Friday, November 6, 2009

Tim Sullivan Rings Opening Bell

Thursday morning, Tim Sullivan, the CEO of Ancestry.com, rang the opening bell to start trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange. See a video of the event. (You must be a member of Facebook to view the video.) Here's a few shots from the video:

And here are some more photographs celebrating the occasion:

Tim Sullivan celebrates Ancestry.com IPO on NASDAQ
(L-R) Bruce Aust (Executive Vice President of NASDAQ), Tim Sullivan (President and Chief Executive Officer of Ancestry.com Inc., ACOM), and the unidentified guy in a green tie celebrate Ancestry.com’s initial public offering at The NASDAQ Stock Market. (© 2009, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.)

Ancestry.com corporate management celebrates IPO
Ancestry.com leadership celebrates going public in front of the NASDAQ MarketSite Tower at 43rd and Broadway in Times Square. (© 2009, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.)

I’m going to take an embarrassing stab at identifying the people in this photograph. Can somebody at Ancestry.com check me and post the corrections? (L-R):

  • Thomas Layton? (Director),
  • Benjamin Spero (Director),
  • Mike Wolfgramm (Chief Technology Officer),
  • Victor Parker (Chairman of the Board),
  • Eric Shoup (VP of Product),
  • Howard Hochhauser (Chief Financial Officer),
  • Joshua Hanna (Sr. VP & International GM),
  • Tim Sullivan (President, CEO, & Director),
  • Jonathan Young (VP of Development),
  • David H. Rinn (Sr. VP of Strategy),
  • Andrew Wait (Sr. VP and Family History GM),
  • Jeff Weber (HR),
  • Christopher Tracy (Sr. VP of Operations),
  • Not Glen Beck (Onion News),
  • Cheyenne Richards (VP Marketing),
  • William Stern (General Counsel),
  • David Goldberg (Director)

I’ve yet to receive the prospectuses I’ve requested from the underwriters. But Ancestry.com posted it today with the SEC. Click here to see it.

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