Garlick, Mia (March 30, 2006). His work for the foundation, including his appearances to promote it at computer and educational conferences, has always been unpaid. 26 27 Many of the early contributors to the site were familiar with the model of the free culture movement, and, like Wales, many of them sympathized with the open-source movement. The Telegraph (London May 15, 2015. 79 Then-chairperson of the foundation Florence Devouard and former foundation interim Executive Director Brad Patrick denied any wrongdoing by Wales or the foundation, saying that Wales accounted for every expense and that, for items for which he lacked receipts, he paid out of his own. Later, he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in finance from, auburn University and the, university of Alabama respectively. Wales stepped down as Wikia CEO to be replaced by angel investor Gil Penchina, a former vice president and general manager at eBay, on June 5, 2006. Walter Isaacson (October 19, 2014).