LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- blinkx plc ("blinkx" or the "Company") today announced the appointment of LexisNexis International Chief Executive Officer Judy Vezmar1 as an Independent Non-executive Director. Ms. Vezmar brings over two decades of successful international expansion, digital content distribution and marketing, business transformation, and Board experiences to blinkx.
Based in London, Judy leads LexisNexis International. LexisNexis® is a member of the global media group Reed Elsevier plc, a leading worldwide provider of content-enabled workflow solutions for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. Under her leadership, the International group transformed the business from a traditional print based publisher to an online and digital solutions leader, expanding the range of successful content and online services to over 100 countries. Earlier, Ms. Vezmar held various senior executive roles at Xerox Corporation in the US and Europe. Ms. Vezmar has served as a Non-executive Director of Rightmove plc since 2006. She holds an Executive MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Marketing from Marian College and Butler University.
"Judy is a rare and talented business leader who has successfully led organizational transformations and entry into international markets," said Anthony Bettencourt, Chairman of blinkx. "As we look to expand the blinkx business in scope, scale and across geographies, her strong business and managerial insights will be invaluable to our strategy, product and market expansion initiatives. We are thrilled to welcome Judy to the Board."
"I am delighted to join blinkx at such an exciting time for both the company and the online advertising industry," said Vezmar. "The progress blinkx has made over the past two years has been truly remarkable and I see many parallels with the growth that Rightmove experienced as a sector and category leader. I look forward to helping blinkx accelerate its growth trajectory and hope to apply my digital and international growth experiences to my role as a Board member."
The Company confirms there is no other information required to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules.
blinkx (LSE AIM: BLNX) is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through premium content online. Founded in 2004, blinkx pioneered Internet Video Search using its patented COncept Recognition Engine (CORE). This technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to deeply understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy for consumers and a brand safe environment for advertisers. Today, blinkx is a broad digital media technology, distribution and monetization platform that connects consumers, advertisers and content across four screens. Through its partnerships with hundreds of media companies, including ABC, NBC, Conde Nast, Reuters and Bloomberg, blinkx has indexed and search enabled millions of hours of video content. blinkx powers video search, discovery or monetization on thousands of online properties including AOL, Lycos, ABC, CBS and Fox Sports. blinkx is headquartered in San Francisco, California with 15 offices worldwide. For more information please visit www.blinkx.com.
1 Judith Mihajlovich Vezmar, age 57
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