Mr. Linton is the Enterprise Chief Marketing Officer for Farmers Group, Inc., one of the largest personal lines insurance carriers in the U.S., a position he has held since October 2011. Mr. Linton served as the Executive Vice President, Marketing for FMN Technologies, an early stage technology advertising start-up in Silicon Valley, from September 2010 to September 2011. From March 2009 to September 2010, Mr. Linton was a consultant, advisor and columnist for Forbes.com, an online business periodical. From December 2006 to March 2009, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and as a General Manager for eBay, an online marketplace. Previously, he was the Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer for Best Buy Corporation, a specialty retailer of consumer-electronics and related products and services, from January 1999 to August 2006. Mr. Linton also served as a Director on the Board of Peet’s Coffee and Tea, a premier specialty coffee and tea company from March 2005 to October 2012 and as a Director on the Board of Support.com, a company providing online technology services, from February 2010 through May 2014. He earned an M.B.A. from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and a B.S. in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Mr. Linton has extensive executive leadership experience and a strong background in marketing, brand development and digital businesses.