SOURCE: Localeze


November 10, 2009 13:43 ET

Localeze Appoints IT Innovator Alexandre Oliveira as Chief Technology Officer

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2009) - Harnessing added technology expertise from its parent company TARGUSinfo, Localeze, the largest online local business content manager for local search today announced the appointment of Alexandre Oliveira as chief technology officer. Bringing nearly two decades of senior software engineering experience, particularly developing geo-spatial data products and services, Oliveira will oversee Localeze's overall engineering organization, including the architectural development and maintenance of new and current online content management solutions for local search engines, businesses and consumers.

"We are thrilled to add Alex, as his proven expertise in building world-class engineering groups of all sizes further cements our leadership position in providing innovative technologies to manage and govern online local business content," said Jeff Beard, president, Localeze. "Alex's deep knowledge of relational technology and geo-spatial products will help build-out our latest offerings to provide real-time intelligence for all stakeholders in the online local business content management ecosystem."

Prior to joining the Localeze team, Oliveira served as vice president of application development for TARGUSinfo, the leading provider of On-Demand Insight(SM) about prospects and customers. Gaining additional senior engineering experience including strategic planning and assessment, he also worked as director of engineering for Vista Information Solutions and held senior software engineer positions with Equifax and National Decision Systems (Nielsen Claritas).

As part of Oliveira's responsibilities, he is leading the development of the next-generation platform for Localeze including a large-scale hire in the company's San Diego technology headquarters and refining the operations department and development processes. "Together with the support and vision of the senior management team, Localeze is rapidly transforming from a local business listings data provider to a complete content management service delivery provider," said Oliveira. "This is critical not only to the growth of Localeze but the entire local search industry."

About Localeze

Localeze is the largest online content manager serving businesses, local search engine publishers and ready-to-buy consumers. At the center of the local search ecosystem, businesses rely on Localeze to collect, enhance, optimize and distribute rich business information online, while local search engines depend on Localeze to deliver the broadest, richest, most accurate content to their users. With a management team of local search innovators, the largest business-verified listing database and the broadest network of local search engine partners in the industry, Localeze is the trusted source for local search engine content management. Localeze is a privately held company headquartered in Vienna, Virginia. For more information visit

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