SOURCE: Leads360


January 24, 2011 10:00 ET

Leads360 Appoints Paul T. Ryan as Game-Changing Chief Technology Officer

Former CTO for Overture Services Will Revolutionize Technology Infrastructure and Manage Growth for Award-Winning Lead Management Software Company

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 24, 2011) - Leads360, the industry leader in sales lead management software, today announced the hiring of Paul T. Ryan as chief technology officer (CTO). With more than 20 years of experience architecting and building complex systems to support a wide variety of industries, Ryan is a seasoned technology entrepreneur with a history of successful ventures.

In his role as CTO, Ryan will expand Leads360's technology infrastructure and lay the groundwork for future growth. He will head up all technology functions for Leads360's lead management software, which enables clients to improve sales and marketing efficiency by converting more sales leads into customers. In addition, Ryan will oversee product development, integration engineering and quality assurance functions. Leads360's technology infrastructure management and engineering management functions will report to Ryan.

"It is a pleasure to be working with Paul again," said Dan Morefield, Leads360 president and CEO. "Paul is a game changer for us. He is the rare entrepreneurially-focused CTO that has extensive experience leading innovation in companies at all stages of growth. Paul's customer orientation combined with his passion for technology will result in better products and accelerated growth here at Leads360."

Before joining Leads360, Ryan founded Done Right!, a venture-funded lead generation business for home improvement contractors. After the company was sold in 2009, Ryan started, a portal to allow easy communication with elected officials. Prior to founding these ventures, Ryan was CTO of Overture Services, where he was involved from the early launch of Overture's product through the company's acquisition by Yahoo! During his tenure with Overture, Ryan designed, implemented and updated the search engine architecture as business grew to handle over 500 million daily searches with auditable click transactions of more than 30 billion per month in 28 countries worldwide.

"Leads360 has experienced huge growth in the last few years," said Ryan. "The company's strategy for long-term growth will have to build on its proven track record of innovation, and accelerate this innovation to meet ever-more demanding market requirements. I am looking forward to working with the exceptional team at Leads360 to continue to power our customers' bottom lines."

Ryan holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University, a master's degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University, and a master's of business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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About Leads360
Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., Leads360 develops software as a service (SaaS) solutions for managing sales leads. Distinguished by its focus on solutions that address the unique needs of businesses who sell to consumers, Leads360 is recognized as a market and technology leader, managing more than 25 million leads for over 5,000 clients. With a suite of solutions scaled for small to enterprise organizations, the company offers the industry's most comprehensive and configurable lead management platform.

Leads360 enables companies to distribute, track, analyze, and convert sales leads using a customizable lead management workflow. Professional services, including training and process consulting, are also offered to deliver a highly effective solution for converting sales leads. Businesses look to Leads360 for solutions that allow them to maximize their investment in leads generated online and from traditional sources, and ultimately increase sales closure rates for greater revenue. For more information, visit

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