Tom Dillon, Former Netflix COO, Joins Elanex Translation Services as Investor and Board Member

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Elanex, Inc. today announces that Tom Dillon, former COO of Netflix, Inc., has made a significant investment, and has joined the Elanex Board of Directors.

Elanex, Inc. today announces that Thomas R. (Tom) Dillon, a successful and seasoned technology executive, has made a significant investment in Elanex and joins the Elanex Board of Directors.

Mr. Dillon served as Netflix’s Chief Operations Officer from April 1999, shortly after the company launched its online DVD business, through to April 2006. During that time, he oversaw the creation of a largely automated system today handling shipment of over 1.3 million DVDs per day from 37 shipping centers around the United States. Mr. Dillon was instrumental in designing the critical automation technologies that have enabled Netflix to continually lower costs, expanding the market for online DVD rental from almost nothing to the mainstream industry it is today.

“We are thrilled that Tom has decided to become involved with Elanex,” said Jonathan Kirk, Elanex CEO. “We are especially excited to benefit from his experience in developing automated process technologies. Tom’s work at Netflix has many parallels with what Elanex is working to accomplish in the translation services field, and we share the same vision -- that technology is the primary driver of a scalable business. Tom has extensive experience in developing systems for high volume transactions and large levels of business. As Elanex continues to grow its level of translation services, Tom’s experience will be valuable to Elanex.”

Prior to joining Netflix, from January 1998 to April 1999, Mr. Dillon served as Chief Information Officer at Candescent Technologies Corp., a manufacturer of flat panel displays. From May 1987 to December 1997, Mr. Dillon served as Chief Information Officer of Seagate Technology, a maker of computer peripherals. Mr. Dillon holds a B.S. from the University of Colorado.

About Elanex

Elanex is a language services and technology company. We provide top-quality professional translation services, using our global network of nearly 10,000 human translators, combined with cutting-edge automation technologies developed by the Elanex technology group. Elanex is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Silicon Valley, Tokyo, Sydney and Melbourne. Visit us at


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