Bruce Howard – Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Bruce Howard is a seasoned executive with more than 25 years of sales, marketing, production, publishing, new market development and general management experience in both the competitive and utility telephone directory publishing industry. His experience and reputation are widely recognized in the directory publishing industry. Over the course of his career, Mr. Howard has worked with companies including Ameritech Advertising Services, Southeast Directory Company, and America’s Directories South. He holds a BA degree in Business Administration from Alma College in Alma, Michigan, and has completed the majority of coursework toward a Master of Science in Management from Walsh College in Troy, Michigan. Mr. Howard has been the CEO of User Friendly Media since August 1999.
Heather Burrer – Chief Operating Officer & Director
Heather Burrer has served in an executive leadership and legal advisory role with User Friendly Media since 2006. Mrs. Burrer is responsible for all legal and business affairs functions including general corporate, intellectual property, litigation, employment matters and risk management. In addition to her legal role she also directs the Human Resource, Recruitment, Training, and Digital Operations and provides guidance on general business matters. Heather earned her Juris Doctorate degree from South Texas College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Southwestern University where she majored in Political Science and Communications. Heather has applied her legal training in a variety of legal environments. Most recently, her work with Fulbright and Jaworski, LLP has prepared her to handle general corporate, corporate governance, and other areas complementary to in-house corporate law for the Company.
Alex Pekurar – Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining UpSnap as Controller in January 2011, Alex was an Audit Manager at Collins Barrow, and before that an Auditor at Segal LLP. Alex has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master of Management and Professional Accounting from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.