SOURCE: ChaCha Search, Inc.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - Sep 11, 2012) - ChaCha, the #1 free, real time Q&A service, today announced that Salim Tarazi will be joining the company in the newly created position of Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). As CRO, Tarazi will serve a vital role during a time of major expansion in ChaCha's online and mobile strategy by providing leadership and knowledge in monetization and ad revenue strategy.
With an extensive background as an experienced monetization and ad operations expert, Tarazi will bring over a decade of industry experience to the ChaCha executive team led by innovator and serial entrepreneur Scott A. Jones.
"Salim's specialized skills and experience are a valuable addition to the executive team," said Jones, ChaCha's co-founder and CEO. "With ChaCha's rapid and strong growth, Salim's expertise and leadership will prove to be instrumental in ChaCha's future."
Prior to working for ChaCha, Tarazi most recently served as Vice President of Real Time Bidding and Ad Operations at PubMatic in which he led real-time bidding across 150+ premium publishers in 7 countries with 400+ million unique users per month. Prior to PubMatic, Tarazi served as Vice President of Ad Operations and Ad Product Strategy with News Corporation's IGN Entertainment. At IGN, Tarazi managed impressive ad revenue in addition to leading ad product development and strategy.
"Every day ChaCha provides millions of quality, real-time answers to users while they are on-the-go in a fun, convenient way," said Tarazi. "I am thrilled to join this talented team to serve as ChaCha's leader in online and mobile advertising strategy. I look forward to building and maintaining a superior ad operations and revenue platform at ChaCha to continue its successful expansion."
ChaCha is the leading source for free real-time information and answers. Through its unique "ask-a-smart-friend" platform, ChaCha has answered over 2 billion questions since launch from more than 40 million unique users per month via online (ChaCha.com), mobile text (242-242), iPhone app, Android app and voice (1-800-2- ChaCha™). ChaCha is one of the fastest growing mobile and online publishers according to Nielsen, comScore, and Quantcast and was recently named by Forbes as one of America's Most Promising Companies. Follow ChaCha on Twitter: @ChaCha and @ChaChaMan.