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Robert Blankenship – President, Founder, and Chief Executive Officer

Robert L. Blankenship is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hispanic Interactive Networks, Inc.  Mr. Blankenship received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego in 1996.  During his tenure at UCSD, Mr. Blankenship completed a study abroad program in Granada, Spain where he learned Spanish and first began formulating ideas for Spanish-language Internet services.  Upon graduation, Mr. Blankenship spent a considerable amount of time traveling throughout Latin America and living in Mexico.  Through these experiences he became fluent in Spanish, developed a keen insight into the Hispanic culture, and solidified his ideas for launching Spanish-language Internet services.

Mr. Blankenship has been involved in internet development since 1997 and has held several senior development positions with internet companies including ConnextionX, ClassiFIND Network, and Intel, a fortune 500 company.  He also designed and developed online products used by other well-known U.S. companies including NBC and the Los Angeles Times.

In 2001, Mr. Blankenship began to implement his vision for an Internet company servicing the Hispanic market with the launch of MejorAmor.com. Relying upon his relentless drive to succeed, technical acumen, and extensive managerial skills forged from his business experiences, Mr. Blankenship built MejorAmor.com into one of the leading online matchmaking companies servicing the Hispanic market.  Mr. Blankenship is now looking to duplicate his success with MejorAmor.com across the array of services offered by Hispanic Interactive Networks, Inc.

Greg Simmons – Chief Financial Officer

Greg Simmons assumes the role of Chief Financial Officer and provides financial and accounting service to Hispanic Interactive Networks, Inc. on an as needed basis.  Mr. Simmons holds a degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting from Cal State University at Fullerton.  Mr. Simmons has over 15 years of financial management and operational experience as a CFO for businesses ranging from closely held start-ups to venture backed organizations.  Mr. Simmons financial managerial experience extends over a variety of industries including home infusion therapy, physician practice management, medical device manufacturing and telecommunications.   Mr. Simmons has vast experience working with start ups having been a participating owner in four companies leading them financially from inception to sale.

Krishnan William Coughran – Vice President Corporate Affairs & Business Development

Mr. Coughran has a B.A. Degree in Political Science from UCSD and a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of San Diego.  Additionally, Mr. Coughran is a graduate of the University of San Diego’s International Institute of Comparative Law Program in Paris, France and also holds a California Real Estate Broker’s License. Mr. Coughran is experienced in the representation of small businesses and professionals as a litigating attorney.  He brings his international and business acumen to Hispanic Interactive Networks, Inc. where he manages its multiple legal needs.
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