SOURCE: Market Leader, Inc.

Market Leader, Inc.

May 17, 2011 10:00 ET

Market Leader Names Joe White Vice President of Sales and Service

Proven Business Leader With Track Record of Sales Success Becomes Third Senior Executive to Join Rapidly-Growing Company in Past Nine Months

KIRKLAND, WA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2011) - Market Leader (NASDAQ: LEDR) (, an innovator in online marketing and technology solutions for real estate professionals, today announced that Joe White has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Service. White brings more than 20 years of sales, business development and executive leadership experience to Market Leader, with a successful record of driving rapid sales and revenue growth in software-as-a-service (SaaS) businesses.

White will be responsible for the company's sales efforts to real estate agents and brokers, as well as service and support for the more than 45,000 real estate professionals that currently use Market Leader's software products. The addition of White marks the third executive to join Market Leader in just the past nine months, following Chief Technology Officer Alex Lange and Chief Marketing Officer Sarah Daniels.

This latest high profile addition to the executive team comes just days after Market Leader posted its fifth consecutive quarter of revenue growth, and announced that it expects further acceleration in the company's growth in the quarters ahead.

"We're excited to have Joe on board to unify our sales and service efforts, and continue to drive the long term success of our real estate professional customers," said Ian Morris, CEO of Market Leader, Inc. "The level of talent we continue to attract to Market Leader is a testament to the opportunity we have to establish ourselves as the leading provider of software and marketing solutions to the real estate industry."

White most recently served as President of Forensics Consulting Services, a services and software company in the legal industry. Prior to that as Executive Vice President of Sales at Attenex Inc., he helped lead the company from a start-up to an industry leader in the legal software industry. The company was a member of the Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 for three consecutive years before being acquired by FTI Consulting in 2008.

Prior to Attenex, White served in executive roles for Aventail Corporation, a network communications company, and Innuity, a website development company targeting small to medium sized businesses. Previously, he spent nine years at publically traded Mosaix, Inc., where he held positions including Vice President of North American sales and Vice President of Marketing. Mosaix, a telecommunications software company, was sold to Lucent Technologies in 1999. White holds a BS in communications management from the University of Portland, and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

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About Market Leader

Market Leader (NASDAQ: LEDR) provides real estate professionals with innovative marketing and technology solutions that enable them to grow and manage their business. Founded in 1999 by a second-generation real estate agent, Market Leader provides real estate agents, agent teams, and brokerage companies with subscription-based real estate marketing software and advertising products that enable them to generate a steady stream of prospects, as well as the tools and training they need to convert these prospects into clients.

With a long history of innovation, Market Leader pioneered online lead generation for real estate professionals a decade ago and today is the leading marketing partner to the real estate industry. The company also provides consumers with free access to the information and tools they need throughout the home buying and selling process, such as determining house values by address, and providing access to real estate listings, through its national consumer real estate sites. These websites enable Market Leader to provide its customers with access to millions of future home buyers and sellers while providing these consumers with free access to the information they seek throughout the home buying and selling process.

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