at CafePress, for six years Kirsten was Vice President and General Counsel for Riverdeep, Inc. and after its merger with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, was Division General Counsel, Consumer. For more than a decade prior to that, Kirsten served variously as general counsel, assistant general counsel and corporate counsel to a diverse array of Internet, e-commerce and software companies including Macys.com, eGain Communications, Critical Path, Inc. and eGreetings Network Inc., as well as an associate at the law firms Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP and Testa Hurwitz and Thibeault LLP.
Kirsten has a J.D. from Villanova School of Law where she was Managing Editor of the Law Review and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University. She sits on the Board of Directors of The Arc of San Francisco, a non-profit organization serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Bay Area.
President of CafePress.com
Sumant Sridharan was named President of CafePress.com in August of 2013. Prior to that, he served as Vice President and General Manager of CafePress.com from July 2012 to July 2013 and Vice President of Online Acquisition & Retention from September 2009 until June 2012. In his current role, Sumant oversees all marketing, operations, and technology for our flagship CafePress.com business.
Preceding his work at CafePress, Sumant held executive level roles in general management and marketing at Vantage Media and Oversee.net, where he managed the firm's travel and social networking businesses. Over the last 15 years, Sumant has held leadership positions in online marketing, product management, and technology at leading consumer Internet companies Yahoo! and idealab!. Sumant began his career in management consulting, leading large-scale systems implementations.
Sumant holds Bachelor Degrees in Economics and Electrical Engineering/Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as an M.B.A. with Honors from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.