Gene Hoffman is chairman and CEO of Vindicia, a Redwood City, Calif.-based payment service provider. Before Vindicia, Gene co-founded eMusic in January 1998 and served as president, CEO and a director and led the acquisition of eMusic by Vivendi/Universal in June 2001. Before founding eMusic he was director of business development and director of interactive marketing of Pretty Good Privacy. Gene joined Pretty Good Privacy after it acquired PrivNet, Inc., an Internet privacy software company, where he was co-founder, director and executive vice president. Gene has been published on Re/code, TechCrunch, PaymentsSource and other top publications.