IAC Appoints Kerry Trainor Chief Executive Officer of Vimeo
NEW YORK, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IAC (Nasdaq: IACI) announced today that Kerry Trainor is joining Vimeo as Chief Executive Officer, beginning Monday, March 26. Dae Mellencamp will continue as President and work closely with Mr. Trainor to drive Vimeo's ongoing growth.
"Under Dae's guidance, Vimeo has grown from a fledgling video sharing site to a business with over 70 million unique users a month and hundreds of thousands of paying subscribers," said Greg Blatt, CEO, IAC. "By uniting Kerry's understanding of monetization and scale content businesses with Dae's keen product and community sensibility, I'm confident Vimeo's growth will accelerate. We really have high ambitions for this business."
"Vimeo's strong growth is a testament to the company's appreciation for creativity, the quality of their technology and the ability to cultivate a loyal community. I'm looking forward to working alongside Dae and the Vimeo management team to further expand the business and to continue the company's great momentum," said Kerry Trainor.
Mr. Trainor joins Vimeo from AOL, Inc. (Nasdaq: AOL) where he most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Entertainment for the Huffington Post Media Group. In this position he oversaw AOL's portfolio of entertainment properties including AOL Music, AOL TV, Moviefone, Huffington Post Entertainment, Huffington Post Celebrity and Huffington Post Comedy. Prior to AOL, Mr. Trainor was co-founder and CEO of FlipGloss Media, which was acquired by Forbes Media in 2009. Prior to FlipGloss, Mr. Trainor was Head of Global Media Products for Yahoo! Music. He began his Internet career at music startup LAUNCH.com which was acquired by Yahoo!.
Leading video sharing site Vimeo® provides the easiest way for people to host and share their videos in high quality. The site provides great privacy features and inspiring videos from a vibrant, respectful community of creative users who care about how and where they show their work. Launched in 2004 and headquartered in New York, NY, Vimeo offers users a video sharing experience that is both entertaining and easy to use. Vimeo, LLC is a subsidiary of IAC.
IAC operates more than 50 leading and diversified Internet businesses across 30 countries... our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. To view a full list of the companies of IAC please visit our website at www.iac.com.
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