The new CEO of Ask.com was just announced, it is Jim Lanzone - the true face of Ask.com today. A great move by Ask.com, in response to Ask.com's current CEO Steve Berkowitz leaving Ask for MSN. The press release says;
Previously Mr. Lanzone was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Ask U.S., leading product management, marketing and engineering for the company under former IAC Search & Media CEO Steve Berkowitz. "Jim is one of the most respected leaders in the search industry, having been principally responsible every day for the turnaround of the Ask product and brand over the past several years," said Doug Lebda, IAC President and Chief Operating Officer. "With his vision for the future and successful track record for driving the Ask.com business, he has been and will be the ideal leader for the next stage of the company's growth." "We have a lot of momentum behind Ask.com," said Mr. Lanzone. "My goal is to keep pushing us forward down the path we're on. With the team we have in place and the backing of IAC/InterActiveCorp, I believe Ask can take a significant piece of the search pie in the years ahead."
I have had many conversations with Jim over the years - I am a huge fan of Jim and I think this is a great move for Ask.com.
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