“In an evolving industry, PeekYou is leading through innovation. I know a game changer when I see one and they are certainly capable of redefining the way in which online social data is compiled and utilized going forward," stated Kim Partoll.
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 31, 2010
PeekYou, a people search engine whose database contains records for over 230 million people, is pleased to announce the addition of Kim Partoll as Chairman of its board of directors. In her first move since departing AOL, Partoll brings over 20 years of knowledge in marketing and general management in the telecommunications, cable, and Internet industries to PeekYou.
"Our team feels proud today that Kim is happy to assume the responsibility of Chairman of our small but rapidly growing company,” said Michael Hussey, CEO of PeekYou. “It really reinforces the importance and obvious potential of what we have set out to achieve. Not only is Kim bringing a wealth of experience and a long history of monetizing customer platforms, she is also working directly with us to ensure our products and partner operations are world class."
Previous to joining PeekYou, Partoll served as AOL’s COO, where she managed several critical areas including Business Development, Business Intelligence, Consumer and Brand Marketing, Mobile, Product Experience and Innovation. Prior to AOL, Partoll held an executive position for a cable giant, during which she was responsible for pioneering the "triple play" bundle of video, telephony, and high-speed data, now ubiquitous in the industry. Partoll began her career at AT&T’s consumer long-distance business and held a variety of positions in marketing, product management, and operations. In 2000, she rose to the executive rank at AT&T and managed the company’s 67 million customers and a multi-billion-dollar revenue stream.
“PeekYou has an amazing vision and I’m truly looking forward to helping them realize their goals,” said Partoll. “In an evolving industry, PeekYou is leading through innovation. I know a game changer when I see one, and having been privy to PeekYou’s forthcoming applications, they are certainly capable of redefining the way in which online social data is compiled and utilized going forward.”
PeekYou (http://www.peekyou.com) is a free people-search engine, whose database contains public records and internet data for over 230 million people, and is growing every day. The information it collects about specific individuals includes real name, age, sex, physical address, e-mail address, online aliases, photos, blogs, personal profiles on popular websites, interests, schools, work history, etc.—and is packaged in individual profiles about each person. PeekYou searches and indexes people just as Google does with websites. PeekYou's deep data is a unique resource through which businesses can acquire knowledge about their current and potential customers and thus execute highly targeted ad campaigns. The idea behind the database began in April 2006: the website was released a few months later in stealth mode, and now ranks as a top 5,000 web destination.