EarthWeb Inc. Names Scot W. Melland as President and CEO; Peter A. Derow Named Vice Chairman of the Board

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from EarthWeb Inc.

    NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthWeb Inc. (Nasdaq:   EWBX), the IT
 Career Solutions Company(TM), today announced that Scot W. Melland has joined
 the Company as President and Chief Executive Officer effective April 23, 2001.
 Melland will succeed current President and CEO, Peter A. Derow, who has been
 named Vice Chairman of the Board.
     "EarthWeb is operating in an exciting market, with significant opportunity
 for growth and profitability," commented Melland.  "The Company's dice.com
 business is widely recognized as a leader in online recruiting for IT
 professionals.  This leadership position, combined with the Company's
 scalable, high-margin business model and experienced management team, were key
 factors that attracted me to EarthWeb.  Leading the Company, I intend to draw
 upon my experience of building successful businesses, as well as managing and
 motivating people, to continue EarthWeb's momentum through profitability and
 beyond."
     "Scot's depth of senior management expertise at both established and
 venture-backed companies will be a significant asset to EarthWeb," stated
 Peter A. Derow, Director, President and CEO.  "Scot has the right mix of
 business development, online expertise and leadership skills to spearhead the
 Company's growth strategy going forward."  Derow added, "As Vice Chairman, I
 will continue to have an active role with the Company."
     An experienced e-business chief executive, Scot Melland, 38, has
 successfully built and developed businesses in start-up, large and small
 corporate environments.  He joins EarthWeb from Vcommerce Corporation, where
 he served as President and CEO since 1999 and grew the company from an early
 stage start-up into a leading provider of outsourced e-commerce infrastructure
 and services.  From 1996 to 1999, he was Senior Vice President-Interactive
 Services for Cendant Corporation, where he was responsible for five online
 businesses with revenues of over $85 million and a team of 180 individuals in
 four locations.  Previously, he served as Vice President, Investments and
 Alliances for Ameritech Development Corp., where he led business planning,
 investments and alliances in the telecom, Internet and multi-media sectors.
 Melland began his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he
 worked with clients to develop strategy and make operational improvements in
 their core businesses.
     Melland holds a B.S. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and
 an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.  He has published an HBS Case
 Study in Negotiation Analysis, and was nominated for Connecticut Entrepreneur
 of the Year in 2000.
 
     About EarthWeb Inc.
     EarthWeb Inc. (Nasdaq:   EWBX) (http://www.ewbx.com), the IT Career
 Solutions Company(TM), is the leading online provider of career development
 resources to the world's Information Technology (IT) professionals.  EarthWeb
 Inc. provides services to hire and retain IT professionals through dice.com,
 the leading online IT job board, as ranked by Media Metrix and IDC, and
 MeasureUp, a leading provider of preparation products for IT professional
 certifications.
 
     This press release may be deemed to contain forward-looking information.
 Any forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions
 of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking
 statements, including statements as to industry trends, future economic
 performance, anticipated profitability, anticipated revenues and expenses, and
 products or service line growth, may be significantly and materially impacted
 by certain risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, failure to
 meet operating objectives or to execute the operating plan, competition, and
 other economic factors.  Additional risks and uncertainties are described in
 the Company's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Any
 forward-looking information in or referred to by this press release is current
 only as of the date of publication, and EarthWeb Inc. disclaims any obligation
 to update this information.
 
 

SOURCE EarthWeb Inc.
    NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthWeb Inc. (Nasdaq:   EWBX), the IT
 Career Solutions Company(TM), today announced that Scot W. Melland has joined
 the Company as President and Chief Executive Officer effective April 23, 2001.
 Melland will succeed current President and CEO, Peter A. Derow, who has been
 named Vice Chairman of the Board.
     "EarthWeb is operating in an exciting market, with significant opportunity
 for growth and profitability," commented Melland.  "The Company's dice.com
 business is widely recognized as a leader in online recruiting for IT
 professionals.  This leadership position, combined with the Company's
 scalable, high-margin business model and experienced management team, were key
 factors that attracted me to EarthWeb.  Leading the Company, I intend to draw
 upon my experience of building successful businesses, as well as managing and
 motivating people, to continue EarthWeb's momentum through profitability and
 beyond."
     "Scot's depth of senior management expertise at both established and
 venture-backed companies will be a significant asset to EarthWeb," stated
 Peter A. Derow, Director, President and CEO.  "Scot has the right mix of
 business development, online expertise and leadership skills to spearhead the
 Company's growth strategy going forward."  Derow added, "As Vice Chairman, I
 will continue to have an active role with the Company."
     An experienced e-business chief executive, Scot Melland, 38, has
 successfully built and developed businesses in start-up, large and small
 corporate environments.  He joins EarthWeb from Vcommerce Corporation, where
 he served as President and CEO since 1999 and grew the company from an early
 stage start-up into a leading provider of outsourced e-commerce infrastructure
 and services.  From 1996 to 1999, he was Senior Vice President-Interactive
 Services for Cendant Corporation, where he was responsible for five online
 businesses with revenues of over $85 million and a team of 180 individuals in
 four locations.  Previously, he served as Vice President, Investments and
 Alliances for Ameritech Development Corp., where he led business planning,
 investments and alliances in the telecom, Internet and multi-media sectors.
 Melland began his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he
 worked with clients to develop strategy and make operational improvements in
 their core businesses.
     Melland holds a B.S. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and
 an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.  He has published an HBS Case
 Study in Negotiation Analysis, and was nominated for Connecticut Entrepreneur
 of the Year in 2000.
 
     About EarthWeb Inc.
     EarthWeb Inc. (Nasdaq:   EWBX) (http://www.ewbx.com), the IT Career
 Solutions Company(TM), is the leading online provider of career development
 resources to the world's Information Technology (IT) professionals.  EarthWeb
 Inc. provides services to hire and retain IT professionals through dice.com,
 the leading online IT job board, as ranked by Media Metrix and IDC, and
 MeasureUp, a leading provider of preparation products for IT professional
 certifications.
 
     This press release may be deemed to contain forward-looking information.
 Any forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions
 of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking
 statements, including statements as to industry trends, future economic
 performance, anticipated profitability, anticipated revenues and expenses, and
 products or service line growth, may be significantly and materially impacted
 by certain risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, failure to
 meet operating objectives or to execute the operating plan, competition, and
 other economic factors.  Additional risks and uncertainties are described in
 the Company's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Any
 forward-looking information in or referred to by this press release is current
 only as of the date of publication, and EarthWeb Inc. disclaims any obligation
 to update this information.
 
 SOURCE  EarthWeb Inc.