AOL Huffington Post Media Group announced that Lori Leibovich, noted lifestyle editor and writer, has been named Women's Editor. Leibovich began her career at Salon.com in 1996 and went on to work as an editor at Talk, Cookie, Teen People, Babble, and Whole Living. Also, she founded the website Indiebride.com and has written extensively for publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, Elle, Real Simple, and Slate.
Clearwire Gets New Board Member
Wireless internet service provider Clearwire announced the appointment of Bruce Chatterley, 48, to be a Director on its Board. Previously, Chatterley served as President of Business Markets at Megapath, a nationwide local exchange carrier. Prior to Megapath, he was the President, CEO, & Director of speakeasy, a subsidiary of Best Buy, and VP of Best Buy. Additionally, Chatterly has served as CEO of ViAir, a developer of wireless mobile messaging software, and President of Small and Mid Markets for Concur Technologies, a developer of travel and expense management services. Before starting his career at Concur, Chatterley held variety of executive and management positions for Ameritech, US West, GE, and IBM.
New Management Team at Local.com
Rob Luskey, formerly Local.com's Senior Director of BD, is named as the company's new VP of BD. Prior to Local.com, Luskey served as Director of Internet Strategy for United Yellow Pages. Before joining Local.com, Luskey served as Director of BD for Go2 Systems, a leading mobile local directory company. Luskey has also owned and operated his own local media publishing company, which catered to small business advertisers.
Steven Dong, 44, joins the company as VP of Finance. He most recently served as CFO for DigitalPost Interactive, an online digital media company, and as CFO for Taitron Components, a publicly-held semiconductor company. Prior to DigitalPost Interactive, Dong owned his own professional services firm and worked for the accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand.
Mark Wallin joins as the new VP of Product Development. Wallin comes from Sanger Ventures, a company that specialized in product strategy and development consulting services for high growth companies. Prior to Sanger Ventures, Wallin was VP of Engineering for Jacent Technologies and President & CTO for Synapta. Additionally, Wallin has held various product and technology leadership positions with IBM Global Services.
Search Navigation Company Appoints New VP
LookSmart announced the appointment of Benoit Vatere as VP of its Distribution Network. Most recently, Vatere served as VP of Client Success and Co-founder of magnify360, a metrics-driven web design company that specializes in pay-per-click and display based traffic acquisition. Prior to that, he was the Director of Marketing at computer software firm Qpuncture.
New CFO at Online News Provider
Alternet Systems announced the appointment of Michael Viadero as CFO. In his more than 25 years of experience, he has managed multi-functional organizations, regional departments, and operations for MasterCard International, W.R. Grace and First Chicago. Viadero comes to Alternet from MasterCard where he served as Regional Financial Officer. In his new position, Viadero will oversee the financial operations and regulatory compliance of Alternet and its subsidiaries, Utiba Americas and International Mobile Security.
Date range: May 15th - June 24th