SOURCE: Permuto


June 16, 2010 14:22 ET

Jeff Weitzman Joins Permuto as Chief Marketing Officer

Weitzman One of Many Yahoo! Veterans to Join Permuto Management Team

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2010) -  Permuto, a leader in online performance advertising, today announced that Jeff Weitzman, a veteran online industry executive who was most recently CMO of Common Sense Media, has joined the company as part of the senior management team. As chief marketing officer, Weitzman will be responsible for managing all aspects of marketing for Permuto.

At Common Sense Media, the nation's leading information and advocacy organization for children and media, Weitzman led the product development and marketing efforts for the company, significantly expanding its online reach, leading a major renewal of the brand and Web site, and initiating a national online and TV branding campaign that debuted with a 90-second spot produced and aired by Disney Channel.

"Jeff Weitzman brings deep experience in online marketing to Permuto at a time when demand is at an all-time high for a solution to the inherent problems marketers have had with online display," said Shaukat Shamim, CEO of Permuto. "Permuto's Buyer Acquisition Channel is solving these problems for its online retailer customers, and Jeff not only brings seasoned leadership to the company, but a deep understanding of our clients' needs and the creative energy to help us grow."

Weitzman brings to Permuto more than twenty years of strategy, operations, and marketing experience, including executive roles at several successful Internet companies. Before Common Sense Media, Weitzman was president and COO of industry leader, and at Yahoo! he led the Internet portal's advertising operations and account management functions and co-chaired the IAB's task force on standardizing industry advertising terms and conditions. Jeff came to Yahoo! through the acquisition of Seth Godin's Yoyodyne where he was SVP of Business Operations. A graduate of Cardozo School of Law and Dartmouth College, Weitzman began his career as an attorney at Shearman & Sterling, and in the '90s he helped pioneer business-to-business Internet communities as COO of Counsel Connect, an online service for lawyers.

Jeff Weitzman said, "Permuto has the best solution I've seen to one of online marketing's longstanding problems, and I'm joining a very talented team with a track record of innovation and success in the industry. I'm both inspired and energized to be a part of that team, and I look forward to helping Permuto maximize its potential and bring its clients real success in the marketplace."

About Permuto
Permuto is the creator of the Buyer Acquisition Channel for e-commerce, which delivers search-like performance and automation to display advertising. Through its BuyerIndex, Permuto develops knowledge of a buyer's intent, activity and history for millions of individual products. An automated Buyer Marketplace connects merchants and shopping sites with active buyers and delivers highly-personalized, relevant, and attractive offers. The result is a channel that taps into the more than 80 percent reach of online display advertising with greatly enhanced conversions.

Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Permuto was founded in April 2008 by pioneers in display and search advertising and was selected as one of "The World's Most Intriguing Startups" by BusinessWeek.

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