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About uBid Holdings, Inc.

Our Team: Management Team

Bob Geras

Chairman & CEO

Mr. Geras had founded, operated, advised, and/or funded a several successful companies throughout his distinguished career. Mr. Geras was recognized as "Angel Investor of the Year" in 2002 by the Illinois Technology Association and was inducted into the "Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in 2006. He was also the co-founder of Sixpence Inns which was later acquired by Motel 6. Mr. Geras has been the President of LaSalle Investments for more than 30 years and is founding director of the Illinois Venture Capital Association. He is involved with a number of venture funds, such as K-B Partners, Crestview Capital, Dunrath Partners, Ceres Venture Fund and the Illinois Accelerator Fund.

Sairam Rangachari

President & Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Rangachari serves as Chief Technology Officer of uBid with over ten years' experience in Technology and eCommerce. Most recently, Mr. Rangachari co-founded and continues to be an active advisor. Previously, he was the founder / CEO of Beebillion, a cloud based social CRM and mobile marketing platform for local merchants, which he developed and successfully sold. Prior to it, he served in a variety of positions at OptionsXpress, Inc., including the Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Vice President of Products and Strategy, which executed a successful IPO and was subsequently sold. Mr. Rangachari has a MS in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a BE in Computer Science from the University of Madras.

Michael Schmahl

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Michael Schmahl is Executive Vice President and General Counsel, and he also heads up Operations for the company.

He's an Adjunct Professor of Law for Chicago-Kent Law School and was an attorney at international law firm McGuireWoods, L.L.P. An avid fisherman and Green Bay Packers fan, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School and Bowdoin College.

Michael Moss

Director of Ecommerce

Michael Moss is's Director of Ecommerce. He manages and maintains thousands of uBid's Certified Merchant (UCM) partnerships, as well as the company's Account Management and Support team.

For more information about becoming a UCM Check out the Business Center on

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  • was formed and launched in 1997.
  • Over 5 Million users have registered at
  • has it's own gate at Gillette Stadium home of the New England Patriots!
  • uBid'com's sister website offers a Deal of the Day, and Flash Sales of specific fixed price merchandise.

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