Markus Wilhelm has served as an advisor to the Guthy-Renker board since 2007. He has enjoyed a long and distinguished career, mostly with Bertelsmann AG and Time-Warner. He was CEO for a number of publishing and direct-marketing firms, including Bookspan and Doubleday Direct, in the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China and Korea. He is the former Chairman of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) and of Syskoplan; and has served on the boards of the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (DMEF), BN.com, Ordertrust and others. Currently, Mr. Wilhelm is CEO of Strata Solar LLC.