Founder, Chairman, and CEO
After graduating from the University of California at Davis, Payam Zamani co-founded Autoweb.com (the first online car buying service) in 1994. He raised $12M from VCs and helped grow the company from concept to over $20M in annual revenue. He helped take the company public on March 23, 1999. The stock was priced at $14, opened at $28, and closed the first ... moreday at $40. Ultimately, the company's market cap reached $1.2B.
In late 1999, Zamani started PurpleTie. His goal was to create a national brand for dry cleaning by connecting an online storefront to thousands of neighborhoods around the country through a spoke-and-hub delivery system. The brand represented quality and focused on environmentally-friendly practices. The service launched in the San Francisco Bay Area during the summer of 2000. However, as the financing for Internet-based startups dried up in 2001, he shut down the business.
A few months later, Zamani learned that CarClub.com and iMotors.com had gone out of business. These businesses combined had raised about $500M in capital and he saw significant value in their brands. Zamani purchased their remaining assets for about $100K and formed Reply! Inc.. Zamani sees a multi-billion-dollar opportunity in offering a marketplace for the acquisition of locally-targeted online traffic on a cost-per-Enhanced Click™ or cost-per-lead basis. Zamani is a frequent speaker at industry events and graduate schools of business at University of California at Berkeley as well as Davis. Zamani also serves on boards of directors or advisors at LesConcierges, SoulPancake and Mona Foundation. less
Chief Operating Officer
Sean Fox leads Reply!'s sales, service, and business development activities across all vertical markets, including automotive, real estate, financial services, insurance as well as emerging categories... more.
For the past ten years, Fox has held key executive management positions with a number of leading online marketing companies, including Vice President of Strategic Alliances for Internet Pictures Corporation (iPIX), Vice President of Sales for Homestore (now Move.com), and President of Connecting Neighbors. After Reply! acquired Connecting Neighbors in 2005, Fox served as the General Manager of Reply!'s largest business unit and then as its EVP of Business Development.
Prior to entering the business world, Fox was a trial lawyer at the U.S. Department of Justice and played a key role in filing a major lawsuit against Visa and Mastercard that ultimately forced those associations to change their business practices.
Fox holds a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, a Masters in Economics from Cambridge University, and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Stanford University. less
Chief Technology Officer
Reza is Reply!’s CTO, in charge of technology and product roadmap associated with the various business lines. Reza joined Reply through the acquisition of Adhubs, a mobile advertising and application development platform specializing in lead generation, where he was the cofounder and CTO.... more
Prior to that, Reza was the head of Infrastructure Technologies and Strategies at Yahoo!, encompassing data centers, networks, storage and systems across the company. His responsibilities included network design, capacity planning and overall management of infrastructure strategies geared for Yahoo! properties, focusing on maximizing utilization. In addition he spear headed the open rationalization of the Yahoo!’s internal cloud and its effects on the WAN environments.
Prior to Yahoo!, Reza was the acting VP of engineering at Covad Communications, where he was a core contributor to the growth of the VOIP business. His entry to Covad was through the acquisition of Sedaip.com, where he was the President.
Reza is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Harvard University where he was pursuing a PhD in IT&M. less
Chief Marketing Officer
Mancini brings over 12 years’ experience in performance-based online marketing operations and management.
Prior to joining Reply.com, Mancini spent two years as EVP and General Manager at QualityHealth, where he was responsible for consumer experience, client marketing, operations, media, client services and analytics. Before that, Mancini spent more than 10 years at QuinStreet...more, where he was instrumental in helping the company grow to over $300M in revenue and complete an IPO. As SVP and GM at QuinStreet, Mancini launched the company into new verticals and spearheaded efforts to form partnerships with Fortune 1000 companies and leading industry partners.
Mancini holds a B.S. from Duquesne University. less
EVP, Business Development
Dennis Harrison has served as Executive Vice President since October 2011, as VP and GM of the Home Improvement Division from September 2009 to October 2011, and as Vice President of Business Development from September 2008 to September 2009. He is currently responsible for... more P&L, strategic planning, business development, and general management of multiple vertical business units at Reply!
Harrison joined Reply! from TARGUSinfo, where he was Director of Sales and Strategic Accounts and a key member of the sales management team—growing the company from $24 million to over $100 million. Before that, Harrison was Director of Sales at Vicinity, where he led the national sales organization and helped grow the company from inception to $25 million in revenue and an IPO prior to being acquired by Microsoft. Harrison has also served in various sales and sales management capacities at Oracle Corporation.
Harrison holds a B.S. in Finance from Pennsylvania State University. less