Sam Tharp Joins LifeCare's Management Team

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LifeCare, Inc., the leader in the Employee Productivity & Loyalty industry, announces the addition of Sam Tharp to its senior leadership team.

Most recently Sam Tharp was Chief Marketing Officer at, and prior to that he held senior leadership roles at and was the product manager of AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), growing that product to more than 110 million registered users.

“Sam brings tremendous Internet experience to LifeCare,” said CEO, Doug Klinger. “We’re excited for Sam to continue to evolve our online presence and our ability to match our 36 million members with timely, cost-effective, high-quality solutions to meet their life’s most important needs,” Klinger added.

About Sam Tharp

Sam Tharp is Senior Vice President, LifeCare Online, leading and LifeMart.

Prior to LifeCare, Sam was Chief Marketing Officer of, the leading digital matching platform for musicians, music industry leaders and fans.

Previously, Sam held senior leadership roles at serving as VP Consumer Products, VP eCommerce and General Manager of, the world's largest online relocation matching site.

Before Monster, Sam led online marketing for AOL, CompuServe, AOL Instant Messenger and ICQ. Sam also was the Product Manager for AOL Instant Messenger, the world’s largest online communications tool with over 110 million registered users.

Sam earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and English from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

LifeCare, a privately-held company based in Shelton, CT, is the leader in the Employee Productivity & Loyalty industry. LifeCare saves members time and money with quality matches to content, providers, products and services in parenting, senior care, legal and financial services, home services and wellness. LifeCare serves more than 36 million members through more than 3,000 of the largest private and public-sector employers, driving down absenteeism and presenteeism while boosting employee loyalty.

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