Our Founder’s Story
Looking at all the inventory left at the end of an *NSYNC world tour, band member Lance Bass had a light bulb moment. Inspired by his memories of fun yard sales in his hometown of Laurel, Mississippi, Lance decided to reinvent the yard sale as a virtual auction marketplace. Given his strong commitment to philanthropy, he incorporated the option to throw a yard sale to benefit a charitable cause
For more information on Lance’s thoughts about Famous Yard Sale, please click here.
Founder and Chairman of the Board
Lance is best known as a member the group *NSYNC which sold over 65 million records worldwide. Lance was President of *NSYNC Productions from 1998 to 2008 where he helped create and run 7 highly successful and record breaking arena and stadium tours. Lance also has extensive philanthropic experience including the formation of his charity, Challenge for the Children.
President, CEO and Board Member
Ann brings an extensive background in the world of finance and consumer goods including retail. In companies such as PepsiCo, Nabisco, LimitedBrands and Gilt Groupe, she has led multiple functions including finance, human resources, marketing, and inventory planning and management. Ann is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Harvard Business School. She currently serves on the Boards of various publicly traded companies.
Member of the Board
Shawn brings deep experience in the world of on-line auctions and in technology. He is an entrepreneur who invests in technology-related businesses. He founded and built Asset Auctions, a pioneer in the online auction space, led its sales growth from zero to $100 million in 5 years and negotiated its sale to a private equity firm. Shawn is responsible for site development and technology and helps build the business as a Board member along with Ann and Lance.