August 13, 2008
Local.Com Announces New Vice President, Technology
Local.com Corporation (NASDAQ:LOCM), a leading local search site and network, today announced the appointment of Peter Mathews to the position of vice president, technology.
Mathews will be responsible for leading Local.com's technology team and initiatives, including defining and refining the company's technology infrastructure strategy, processes and objectives. His team will also be responsible for building and supporting the technology used to power the company's Local.com site, syndicated network and related product offerings.
Mathews has more than 18 years of engineering and technology experience. Most recently, he served as vice president, engineering for AGIS Network, a vertical search portal. At AGIS Network, Mathews led the organization's technology vision, infrastructure and software development. Previously Mathews led software development at Autobytel, an Internet automotive services company. At Autobytel he was responsible for implementing a software development life cycle, managing the development of the company's automotive websites and the integration of Car.com into the company's software infrastructure.
"We are pleased to have Pete join the Local.com team," said Bruce Crair, Local.com president and COO. "Pete's proven track record leading successful engineering and technology initiatives combined with his unique skill set make him a strong addition to our executive team."
Mathews also served as the vice president, product development for eTag Technology, where he was responsible for designing and developing an RFID based automated check-in solution for the airline industry. Mathews also served as the vice president, software development for Travelocity and worked on interactive television systems for Oracle Corporation.
Mathews holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Local.com (NASDAQ:LOCM) is a top U.S. website and local search network attracting approximately 17 million visitors each month seeking information on local businesses, products and services. Powered by the company's proprietary Keyword DNA(R) and patented local web indexing technologies, Local.com provides users with relevant local search results, which include special offers, user ratings and reviews, local businesses' website links, maps, driving directions and more. Businesses can advertise on Local.com for a low monthly subscription fee and receive premium search results placement. Local Mobile(TM) provides local search results to mobile phones and wireless devices. The company serves the UK market at http://uk.local.com. Local.com claims U.S. patent numbers 7,231,405 and 7,200,413. For more information visit: www.local.com. To advertise, visit http://corporate.local.com/AdvertiseWithUs or call 1-888-857-6722.