February 10, 2010 16:01 ET

Consumer Marketing Veteran Joins Board of Directors

Michael Linton, Former eBay and Best Buy CMO

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - February 10, 2010) -® (NASDAQ: SPRT), a leading provider of online care for the digital home, announced today that Michael Linton has joined its Board of Directors.

Mr. Linton is one of the country's leading consumer marketers. He began his career at Procter & Gamble and went on to hold senior marketing and general management positions at Progressive Insurance, James River and Remington. Mr. Linton then served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Best Buy and most recently as the Chief Marketing Officer of eBay. He currently serves on the board of Peet's Coffee & Tea, advises several venture-backed companies, and authors the CMO Calculus® column for

"We're delighted to welcome Mike to the Board," said Josh Pickus, President and CEO of "He brings a wealth of consumer marketing experience that will benefit our team immensely."

Linton commented that "Taking care of the digital home is a pressing need for today's consumers. is addressing this growing market with a unique combination of technology innovation and highly-skilled personal technology experts based in North America. I look forward to joining the Board and working with the team to bring truly convenient and practical care to the digital home."

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