Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) November 16, 2005
Business.com, the leading search engine designed and organized for business, today announced it has expanded its Board of Directors with two new industry leaders. Matt Coffin, President & Founder of LowerMyBills.com® and Bill Harris, former CEO of PayPal, join the rest of the board in providing strategic direction and leadership to the growing organization.
"We are fortunate to welcome our two new board members - industry visionaries who have achieved tremendous success. Their experience and understanding of the online landscape will be very helpful as Business.com grows and matures as a company," said Jake Winebaum, CEO and founder of Business.com. “The addition of Matt and Bill to our already strong Board of Directors demonstrates the interest and industry support we are receiving as the leader in business search.”
With the two new appointees, Business.com’s Board of Directors consists of:
-Matt Coffin, President & Founder of LowerMyBills.com®
-Chuck Davis, Chairman, Shopzilla
-Sky Dayton, founder of EarthLink and CEO of SK-EarthLink
-Bill Gurley, General Partner of Benchmark Capital
-Steve Harrick, Managing Director & General Partner of Institutional Venture Partners
-Bill Harris, former CEO of PayPal
-Jake Winebaum, Founder and CEO of Business.com
Coffin is the president and founder of LowerMyBills.com®, the largest financial services advertiser on the Internet, which was recently acquired by Experian® for $330 million. Coffin earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and entrepreneurial studies from Babson College in Massachusetts.
Harris brings more than 20 years experience in business, holding several positions in the media, finance and technology industries. Harris is currently chairman of PassMark Security, and serves on the board of numerous public and private technology companies, including Macromedia and EarthLink. He was formerly CEO of PayPal and, before that, CEO of Intuit. Harris earned a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Business.com is the leading search engine designed and organized strictly for business. It provides professionals easy access to business products, services, companies, news and other business information to help them get their jobs done more efficiently.
Business.com was founded in 1999 by eCompanies. With more than five years of growth and momentum, Business.com continues to attract leading strategic investors including Institutional Venture Partners, Evercore Partners, Reed Business Information, and McGraw Hill. Still privately-held, Business.com added Benchmark Capital as a preferred stockholder in 2004.
Today, Business.com serves the needs of more than 3 million business searchers each month across a wide array of industries and job functions. Business.com reaches another 32 million through its distribution network which includes partners such as Forbes.com, Businessweek.com, Inc.com, FastCompany, and Internet.com.
With a proprietary taxonomy and classification system consisting of over 65,000 business categories, the company is a leader in the next generation of search. By categorizing business results in an intuitive order and filtering out unrelated consumer content, Business.com is able to anticipate the needs of professionals and allows them to easily locate relevant business information. For more information, please visit http://www.business.com.
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