Daylife Welcomes Industry Veterans Chris Neimeth and Marc Hedlund to Executive Team

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Will Continue to Build Daylife Platform for Digital Content Curation, Discovery, And Delivery.

Chris and Marc bring a wealth of industry experience and expertise, and will be invaluable as we continue to build the Daylife platform for content curation, discovery, and delivery.

Leading smart content platform Daylife announced today that industry veterans Chris Neimeth and Marc Hedlund joined its executive team. Announcing the news, Daylife Chief Executive Officer Upendra Shardanand commented, “We’re thrilled to welcome Chris and Marc to Daylife. They bring a wealth of industry experience and expertise, and will be invaluable as we continue to build our platform for content curation, discovery, and delivery.”

Daylife announced the appointment of Chris Neimeth as Daylife’s Chief Commercial Officer, where he manages sales, marketing, client services, business development, finance, and administration. Prior to Daylife, Neimeth was President and Chief Executive Officer of Salon Media Group, which publishes Salon.com. Neimeth’s extensive track record includes roles as President of InterActive Corp Partner Marketing; President and Chief Executive Officer of Real Media; Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning at The New York Times Digital; and Co-Founder of Grey Interactive.

"Daylife is defining a new and necessary value proposition for digital media: better storytelling and deeper engagement with greater efficiency,” Neimeth said. "I look forward to driving growth and extending Daylife’s leadership position."

Marc Hedlund joins Daylife as Chief Product Officer, where he oversees engineering, operations, and product development of Daylife’s platform and SmartMedia suite. Previously, Hedlund was Chief Product Officer, and later Chief Executive Officer, of Wesabe, a financial advice community. Prior to Wesabe, he was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at O’Reilly Media and Chief Executive Officer of Popular Power. Hedlund was also Founder of Lucas Online, the internet subsidiary of Lucasfilm; Director of Engineering at Organic Online; and Chief Technology Officer at Webstorm.

Hedlund said, “I've had the chance to watch Daylife's growth as an advisor, and am incredibly impressed with the product, team, and business they've built. I can’t wait to become a part of it."

Daylife, which announced a $4 million strategic investment from Getty Images in fall 2009, and reported a record sales quarter in Q1 2010, is currently hiring across all divisions. Outstanding candidates are encouraged to review career opportunities and apply at: http://corp.daylife.com/jobs.

About Daylife:
Daylife (http://www.daylife.com) is the leading smart content platform for the world's biggest media companies and consumer destinations, including USA Today, ABC News, NPR, Forbes and Time Warner Cable's Road Runner. In 2009, Daylife was named one of Business Week's "FIfty Best Tech Startups" and a Top 50 Real-Time Startup by ReadWriteWeb. With its SmartMedia suite, Daylife helps publishers source, manage and compose high quality content at massive scale, turning material from their own catalog and from the best of the web into highly engaging reader- and advertiser-friendly web pages, apps, and widgets. Daylife services include SmartEnterprise, SmartSections, SmartTopics, and SmartGalleries. Founded in 2005, Daylife is headquartered in downtown New York City and recently closed a strategic investment from Getty Images, Inc.

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