Search and Internet Veteran Robert Rubin Joins ZoomInfo as Vice President of Engineering

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Rubin Will Drive Products and Technology for ZoomInfo's Semantic Search Engine

ZoomInfo's ability to automatically generate content is one of the most sophisticated systems I've seen. I'm excited to join such a strong team of software engineers and developers.

ZoomInfo today announced that search veteran Robert Rubin has joined the company as vice president of engineering. Rubin has more than 20 years of experience in product development, including executive positions at Eons and Fast Search and Transfer, and will lead the engineering and development team for ZoomInfo's business information search engine.

"ZoomInfo's semantic search technology is at the forefront of the industry. While other companies merely talk about the future of the Internet, ZoomInfo has been developing and delivering innovative capabilities that solve real-world challenges," said Rubin. "ZoomInfo's ability to automatically generate content is one of the most sophisticated systems I've seen. I'm excited to join such a strong team of software engineers and developers."

Prior to joining ZoomInfo, Rubin was senior vice president of engineering at Eons, where he was responsible for the development of the company's Web site, a social portal for baby boomers. Before that, he was co-founder and CEO at Argo Technology, where he developed personal search technology. Previously, Rubin held senior positions at Fast Search and Transfer, Cahners Business Information (Reed Elsevier), and Lotus Development Corporation. Rubin has a doctorate in computer science from Brown University.

" is a very advanced semantic search engine, and we're proud of the technology we've developed," said Jonathan Stern, founder and CEO of ZoomInfo. "We're thrilled to have Rob join our team. I believe his leadership and proven search technology expertise will help accelerate our product development rate and allow us to conquer more search-related challenges in our efforts to deliver the most comprehensive and accurate business information to our customers."

About ZoomInfo:
ZoomInfo is a business information search engine used to quickly find information about industries, companies, people, products and services. ZoomInfo is used by sales and marketing professionals to identify business opportunities, by recruiters to locate talent, and by anyone conducting in-depth research about products, services and businesses. ZoomInfo's semantic search engine continually crawls the Business Web - the millions of company Websites, news feeds and other online sources - to identify company and people information which is then organized into fresh, comprehensive and objective profiles. ZoomInfo currently has profiles on more than 38 million people and over 3.5 million companies, and its search engine adds more than 20,000 new profiles every day.

According to Nielson/NetRatings, in April 2007 ZoomInfo was the fastest growing network in the country, with 276% annual growth. More than 4.5 million people search every month. In addition, nearly 2,000 customers, including Yahoo!, Microsoft, Oracle, PepsiCo and 20% of the Fortune 500, use ZoomInfo's patented search tools. ZoomInfo is privately held and based in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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