SOURCE: Nominum Inc.

Nominum Inc.

August 23, 2011 11:00 ET

Nominum Names Gary Messiana Chief Executive Officer

Industry Veteran With Customer-Centric Approach to Continue Company's Growth Trajectory

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 23, 2011) - Nominum, the worldwide leader in Intelligent DNS systems, today announces the appointment of Gary Messiana as the company's new Chief Executive Officer. Messiana, a seasoned industry veteran who has led a number of start-ups into high-growth markets, will oversee corporate strategy and all operations as the company enhances its products to expand into new markets. Messiana's appointment marks the beginning of a new path for customer relations and strategic partnerships for Nominum.

"I am excited to join Nominum during such a high-growth phase and to build upon our leadership within carrier and enterprise markets globally," states Gary Messiana, CEO of Nominum. "With our new management team, our new approachability and the company's industry leading products and services, we will continue our work as the leading force shaping the new Internet. I am committed to ensuring our customers recognize Nominum as the most customer-centric and commercially-friendly company they do business with."

Since 2008, Messiana has been an entrepreneur-in-residence at Bessemer Venture Partners, one of Nominum's investors, focused on evaluating investment opportunities in the software and infrastructure-as-a-service sectors. His background includes notable CEO positions with Netli and Diligent Software. Under Messiana's leadership, companies have innovated, grown and competed successfully across multiple markets and geographies.

"As our technology evolves and we look to the future, Gary is a perfect match for Nominum," explains Paul Mockapetris, chairman and chief scientist at Nominum. "Gary brings an extensive track record of leadership and success in software and hosted service solutions. His customer relationship skills, operational excellence and deep industry experience make him an ideal CEO to manage our current growth."

"Now that our DNS enables security and growth for the world's largest Internet providers, Nominum's poised to be the next Cisco," said board member David Cowan of Bessemer Venture Partners. "It's a star team in need of a star CEO, so naturally we recruited Gary."

About Nominum

Nominum's Intelligent DNS systems improve IP networks of all sizes globally; ensuring people always have a safe, secure and enjoyable Internet experience. Nominum in-network software solutions and SKYE™ hosted services form the foundation of the always-on Internet, protecting operator and enterprise networks and the families and businesses that use them, and providing superior performance and reliability. Nominum software and SKYE services now support more than 500 million fixed and mobile broadband users as well as enterprises, universities, and government agencies in every region. For more information visit

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