SOURCE: SourceForge, Inc.

May 05, 2008 17:00 ET

SourceForge® Names Chris Dobbrow Vice President of Sales

Online Media Pro to Lead Sales Team at SourceForge

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) - SourceForge (NASDAQ: LNUX), the leader in IT community-driven media and e-commerce, today named Chris Dobbrow to the post of vice president of sales. Dobbrow will lead the sales effort for SourceForge's popular online media properties, including Slashdot, SourceForge.net, Linux.com, and freshmeat.net.

Dobbrow brings more than 20 years of sales and management experience in technology media to SourceForge, including over 16 years at Ziff Davis, where he served as executive and senior vice president overseeing PC Magazine, PC Computing, eWEEK, Corporate Sales and Integrated Media Solutions. Most recently Dobbrow was vice president of partnerships at BrightTALK, a rich media technology provider for audio and video webcasting and rich media distribution channels, where he was charged with building out partner platforms.

"Chris's leadership, relationship skills, and deep experience in technology media -- both traditional and internet -- make him an ideal leader for us," said Jon Sobel, SourceForge President, Media. "We expect Chris to play a pivotal role in SourceForge's growth in social media and peer production and we are thrilled he is joining us."

As head of sales, Dobbrow will be focused on increasing monetization of SourceForge's web properties. He will lead a nationwide sales team and he begins with a new set of innovative online advertising products that the company has been developing over the past few months.

"SourceForge's sites attract some of the most dynamic and engaged communities on the web," said Dobbrow. "I look forward to engaging with them, while bringing new marketing and advertising solutions to a wide rage of clients."

In addition to his work with BrightTALK and Ziff-Davis, Dobbrow held other executive positions including, president and CEO of Red Herring Communications, the publisher of Red Herring Magazine and website, as well as senior vice president of Global Platform Sales for RealNames Corporation, a keyword infrastructure provider to the domain name channel.

About SourceForge, Inc.

SourceForge's media and e-commerce web sites connect millions of influential technology professionals and enthusiasts each day. Combining user-developed content, online marketplaces and e-commerce, SourceForge is the global technology community's nexus for information exchange, goods for geeks, and open source software distribution and services. SourceForge's network of web sites serves 32 million unique visitors each month* and includes: SourceForge.net, Slashdot.org, ThinkGeek.com, Linux.com, freshmeat.net, ITManagersJournal and NewsForge. For more information or to view the media kit online, visit www.sourceforge.com. (*Source: Google Analytics and Omniture, January 2008.)

SourceForge, SourceForge.net, Slashdot, freshmeat, and ThinkGeek are registered trademarks of SourceForge, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks or product names are property of their respective owners.

NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations, and involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding the impact of the Vice President of Sales on and the Company's ability to grow in social media and peer production, and the monetization of, benefits to, and impact on, SourceForge's web properties. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements due to various factors, including but not limited to business considerations that may impact SourceForge's ability to grow in social media and peer production and the risk factors identified in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2007 and Quarterly Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2008. These documents are available at the Securities Exchange Commission website: www.sec.gov. All forward looking statements included in this press release are based upon information available to SourceForge as of the date hereof, and SourceForge does not assume any obligations to update such statements or the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those projected in such statements.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Jesse Casman for SourceForge, Inc.
    +1-415-321-2347
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