October 22, 2009 10:00 ET Names John Chapple Chairman of the Board of Directors

John Mark Duncan From Rally Capital LLC Also Joins Jobvana's Board of Directors

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - October 22, 2009) - (, an online marketplace for individuals, service providers and small businesses, announces John Chapple as the Chairman of their Board of Directors.

John Chapple is the President of Hawkeye Investments LLC and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Yahoo! Inc., Cbeyond Communications Inc., SeaMobile Enterprises, and Telesphere Networks Ltd. uses social networking to drive the local services market. Going beyond simple listings and reviews, uses social networking to support the personal connections, word-of-mouth referrals, and local communities that traditionally power local service providers and small businesses.

Chapple joins the Board of Directors to provide additional support and direction during's rapid growth. "We are thrilled that John has agreed to join as Chairman," said President, Nathan Casey. "John's guidance brings years of experience with corporate expansion, competition and strategic partnerships."

"Jobvana provides an important link between social networking and small businesses," said John Chapple. "Since the beginning, I've been drawn to Jobvana's ability to use social networking relationships to grow small businesses."

Prior to forming Hawkeye Investments LLC, Chapple served as Chairman and CEO of Nextel Partners, a provider of digital wireless services throughout the U.S. With more than 26 years of experience in the cable television and wireless communications industries, Chapple also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Syracuse University, and the Advisory Board of the University of Washington's Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs.

John Mark Duncan from Rally Capital LLC was also named to the Board of Directors. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Telesphere Networks Ltd. and is a Board observer for Telecom Transport Management (TTM). Rally Capital LLC is a private investment firm that specializes largely in the communications industry, with a direct focus on wireless and next-generation telecommunication technologies and services.


Jobvana creates a social marketplace for individuals, service providers and small businesses to market their skills and services efficiently. Jobvana combines tools from social networking and social media to make it easy for individuals to market themselves, minimizing the costly hurdles involved with starting and sustaining a small business. Use Jobvana to build relationships, trust and fulfillment by working with people you know, doing the things you love to do.