John, Vice President of Sales, brings more than 15 years of direct marketing expertise to HotSocket. He was formerly Senior Vice President - Sales and general manager at the Database America unit of infoUSA (NASDAQ:IUSA), where he managed a distributed national sales force of over 40 sales professionals with overall revenue responsibilities of $57 million during 1999. He served on infoUSA's Executive Leadership Team and the Integration Team responsible for integrating acquired companies into the $300 million corporation. In addition, John was part of the management team of Database America, Inc., which grew from $3 million to $50 million and was sold to infoUSA, the leading provider of proprietary databases and marketing services. He earned an M.B.A. from Fordham University.