Offer Letter from the Registrant to David S. Rosenblatt, dated February 5, 2021
February 5, 2021
David S. Rosenblatt
Re: Continuing Employment with 1stdibs.com, Inc.
Effective as of February 4, 2021, this letter amends and restates your existing offer letter with 1stdibs.com, Inc. (the Company), dated October 24, 2011 (the Prior Offer Letter).
Title. Your title will continue to be Chief Executive Officer of the Company and each of its subsidiaries. In this position, you will continue to report to the Board of Directors of the Company (the Board), and you will perform all duties and responsibilities consistent with this position or as may be assigned to you periodically by the Board.
Board Memberships. While you are serving as the Chief Executive Officer, you will continue to serve, without additional compensation, as a member of the Board and the board of directors of each of the Companys subsidiaries. The appointment of a Chairman of the Board (or its equivalent) other than you or Matt Cohler will require your approval.
Duties and Obligations. During your employment, you will devote your full business time, interest and effort to the performance of your duties with the Company subject to (1) your service on third party boards of directors (including chairmanships), advisory boards or similar bodies of other business entities (including without limitation any association, corporate, civic or charitable board or similar body), (2) sourcing, evaluating, making and monitoring personal and family investments and (3) appropriate other exceptions as will be reasonably agreed between you and the Company. You agree that the activities described in clauses (1) through (3) will not interfere with the performance of your employment duties.
Location. You will continue to work remotely out of the New York office during the global pandemic in accordance with the Companys remote work plan. Once the Companys New York office reopens in accordance with the Companys return to work plan, you will be required to work from the New York office. We anticipate this will be some time in September 2021.
Base Salary. You will continue to receive a bi-weekly base salary of $7,500.00, for an annual equivalent of $195,000.00, payable according to the Companys usual payroll practices, less applicable withholding and taxes as required by law. This is a full-time, exempt position, meaning you will not be eligible for overtime compensation.
Executive Bonus. At an appropriate time in the future, you and the Board will consider payment of an annual cash bonus.
Equity Compensation. You will continue to be eligible to participate in the Companys 2011 Stock Option and Grant Plan, as amended (or any successor thereto), or such other plans or programs as the Company shall determine. Any equity awards granted to you will be subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plan and any applicable award agreement(s).
Severance. You will continue to be eligible for severance pursuant to the 1stdibs.com, Inc. Severance Plan (the Severance Plan) or any successor plan. The Company reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Severance Plan, in its sole discretion.
Benefits. You will continue to be eligible to participate in all of the benefits that the Company provides to other senior executives of the Company, including the Companys Paid Time Off (PTO) Plan (the PTO Plan), which currently permits flexible time off, subject to the terms and conditions of the PTO Plan. Your eligibility to receive benefits will be subject in each case to the generally applicable terms and conditions for the benefits in question and to the determinations of any person or committee administering such benefits. The Company may, from time to time, in its sole discretion, amend or terminate the benefits available to you and the Companys other employees. You will continue to be covered by workers compensation insurance, state disability insurance and other governmental benefit programs as required by state law.
Reimbursement of Expenses. You will continue to be authorized to incur reasonable expenses in carrying out your duties for the Company under this letter and will be eligible for reimbursement for all such reasonable business expenses in accordance with the Companys expense and travel reimbursement policies in effect from time to time.
Adjustment and Changes in Employment Status. The Company reserves the right to make personnel decisions regarding your employment, including but not limited to decisions regarding any transfers or other changes in duties or assignments, changes in your salary and other compensation, changes in benefits and changes in Company policies or procedures.
Confidentiality Agreement. Your continued compliance with your Employee Assignment of Intellectual Property, Confidentiality, and Non-Competition Agreement, dated November 1, 2011, between you and the Company (the Confidentiality Agreement) is a condition of your continued employment with the Company.
Adherence to Company Policies. You acknowledge that you will continue to be bound by, and abide by, the Companys policies. In addition, you acknowledge and agree that you will continue to be bound by, and abide by, any other Company policies or rules as they may currently exist, including those in the Employee Handbook, and as they may be modified or implemented from time to time.
At Will Employment. Your employment with the Company remains At-Will. This means that you have the right to terminate your employment at any time and for any reason. Likewise, the Company may terminate your employment with or without cause at any time and for any reason. Accordingly, this letter is not to be construed or interpreted as containing any guarantee of continued employment. As such, the recitation of certain time periods in this letter is solely for the purpose of defining your compensation. It is also not to be construed or interpreted as containing any guarantee of any particular level or nature of compensation.
Arbitration Agreement. As set forth in the Prior Offer Letter, any dispute as to the meaning, effect, performance or validity of this letter or arising out of, related to, or in any way connected with, this letter, your employment with the Company (or termination thereof) or any other relationship between you and the Company, excluding claims of sexual harassment (a Dispute), shall be resolved exclusively by final and binding arbitration before a single arbitrator in accordance with the Employment Rules of the American Arbitration Association then in effect. The arbitration shall be held in New York City, NY and the arbitrator shall have the authority to permit the parties to engage in reasonable pre-hearing discovery.
Governing Law. The terms of this letter and the resolution of any Dispute will be governed by the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to the principles of conflict of laws. To the extent not subject to arbitration, you and the Company consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of, and venue in, the federal and state courts in New York City, New York in connection with any Dispute or any claim related to any Dispute.
Entire Agreement; Modification. This letter (together with the Confidentiality Agreement) reflects the entire agreement regarding the terms and conditions of your continuing employment with the Company. Accordingly, it supersedes and completely replaces any and all prior or contemporaneous agreements or understandings, written or oral, pertaining to your employment with the Company (including, without limitation, the Prior Offer Letter). You acknowledge that you have not relied upon any representations (oral or otherwise) other than those explicitly stated in this letter. Additionally, this letter cannot be changed or modified except by a separate writing signed by you and a duly authorized officer of the Company.
If this letter is acceptable to you, please sign and return this letter to me. Your signature will acknowledge that you have read and understood and agreed to the terms and conditions stated herein.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me.
|Very truly yours,|
|Alison Lipman, Chief People Officer|
|I have read and understood this letter and hereby acknowledge, accept and agree to the terms set forth above.|
|David S. Rosenblatt|