May 18, 2011 11:00 ET

Manta Appoints VP of Corporate Development, Named to BtoB Magazine's Media Power 50

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - Manta, the world's largest online community for promoting and connecting small business, today announced it has added to its executive team with the appointment of Doug Llewellyn to vice president of corporate and business development. Llewellyn brings a proven track-record for identifying strategic opportunities. He will focus on developing key partnerships to expand Manta's presence for helping small businesses network, connect and grow in new ways.

The appointment comes at a time of significant growth for Manta with more than 30 million monthly visitors on the site and a 116-percent traffic increase since January of 2010. Manta is the fastest growing online business information resource with nearly 64 million registered online business profiles. Manta has also recently been recognized by BtoB magazine as part of the BtoB Media Power 50 List, an annual review of the best B2B advertising vehicles. The Media Power 50 features media outlets where B2B marketers can effectively reach top key business audiences and recognizes media brands across industries.

"With the addition of Doug to our executive team and the recognition by BtoB Magazine, Manta is solidifying our position as the online destination for small and midsize businesses," said Pamela Springer, president and CEO of Manta. "Manta understands the unique needs of the SMB community and with Doug's vast experience and expertise; he will work with our team in strategy formulation and develop new partnerships that help Manta deliver even more value to our community."

Prior to joining Manta, Llewellyn spent 12 years at CBS interactive/CNET Networks in several key operating positions, most recently as Vice President and GM of the B2B portfolio of properties that includes ZDNet, TechRepublic, and SmartPlanet. There he led product and business strategy, brand development and developed key technology platform partnerships that drove brand and consumer growth for 10 million users across the portfolio.

"Today it is critical that small businesses leverage new solutions for reaching their customers, prospects -- and each other," said Llewellyn. "Manta is meeting a growing market need and I look forward to working with the team to extend its offering to help our users achieve continued momentum and success."

About Manta
Manta is the world's largest online community for promoting and connecting small business. With nearly 64 million company profiles, Manta is used by business owners and professionals to promote and differentiate their offerings and "be found" online by customers and prospects. Manta is ranked the third largest business news/research website by comScore and has an audience of 31 million from the U.S. and around the globe. Manta is included in Business Insider's SAI Digital 100: The World's Most Valuable Startups. Launched in 2005, Manta is privately held and based in Columbus, Ohio. Find out if your company is listed on Manta at

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