ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - Jul 10, 2012) - IZEA, Inc. (OTCQB: IZEA) (PINKSHEETS: IZEA), the world leader in social media sponsorship, today announced that Tom Geraghty has joined the organization as Senior Vice President of Products and Partnerships. In this role, he will lead IZEA's product development, software engineering, and strategic partnerships organizations.
"Tom's diverse background in product management and corporate business development are a tremendous asset for IZEA," said Ryan Schram, Chief Marketing Officer, IZEA. "He has an established track record of increasing revenues by maximizing existing platforms, and also strategically selecting partnerships that drive new opportunities for growth."
Tom comes to IZEA from Channel Intelligence where he managed multiple product groups and initiatives, and rose to Chief Privacy Officer. He held roles of increasing responsibility at the company before that. Tom led Channel Intelligence's leading "Where-to-Buy" service that helped drive double year-over-year growth for two fiscal calendars, while also managing the integration of a new company that was profitable in 90 days. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Commerce for MyList.
He is a Certified Internet Privacy Professional (CIPP-US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Tom started his career in the entertainment industry, serving in a leadership role at a number of high-profile locations, including Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure, Navy Pier Chicago, and Seaworld Parks & Entertainment. Tom is a graduate of Penn State University and lives in Dr. Phillips, Florida with his wife and two children.
IZEA, Inc. ("IZEA") is the world leader in social media sponsorship, operating multiple marketplaces including Staree, WeReward, SponsoredTweets and SocialSpark. IZEA connects advertisers with social media publishers, helping them monetize their social media presence. The company has completed over three million social media sponsorships for customers ranging from small local businesses to Fortune 50 organizations. For more information about IZEA, visit www.izea.com.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are based largely on IZEA's expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond IZEA's control. Actual results could differ materially from these forward- looking statements as a result of, among other factors, competitive conditions in the social media sponsorship segment in which IZEA operates, failure to popularize one or more of the marketplace platforms of IZEA and general economic conditions that are less favorable than expected. In light of these risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that the forward- looking information contained in this respect will in fact occur. Please read the full statement and disclosures here: http://izea.com/safe-harbor-statement/.