SOURCE: Travel Ad Network

Travel Ad Network

August 26, 2009 10:17 ET

Cree Lawson Moves From CEO to Chairman and Brian Silver Becomes President and Chief Executive Officer at Travel Ad Network

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 26, 2009) - The Board of Directors of the Travel Ad Network (TAN), the leading vertical ad network in travel and the web's largest travel information source with a global audience reach approaching 25 million, today announced that CEO and Founder Cree Lawson has become Chairman of the Board and that Brian Silver has been promoted from President and Chief Operating Officer to President and Chief Executive Officer.

"Since we launched in 2003, our exclusive arrangement with our publishing partners has enabled Travel Ad Network to grow rapidly both in size and its ability to deliver to marketers a deeply engaged and attractive online travel planning audience," says Mr. Lawson. "I'm very happy to announce the appointment of Brian Silver to the CEO position. Since he joined in 2007 Brian has used his exceptional management skills, his travel & media expertise and his extraordinary communications skills to execute on the ambitious plan that we, as a board, embarked on after our Series A fundraising. There's no one better suited to execute those ambitious plans."

Mr. Silver was instrumental in accelerating TAN's growth and success as President and Chief Operating Officer since he joined the company in November 2007. Under his leadership, Travel Ad Network has continued to grow at a rapid pace and was selected as one of Inc Magazine's 500 fastest growing private companies in America.

"There is tremendous opportunity for growth in the online travel marketplace," says Mr. Silver. "We have assembled a world class media and travel experience management team and continue to drive success for our clients and our partners."

Mr. Silver has extensive online advertising experience. He has served as COO for Did-it Search Marketing and as Vice President of Operations for IAC Advertising (the advertising solutions and sales division of Ask Jeeves, formerly AJinteractive). He also was Vice President & General Manager of MaxOnline, which he joined in 2002 after helping to facilitate the successful merger between DoubleClick Media and interactive advertising firm L90.

Travel Ad Network (TAN) ( is the leading advertising network in the online travel vertical reaching 25 million worldwide unique users through top tier website publishers, including BBC's Lonely Planet, Rand McNally, Let's and over 200 other travel websites. TAN uses industry expertise, geographic targeting and exclusive publisher relationships to give marketers unrivaled access to an untapped audience of affluent, passionate and engaged travelers visiting both travel planning and booking engine sites. Founded in 2003, the company is privately held and is headquartered in Manhattan, New York City with branch offices in the West, Midwest & Southeast and the UK. Travel Ad Network investors include Rho Ventures, Village Ventures and individual investors.

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