August 4, 1999
Mr. Mark Holtzman
5838 E. LeMarche Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
We are very pleased to extend you an offer to serve as the Chief Financial
Officer for Intelligent Systems for Retail (ISR).
We at ISR believe that your skills, experience, and personal attributes will
enable us to be a leader in the development of this hybrid retail/internet
This letter serves as an offer of employment to you from ISR. The terms of the
offer supersede all prior oral and written communications between you and ISR or
any representative thereof. If the terms below are acceptable, please sign and
return one copy of the letter within two weeks of the above date to accept our
offer of employment.
Your job title will be Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Your first date to report to work at ISR, 1241 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Suite 210,
Foster City, CA 94404, will be on a start date, as soon as possible, but not
later than July 14,1997.
You will report to Louis H. Borders, President of ISR, and your primary
responsibilities will be to lead the development of financial procedures and
manage financial operations.
You will be a member of the Executive Team with responsibility for determining
the long term direction and goals of ISR, and for developing strategies and
tactics to meet those goals, along with all other duties as assigned.
Your salary shall be $14,583.33 per month. This salary shall be paid bi-weekly.
Your salary shall be reviewed on a periodic basis in accordance with review
procedures established by the ISR Associate Handbook. Upon the completion of our
second round of financing, which is targeted to be completed before December 31,
1997, or upon a management decision that a second round of financing from
outside parties is not required for a roll-out, then your salary will be
increased to $16,666.67 per month.
ISR will offer a stock option plan. Your plan will include the option to
purchase 105,000 shares of common stock with an exercise price of $.01 per
share, vested quarterly, under a modified cliff plan, over a four year period.
The modified cliff plan calls for 25% to be vested after 12 months of
employment, and 6 1/4% to be vested quarterly for the next three (3) years.
You will receive the standard benefits for full-time Associates at ISR. These
benefits are listed and explained in the ISR Associate Handbook, a copy of which
is provided for your information.
In addition, ISR makes available a 401(k) plan to all employees on the first of
the next month following you date of hire. Eligible Employees may elect to
contribute up to 15% of their salary to the 401(k) plan, subject to the legal
maximum per year. The Company will match 100 of the first $500 and 25%
thereafter up to a maximum Employer match $2,000 per year of qualifying Employee
contributions. Further details will be provided in the 401(k) Plan Handbook at
the time of enrollment.
You will also be paid a moving expense reimbursement of $40,000. Expenses will
be paid upon presentation of receipts or invoices due. If expenses are less than
$40,000, then the remaining balance will be paid on January 1, 1998, as salary.
In addition, ISR will pay travel and lodging costs for the first two months of
ISR is an equal-opportunity employer, and will not discriminate against its
employees or applicants in any employment decision or practice because of race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, age, ancestry,
physical handicaps, or medical condition.
You will be required, as a condition of employment, to sign a Proprietary
Information Agreement. A sample Proprietary Information Agreement is attached
All ISR associates are expected to devote their full energies, efforts, and
abilities to their employment. Accordingly, full-time associates are not
permitted to accept outside employment on a full-time or part-time basis without
first obtaining their supervisor's written approval.
The relationship between you and ISR will be for an unspecified term and will be
considered at will. No employment contract is created by the existence of any
policy, rule or procedure in the ISR Associate Handbook, any ISR document, or
any verbal statements made to you by representatives of ISR. Consequently, the
employment relationship between you and ISR can be terminated at will, either by
you or ISR, with or without cause or advance notice.
In the event that your employment is involuntarily terminated for other than
cause, or you resign for refusal to perform unlawful accounting practice(s),
then ISR will provide you with a six (6) month salary continuance. This
six-month continuance and your related stock option vesting will remain in
effect as long as you are not elsewhere employed at a comparable salary. No
salary continuance shall be payable in the event that you terminate voluntarily
or are involuntarily terminated for cause.
ISR has an Associate Handbook. The policies in the Associate Handbook govern the
relationship between ISR and its Associates. The policies are hereby
incorporated by reference. Acceptance of this offer binds the offeree to follow
This offer is contingent on compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control
Act of 1986, which requires the company to verify that each employee hired is
legally entitled to work in the United States. Also enclosed is a copy of the
Employment Verification form, I-9, with instructions, as required by such act.
Please review and execute this document and be prepared to bring the appropriate
documentation on the day you first report to work.
We look forward to your favorable consideration of this offer and to the
commencement of a long and rewarding relationship.
/s/ LOUIS H. BORDERS
Louis H. Borders
I hereby acknowledge that I have reviewed the terms and conditions of this offer
of employment and have had the opportunity to consult with counsel. I hereby
accept the offer of employment upon the terms and conditions contained in this
Accepted: /s/ MARK HOLTZMAN Date: June 10, 1997