Michael Biswas was named Chief Technology Officer of Stamps.com in January 2012. He served as Vice President, Development from February 2007 to January 2012. Mr. Biswas was also Vice President of Information Technology from September of 2005 to February 2007, Vice President of Operations from June 2005 to September 2005 and Director of Customer Support from April 2003 to June 2005, where he led a re-engineering of the support department and several other operations initiatives. Prior to joining Stamps.com, Mr. Biswas worked as Manager for TeleTech Telecommunications and as Director of Operations for Allbusiness.com.
James Bortnak was named Co-President and Corporate & Business Development Officer of Stamps.com in January 2012. Previously, Mr. Bortnak served as Senior Vice President of Corporate & Business Development from February 2010 to January 2012, as Chief Marketing Officer from 2004 to 2009, as Vice President, Business Development from 2002 to 2004, and as a senior member of the Business Development group since joining us in 1999. Prior to joining us, Mr. Bortnak practiced business law, focusing in the area of technology and start-up companies.
Mr. Bortnak holds an LLB from the University of British Columbia, and has been a member of the California Bar since 1997.
Sebastian Buerba was named Chief Marketing Officer of Stamps.com in January 2012. Previously, Mr. Buerba served as Vice President, Marketing from April 2009 to January 2012, as Director, Marketing from April 2006 to April 2009, and as Product Strategy Manager from July 2004 to April 2006. Prior to joining Stamps.com, Mr. Buerba worked as Marketing Product Manager for Telecom Argentina Stet-France Telecom S.A. from 1998 to 2002.
Mr. Buerba holds a bachelor’s degree, with honors, in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Telecommunications from Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires. Mr. Buerba also holds an MBA, with honors, from The Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles.
John Clem was named Chief Product & Strategy Officer of Stamps.com in January 2012. He has been Vice President, Product and Service Operations of Stamps.com from March 2006 to January 2012. Previously, Mr. Clem served as the Director of Corporate Strategy from March 2003 to February 2004 and as a Director of Marketing from March 2004 to February 2006 where he led the launch of Stamps.com’s Package Insurance and PhotoStamps products. Prior to joining Stamps.com, Mr. Clem was a management consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton from 2000-2003. Mr. Clem has also worked as an engineer and manager in the petrochemical and utilities industries.
Mr. Clem received his Bachelors Degree, with honors, in Mechanical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona. Mr. Clem also received his MBA, with honors, from the Ross School of Business at The University of Michigan.
Kyle Huebner was named Co-President and Chief Financial Officer of Stamps.com in January 2012. He has been Chief Financial Officer of Stamps.com since January 2004. Mr. Huebner was also Vice President of Marketing from October 2001 to January 2004, Vice President of Corporate Strategy from January 2000 to October 2001 and Senior Director of Corporate Strategy from January 1999 to 2000. Prior to joining Stamps.com, Mr. Huebner was a management consultant at Bain & Company, from 1997 to 1999. From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Huebner served as a Research Analyst for J.P. Morgan, Inc. Prior to 1992, Mr. Huebner held various management positions with Melville Corporation.
Mr. Huebner received his B.A. in Mathematics from Dartmouth College and his MBA from Harvard University.
Amine Khechfé was named Chief Strategy Officer of Stamps.com in July 2016. Previously, Mr. Khechfé served as co-founder and General Manager of Endicia until its acquisition by Stamps.com. During his career, Mr. Khechfé has held a variety of management roles in engineering, management consulting, software development, marketing, business development and sales engineering.
Mr. Khechfé earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science in Engineering from Stanford University.
JP Leon joined Stamps.com in March 2003 to identify and develop new product and market opportunities for the application of Stamps.com’s intelligent postage technology. In February 2005, Mr. Leon was also placed in the leadership role for the Company’s research and development effort. In March 2007, Mr. Leon was named Vice President, Postal Technology and Affairs. Prior to joining Stamps.com, Mr. Leon was the Chief Innovation Officer for the Neopost Group, Paris, France. Mr. Leon has more than 20 years of product development and engineering experience, the last seven of which were focused on developing new products for the PC Postage market.
Mr. Leon graduated with a BS degree in Engineering from Northern Arizona University and an MBA degree from California State University, Hayward.
Ken McBride was named Chairman and CEO of Stamps.com in January 2012. He has been President and CEO of Stamps.com from August 2001 to January 2012 and also served as the CFO from October 2000 to January 2004. Previously, Mr. McBride served as the Senior Director of Finance for the company from April 1999 to October 2000. Before Stamps.com, Mr. McBride was a research analyst for Salomon Smith Barney covering several industries in the high technology area. Mr. McBride has also worked as an engineer and manager in the semiconductor industry.
Mr. McBride holds a bachelor’s degree, with honors, and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Mr. McBride also holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.
Michael Patchen has served as Vice President of Information Technology of Stamps.com since 2008. Prior to joining Stamps.com, he was Vice President of Operations at Data Systems Worldwide (subsequently acquired by PC Mall) from 2002 to 2006. He is the co-founder of MailEncrypt, a web-based email encryption service which was acquired by Surge Components in 2001. He began his career as a Unix System Administrator at NTT/Verio.
Mr. Patchen received his bachelor’s degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, his master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and attended Whittier Law School.
Steve Rifai was named Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Development at Stamps.com/Endicia in July 2016. Previously, Mr. Rifai served as Managing Director of Endicia until its acquisition by Stamps.com. Prior to joining Endicia, Mr. Rifai was CEO of Centric Engineering Systems.
Mr. Rifai holds a Ph.D. in engineering from Stanford University.
Seth Weisberg has served as Chief Legal Officer since April 2008. Mr. Weisberg previously served as Vice President and General Counsel from March 2001 until April 2008, and served as Senior Director, IP & Licensing from June 1999 until March 2001. Mr. Weisberg previously was an associate at Irell & Manella LLP, worked as a software developer and founder at Shortcut Software, created physical computer models at RAND Corporation and was a high school teacher in the Mississippi Teacher Corps.
Mr. Weisberg holds a law degree from Columbia Law School, a master’s degree in History from Harvard, a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Astronomy from Harvard and a General Course Certificate from the London School of Economics. Mr. Weisberg is a registered patent attorney.