John Hass was named interim president and chief executive officer of Rosetta Stone in April 2015 after serving as a director on the Rosetta Stone Board the previous year. One year later, Mr. Hass assumed those roles permanently and was also appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors. A former investment banker and CEO, he was a managing partner at Goldman Sachs prior to his retirement from the firm in 2006. Prior to that, he had an 18-year career as an advisor holding numerous senior roles primarily in New York and Chicago. He went on to serve as the CEO of OptionsHouse, an online brokerage firm, from the company’s launch through its initial growth phase. More recently he has served on a number of public and private company boards, including Rosetta Stone.
In addition, John serves on the board of directors of WITNESS, Inc., a global-human rights nonprofit, and serves as a trustee of The Museum of Contemporary Photography.