NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

Seattle l Fireside Chat with Liz Huebner & Eric Emans of Blucora, Inc.

September 19, 2017
Seattle, WA



Please join us for a “fireside chat” with Liz Huebner, former Audit Committee Chair of Blucora, Inc. and Eric Emans, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Blucora, Inc. as they discuss how they have worked together on numerous critical strategic issues over the past several years. Blucora’s current business of providing technology enabled financial solutions to consumers, small business and tax professionals is dramatically different than the business model the Company (then known as InfoSpace) had when it went public in 1998. Numerous acquisitions and dispositions, a name change, CEO changes and a move of the headquarters from Bellevue, WA to Irving, TX are just a few of the challenges Liz and Eric have worked on together. We expect this to be a lively, interactive session as they describe how management and the Board worked together to transform the Company. 


  How the Board and CFO Work Together

Event Notes


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Location and Time


Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

7:00 - 7:30 am: Networking & Breakfast

7:30 am - 9:00 am: Program

Speaker Spotlight


Liz Huebner

Liz Huebner is a former member of the Blucora (NASDAQ:BCOR) Board of Directors where she chaired the Audit Committee, is a past member of the Compensation Committee and a past member and chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee. She has spoken at numerous NACD events and attended the Stanford Directors College. Liz has held numerous executive finance positions before retiring in 2006 and has expertise in accounting, acquisitions, investor relations, treasury management and financial analysis. She was most recently the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Getty Images, Inc. Liz joined Getty Images in 2000 and was responsible for all financial aspects of this NYSE company (now privately-held). Prior to Getty Images, Liz was the Chief Financial Officer for Primus Knowledge Solutions, Inc. where she played a key role in the 1999 initial public offering. Liz was also the Chief Financial Officer for Fluke Corporation, a NYSE company, from 1996 to 1998. Liz began her career at Arthur Andersen where she left as an audit manager and spent seven years with McCaw Cellular (ATTWireless) in a variety of senior financial positions.

Eric Emans

Eric Emans has served as Blucora’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since August 2011. Before accepting these roles, he served as the company’s Chief Accounting Officer beginning in January 2008. Eric joined InfoSpace in 2003 and has held roles including Corporate Controller, Manager of Revenue Assurance, and Senior Manager of Finance. Prior to joining the company, Eric served as Director of Operations at Corbis Mobile where he was responsible for mobile business operations. He began his career at Deloitte and Touche LLP where he served as an auditor.



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