WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NetProspex Inc., the world's most accurate and fastest-growing Data as a Service (DaaS) provider for B-to-B sales and marketing decision makers, today announced the appointment of Tom Rauker to the position of Chief Financial Officer. In his new role with NetProspex, Rauker will oversee the company's finance and operations.
Rauker joins NetProspex with 25 years of finance and business management experience in a wide range of sectors, including technology and online ventures. Most recently, Rauker served for two years as a strategic financial consultant for Dow Jones & Company following the May 2008 acquisition of Generate, Inc. where he served as CFO since 2005. Rauker is a partner at Rauker, Schienfedt & Company, Inc., a leading accounting, tax and consulting services firm based out of Massachusetts, prior to that starting his career at Deloitte in Boston.
Throughout his career, Rauker has assisted clients in raising over $100 million in debt and equity funding, and has successfully negotiated multi-million dollar strategic contracts with Lycos, CNet, D&B and Dow Jones, among others.
"Tom has a proven track record of developing financial and operational strategies for technology businesses for more than two decades," said Gary Halliwell, CEO of NetProspex. "His experience, abilities, and strategic vision will prove to be invaluable for NetProspex as we continue to elevate our presence and define ourselves as the standard in the DaaS space for B-to-B decision makers."
Rauker joins NetProspex during a time of tremendous growth, as the company has grown its customer base by more than 150 percent, achieved steady quarterly revenue growth, and increased its database to more than 16 million complete business contacts, over the past year alone. Additionally, the company recently announced that it secured a $5.5 million venture capital financing round led by leading information technology investment firm Edison Ventures.
"I'm excited to work with the NetProspex team as a central part of an organization that is bringing an entirely new level of innovation, convenience and efficiency to the business prospecting landscape," said Thomas C. Rauker, Chief Financial Officer at NetProspex.
This announcement is the first in what is expected to be a series of product enhancements, new launches and continued growth of NetProspex's database and customer base. For more information on NetProspex and to follow the company as it announces upcoming news, please visit: www.NetProspex.com.
NetProspex is the world's most accurate and fastest-growing sales and marketing database, helping B-to-B decision makers find, reach, and connect with more than 16 million sales prospects in a uniquely direct and measurable way.
Founded in 2006 by online publishing and marketing industry veterans Gary Halliwell and Jeff Clewley, NetProspex understands that effective sales and marketing efforts require the most in-depth and accurate prospect data. The core product line overlays crowd-sourced, user-contributed contact information with proprietary verification technology to produce an entirely unique and highly effective sales and marketing contact database. With a 100% replacement guarantee and continual data scrubbing, NetProspex is the leading source of accurate, crowd-sourced business intelligence.
SOURCE NetProspex Inc.