Already the primary provider of people search on the web, the opportunity for US Search in the ever-evolving web 2.0 world is evident
Culver City, CA (PRWEB) June 13, 2008
US Search (http://www.ussearch.com), the leading people search company on the web, announced today that it has named Jeffrey A. Pullen as its president and chief executive officer. Pullen, a seasoned senior executive, has served as CEO, COO and CFO for a number of public and private companies.
Most recently, Pullen served as CEO of QFour Digital, Inc., which he formed with GTCR Golder Rauner to focus on acquisitions in the online marketing services sector. Prior to forming QFour Digital, he held several positions at ValueClick, Inc. (VCLK); most recently, serving as Chief Operating Officer. While at ValueClick, Pullen oversaw the integration of three major acquisitions which comprised the bulk of its U.S. operations. Pullen joined ValueClick as a result of its acquisition of Commission Junction, where he served as president and CEO and led an outstanding management team that built the industry leader in affiliate marketing.
Launched in 1994, US Search is the leading online destination for people search and public records. From helping high school friends reunite years after graduation and reconnecting separated family members -- to providing background information about a date arranged online, US Search's consumer focus sets it apart from other people search providers. US Search's superior technology culls through billions of public records to aggregate the most current, relevant and accurate data for people search and identity verification including address history, background information, criminal records, reverse phone lookup, real estate data and more.
Acquired by Highland Capital Partners in October 2007, US Search continues to expand its position in the premium people search market, focused on providing consumers with peace of mind through information.
"US Search is a key component of Highland's portfolio of leading digital media enterprises," said Richard de Silva, General Partner with Highland Capital Partners and Chairman of the Board of US Search. "With US Search's long-standing brand and outstanding technology the company is poised to be a key player as the web continues to develop with more user-generated content, more users initiating personal and business contacts online, and more users wanting control of their online identities. Jeff Pullen's experience and leadership makes him extremely well suited to lead US Search and we are very excited to have him on board."
"Already the primary provider of people search on the web, the opportunity for US Search in the ever-evolving web 2.0 world is evident," said Jeffrey Pullen. "I'm very excited to join the US Search team and help further strengthen the company's position and brand as the premier solution consumers seek out for online people search."
About US Search
US Search is a leading online people search company and ranked in the top 25 e-commerce consumer sites. In business since 1994, US Search helps people reconnect and keep in touch with family, friends, colleagues and more. Supplying consumers with Web-enabled people locate, identity verification, and background screening services. USSearch.com provides superior data to give its customers peace of mind by providing the right information to make faster, safer, smarter decisions. With more than 6.5 million unique visitors in March 2008 (source: Comscore Media Metrix), its market share in the people search space continues to increase due to its premium data quality, brand longevity, and first-rate customer service. For more information about US Search, visit http://www.ussearch.com.
About Highland Capital Partners
Highland Capital Partners was founded with the mission of helping great people build great companies. For twenty years, the firm has taken a sector-focused approach to investing in exceptional communications, consumer, digital media, healthcare and information technology companies. With over $3 billion of committed capital and offices in Boston, Silicon Valley, Shanghai and Geneva, Highland has invested in and worked to create such firms as Ask Jeeves, Avid Technology, CheckFree, Conor Medsystems, Continental Cable, Helicos BioSciences, lululemon athletica, Lycos, MapQuest, Ocular Networks, Odyssey Healthcare, Quigo, Starent Networks, Sybase, Telica and VistaPrint. For more information, visit Highland's web site at http://www.hcp.com.
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