SOURCE: LOLapps Media, Inc.

LOLapps Media, Inc.

June 17, 2009 08:00 ET

LOLapps Adds Former Google Product Manager Manu Rekhi to Growing Company Roster

LOLapps Plans to Double Staff by the End of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) -


CORE NEWS FACTS:

  • LOLapps, the number one provider of user-generated social applications, announces the addition of Manu Rekhi to the growing executive team as head of product strategy and marketing.
  • At LOLapps, Rekhi will oversee strategy, marketing, business and corporate development.
  • Profitable and hiring in a down economy, LOLapps seeks to double its 20 person staff in the coming months. The company's full time recruiting team is actively seeking out top tier industry talent. LOLapps recently moved into a larger office in downtown San Francisco to accommodate a growing staff and foster a more productive working environment.

ABOUT MANU REKHI:

  • Prior to LOLapps, Rekhi was senior product manager at Google and worked on Gmail, Calendar, orkut, OpenSocial and Ads.
  • Rekhi was instrumental in helping orkut.com become the tenth largest Web site in the world -- from less than 500,000 users to over 100 million users -- by leading a landmark study that led to the site's successful international expansion.
  • As founder and director of product strategy and marketing at WineGlobe Inc., Rekhi generated a +45 percent annual revenue growth increase to a once barely profitable wine retailer.
  • Rekhi also gained relevant experience while holding product management and consultant positions at 123 Signup, Audiohighway.com and Ibex Studios, Inc.
  • Rekhi was a key spokesperson for orkut.com and wineglobe.com; keynote speaker at InfoVision 2007 and at TieCon 2007 on "social networks"; Google I/O panelist on social networks; and has given lectures on social networking at Columbia, Berkeley, and over 25 other universities in Brazil, Argentina and India.
  • Rekhi holds a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Boston University and a joint MBA from Columbia Business School and Walter Haas School of Business and was once named Boston Globe's "Student Entrepreneur of the Year."

QUICK COMPANY FACTS:

  • LOLapps Media, Inc., the number one provider of user-generated social applications, is a tool that allows anyone to create, personalize and share customized gift and quiz applications on social networks.
  • Profitable since inception, LOLapps launched out of stealth mode on April 21, 2009 and has over 50 million unique monthly visitors according to Quantcast.
  • LOLapps, backed by Polaris Venture Partners, was founded in 2008 by Kavin Stewart, Annie Chang, Brian Rue and Kamo Asatryan and is based in San Francisco.

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PRE-APPROVED QUOTES FROM LOLAPPS EXECUTIVES

"LOLapps' vision is very much in line with my passion and goals, and I am excited to be working with a smart and driven team," says Manu Rekhi, head of product strategy and marketing at LOLapps. "LOLapps is quickly emerging as a true leader in this space as momentum moves from social networking sites and platforms to highly engaged applications and I am glad to be on board to help make that vision a reality."

"Manu's previous career experiences make him a natural fit for the LOLapps team," says Kavin Stewart, CEO of LOLapps. "Manu brings a high level of strategic experience and industry knowledge to LOLapps that will help drive momentum as our growth and success continues."

Contact Information

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