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Dean's Advisory Council: Mark R. Goldston

Mark R. Goldston has been the Chairman, President and CEO of United Online, Inc., (Nasdaq: UNTD) since its inception in September 2001 with the merger of NetZero and Juno Online Services. United Online is the #2 Internet Service Provider (ISP) overall and the largest value-priced ISP in the USA. Mr. Goldston had been the Chairman, President and CEO of Net Zero, Inc. from its early days as a startup in 1999 through its successful IPO and the eventual merger with Juno. United Online recently announced it has signed an agreement to purchase Classmates Online, Inc., one of the nation's largest internet community networks with over 38 million registered members. Prior to joining NetZero, Mr. Goldston served as Chairman and CEO of The Goldston Group, a Los Angeles based strategic advisory/turnaround firm.

Previously he has served as President and CEO of Einstein/Noah Bagel Corp, President of L.A. Gear, Inc and President of Faberge USA, Inc. He also served as the Chief Marketing Officer for Reebok, Vice-President of Worldwide Fragrance and Skincare Marketing for Revlon and as a principal of Odyssey Partners, L.P., a New York based LBO firm. He is the author of The Turnaround Prescription (1992, MacMillan Free Press), a highly acclaimed business book and is the named inventor on 12 separate U.S. Patents for lighted shoes, inflatable “pump” shoes and a host of other technologies.

Mr. Goldston received his MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University as part of the accelerated 4-Quarter program in 1978 and his BSBA in marketing and finance from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University in 1977. He was the June 1994 commencement speaker at Ohio State and was the recipient of the Fisher College of Business Young Professional Achievement Award in 1993.