September 24, 2007 23:45 ET

Pringo Appoints Randy Haykin to Board of Directors

Yahoo! Founding Team Executive, Angel and Venture Investor Joins Growing Social Networking Solutions Provider

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 24, 2007) - Pringo, creator of private-labeled social networks, today announced the addition of Randy Haykin to its board of directors. Haykin brings over 20 years' sales and marketing experience to Pringo, most notably serving in executive-level positions for high-profile technology companies such as Apple, IBM, Paramount, Viacom and Yahoo!.

A well-known angel and venture investor, Haykin co-founded Outlook Ventures in 1996, serving for 11 years as the company's managing director. Prior to Outlook, Haykin joined the Yahoo! founding team, where he worked as VP of sales and marketing. Responsible for building Yahoo!'s marketing initiative, Haykin also established agency relationships and generated initial business model and advertising sales for the organization.

Haykin spent five years at Apple, where he was in charge of creating and launching the Apple Multimedia Program for developers, as well as a line of retail multimedia and CD-ROM products. He was also responsible for the division's strategic relations, including the creation of its New Media Center program for higher education.

Haykin ran Viacom/Paramount's West Coast division as its director of operations and business development, and served as interim VP of marketing at NetChannel, which was acquired by America Online in 1998. He also served as part of the core team that launched America Online's Greenhouse, a successful venture incubator.

"We welcome the addition of Randy Haykin to our board, and believe his experience and track record will complement the existing strengths of Pringo's executive leadership," said Nouriel Gino Yazdani, CEO of Pringo. "He has much success growing some of the biggest technology companies of our time and is joining Pringo at a time of record growth for our organization. I am extremely pleased to have him as part of our team."

"Pringo is undergoing rapid expansion and I'm very happy to join its talented, dedicated group," said Randy Haykin. "I look forward to contributing to the continued success of the company as it establishes a leadership position in an increasingly popular technology space."

Haykin holds a bachelor's degree in organizational studies from Brown University and a master's in business administration from Harvard. He is the author of "Demystifying Multimedia" (Random House, 1993).


Los Angeles-based was created in 2002 when two visionaries saw the potential of the Internet to be a gathering place for individuals worldwide to communicate and share common interests. After collecting thousands of domain names and building each site from scratch, the co-founders' idea was to create a scalable and fully extendable platform that would allow new features to be added on without interrupting existing Web site functions. Pringo currently has over 400 features and is continually adding new ones, all of which can be added to current or new Web sites, market-ready within weeks. Pringo's executive team has extensive leadership in the social networking industry. The company's philosophy centers on a unique vision and innovative technology that utilizes the best software to help clients penetrate their particular market and stay current within the fast-moving online world. For more information on Pringo, go to

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