Roger’s exceptional media experience and advanced business acumen will be of great value as our company continues with its accelerated growth path and we build a stronger Board of Directors with more relevant industry experience.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 24, 2012
WorthPoint Corporation, the world’s largest resource for researching, valuing and buying/selling art, antiques and vintage collectibles, today announced that Roger Ogden has been named to the company’s board of directors.
Ogden joins the board as a proven broadcasting executive who brings a wealth of expertise in the traditional media space as well as corporate strategy and operations. Ogden formerly served as President and CEO of Gannett Broadcasting and Senior Vice President, Design, Innovation and Strategy for Gannett Company, Inc., a new entity formed to encourage the development of new business ideas and improved processes for at Gannett.
During his tenure at Gannett, Ogden directed 23 television stations reaching 18% of the population and the Captivate network, a news and entertainment network broadcast in the elevators of the premier office towers across North America. Prior to Gannett, Ogden had been President and Managing Director of NBC Europe since July 1995 where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of NBC Europe and CNBC Europe. Ogden was also heavily involved in NBC’s international operations in Mexico, managing NBC’s co-operative efforts with TV Azteca, Mexico’s second largest television group.
“Roger’s exceptional media experience and advanced business acumen will be of great value as our company continues with its accelerated growth path and we build a stronger Board of Directors with more relevant industry experience,” said Will Seippel, Founder and CEO of WorthPoint Corporation. “I am excited about his addition to the board and I believe his seasoned perspective will bolster and grow WorthPoint’s media position as a thought leader in the emerging financial world of the antiques and vintage collectible space. This is a $150 billion worldwide business.”
The WorthPoint Corporation suite of offerings consists of WorthPoint.com, an online resource for researching and valuing antiques, art and collectibles; MarksandLibrary.com, an online resource for investigating makers’ marks as well as accessing a library of virtual books from leading publishers on a wide range of collecting topics; and GoAntiques.com, the leading online marketplace for buying and selling antiques, art and vintage collectibles.
Founded in 2007, WorthPoint Corporation is an international, online information and financial company that has quickly become the world’s largest resource for researching art, antiques and collectibles. The company’s core feature is Worthopedia® — a vast database of sales records and images for 100+ million items that have been aggregated from eBay, virtual marketplaces and leading auction houses. In 2012, WorthPoint was named to the OnDemand 100 Top Private Companies List in the On-Demand Software category and it won the About.com 2012 Readers Choice Award - deemed the Best Resource for Collectors! In 2011, WorthPoint Corporation was named one of the top 100 private technology companies in the mid-Atlantic region on the Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic list. The company has offices in Atlanta, Ga. and Dublin, Ohio.