Zilker Ventures Makes Two Key Hires on Quest to be Best Small Business Resource

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Zilker Ventures, affiliate of ChooseWhat.com, announces the hiring of Marshall Salinger, Senior Web Developer and Koby Wong, Paid Search (SEM) Analyst. ChooseWhat.com will offer valuable insight on the top tools and services needed by business owners and entrepreneurs to help build, manage and grow their businesses. Zilker Ventures and ChooseWhat.com, LLC operate a collection of sites, featuring internet fax services, email marketing software, virtual pbx services, etc.

Zilker Ventures an Austin-based web company and affiliate of ChooseWhat.com, is pleased to announce the addition of two new members.

Marshall Salinger joins Zilker Ventures as Sr. Web Developer, a role that will be instrumental in the growth of the company. Marshall brings nearly a decade of web design and development experience to his position. His experience ranges from web start-ups to Fortune 500 clients such as Adidas, Intuit, Microsoft, Intel, Seagate and Xerox. Marshall specializes in open source development and is committed to best practices and web standards established by the W3C.

“Marshall Salinger is a great asset to our team,” says Zilker Ventures CEO Gaines Kilpatrick. “His skills and experiences in web development are crucial to the future success of the websites we currently operate and of those we plan to build.”

In addition, Koby Wong joins Zilker Ventures as a Paid Search Analyst, who is responsible for the research, analysis and creation of the company’s new paid search campaigns, as well as interpreting and utilizing financial metrics to drive these campaigns. His position requires him to use his superior quantitative analytic and financial skills, which he brings as a recent graduate of the Business Honors program at the University of Texas at Austin. Koby has interned and worked part-time at Zilker Ventures since March of 2008 and was hired as a full-time employee in July of 2009.

“Koby’s training in finance has given him a foundation that has allowed him to rapidly develop into a top tier paid search analyst,” says Zilker Ventures COO Leo Welder. “We expect great things from him.”

Zilker Ventures, LLC is a web publisher that owns and operates resource websites for small to medium sized businesses. The Zilker Ventures team exhaustively researches and tests products and services designed for small businesses, and publishes the findings on a series of resource websites. This information is organized and presented to give small business owners the confidence to make quick, informed buying decisions about products with which they aren’t particularly familiar. Zilker Ventures’ and ChooseWhat.com operate affiliate review and comparison sites including faxcompare.com (internet fax services), email-marketing-options.com, (email marketing services), and tax-compare.com (online tax software solutions), pbxcompare.com (virtual pbx services), toll-free.pbxcompare.com (toll free numbers), as well as ChooseWhat.com. Over the past year, these websites have garnered a significant amount of traffic, with FaxCompare.com leading the way, serving nearly 200,000 visitors.

Zilker Ventures plans to expand these comparison and review websites as well as to build new ones that will help small business owners and entrepreneurs save time and money in the decision-making process. The Zilker Ventures research team recently revamped Email-Marketing-Options.com, dramatically improving its design and content, and is currently researching the top business card printing companies for its newest comparison website. The company has been in business since October 2007.    

For helpful information on selecting business services like toll free numbers, please visit http://www.ChooseWhat.com for a listing of affiliated resource sites.

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