Linda Bernardi Joining Meteor Solutions' Board of Directors

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Founder & CEO of StraTerra Partners LLC Advising Meteor Solutions

Meteor Solutions is poised for explosive growth

Meteor Solutions, the technology provider that measures the value of online word-of-mouth and pass-along activities with the same precision as paid media, today announced that Linda Bernardi is joining Meteor Solutions' board of directors. Since late 2008, Bernardi has been an advisor to Meteor Solutions to help the company with strategic planning and to accelerate the growth of its customer base, which currently includes several multi-million dollar marketing campaigns from top online, mobile, travel and game companies.

Bernardi is founder and CEO of StraTerra Partners LLC, a technology strategy consulting firm based out of Seattle and San Francisco. As CEO and chief strategist, Bernardi and her partners are involved with large enterprises, technology providers and system's integrators in defining the standards and architecture for the emerging Enterprise Cloud Computing ecosystem and in helping clients adopt cloud computing architecture.

"Meteor Solutions is poised for explosive growth," said Linda Bernardi. "I am excited to be a part of what will soon be seen as a standard 'must-have' for online marketers and advertisers who need to measure the impact of content sharing through sites like Twitter and Facebook, as well as through emails, instant messages and mobile messages."

Prior to StraTerra Partners, Bernardi held the VP of Strategy position at Capgemini. In 2001, Bernardi founded ConnecTerra, Inc. in Cambridge Mass, where as CEO, along with a highly talented group of architects and engineers, ConnecTerra became the leading software company to connect RFID with Enterprise IT. ConnecTerra was successfully acquired by BEA Systems in 2005 and is now part of the Oracle's product line. Bernardi spent the first 14 years of her career at BBN in Cambridge Mass., where for the last 3 years, she served as VP of operations for the software division, managing operations in the US, Europe and the Far East.

In 2009 Bernardi launched her leadership institute, Bernardi Leadership Institute. Bernardi holds committee chair positions and serves on the boards of the SETI Institute, The International Museum of Women and Emeritus Board Member at the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, and is an advisor to a number of organizations, including Astia. Bernardi is also a member of Alliance of Angels, a highly active Seattle- based Angel investment consortium.

"With her experience in leading and structuring entrepreneurial companies in emerging markets, Linda is a great asset to Meteor Solutions," said Ben Straley, CEO of Meteor Solutions. "As both a director and advisor to the company, Linda will continue to provide valuable guidance and strategic support to the company and will play a significant role in the growth and long-term success of the business."

Meteor Solutions' Tracker platform quantifies the "pass-along" of content from one person to another as they share links, bookmarks, emails, instant messages and mobile messages. As tracked content is shared among friends, on blogs, and within communities, Meteor generates a sharing graph that shows exactly which people, blogs, and social networks are generating the most buzz about a brand, product, or campaign - so marketers can then make targeted media buys and optimize campaigns based on the findings.

Through Meteor, customers have found that that word-of-mouth has driven at least 20% of the unique visitors to their web sites, putting it in the same league as other major online traffic drivers, such as search engines. In addition, Meteor's data has proven that the traffic driven by word-of-mouth converts at a rate that is 2-3X greater than visitors from online ads and other sources.

About Meteor Solutions:
Meteor Solutions is an Internet software company that captures data for online word-of-mouth activities - filling the huge advertising and marketing gap currently plaguing the online advertising industry. Using the patent-pending Meteor technology platform, Meteor Solutions enables advertisers and publishers to measure, optimize and amplify online word-of-mouth with the same precision as paid advertising. Since it was founded in December 2008, Seattle-based Meteor has been used to track word of mouth for several multi-million dollar marketing campaigns by major brands. Some of the top online, mobile, and game companies are also using Meteor, and its client list is continuing to grow despite the economic downturn. More information about Meteor Solutions and the Meteor platform can be found at Meteor Solutions.

Susan Lusty
PR for Meteor Solutions
Phone: 206-331-4659


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