Job board and Internet search veteran provides new insight as ZoomInfo accelerates growth.
April 06, 2006 - Waltham, Mass. - Zoom Information, Inc., the search engine for discovering people, companies and relationships, today announced the appointment of Bryan Burdick (www.zoominfo.com/bryanburdick), online recruiting and Internet search veteran, as its new chief operating officer. Burdick will lead the sales, marketing and product departments at ZoomInfo, reporting directly into Jonathan Stern, founder and CEO.
"ZoomInfo has grown remarkably in the last five years, and our growth is accelerating. ZoomInfo is now recognized as the leading source of passive candidates for recruiting, the leading search engine for business people search and continues to be a well-respected innovator of contextual search technologies," said Jonathan Stern, founder and CEO of Zoom Information. "Bryan Burdick is a proven leader in our key focus areas, and will provide inestimable value helping us grow from a single vertical search engine into a broad multi-channel search and advertising vehicle."
"Job boards and the entire search landscape are undergoing an upheaval that is transforming the way content is generated and monetized, and I believe ZoomInfo is positioned to gain in existing markets and expand into many new ones as a result," said Bryan Burdick, COO of Zoom Information. "I have tremendous respect for what Jonathan and his team have accomplished and am thrilled to be able to contribute to ZoomInfo's future success."
Burdick comes to Zoom Information from three years at Monster Worldwide where he held positions including CMO of Monster's TMP AdComms Division and senior vice president of Monster.com core segments. At Monster Burdick launched several new products, and helped deliver 40% annual growth in key business segments. Prior to Monster, Burdick was SVP at Lycos, leading the Global Portal Services unit responsible for all Internet search, content management and ad serving businesses. At Lycos Burdick launched eight new subscription businesses and grew revenue and realized double digit net operating margin growth each year. Burdick has also held senior leadership positions at InfoSpace and Reuters America. He is a summa cum laude graduate of the Wharton School of Business.
"ZoomInfo has a unique ability to mine the Web to create real business value for its customers and users; they are one of the very few examples of a pioneering company that is already making money with thousands of happy customers," said Burdick. "The opportunity is unlimited, and I'm excited to be a part of this team."
ZoomInfo is re-defining how businesspeople connect with opportunities that drive business growth. Founded in 2000, ZoomInfo is the only business information provider with continuously updated, multi-sourced, highly relevant business information and unrivalled tools to quickly pinpoint contacts and accelerate success. Built on proprietary and patented Web crawling and community-contributed content — with intelligent matching and profile-creating technologies — the ZoomInfo™ Database currently spans 5 million businesses and 50 million employees. It is at the heart of all ZoomInfo applications including: ZoomInfo™ Directory, its popular free website where businesspeople manage their own profiles and search for companies and employees; ZoomInfo™ Pro, the company's flagship software-as-a-service offering, providing the most advanced searching capabilities on the market; and ZoomInfo™ Enterprise Solutions, which include customized data and integration with customer software applications.
ZoomInfo serves millions of businesspeople from start-ups to blue-chip companies (including leading brands such as Amazon, Microsoft, Time Warner, Wal-Mart, Yahoo! and the top U.S. recruiting firms), For more information, go to www.zoominfo.com or call (866) 904-9666. Follow ZoomInfo on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and the "Follow the Lead" blog (followthelead.zoominfo.com).
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