Shopping Search Engine Hires Former President of DoubleClick Media

New COO Will Lead ShopWiki's Global Expansion



Oct 04, 2006, 01:00 ET from ShopWiki

    NEW YORK, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- ShopWiki (www.shopwiki.com), the
 shopping search engine, has hired Barry Salzman, former President of
 DoubleClick Global Media, as the company's first Chief Operating Officer.
 Salzman will expand ShopWiki's infrastructure and scale the company
 internationally. ShopWiki, which launched in the United States in April,
 plans to launch in an additional five countries by the end of this year.
     Salzman brings more than 20 years of leadership and business
 experience, including five years as President of DoubleClick's
 international operations.
     "I'm thrilled to be working with Barry again," said Kevin P. Ryan,
 ShopWiki CEO. "As a proven global manager with vast experience, he is the
 perfect executive to lead ShopWiki into the international marketplace."
     Salzman served at DoubleClick from 1997 to 2002, first as President of
 DoubleClick International, then as President of DoubleClick Global Media.
 He developed and implemented the company's international start-up strategy,
 launching both media and technology enterprises outside of the United
 States. With a team of more than 900 employees across 24 countries
 (including the United States), he grew revenues to upwards of $400 million.
     "ShopWiki attracted me first and foremost because it is a great idea
 with enormous potential, both domestically and abroad," said Salzman. "The
 ShopWiki team is shaking up the online shopping space by adhering to an
 age-old concept: put the consumer first. I look forward to helping grow
 ShopWiki into the shopping search site where shoppers worldwide go to start
 their online shopping experience."
     Salzman's prior work experience also included positions with AEA
 Investors, Inc., McKinsey & Company and Salomon Brothers, Inc.
     Salzman spent the last two years in Australia, pursuing his passion for
 photography on a full-time basis. His work has appeared in publications
 including Vanity Fair, Vogue Entertaining + Travel, Harper's Bazaar, Ad
 News, Australian Geographic and The Sydney Morning Herald.
     Salzman received a Bachelor of Business Science with a Distinction in
 Marketing from the University of Cape Town and an M.B.A from the Harvard
 Graduate School of Business Administration.
     About ShopWiki: ShopWiki is a shopping search engine designed to help
 consumers find specific products on the Internet with ease. Established in
 2005 by Kevin P. Ryan, former DoubleClick CEO; Dwight Merriman, DoubleClick
 Co-founder and former CTO; and Eliot Horowitz, ShopWiki actively crawls the
 Internet to find and index products from more than 120,000 retail stores -
 the widest selection on the Web - and features more than 1,300 buying
 guides written and edited by users. The site does not accept data feeds or
 charge for inclusion. ShopWiki is privately held and based in New York.
     Press Contacts:
     Carlos P. Odio
     (212) 741-2450
     carlos@shopwiki.com
 
     Amanda D. Pitts
     (212) 741-2406
     amanda@shopwiki.com
 
 

SOURCE ShopWiki
    NEW YORK, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- ShopWiki (www.shopwiki.com), the
 shopping search engine, has hired Barry Salzman, former President of
 DoubleClick Global Media, as the company's first Chief Operating Officer.
 Salzman will expand ShopWiki's infrastructure and scale the company
 internationally. ShopWiki, which launched in the United States in April,
 plans to launch in an additional five countries by the end of this year.
     Salzman brings more than 20 years of leadership and business
 experience, including five years as President of DoubleClick's
 international operations.
     "I'm thrilled to be working with Barry again," said Kevin P. Ryan,
 ShopWiki CEO. "As a proven global manager with vast experience, he is the
 perfect executive to lead ShopWiki into the international marketplace."
     Salzman served at DoubleClick from 1997 to 2002, first as President of
 DoubleClick International, then as President of DoubleClick Global Media.
 He developed and implemented the company's international start-up strategy,
 launching both media and technology enterprises outside of the United
 States. With a team of more than 900 employees across 24 countries
 (including the United States), he grew revenues to upwards of $400 million.
     "ShopWiki attracted me first and foremost because it is a great idea
 with enormous potential, both domestically and abroad," said Salzman. "The
 ShopWiki team is shaking up the online shopping space by adhering to an
 age-old concept: put the consumer first. I look forward to helping grow
 ShopWiki into the shopping search site where shoppers worldwide go to start
 their online shopping experience."
     Salzman's prior work experience also included positions with AEA
 Investors, Inc., McKinsey & Company and Salomon Brothers, Inc.
     Salzman spent the last two years in Australia, pursuing his passion for
 photography on a full-time basis. His work has appeared in publications
 including Vanity Fair, Vogue Entertaining + Travel, Harper's Bazaar, Ad
 News, Australian Geographic and The Sydney Morning Herald.
     Salzman received a Bachelor of Business Science with a Distinction in
 Marketing from the University of Cape Town and an M.B.A from the Harvard
 Graduate School of Business Administration.
     About ShopWiki: ShopWiki is a shopping search engine designed to help
 consumers find specific products on the Internet with ease. Established in
 2005 by Kevin P. Ryan, former DoubleClick CEO; Dwight Merriman, DoubleClick
 Co-founder and former CTO; and Eliot Horowitz, ShopWiki actively crawls the
 Internet to find and index products from more than 120,000 retail stores -
 the widest selection on the Web - and features more than 1,300 buying
 guides written and edited by users. The site does not accept data feeds or
 charge for inclusion. ShopWiki is privately held and based in New York.
     Press Contacts:
     Carlos P. Odio
     (212) 741-2450
     carlos@shopwiki.com
 
     Amanda D. Pitts
     (212) 741-2406
     amanda@shopwiki.com
 
 SOURCE  ShopWiki