OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Ask.com, a leading search engine and an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), today announced that Doug Leeds has been promoted to President, Ask.com U.S. The Company also announced that Tony Gentile has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Product Management, Ask.com U.S.
Leeds has been at Ask Networks since early 2006, holding various senior leadership positions - including most recently as President, Dictionary.com, and COO of Ask Networks. In this new role, Doug will oversee the U.S. business for Ask.com, and lead the development, launch and execution of Ask's U.S. strategy. Prior to joining Ask, Leeds held executive roles at Yahoo! and Vodafone.
Gentile possesses more than twenty years of Internet and software industry experience in all aspects of product management and software development. Gentile was previously Senior Vice President for Product Management at Healthline.com and Founder & President of product consultancy buzzhit!. He previously held senior positions at Knight-Ridder, Ofoto, MyFamily.com, Adobe and PointCast.
Gentile will report to Leeds in his new role at Ask.com.
"Doug's elevation to President of the Ask.com U.S. business is very timely and important to our future, and his ongoing leadership has led to a broad array of successes across our businesses - driving Ask Networks to become the 6th largest internet property in the U.S.," said Scott Garell, President, Ask Networks. "We are also delighted and fortunate to have Tony join us to lead our product management efforts as we continue to innovate for 2010 and beyond. I look forward to working closely with Doug and Tony to make Ask the most trusted place for answers on the web."
Ask.com is an operating business of IAC. The Ask Network of sites is the 6th largest Internet property in the U.S., with 93 million domestic unique monthly users, according to September 2009 comScore data. Ask.com syndicates its search technology and advertising solutions to a network of affiliate partners.