SAN FRANCISCO, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- StumbleUpon, the personalized recommendation engine, today announced the expansion of its marketing and communications team with the hiring of Melinda Chung, Product Marketing Manager, and Katie Gray, Marketing Communications Manager. They will both focus on further growing the external communications and customer base of the company.
"We are thrilled to welcome Melinda and Katie on board," said Garrett Camp, Founder and CEO of StumbleUpon. "Their extensive experience with product marketing, research and strategy will be a great asset to StumbleUpon as we continue to grow the company."
Chung brings eight years of marketing experience to her new role at StumbleUpon, where she will work closely with the product and marketing teams around product marketing strategy and messaging and contribute to the development of a successful sales strategy around StumbleUpon's products.
In her most recent position as the Senior Product Marketing Manager at Yahoo!, Chung led product marketing initiatives collaborating with product management, design, engineering, consumer insights and data analytics teams. Chung also held previous positions with Live Search (now Bing) and QuinStreet, a performance marketing company.
In Gray's new role at StumbleUpon, she will develop strategic communication priorities and programs and also work with the product development and engineering teams to improve the StumbleUpon user experience. She joins StumbleUpon from Google, where she worked in AdWords driving strategic marketing and analytics programs for advertisers.
Chung received her B.A. in Economics from Pomona College and an M.B.A. at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. Gray graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in English.
StumbleUpon helps individuals discover and share interesting, relevant information personalized to each user's unique tastes and preferences. With over 14 billion Stumbles to date, over 10 million users and 600 million personalized recommendations per month, StumbleUpon is the leading way to discover great, peer-sourced content on the Internet. Over 50,000 unique URLs are indexed through StumbleUpon each day. More than 40,000 advertisers are using StumbleUpon to promote their products and services. Founded in 2001, StumbleUpon is based in San Francisco and backed by some of the same investors who invested in Google and Facebook. For more information, visit www.StumbleUpon.com.