January 21, 2015 06:30 ET

DatabaseUSA Promotes Fred Vakili to CEO and Dr. Mark Richard to President and COO to Support Company's Accelerated Growth

OMAHA, NE--(Marketwired - January 21, 2015) - DatabaseUSA, the leading provider of full-service database and email marketing solutions, announced that Fred Vakili has been promoted to CEO and Dr. Mark Richard has been promoted to President and COO. The appointments were made to support the unprecedented growth of DatabaseUSA.

As CEO, Vakili will focus on DatabaseUSA's go-to-market strategy and growth plans. He will lead the coordination of divisions within DatabaseUSA, which include, AtoZDatabases, Hugo Dunhill, EmailUSA and ResearchUSA.

Dr. Richard will be taking over Vakili's role of President and COO. He will now oversee the day-to-day operation of DatabaseUSA. Dr. Richard previously was Everest Group's Senior Vice President of Planning. DatabaseUSA is a subsidiary of Everest Group.

Fred Vakili is the former Chief Administrative Officer of InfoUSA and spent 25 years in various leadership positions. He played an integral role in InfoUSA's growth strategy and helped increase the company's yearly sales from $3 million to $760 million. Vakili has been responsible for the acquisition of over 40 companies since 1992.

Dr. Mark Richard is an engineer by training with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. He spent many years in engineering management and operations management in the medical device sector before joining Everest Group in 2013. His professional interests are in the areas of Big Data, especially as it relates to business strategies and sales planning.

About Us: DatabaseUSA provides high-quality, full-service database and email marketing solutions to businesses and sales professionals. With over 200 years in combined experience, the company is revolutionizing the way businesses find new prospects and grow their sales. DatabaseUSA proudly offers a 95% accurate, triple verified database of mailing lists, email lists and sales leads, as well as direct mail, database enhancements and many other marketing and sales lead solutions.

Everest Group actively seeks acquisitions and investment opportunities. The company focuses on Business Services, Database, Email and SAAS-based technology companies. Everest Group's philosophy centers on leveraging the operational experience of its team. It has over 35 years of entrepreneurial and operational experience. The company leverages that experience to enhance efficiency and performance of its portfolio companies, such as,,, AtoZdatabases, and JangoMail.