Russell Hyzen Joins Elanex as Head of Corporate Development

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Elanex, Inc. today announces that Russell Hyzen, a veteran entrepreneur, has joined Elanex as head of business and corporate development.

I am delighted that Russell is joining Elanex

Elanex, Inc. today announces that Russell Hyzen, a veteran of several successful businesses and an established serial entrepreneur, assumes responsibility for global business and corporate development.

As head of business development and employee number one at XOOM.com (later merged with SNAP to form NBCi in one of the most highly publicized deals of that year), Russell was responsible for key partnerships and acquisitions that led to dramatic traffic growth for the company, which in turn led to an extremely successful IPO in 1998. Russell was also instrumental in attracting top talent to the company, including over half the IPO management team and a high profile outside director.

Prior to XOOM.com, Russell was head of business development at Quote.com where he executed partnerships leading to traffic growth of over 300% for the company. He has also founded, invested in, or advised around 10 other companies spanning a range of industries.

"I am delighted that Russell is joining Elanex," commented Jonathan Kirk, Elanex CEO and founder. "Russell's track record is impressive to say the least, and his business experience, sales and marketing flair, and keen eye for talent will all bring great value to Elanex. I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with such a sharp, creative and aggressive individual, and am excited about the opportunities Russell will bring to Elanex."

"After several years investing and working with start-ups, I decided this year to look for an opportunity where I could contribute full-time to a company with the potential to change an industry," said Russell. "About 6 months and 15 alternatives later, I decided that Elanex is a fantastic opportunity. The company is already growing rapidly, and has created a combination of technology and business model that makes it a true pioneer in a space full of 'me too' companies. Elanex is able to offer true benefits to companies with significant translation needs, and with the right business development and marketing, Elanex is poised to grow dramatically in the next few years. I am very excited to help lead the charge."

About Elanex:
Elanex is a language translation services and technology company. We provide top-quality professional translation services, using our global network of 22,000 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, Fukuoka, Sydney and Melbourne. Visit us at Elanex Translation Services.

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