SOURCE: TurnHere

August 06, 2008 08:00 ET

TurnHere Announces Appointment of New CEO

New Executives to Drive Continued Online Video Adoption

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - August 6, 2008) - TurnHere, Inc., the rapidly growing online video solutions platform, today announced the appointment of Bud Rosenthal as CEO of the company. As the demand for high-quality and cost-effective online video grows, TurnHere is setting the pace with innovative new products and solutions that meet the needs of businesses in a range of industries including small business, local, publishing and real estate.

Rosenthal has 20 years of experience providing online solutions to small and medium-sized businesses including senior roles as vice president at both Yahoo! Small Business Services and Real Networks Rhapsody music division. Rosenthal's experience in developing national and worldwide business partnerships will help TurnHere broaden its product suite and expand its online video advertising business.

"As we pioneer the online video advertising space for our expanding list of partners and customers, we're enthusiastic about bringing on a seasoned industry veteran to actively lead our team's strategic goals and initiatives," said Bradley Inman, chairman and founder of TurnHere and principal shareholder. "Bud's appointment as CEO of TurnHere will help us further our strong channel program and scale the business in response to the growing demand for cost-effective and high-quality online video advertising," said Inman.

Rosenthal served as a founder of BigStep.com, was as an Entrepreneur in Residence with Charles River Ventures and holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Most recently, Rosenthal was the CEO of WorkMetro, the Bessemer Ventures-backed online job board which was sold in February to Jobing.com.

TurnHere also announced the promotion of John McWeeny from senior vice president, business development to COO. As the first TurnHere employee, McWeeny helped build TurnHere into the leading online video production company.

TurnHere works with a range of industries including publishing, local, travel, real estate, legal, retail and financial services since its launch in January of 2006. TurnHere customers include YELLOWPAGES.COM, Chronicle Books, Superpages.com, CondéNet, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts and Simon & Schuster. The company recently received $7.5M in financing from Venrock and Hearst Interactive Media. Initial funding was provided by Bradley Inman, William Randolph Hearst III and Ron Conway. Inman will remain an active driver of long-term strategic goals for the company as chairman.

About TurnHere, Inc.

TurnHere, Inc. is a leading platform for online video production and provides studio-quality Internet video advertising and Web distribution for companies in a wide range of industries including media, publishing, travel, local and real estate. The company leverages its growing network of more than 5,000 professional filmmakers across more than 50 countries to create affordable Internet videos that deliver emotionally engaging and authentic content to the right audiences. With deep backgrounds in media and video production, TurnHere works with customers on creative treatments to help produce effective venues for building online traffic. Founded in 2005, the company is privately held with headquarters in Emeryville, California, and offices in New York.

Contact Information

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    Kasey Fleisher or Zoe Vandeveer
    LaunchSquad
    Phone: 415-625-8555
    Email: turnhere (at) launchsquad.com