SOURCE: Nitro PDF Software

Nitro PDF Software

September 06, 2011 10:34 ET

Nitro PDF Software Announces Appointment of Chief Marketing Officer

Company Kickstarts Next Growth Phase With Appointment of Paul Kim, ex-Automattic and Mozilla VP

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 6, 2011) - Nitro PDF Software today announced the appointment of Paul Kim as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), representing a significant evolution in the Company's organizational structure and ongoing growth strategy. Kim joins after two successful years as VP, User Growth at Automattic, makers of, and brings more than fifteen years strategic marketing experience, with a focus on brand building, user acquisition and large-scale community development.

"It's a great time to be joining Nitro," said Kim. "I'm extremely excited about the possibilities ahead for Nitro and our customers as we revolutionize the way people work with documents."

Previously, Kim was Mozilla Corporation's first full-time marketing hire, serving as VP, Marketing during a four-year tenure marked by the growth of the user base for the Firefox web browser to over 300 million people worldwide -- now considered an industry benchmark for free and open-source community development.

Kim's appointment coincides with the promotion of existing SVP of Sales & Marketing Gina O'Reilly, to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Under O'Reilly's three-year stewardship, the Company has experienced revenue growth of more than 450%, expanded into a number of international markets, and successfully launched its most successful free product yet, the award-winning Nitro PDF Reader.

"We're thrilled to welcome Paul to the team," said CEO Sam Chandler. "He has a proven track record of building big technology brands and highly engaged, genuinely passionate user communities. His work at Mozilla and beyond has become the boilerplate for businesses like ours. Welcome Paul, and congratulations, Gina!"

About Nitro PDF Software

Nitro PDF Software is one of the world's leading PDF software vendors and the company behind award-winning products like Nitro PDF Professional and Nitro PDF Reader. Nitro PDF Software's Free Family of PDF products have been downloaded more than 40 million times, and include the world's #1 free PDF creator, PrimoPDF, and the world's #1 free PDF Web browser extension, PDF Download.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Nitro PDF Software has operations spanning North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Nitro PDF Software products have won multiple "Editors' Choice" and "Product of the Year" awards and are used by millions of people worldwide, including a significant number of Fortune 500 organizations.

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