SOURCE: Covario, Inc.

Covario, Inc.

May 18, 2011 09:00 ET

Steve Beal of Covario Named Top Tech Exec in San Diego

Wins in Private-Small Company Category of Annual San Diego Magazine Awards

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - Steve Beal, chief technology officer and vice president of development of Covario, Inc., one of the nation's largest independent providers of SaaS software solutions and global search marketing services, was named a 2011 "Top Tech Executive" in the annual San Diego Magazine award competition.

There were 154 regional technology leaders nominated by their industry peers for the award this year. As one of only nine honorees selected from across the board to be among the leading tech executives, Beal stood out on top in the private-small business company category.

In the magazine's award presentation, Beal was praised for his "assiduous leadership of the technology team" at Covario, noting how the firm grew more than 50 percent from 2009 to 2010, and achieved Inc. 500 status as one of the nation's fastest growing private companies (for the second year in a row).

Beal was singled out for recruiting and developing local software engineering talent, which has had the effect of creating "vital software engineering jobs in the community."

He was further recognized for registering Covario's SEO patent for analytical software related to search engine optimization auditing and performance assessment (the Covario SEO Audit Score™). Also noted was his role in integrating a corporate acquisition (the former Netconcepts firm) and his leadership in Covario's move toward "a true cloud-based software architecture."

"Beal has skillfully helped the development team of one of San Diego's fastest growing companies," the magazine said in announcing the award, reinforcing "local efforts to highlight San Diego as a leader in analytical software."

Covario was named to the Software 500 list of the nation's largest software firms for the first time last year.

"This is a great honor for Steve, our software development team and the company as a whole," said Russ Mann, chief executive officer of Covario, who was recognized by Ernst & Young in 2010 as a San Diego Entrepreneur of the Year. "Not only has Steve advanced the state of SaaS-based software development here at Covario, he has been instrumental in helping the San Diego region gain the respect it deserves for its leadership role in the field of analytics."

A thought-leader in Web analytics and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) platform development, Beal has more than two decades of experience leading high-performing software development teams. Prior to joining Covario, he served with Hewlett-Packard, as well as Peregrine Systems, Order Fusion, Key Lime Software (now part of Yahoo!), TriTeal Corporation, and SAIC. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Kettering University.

About Covario™

Covario, Inc. is among the nation's largest independent SEM (search engine marketing) and SEO (search engine optimization) solutions providers, offering SaaS-based software and digital agency services for paid and organic search management. Covario provides global organizations with robust solutions for paid search advertising, organic search, social media, display advertising and cross-media attribution analysis. Covario helps companies manage their brand integrity; ensure budget transparency; and deliver quantifiable results across business units, distribution channels and languages. Headquartered in San Diego, the company's growing customer base includes some of the world's best known brands in technology, consumer electronics, retail, ecommerce, financial services, media, entertainment, publishing and consumer packaged goods. More information about Covario is available by calling 858.397.1500 or online at

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    Sr. Director, Public Relations
    Office: 858-397-1500, ext. 1643