September 07, 2010 16:00 ET

Henry Riner Named New Onvia President and CEO

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - September 7, 2010) -  Onvia, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONVI) announced that Henry ("Hank") Riner has been named the company's new president and chief executive officer. Riner is expected to be elected to Onvia's Board of Directors at the first Board meeting after his employment with the company has commenced.

Riner, 59, currently is CEO of OSG Billing Services ("OSG"), a New Jersey-based company that provides web-based invoice and statement printing services. He brings over 16 years of experience as a CEO and 30 years of experience in marketing, maintaining a focus on customer satisfaction as well as finding solutions through technology.

"Hank has outstanding leadership skills, knowledge and experience in the information industry," said Bob Brown, lead director of Onvia's Board of Directors, "and he's successfully built multiple companies. We're looking forward to him leveraging the Onvia team's content, technology and market position, leading to increasing success."

During his tenure as CEO at OSG, Riner created a five-year strategic growth plan to triple shareholder value, redefined the company mission to focus on the value of direct marketing of transaction documents, and energized the sales department to drive double-digit organic revenue and EBITDA growth during his first year. In addition, he introduced digital marketing and social media as a nucleus for a new lead generation program and achieved organizational alignment to create exceptional shareholder value during his first year. Earlier in his career, Riner developed and marketed ProQuest, the leading proprietary search engine for scholarly and research information on the Internet today.

"Onvia has unparalleled content and technology assets as the leader in the emerging gBusiness marketplace," said Riner. "I look forward to working with Onvia's talented leadership team to create products that exceed customers' expectations and to generate outstanding long-term value for our shareholders."

A native of Philadelphia, Riner received his undergraduate degree and master's in business administration in marketing from Temple University.

About Onvia, Inc.
For more than 12 years Onvia (NASDAQ: ONVI), the gBusiness Innovator, has been successfully delivering the research, analytics and tools companies rely on to succeed in gBusiness -- the intersection of business and government and a $5.5 trillion market. Onvia tracks, analyzes and reports the spending of more than 89,000 federal, state and local government agencies, giving companies a single source for conducting open, intelligent and efficient business with government. Along with providing an exclusive suite of integrated business tools for a wide variety of industries, Onvia offers DemandStar, the automated system that streamlines agency procurement processes, and, a free website that tracks Recovery Act-funded projects. For information about Onvia visit

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