James R. Quandt serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Leaf Group Ltd. Since February 2018, Mr. Quandt has served as the Managing Partner of Quandt California Holdings, Inc., a company that he formed to develop large, luxury, multi-family developments. Prior to the formation of Quandt California Holdings in February 2018, he was the Co-Founder of Thomas James Capital, Inc., a private equity firm. Mr. Quandt has over three decades of senior management experience, including serving as President of Standard and Poor’s Corporation, a provider of independent credit risk research and benchmarks; Chairman of Bridge Financial Information; and President of Security Pacific Brokerage, Inc.
He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Nutravail, Inc. and previously served on the board of Rightside Group, Ltd., a then-publicly traded domain name services company, from August 2014 until it was acquired by Donuts Inc. in July 2017. Mr. Quandt also previously served on the boards of Intermix Media, Inc., an Internet marketing company that owned Myspace, Inc.; The Brain Corporation; Blue Label Interactive, Inc.; and Digital Orchid Incorporated.
He is a former member of the New York Stock Exchange and the Board of Trustees of Saint Mary’s College of California. Mr. Quandt participated in the Managerial Policy Institute at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, and he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College. He brings a seasoned and strategic perspective to the Board, rooted in his experience as a board member of various public and private companies in the internet and technology sectors, as well as his experience as a former member of the New York Stock Exchange.