|[January 31, 2013]
Two Senior Executives Join Leadership Team at Answers
ST. LOUIS --(Business Wire)--
Answers, the world's most popular destination for trusted Q&A content,
today announced the appointment of two seasoned executives to its
rapidly growing and successful leadership team.
Peter Horan (News - Alert) joins Answers as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and brings
nearly 20 years of experience and knowledge building successful media
and Internet businesses. Horan will oversee strategy, sales,
partnerships and human resources at Answers. Prior to joining Answers,
Horan served as CEO of leading brands such as About.com, IAC Media and
Advertising, Goodmail Systems, AllBusiness.com and DevX.com. He will be
based in Answers' Mountain View, CA (News - Alert) office.
Answers has also named Matt Derdeyn as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Derdeyn brings more than 15 years of financial experience in various
executive roles. In this role, Derdeyn will be responsible for all
financial functions, including accounting, financial planning and
analysis, tax, treasury and capital structure activities. Prior to
joining Answers, Derdeyn served as Senior Vice President, Corporate
Finance at Charter Commnications, responsible for all aspects of
corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and supporting the Investor
Relations effort. He also held leadership and finance roles at Mediacom
Communications, Credit Suisse and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He will
be based in Answers' St. Louis, MO Headquarters.
"Answers has experienced tremendous growth over the past few years and
we are delighted to have Peter Horan and Matt Derdeyn on board as we
continue to build our business," said David Karandish, CEO of Answers.
"Peter and Matt bring a wealth of knowledge and skills that complement
our team and we are more excited than ever about the significant
opportunities before us."
Answers serves more than 130 million visitors each month that have
access to more than 18 billion answers. For more information please
Established in 1998, Answers is the industry's top destination for Q&A
content (source: Quantcast (News - Alert)). One-third of all U.S. Internet users
regularly visit Answers.com for information on virtually everything. The
Answers platform integrates and surfaces the best content from subject
matter experts, community members, social networks, and Internet
databases to create the most multidimensional resource on the Web.
Answers content is available everywhere: on the web, mobile, and social
networks. The Answers platform has over 17 billion answers, which is 10
billion more than its closest competitor. It is also home to a community
of 160 million users, with an estimated 10,000 new registered users per
hour. For more information about Answers, please visit www.answers.com.
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