Howard Hochhauser has served as Interim CEO of Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, since October 2017. He joined Ancestry in 2009 as Chief Financial Officer and in February 2012 added the position of Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure, Howard has helped lead the Company’s initial 2009 public offering, its go-private transaction in 2012, seven acquisitions and all of its public equity and debt financings. He oversees areas including finance and human resources, as well the Company’s content and data analytics operations. Prior to joining Ancestry, Howard served as Chief Financial Officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and earlier in his career was a Vice President of Equity Research at Bear Stearns & Co. and a Staff Accountant at KPMG Peat Marwick. Howard was voted #1 Internet industry CFO of 2012 by investment community professionals surveyed by Institutional Investor magazine. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a B.S. from Boston University. He also serves as a Director of OpenX.