About MailRoute, Inc.
Thomas A. Johnson - CEO
MailRoute was founded in 2002 by Tom to set new standards in email protection services. As the founder, and former Chairman, CEO and Chief Scientist of FrontBridge Technologies, Inc., Mr. Johnson is one of the leading authorities on email protection for businesses. FrontBridge was acquired by Microsoft in 2005, and the service is now sold as "Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services", or as the "Forefront Online Protection" or "FOPE" Services.
Tom is also MailRoute's leader of technology. He and his development team have pioneered a new generation of email filtering technologies for MailRoute, which lead the industry in cost-effectiveness, accuracy, and performance.
Tom holds a BS in Microbiology from UCLA.
Mark S. Tennenbaum - CFO
Mark is a member of the board of directors of MailRoute, Inc and the company’s CFO. He is also a co-founder of FrontBridge (sold to Microsoft in 2005), the former CFO of SoftAware Networks (sold to Digital Island in 2000), and a strategic advisor to other young technology companies.
Prior to his Internet experience, Mark’s professional focus was primarily on finance and corporate development. In these capacities he helped to grow such diverse companies as Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, Kaiser Group Holdings, Landmark Theatres and Craig Corporation.
Mark holds an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA as well as a BA in Psychology from the Pitzer College, the Claremont Colleges.
Rachel A. Plecas - VP Marketing and Sales
Rachel is the VP of Marketing and Sales at MailRoute, Inc, and was the Director of Communications at FrontBridge (sold to Microsoft in 2005), where she worked with MailRoute CEO Tom Johnson and CFO Mark Tennenbaum.
She has 15 years of overseas experience, based in Hong Kong, where she was Editor-in- Chief of Tatler Asia, a group of luxury lifestyle publications in nine countries. She also founded What’s Next, a business development company aimed at introducing Western retail brands into the China market. Plecas consults for Asian Strategies, executing Asia-specific market research for Barclays, BBC, Rolex, HP, IBM, Motorola and other multi-nationals.
Rachel holds a BA in Literature from Oakland University as well as a degree in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University.