SOURCE: Tagged

March 14, 2011 09:00 ET

Tagged Taps Hewlett-Packard HR Executive for Newly Created Role of Vice President of People Operations to Support Company Growth

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 14, 2011) - Tagged, the world's leader in social discovery, today announced the addition of James Takazawa as its first Vice President of People Operations.

Tagged serves over 100 million registered users in 220 countries, and enables over 100 million new friend connections each month. After a record 2010, the company has made a strategic investment in its growth by welcoming Takazawa to its senior team. Takazawa will be tasked with significant responsibility for the strategic doubling of the Tagged staff in 2011 as well oversight of all human resources responsibilities.

"In 2010 we achieved some terrific milestones for the company and had our best year yet," said Tagged's CEO Greg Tseng. "In 2011 our growth is accelerating, and we are glad to have James join us to ensure that our expanding team continues to represent the best in the business."

Before joining Tagged, Takazawa held global responsibility for human resources business partnerships, among other duties, for Hewlett-Packard. Previously he worked with Deloitte Consulting and held various human resources and general business positions with Target Corporation, Bank of America and numerous startups.

"This is an ideal time to be joining Tagged," said James Takazawa. "The company and brand are gaining momentum quickly, and I am now focused on the people and team that are making that happen today and for tomorrow."

About Tagged
Tagged is an industry-leading social network focused on social discovery. While other social networks leverage existing friendships, Tagged is a place to meet new people. The site enables anyone to meet and socialize with new people through social games, customized profiles, virtual gifts, advanced browsing features and more. Tagged is based in San Francisco. More information is available at

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    Natron Communications for Tagged
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