Jeffrey E. Grass
| Chief Executive Officer
Jeff is an experienced entrepreneur with a successful track record in bringing ideas to market. He joined buySAFE as
the second member of the company's founding team and has been instrumental in shaping its direction. Today, as
president and CEO, Jeff leads the company in executing against its strategic vision and oversees day-to-day
operations of the business.
Prior to joining buySAFE, Jeff co-founded PayMyBills.com, an online bill management service. The company was an
early success story in the dot com era, growing to more than 200 people and raising more than $35 million in venture
capital prior to its sale. Before this, Jeff worked at Travelers Property Casualty Co., where he managed a $350
million book of surety guarantees and co-led the development of a new organization within Travelers Bond that wrote
large surety guarantees for technology-based companies. His experience also includes serving as a strategy
consultant with a focus on high tech companies at McKinsey & Company and as a visiting professor in managerial
finance and business plan writing at James Madison University.
Jeff earned his Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor
of Business Administration from James Madison University, where in 2002 he was the youngest person in the school's
history to win James Madison University's Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award.
| Chief Technology Officer
Rob is a technology professional with over 20 years of experience spanning software & systems engineering, research
and development, IT operations & security, and product management & development. He has a very successful track record
in developing and implementing technology systems and products at emerging companies. At buySAFE, he leads the
product and technology teams for all buySAFE services and oversees the company's strategic technology initiatives.
Prior to joining buySAFE, Rob was Vice President, Technology, at Cyveillance, Inc. While there, he managed the
technology operations team and focused on the rapid growth and evolution of the product portfolio, while maintaining
its stability and scalability. Rob has held senior technology positions with two other emerging technology
companies, Opion, Inc. and GivingCapital, Inc.
Rob began his career at UBS PaineWebber, Inc., where he was responsible for the design and development of the
company's Online Services. Rob is a graduate of the University at Albany, State University of New York with a
combined Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and applied mathematics.
| Chief Operating Officer
Hans brings to buySAFE more than 20 years of experience in operations, customer support and sales. He is considered
an expert in building and managing operations departments for technology-based organizations. At buySAFE, Hans has
been a leader since its original founding in 2003, and he is currently responsible for the company's operations
including customer and technical support, underwriting, dispute resolution, and finance functions.
Hans was most recently director of operations, sales and customer support for Idealab's Evolution Robotics, where he
was responsible for running company operations (order fulfillment, inventory management including warehousing,
purchasing, manufacturing and quality assurance), sales (Web, education and retail/distribution channels) and
customer support (daily support and customer communications). Prior to that, Hans was vice president of customer
service at XBEAMS, where he built the start-up company's operations and customer support functions to help the
company to grow. His experience also includes serving as the vice president of customer service at PayMyBills.com,
where he led the development and creation of the company's award-winning online customer service center, which he
built from 1 to 80 employees. He also ran all aspects of the company's customer contact operations, including
24/7-customer service, quality assurance, training, marketing fulfillment, outbound telemarketing and
Michael is responsible for buySAFEs business analytics initiatives, including maximization of buySAFE's impact on
online transactions and evaluation of opportunities for new revenue streams. He brings deep expertise in
mathematical modeling of multivariate online transactional systems. Michael also leads the merchant solutions
implementation team and oversees buySAFE's marketing operations.
Before joining buySAFE, Michael held senior level positions at Capital One Financial Services, where he led a
variety of global operational and technological initiatives. He was a senior associate in the financial services
group at Booz-Allen & Hamilton, a global strategy and consulting firm, as well as an analyst at Salomon Brothers,
Inc. Michael holds an advanced degree in economics from the University of Chicago and a BS in Mathematics from Yale
| Vice President, Finance
Randy Klueger joined buySAFE, Inc. in 2009. He leads the Firm's internal financial operations.
In addition, Mr. Klueger serves as Chief Financial Officer of Washington, DC-based Core Capital Partners, an
early-stage venture capital fund. Prior to joining buySAFE, Inc., Mr. Klueger was President of Klueger & Associates
LLC, providing CFO services and counsel to middle-market companies including Jaeckle Distributors, Inc., SwapDrive,
Inc., sentitO Inc., Covega Corporation, Claroes, Inc. and Core Communications Corporation. He spent the prior tens
as Chief Financial Officer of Global Material Technologies, Inc. an international friction material company, and
four years as President and Chief Financial Officer of Millennium Laser Eye Centers, a Virginia-based chain of
refractive eye surgery centers. He received a B.B.A. from George Washington University.