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         This Executive Employment Agreement (the "Agreement"), by and among
Take to, Inc., a Florida corporation ("Company") and Jonathan Geller
("Employee"), is hereby entered into as of this 1st day of October, 1999.

                               A G R E E M E N T S

         In consideration of the mutual promises, terms, covenants and
conditions set forth herein and the performance of each, and for other good and
valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby
acknowledged, the parties, intending to be legally bound, hereby agree as


         (a) Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Company
hereby employs Employee as Chief Technology Officer of the Company. As such,
Employee shall have responsibilities, duties and authority reasonably accorded
to and expected of such position and will report directly to the Board. Employee
hereby accepts this employment upon the terms and conditions herein contained
and, subject to paragraph 1(b) hereof, agrees to devote Employee's full business
time, attention and efforts to promote and further the business of the Company.
Employee shall faithfully adhere to, execute and fulfill all policies
established by the Company.

         (b) Employee shall not, during the term of his employment hereunder, be
engaged in any other business activity pursued for gain, profit or other
pecuniary advantage if such activity interferes with Employee's duties and
responsibilities hereunder. The foregoing limitations shall not be construed as
prohibiting Employee from making personal investments in such form or manner as
will neither require Employee's services in the operation or affairs of the
companies or enterprises in which such investments are made nor violate the
terms of paragraph 3 hereof.

2. TERM. The Company employs Employee for a period commencing the date hereof
and ending on the third anniversary of the date hereof (the "Term"), subject to
termination prior to such date pursuant to Section 6 hereof. Sixty (60) days
prior to the end of the Term (or any renewal term), either the Company or
Employee may give notice to the other of its determination not to renew this
Agreement. If a notice of non-renewal is not delivered, this Agreement will
automatically continue in effect for successive one (1) year renewal term
subject to termination prior to such date pursuant to Section 6 hereof. If such
notice of non-renewal is given by any party, then Employee's employment will
terminate at the end of such term (or on such other date as the parties mutually

3. COMPENSATION. For all services rendered by Employee, the Company shall
compensate Employee as follows:


         (a) BASE SALARY. The base salary payable hereunder to Employee shall
equal $120,000 per year, payable on a regular basis in accordance with the
Company's standard payroll procedures but not less than monthly. On at least an
annual basis, the Company's Board (the "Board"), together with the Compensation
Committee of the Company's Board, will review Employee's performance and may
make increases to such base salary if, in its discretion, any such increase is
warranted. Such recommended increase would require approval by the Board or a
duly constituted committee thereof.

shall be entitled to receive additional benefits and compensation from the
Company in such form and to such extent as specified below:

                  (i) Payment of all premiums for coverage for Employee under
health, hospitalization, disability, dental, life and other insurance plans that
the Company may have in effect from time to time. The benefits provided to
Employee under this clause (i) shall be at least equal to such benefits provided
to executives or employees in similar positions at the Company.

                  (ii) Reimbursement for all business travel and other
out-of-pocket expenses reasonably incurred by Employee in the performance of
Employee's services pursuant to this Agreement. All reimbursable expenses shall
be appropriately documented in reasonable detail by Employee upon submission of
any request for reimbursement, and in a format and manner consistent with the
Company's expense reporting policy.

                  (iii) The Company shall provide Employee with other executive
perquisites (including, but not limited to, participation in the Company's
Long-Term Incentive Plan) as may be available to or deemed appropriate for
Employee by the Board and participation in all other Company-wide employee
benefits as available from time to time. Employee shall be entitled to four
weeks of vacation per year in addition to all Federal and religious holidays.


         (a) Employee acknowledges that during the course of Employee's
employment Employee will receive confidential and proprietary information from
and concerning the Company. Employee also acknowledges that the Company will
make substantial investments in the development of the Company's goodwill and in
Employee's professional development. The capital expended to develop this
goodwill directly benefits Employee and should continue to do so in the event
that the relationship between the Company and Employee is terminated. Likewise,
the Company has conferred and will confer a direct economic benefit on Employee.
Employee agrees that the Company is entitled to protect these business interests
and investments and to prevent Employee from using or taking advantage of the
foregoing economic benefits to the Company's detriment.

         (b) Employee agrees that, except for services and duties performed for
or on behalf of the Company according to this Agreement, Employee will not,
during the period of Employee's employment with the Company, and for a period
(the "Restricted Period") of one (1) year immediately following the termination


of Employee's employment under this Agreement, for any reason whatsoever,
directly or indirectly, for himself or on behalf of or in conjunction with any
other person, persons, company, partnership, corporation, association,
enterprise, venture or business of whatever nature:

                  (i) engage, as an officer, director, shareholder, owner,
partner, joint venturer, lender or in a managerial capacity, whether as an
employee, independent contractor, agent, consultant or advisor or as a sales
representative, in any online auction facilitation or similar business in direct
competition with those aspects of the business of the Company or any subsidiary
of the Company, with which Employee has had any involvement, within United
States of America, Canada and all other countries in which customers of the
Company have access to the world wide web (the "Territory");

                  (ii) solicit any person who is, at that time, or who has been
within one (1) year prior to that time, an employee of the Company for the
purpose or with the intent of enticing such employee away from or out of the
employ of the Company;

                  (iii) solicit any person or entity which is, at that time, or
which has been within one (1) year prior to that time, a customer, doctor,
service provider or supplier of the Company for the purpose of soliciting or
selling products or services in direct competition with those aspects of the
business of the Company or any subsidiary of the Company with which Employee has
had any involvement, within the Territory; or

                  (iv) solicit any prospective acquisition candidate, on
Employee's own behalf or on behalf of any competitor or potential competitor,
which candidate was, to Employee's knowledge, either called upon by the Company
or for which the Company made an acquisition analysis, for the purpose of
acquiring such entity. Notwithstanding the above, the foregoing covenant shall
not be deemed to prohibit Employee from acquiring as an investment not more than
two percent (2%) of the capital stock of a competing business, whose stock is
traded on a national securities exchange or over-the-counter.

         (c) In recognition of the substantial nature of such potential damages
and the difficulty of measuring economic losses to the Company as a result of a
breach of the foregoing covenants, and because of the immediate and irreparable
damage that could be caused to the Company for which they would have no other
adequate remedy, Employee agrees that in the event of breach by Employee of the
foregoing covenant, the Company shall be entitled to specific performance of
this provision and co-injunctive and other equitable relief.

         (d) It is agreed by the parties that the foregoing covenants in this
paragraph 4 impose a reasonable restraint on Employee in light of the activities
and business of the Company on the date of the execution of this Agreement and
the current plans of the Company and Employee that such covenants be construed
and enforced in accordance with the changing activities, business and locations
of the Company throughout the term of this Agreement, whether before or after
the date of termination of the employment of Employee. For example, if, during
the term of this Agreement, the Company engages in new and different online


auction facilitation activities, or establishes new locations for its current
activities or business and Employee is involved with providing such new online
auction facilitation services, then Employee will be precluded from soliciting
the customers or employees of such new activities or business or from such new
location and from directly competing with such new business within the United
States of America through the term of this Agreement.

         (e) All of the covenants in this paragraph 4 shall be construed as an
agreement independent of any other provision in this Agreement, and the
existence of any claim or cause of action of Employee against the Company,
whether predicated on this Agreement or otherwise, shall not constitute a
defense to the enforcement by the Company of such covenants. Further, this
paragraph 4 shall survive the termination of this Agreement and the termination
of Employee's employment with the Company. It is specifically agreed that the
period of one (1) year following termination of employment stated at the
beginning of this paragraph 4, during which the agreements and covenants of
Employee made in this paragraph 4 shall be effective, shall be computed by
excluding from such computation any time during which Employee is in violation
of any provision of this paragraph 4.

5. TERMINATION; RIGHTS ON TERMINATION. This Agreement and Employee's employment
may be terminated for any one of the following causes:

         (a) DEATH. The death of Employee shall immediately terminate this
Agreement with no severance compensation due to Employee's estate, heirs or
other descendants or representatives.

         (b) DISABILITY. If, as a result of incapacity due to physical or mental
illness or injury, Employee shall have been absent from Employee's full-time
duties hereunder for four (4) consecutive months, then thirty (30) days after
receiving written notice (which notice may occur before or after the end of such
four (4) month period, but which shall not be effective earlier than the last
day of such four (4) month period), the Company may terminate Employee's
employment hereunder provided Employee is unable to resume Employee's full-time
duties at the conclusion of such notice period. Also, Employee may terminate
Employee's employment hereunder if his health should become impaired to an
extent that makes the continued performance of Employee's duties hereunder
hazardous to Employee's physical or mental health or life, provided that
Employee shall have furnished the Company with a written statement from a
qualified doctor to such effect and provided, further, that, at the Company's
request made within thirty (30) days of the date of such written statement,
Employee shall submit to an examination by a doctor selected by the Company who
is reasonably acceptable to Employee or Employee's doctor and such doctor shall
have concurred in the conclusion of Employee's doctor. In the event this
Agreement is terminated as a result of Employee's disability, Employee shall
receive from the Company Employee's base salary at the rate then in effect,
payable at the Company's regular and customary intervals for the payment of
salaries as then in effect, less any amounts Employee might receive under the
Company's disability insurance policy, if any, for whatever time period is
remaining under the Term or for six (6) months, whichever amount is less.


         (c) CAUSE. The Company may, in its sole and absolute discretion,
terminate the employment of Employee hereunder immediately upon after delivery
of written notice to Employee, or at such later time as the Company may specify
in such notice, for "Cause." As used in this Agreement "Cause" includes, but is
not limited to, the following: (1) Employee's willful and material breach of
this Agreement; (2) Employee's gross negligence in the performance, or
intentional nonperformance, (continuing for ten (10) days after receipt of
written notice of need to cure) of any of Employee's material duties and
responsibilities hereunder; (3) Employee's willful dishonesty or fraud, whether
or not with respect to the business or affairs of the Company, which affects the
operations, property or reputation of the Company; (4) Employee's conviction of
a felony crime; (5) chronic alcohol or illegal drug abuse by Employee; (6)
Employee's willful injury to any independent contractor, employee or agent of
the Company, or to any other person in the course of Employee's performance of
services for the Company; or (7) If Employee sexually harasses any employee,
agent or contractor of the Company or commits any act which otherwise creates an
offensive work environment for employees, agents or contractors of the Company.

         The Company shall not be limited to termination as a remedy for any
damaging, injurious, improper or illegal act by Employee, but may also seek
damages, injunction, or such other remedy as the Company may deem appropriate
under the circumstances. If Employee's employment is terminated for Cause,
Employee agrees to vacate the Company's offices on or before the effective date
of the termination and to return and deliver to the Company at such time all
Company property. In the event of a termination for Cause, as enumerated above,
Employee shall have no right to any severance compensation.

         (d) WITHOUT CAUSE. At any time after the commencement of employment,
provided the Company does not have Cause to terminate Employee pursuant to (c)
above, Employee may, without Cause, terminate this Agreement and Employee's
employment, effective ninety (90) days after written notice is provided to the
Company. Employee may only be terminated without Cause by the Company during the
Term hereof if such termination is approved by a majority of the members of the
Board. Should Employee be terminated by the Company without Cause during the
Term, Employee shall be entitled to receive from the Company one (1) year's base
salary (at Employee's then current base) payable over the course of the year
following such termination. The severance compensation shall be paid in
accordance with the Company's standard payroll procedures but not less than
monthly. If Employee resigns or otherwise terminates Employee's employment
without cause pursuant to this paragraph 5(d), Employee shall receive no
severance compensation.

Upon the termination of the Employee's employment hereunder by the Employee (i)
for "Good Reason", as specified in Section 5(e)(B) hereof, or (ii) within 180
days after the occurrence of a "Change in Control" as specified in Section
5(e)(A) hereof, the Company shall (i) continue to pay to the Employee the base
salary through the effective date of termination specified in such notice and
(ii) pay to the Employee, in a lump sum, an amount equal to 200% of the annual
base salary prevailing on the date of such termination. In addition, upon such


termination, all options to purchase shares of the Company's common stock, if
any, shall accelerate and become immediately exercisable.

                  (A) For purposes of this Agreement, a "Change in Control"
shall mean:

                           (i) The acquisition (other than by or from the
Company), at any time after the date hereof, by any person, entity or "group",
within the meaning of Section 13(d)(3) or 14(d)(2) of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"), of beneficial ownership (within the meaning of
Rule 13d-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act) of 20% or more of either the then
outstanding shares of common stock or the combined voting power of the Company's
then outstanding voting securities entitled to vote generally in the election of
directors (together with such common stock, "Voting Securities"); or

                           (ii) Approval by the shareholders of the Company of
(x) a reorganization, merger or consolidation with respect to which persons who
were the shareholders of the Company immediately prior to such reorganization,
merger or consolidation do not, immediately thereafter, own more than 50% of the
combined voting power entitled to vote generally in the election of directors of
the reorganized, merged or consolidated company's then outstanding voting
securities, (y) a liquidation or dissolution of the Company or (z) the sale of
all or substantially all of the assets of the Company, unless the approved
reorganization, merger, consolidation, liquidation, dissolution or sale is
subsequently abandoned.

                  (B) For purposes of this Agreement, "Good Reason" shall mean:

                           (i) The assignment to the Employee of any duties
inconsistent in any respect with the Employee's position (including status,
offices, titles and reporting requirements), authority, duties or
responsibilities as contemplated by Section 1 of this Agreement, or any other
action by the Company which results in a diminution in such position, authority,
duties or responsibilities, excluding for this purpose an isolated,
insubstantial and inadvertent action not taken in bad faith and which is
remedied by the Company promptly after receipt of written notice thereof given
by the Employee;

                           (ii) Any failure by the Company to comply with any of
the provisions of Section 3 of this Agreement, other than an isolated,
insubstantial and inadvertent failure not occurring in bad faith and which is
remedied by the Company promptly after receipt of written notice thereof given
by the Employee;

                           (iii) The Company's requiring the Employee to be
based at any office or location other than the Company's offices in Miami,
Florida, except for travel reasonably required in connection with the
performance of the Employee's responsibilities hereunder; or

                           (iv) Any purported termination by the Company of the
Employee's employment other than as expressly permitted by this Agreement.


         (f) Upon termination of this Agreement for any reason provided above,
Employee shall be entitled to receive all compensation earned and all benefits
and reimbursements due through the effective date of termination. Additional
compensation subsequent to termination, if any, will be due and payable to
Employee only to the extent and in the manner expressly provided above. All
other rights and obligations of the Company and Employee under this Agreement
shall cease as of the effective date of termination, except that the Company's
obligations under paragraph 10 hereof and Employee's obligations under
paragraphs 4, 8, 9 and 11 hereof shall survive such termination in accordance
with their terms. Further, unless Employee and the Company otherwise agree in
writing, upon termination of this Agreement for any reason, Employee will
immediately resign from all director, officer or other positions held with the

         (g) If termination of Employee's employment arises out of the Company's
failure to pay Employee the amounts to which he is entitled under this Agreement
or as a result of any other material breach of this Agreement by the Company, as
determined pursuant to the provisions of paragraph 16 below, the Company shall
pay all amounts and damages to which Employee may be entitled as a result of
such breach, including interest thereon and all reasonable legal fees and
expenses and other costs incurred by Employee to enforce Employee's rights
hereunder. Further, none of the provisions of paragraph 4 hereof shall apply in
the event this Agreement is terminated as a result of a material breach by the


         The Employee shall be granted an option (the "Option") to purchase
70,000 shares of the Company's Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share ("Common
Stock"), at an exercise price of $0.41, the fair market value of the Company's
common stock on October 1, 1999. The Option may be exercised, in whole or in
part, in accordance with the following vesting schedule: (i) 1/3 of the Option
shall vest one year after the signing of this Agreement, (ii) 1/3 of the Option
shall vest two years after the signing of this Agreement, and (iii) 1/3 of the
Option shall vest three years after the signing of this Agreement. The Option
shall expire ten (10) years from the date hereof (the "Expiration Date"), and
must be exercised, if at all, in whole or in part, on or before the Expiration
Date. The Option Agreement will be in substantially the form of Exhibit A
attached hereto.


         (a) Irrevocable Option to Purchase. Upon (i) the death or Retirement of
Employee, (ii) the Company's termination of Employee's employment with the
Company by reason of Employee's Disability pursuant to the provisions of
paragraph 5(b) (a "Disability Termination") or for any other reason except a
termination for Cause pursuant to the provisions of paragraph 5(c) (a "Non-Cause
Termination"), or (iii) the termination of Employee's employment with the
Company by Employee for any reason other than a termination which follows less
than six months service to the Company or is effected upon less than 90 days'
prior written notice to the Company of such termination (hereinafter, a "Proper
Employee Termination"), then the Company shall have the exclusive and


irrevocable right and option, exercisable in the sole judgment and discretion of
the Board, to purchase and acquire from Employee, or from Employee's Estate, all
of Employee's shares of Company capital stock ("Stock") (if any) and all of
Employee's options or rights to purchase Stock ("Options") (if any) in
accordance with the terms and conditions provided in this paragraph 7. Employee
or Employee's Estate hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to transfer
Employee's Stock and Employee's Options on the terms and conditions set forth in
this paragraph 7.

         (b) Purchase Price. The purchase price to be paid for any Stock to be
acquired under this paragraph 7 shall be the fair market value of such Stock as
of the last day of the calendar month immediately preceding the date of death or
termination of employment as described in paragraph 7(a) hereof. The purchase
price to be paid for Employee's Options to be acquired under this paragraph 7
shall be the fair market value of the Stock for which Employee's Options are
exercisable (the "Vested Options" as of the last day of the calendar month
immediately preceding the date of death or termination of employment as
described paragraph 7(a) hereof), less an amount equal to the exercise price of
Employee's Options in respect of such Stock. In each case, the fair market value
of the Stock shall be determined in good faith by the Board (not taking into
account any discount for non-voting nature (if applicable), minority interest or
restriction on transferability) and, if Employee or Employee's Estate does not
object to such determination in a writing delivered to and received by the
Company within ten (10) business days of the Company's delivery of such
determination to such party, such Board' determination shall be conclusive and
binding upon Employee or Employee's Estate, as the case may be, for all purposes
hereunder. If Employee or Employee's Estate makes a timely (i.e., within the 10
business days) written objection to the determination of fair market value made
by the Board, the determination of such fair market value of the Stock shall be
submitted to an investment banking or valuation firm selected by the Board after
consultation with Employee or Employee's Estate (the "Primary Investment Firm"),
whose fees and expenses shall be shared equally by the Company, on the one hand,
and Employee or Employee's Estate, on the other hand. If Employee and the
Company agree in advance in writing to the selection of the Primary Investment
Firm, then such Primary Investment Firm's determination shall be conclusive and
binding upon Employee or Employee's Estate, as the case may be, for all purposes
hereunder. If Employee and the Company do not agree in advance in writing to the
selection of the Primary Investment Firm, then the Primary Investment Firm shall
determine the fair market value of the Stock promptly following its selection by
the Board; if, following such determination of fair market value by such Firm,
either the Company or Employee or Employee's Estate objects to such
determination in a writing delivered to the other party within ten (10) business
days of receipt thereof, the Company and Employee or Employee's Estate shall
mutually agree to a second investment banking or valuation firm (the "Secondary
Investment Firm"), who shall make a determination of such fair market value of
the Stock and whose fees and expenses shall be paid by the person objecting to
the determination made by the Primary Investment Firm. If such valuation by the
Secondary Investment Firm is procured, it shall be delivered to the other party,
and the average of the fair market values as determined by the Primary
Investment Firm and the Secondary Investment Firm shall be the fair market value
for purposes of this Paragraph 7 and shall be conclusive and binding on all
parties for all purposes hereof.


         (c) Upon termination of Employee for Cause, the Company shall have the
right and option to acquire Employee's Stock for the Net Book Value per share of
such Stock, based upon the Company's latest audited financial statements. All of
Employee's Options shall be terminated, expired, void and of no further force or

         (d) Employee must deliver stock certificates representing his Stock to
the Company within five business days of a demand in writing to such effect. If
Employee fails to so deliver the stock certificates, the Company may mail a
check for the purchase price or the net book value purchase price of such Stock
to Employee's last known address and cancel such Stock on the books and records
of the Company and such Stock shall have no further force or effect. In the case
of a negative net book value, no purchase price need be delivered before
canceling the Stock.


         (a) All records, designs, patents, business plans, financial
statements, manuals, memoranda, lists, and other property delivered to or
compiled by Employee by or on behalf of the Company or their representatives,
vendors, or customers which pertain to the business of the Company shall be and
remain the property of the Company, as the case may be, and be subject at all
times to their discretion and control. Likewise, all correspondence, reports,
records, charts, advertising materials, and other similar data pertaining to the
business, activities, or future plans of the Company which is collected by
Employee shall be delivered promptly to the Company without request by it upon
termination of Employee's employment.

         (b) Employee shall disclose promptly to the Company any and all
significant conceptions and ideas for inventions, improvements, and valuable
discoveries, whether patentable or not, which are conceived or made by Employee,
solely or jointly with another, during the period of employment, and which are
directly related to the business or activities of the Company and which Employee
conceives as a result of Employee's employment by the Company. Employee hereby
assigns and agrees to assign all of Employee's interests therein to the Company
or its nominee. Whenever requested to do so by the Company, Employee shall
execute any and all applications, assignments, or other instruments that the
Company shall deem necessary to apply for and obtain Letters Patent of the
United States or any foreign country or to otherwise protect the Company's
interest therein.


         (a) Acknowledgement. Employee acknowledges and agrees that in the
course of rendering services to the Company and its customers, Employee will
have access to and will become acquainted with confidential and proprietary
information about the professional, business and financial affairs of the
Company, its affiliates and its vendors, suppliers and customers, and that
Employee may have contributed to or may in the future contribute to such
information. Employee further recognizes that Employee is being employed as a
key employee, that the Company is engaged in a highly competitive business, and
that the success of the Company in the marketplace and business depends upon its
goodwill and reputation for integrity, quality and dependability. Employee


recognizes that in order to guard the legitimate interests of the Company it is
necessary for the Company to protect all such confidential and proprietary
information, goodwill and reputation.

         (b) Proprietary Information. In the course of Employee's service to the
Company, Employee may have access to confidential know-how, business documents
or information, marketing data, client lists and trade secrets which are
confidential. Such information shall hereinafter be called "Proprietary
Information" and shall include any and all items enumerated in the preceding
sentence which come within the scope of the business activities of the Company
as to which Employee has had or may have access, whether previously existing,
now existing or arising hereafter, whether or not conceived or developed by
others or by Employee alone or with others during the period of his service to
the Company, and whether or not conceived or developed during regular working
hours. "Proprietary Information" shall not include any information which is in
the public domain during the period of service by Employee or becomes public
thereafter, provided such information is not in the public domain as a
consequence of disclosure by Employee in violation of this Agreement.

         (c) Fiduciary Obligations. Employee agrees and acknowledges that the
Proprietary Information is of critical importance to the Company and a violation
of this Section 8 will seriously and irreparably impair and damage the Company's
business. Employee therefore agrees, while he is an employee of the Company and
at all times thereafter, to keep all Proprietary Information strictly

         (d) Non-Disclosure. Except as required by law or order of any court or
governmental entity or in connection with the proper performance of his duties
hereunder, Employee shall not disclose, directly or indirectly (except as
required by law), any Proprietary Information to any person other than (a) the
Company, (b) persons who are authorized employees of the Company at the time of
such disclosure, (c) such other persons, including prospective investors or
lenders, to whom Employee has been instructed to make disclosure by the
Company's Board, or (d) Employee's counsel, so long as such counsel agrees to
keep all Proprietary Information confidential (in the case of clauses (b) and
(c), only to the extent required in the course of Employee's service to the
Company). Upon any termination of Employee's employment hereunder, Employee
shall deliver to the Company all notes, letters, documents, tapes, discs,
recorded data and records which may contain Proprietary Information which are
then in Employee's possession or control and shall not retain, use, or make any
copies, summaries or extracts thereof.

10. INDEMNIFICATION. In the event Employee is made a party to any threatened,
pending, or completed action, suit, or proceeding, whether civil, criminal,
administrative, or investigative (other than an action by the Company against
Employee), by reason of the fact that Employee is or was performing services
under this Agreement, then the Company shall indemnify Employee against all
expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees), judgments, fines, and amounts
paid in settlement, as actually and reasonably incurred by Employee in
connection therewith. In the event that both Employee and the Company are made a


party to the same third-party action, complaint, suit, or proceeding, the
Company agrees to engage competent legal representation, and Employee agrees to
use the same representation, provided that if counsel selected by the Company
shall have a conflict of interest that prevents such counsel from representing
Employee, Employee may engage separate counsel and the Company shall pay all
reasonable attorneys' fees of such separate counsel. Further, while Employee is
expected at all times to use Employee's best efforts to faithfully discharge his
duties under this Agreement, Employee cannot be held liable to the Company for
errors or omissions made in good faith where Employee has not exhibited gross,
willful and wanton negligence and misconduct or performed criminal and
fraudulent acts which materially damage the business of the Company.

11. REPRESENTATIONS OF EMPLOYEE. Employee hereby represents and warrants to the
Company that the execution of this Agreement by Employee and his employment by
the Company and the performance of Employee's duties hereunder will not violate
or be a breach of any agreement with a former employer, client, or any other
person or entity. Further, Employee agrees to indemnify the Company for any
claim, including but not limited to attorneys' fees and expenses of
investigation, by any such third party that such third party may now have or may
hereafter come to have against the Company based upon or arising out of any
noncompetition agreement, invention or secrecy agreement between Employee and
such third party which was in existence as of the date of this Agreement.

         Employee has and will continue to truthfully disclose to the Company
the following matters, whether occurring, at any time during the five (5) years
immediately preceding the date of this Agreement or at any time during the term
of this Agreement:

                           (1) any criminal complaint, indictment or criminal
         proceeding in which Employee is named as a defendant;

                           (2) any allegation, investigation, or proceeding,
         whether administrative, civil or criminal, against Employee by any
         licensing authority or industry association; and

                           (3) any allegation, investigation or proceeding,
         whether administrative, civil, or criminal, against Employee for
         violating professional ethics or standards, or engaging in illegal,
         immoral or other misconduct (of any nature or degree), relating to the
         business of the Company.


12. ASSIGNMENT; BINDING EFFECT. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and
be binding on Employee and the Company and Employee's and the Company's
respective heirs, personal representatives, successors and assigns; provided,
however, that Employee shall have no right to assign Employee's rights or duties
under this contract to any other person. In the event of the sale, merger or
consolidation of the Company, Employee specifically agrees that the Company may
assign the Company's rights and obligations hereunder to the Company's
successor, assign or purchaser. In addition, and in any event, the Company may,
at any time, assign the Company's rights and obligations under this Agreement to
any person that is an affiliate of the Company or to any person which, after any
such assignment, employs at least 50% of the employees employed by the Company
immediately prior to the assignment.

13. COMPLETE AGREEMENT; AMENDMENTS. This Agreement supersedes any other
agreements or understandings, written or oral, among the Company and Employee,
and Employee has no oral representations, understandings or agreements with the
Company or any of its officers, directors, or representatives covering the same
subject matter as this Agreement. This written Agreement is the final, complete,
and exclusive statement and expression of the agreement between the Company and
Employee and of all the terms of this Agreement, and it cannot be varied,
contradicted, or supplemented by evidence of any prior or contemporaneous oral
or written agreements. This written Agreement may not be later modified except
by a written instrument signed by a duly authorized officer of the Company and
Employee, and no term of this Agreement may be waived except by a written
instrument signed by the party waiving the benefit of such term.

14. NOTICE. Whenever any notice is required hereunder, it shall be given in
writing addressed as follows:

         To the Company:                  Take to, Inc.
                                          2315 N.W. 107th Avenue, Suite 1 M-28
                                          Miami, Florida 33172
                                          Attention: President

         To Employee:                     Jonathan Geller


         Notice shall be deemed given and effective three (3) days after the
deposit in the U.S. mail of a writing addressed as above and sent first class
mail, certified, return receipt requested, or, in any other case, when actually
received. Either party may change the address for notice by notifying the other
party of such change in accordance with this paragraph 14.

15. SEVERABILITY. If any portion of this Agreement is held invalid or
inoperative, the other portions of this Agreement shall be deemed valid and
operative and, so far as is reasonable and possible, effect shall be given to
the intent manifested by the portion held invalid or inoperative. Employee and
the Company agree and acknowledge that the provisions of paragraphs 4 and 9 are


material and of the essence to this Agreement. If the scope of any restriction
or covenant contained therein should be or become too broad or extensive to
permit enforcement thereof to its fullest extent, then such restriction or
covenant shall be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law, and Employee
hereby consents and agrees that (a) it is the parties intention and agreement
that the covenants and restrictions contained therein be enforced as written,
and (b) in the event a court of competent jurisdiction should determine that any
restriction or covenant contained therein is too broad or extensive to permit
enforcement thereof to its fullest extent, the scope of any such restriction or
covenant may be modified accordingly in any judicial proceeding brought to
enforce such restriction or covenant, but should be modified to permit
enforcement of the restrictions and covenants contained herein to the maximum
extent the court, in its judgment, will permit.

16. ARBITRATION. Any unresolved dispute or controversy arising under or in
connection with this Agreement or Employee's employment with the Company (or any
termination thereof) shall be settled exclusively by arbitration, conducted
before a panel of three (3) arbitrators in Broward County, Florida, in
accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association then in
effect. A decision by a majority of the arbitration panel shall be final and
binding. Judgment may be entered on the arbitrators' award in any court having
jurisdiction. The prevailing party shall receive and the unsuccessful party
shall pay the reasonable fees and expenses of any arbitration proceeding in
connection with this Agreement.

17. GOVERNING LAW. This Agreement shall in all respects be construed according
to the laws of the State of Florida.

18. HEADINGS. The paragraph headings herein are for reference purposes only and
are not intended in any way to describe, interpret, define, or limit the extent
or intent of the Agreement or of any part hereof.

19. COUNTERPARTS. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which
shall be deemed an original and all of which together shall constitute but one
and the same instrument.


         IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have made and entered into this
Agreement as of the date first above written.

                                                 The Company:

                                                 TAKE TO AUCTION.COM, INC.

                                                 By: /s/ Albert Friedman
                                                 Name: Albert Friedman
                                                 Title: President and CEO


                                                 /s/ Jonathan Geller
                                                 Jonathan Geller