SOURCE: PointClear

June 24, 2008 09:00 ET

PointClear Names Ryan Ogden as VP of Business Development

Ogden's Lead Generation Services Firm, Harvest Engine, to be Acquired by PointClear

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - Prospect development firm PointClear, LLC announced today the appointment of Ryan Ogden as its vice president of business development. Ogden is an Atlanta entrepreneur and founder of competing lead generation services firm Harvest Engine, which PointClear is acquiring in order to meld the companies' service offerings and client base.

"We're pleased to have Ryan on board to direct our business development efforts and we look forward to adding his vision and leadership to our management team," said PointClear President Dan McDade. "The acquisition of his firm, Harvest Engine, makes sense in that it expands our market footprint and our depth of client services dedicated to improving revenue performance."

Harvest Engine, originally NetNet Services, was founded by Ogden in 2001 and was a service provider company of the prestigious Atlanta Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech. During his career, Ogden has also held key positions with consulting firm North Highland Company, Hewlett-Packard and others.

In addition to business development, his areas of relevant expertise for PointClear include teleservices and email campaign execution, sales methodologies, value proposition and message development, market segmentation and marketing database development. Ogden holds a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech.

"For years now, I've been impressed by PointClear's reputation and focus on high-quality lead generation and nurturing programs that turn prospects into ready buyers," he said. "I'm excited by the opportunity to join a firm with such a proven track record in helping companies to increase their sales while optimizing their marketing spend. The addition of Harvest Engine to PointClear will ultimately result in a services firm that is even stronger and more adept at enabling businesses to succeed."

About PointClear

Headquartered in Norcross, Ga., PointClear, the prospect development firm, provides solutions that fill client forecasts, not just their pipelines. PointClear's expert sales and marketing professionals provide clients with forecastable sales opportunities, actionable market intelligence and effective market coverage. For more information about PointClear's products and services, go to http://www.pointclear.com.

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