ITASCA, Ill., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunrise Bidders, Inc., dba uBid.com, announced today that Howard A. Tullman has been named to the company's Board of Advisors.
Mr. Tullman is President and CEO at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, a Digital Media Arts college in Chicago, and is the former Chairman and CEO of Experiencia, an educational company that delivers unique, Immersive Learning® programs, as well as the former President of Kendall College.
In addition, Mr. Tullman is General Managing Partner for the Chicago High Tech Investors, LLC and a Board Advisor for Hightower Advisors in Chicago, PrepMe, LLC., and for Mudd Advertising in Iowa. He is a Director of the Rally Marketing Group in Seattle and a member of Mayor Daley's Council of Technology Advisors. He was recently named by Governor Quinn to the newly-formed Illinois Innovation Council. He is also a Trustee of WTTW in Chicago, a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Academy of Art, the Chairman of the Endowment Committee of Anshe Emet Synagogue in Chicago, and an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Evanston and at the Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. Mr. Tullman also served as a long-time Director and Board Chairman of The Cobalt Group, as a Trustee of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and as a Director of the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, and as the lead Director of The Princeton Review and briefly as its Board Chair while assisting in its sale to Bain Capital.
"Howard Tullman is a true visionary, entrepreneur and leader," said Scott Koerner, President and CEO of uBid.com. "We are delighted that he's agreed to join our Board of Advisors. Being able to leverage his expertise and creativity will unquestionably provide a vital, unique and strategic perspective to the continued growth and development of uBid.com."
"I'm thrilled to join uBid.com's Board of Advisors," said Mr. Tullman. "This company has so many great attributes and a unique business model that has significant staying power, not to mention opportunity for significant growth. I look forward to working with the company to help maximize its potential and achieve great success. "
Mr. Tullman is the inaugural member of uBid.com's Board of Advisors, which supports its Board of Directors and is designed to broaden uBid's strategic vision and direction. The company is handpicking potential members and expects to finalize its Board of Advisors in Q2, 2011.
Since 1997, uBid.com has been one of the top web retailers selling excess, closeout and recertified products covering more than 25 categories. uBid's longstanding partnerships with thousands of top sellers and manufacturers, representing brands including HP, Sony, Samsung, Toshiba, Asus, Dell, Olympus, Lenovo and many others, gives uBid's five million registered members access to one of the web's largest online marketplaces, while offering the unique options of both fixed price and multi-unit auction-based deal hunting. uBid.com also powers a sister site called redtag.com, which offers a single new deal every day, consistently representing outstanding values that can be found nowhere else on the web. uBid Business, based in Los Angeles, CA, provides services to B2B customers in the SMB, government, healthcare and other industries.
Nancy L. Ragont
Vice President, Marketing
Sunrise Bidders, Inc., dba uBid.com, RedTag.com