Gary Lauer served as President and Chief Executive Officer of eHealth, Inc. since December 1999 and as Chairman of our Board of Directors since March 2002. Since Mr. Lauer joined the company, eHealth has become the leading online source of health insurance for individuals, families and small businesses. Prior to joining eHealth, Mr. Lauer was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MetaCreations Corporation. Prior to MetaCreations, Mr. Lauer spent more than nine years at Silicon Graphics, Inc., a computing technology company, where he was a member of the senior executive team that grew Silicon Graphics from approximately $100 million to $3.5 billion in revenue. Mr. Lauer started his career with IBM, where he held a variety of sales and marketing management positions. Mr. Lauer holds a B.S. degree in finance and marketing from the University of Southern California Business School.
Bill Shaughnessy has served as our President, Chief Operating Officer and as a member of our Board of Directors since March 2012. In this role, Mr. Shaughnessy is responsible for the overall management and execution of our day-to-day operations, including human resources, technology development, product management and the individual and family, and Medicare businesses. Prior to joining us, Mr. Shaughnessy was Senior Vice President of Global Product Management and Product Marketing at Yahoo! Inc., a digital media company, from July 2010 to March 2012. From March 1994 to March 2009, Mr. Shaughnessy held various senior management positions at Microsoft Corporation, a global software company, most recently as its Global Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Services in the Advertiser and Publisher Solutions Group. Mr. Shaughnessy holds a B.S. degree in business administration from California State University - Fresno.
Tom Tsao has served as eHealth's Chief Technology and Product Officer since September 2014. In this role, Mr. Tsao oversees the engineering, quality assurance, project management, site operations, product management, and user experience design teams. Mr. Tsao previously served as eHealth's Senior Vice President of Product Management since June 2012. Mr. Tsao brings over 17 years of Internet and ecommerce experience to eHealth. Prior to joining eHealth, Mr. Tsao was Vice President of Product Management at Walmart.com. Before joining Walmart.com, Mr. Tsao spent six years at Yahoo! Inc. where he held various senior management positions from August 2005 to May 2011, including serving as Yahoo's Vice President of Global Product Planning and Business Management and Vice President of Product Management for Integrated Consumer Experiences, in addition to various other product management positions. Prior to Yahoo!, Mr. Tsao spent four years at eBay overseeing the Buyer and Seller Tools Business Unit. Mr. Tsao also spent five years at Netscape in various product management roles. Mr. Tsao holds a B.A. degree in Quantitative Economics from Stanford University.
Stuart Huizinga has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since May 2000. Prior to joining eHealth, Mr. Huizinga was a partner at Arthur Andersen LLP in the firm's Audit Business Unit. Mr. Huizinga brings more than 15 years of financial experience in the technology sector, having serviced clients in Arthur Andersen's Silicon Valley office from 1984 to 2000. Mr. Huizinga served as a worldwide expert within the firm's technology practice, primarily in the software and Internet sectors. Mr. Huizinga received a B.S. degree in business administration from San Jose State University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California.
Jeff Bernstein has served as Senior Vice President, Marketing since July, 2013. He leads all of the company's marketing efforts, including oversight of branding, customer acquisition, digital marketing, business analytics, content and public relations and communications. Mr. Bernstein came to eHealth from Universal McCann, where he led the San Francisco office and oversaw accounts for leading brand-name clients. Prior to Universal McCann, Mr. Bernstein was the co-founder and chief marketing officer of the PBJS Advertising Agency, where he headed marketing, sales and PBJS's online advertising business. PBJS was sold to the Publicis Group in 2008. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bernstein worked for the Microsoft Corporation where he served as director of MSN ad product planning and industry development. Mr. Bernstein started his career at BBDO NY where he co-founded the BBDO Interactive Group (later to become Atmosphere). Mr. Bernstein holds a B.A. in political science from Miami University.
Robert Hurley has served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations since March 2011. In this role, Mr. Hurley is responsible for the company's individual and family plan business and related business opportunities and oversees the company's relationships with health insurance carrier partners and the company's customer care center operations. Prior to becoming Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations, Mr. Hurley served as Senior Vice President of Carrier Relations since May 2007 and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives since September 2003, in which role he was responsible for our public and government relations activities. From April 1999 to September 2003, Mr. Hurley served as Vice President of Customer Care and managed the operations of the company's customer care center. Prior to joining eHealth, Mr. Hurley served as Associate Vice President of Sales and Operations for the consumer business segment at Health Net, Inc., a managed health care company. Mr. Hurley holds a B.A. degree in law and society from the University of California, Santa Barbara.