SOURCE: Internet Broadcasting

February 27, 2008 16:17 ET

IB Bolsters Team With Online Veterans: Appoints COO and Adds GM of Local Media Network

New Management Structure Aimed at Delivering and Innovating Products and Services for Distribution to Partners, and to Web at Large; Announces Expansion of Local Media Network and Customer Solutions Team

SAINT PAUL, MN and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 27, 2008) - Internet Broadcasting, a leader in local internet audience aggregation and advertising, announced today that it has appointed online veterans, Jeff Kimball, as Chief Operating Officer, and Tony Dunaif, as GM/Local Media Network, to its Management team.

Jeff Kimball as Chief Operating Officer

Internet and technology industry executive Jeff Kimball brings to IB more than twenty years of experience building, growing and operating successful Internet and start-up companies. With specific experience running Product Marketing, Program Management, Design, Operations, Technology and QA teams, Jeff will be responsible for all aspects of customer solutions and product delivery. In this capacity, Jeff will approach the objective of winning in local by developing innovative tools, web products and services that empower publishers to create large web audiences and to serve advertisers at scale. Jeff will be based out of St. Paul, MN, and will report directly to David Lebow, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer.

Most recently, Jeff was Senior Vice President of Product Development at Vive Computing (formerly NHC Systems, Inc.) where he was responsible for delivering complete solutions -- product and technology -- to help Vive fundamentally alter the way consumers and small businesses purchased, used and received support for computers. Prior to Vive, Jeff spent 11 years at AOL where he held numerous positions developing at-scale customer, advertiser, and publishing solutions. At AOL Jeff led the business and product planning for more than 10 major releases of the AOL service; he was responsible for the product direction and delivery for the most successful consumer facing products AOL ever produced (including AOL.com, e-mail, instant messaging, search, parental controls). In addition to his work domestically, Jeff also led the unified European product and technology strategy -- managing teams in London, Hamburg, Paris, Dublin, Luxembourg, California and Virginia.

Tony Dunaif as GM of Local Media Networks

Media and business development executive Tony Dunaif joins IB as GM of the newly created Local Media Network, and will be responsible for building and growing major external relationships across the broadcast stations and groups, CNN and expanding to develop new distribution partnerships. Additionally, Tony will work with the Customer Solutions team in their delivery of solutions to partners and advertisers. Tony will be based out of New York, NY, reporting directly to David Lebow.

Most recently, Tony was Vice President, Content Partnerships and International Development at Brightcove -- the leading Internet TV platform that enables content owners to create, publish and monetize broadband channels. In this capacity, he was responsible for closing business agreements with leading media companies, both domestically and abroad. Prior to Brightcove, Tony held several senior posts throughout his 12-year tenure at MTV Networks. As Senior Vice President of Business Development, he successfully created new businesses, revenue streams and strategic plans that supported and enhanced the MTV brand. He also played a key role in developing Broadband, Gaming, Mobile, Satellite Radio, Hispanic Media, Video on Demand, and HDTV initiatives.

"IB is undergoing a fundamental transformation, and we're organizing our management team around aggressive goals for the Company and our customers. I'm delighted to have Jeff Kimball and Tony Dunaif join our pursuit of making local work on the Internet," said David Lebow, President and CEO of Internet Broadcasting. "We are committed to innovating for the next era of the Internet by investing in our relationships with publishers, advertisers and web consumers. We're equally committed to becoming more relevant for our TV partners by providing tools and services at scale that will help them achieve local Internet ubiquity. With the addition of Jeff and Tony to our team, we have the skills and expertise to make our vision a reality."

About Internet Broadcasting

Established in 1996, Internet Broadcasting is the leading local publisher and online ad network. The company enables publishers and advertisers to reach local in-market consumers through its national network of more than 450 local media Web sites reaching more than 40 million monthly visitors. The Company creates Web products and distributes them as part of strategic partnerships with Hearst-Argyle Television, Post-Newsweek Stations, McGraw-Hill Broadcasting, NBC, Telemundo, Cox Television, and Meredith Broadcasting among others. The Company also has a strategic partnership with CNN.com. Company investors include Hearst-Argyle, Post-Newsweek, McGraw-Hill, CNN and Split Rock Partners. Internet Broadcasting is headquartered in St. Paul, MN and New York, NY, with additional offices in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, and Atlanta. For more information, visit www.ibsys.com.

Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Ayme M. Yaiser
    VP Strategic Marketing & Communication
    Internet Broadcasting
    651.365.4293