Name Dynamics Announces Advisory Board of Key Search Industry LeadersSearch and Marketing Visionaries Help Company Extend Leadership
CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Name Dynamics, Inc., the category-defining leader in business identity and local search visibility, today announced it has formed an advisory board consisting of top search marketing thought leaders and professionals. The advisory board will provide insights and guidance to help Name Dynamics extend its sector leadership and growth of its Universal Business Listings service.
"This impressive group of renowned experts will help us deliver on our ambitious vision for the Company's global plans," said Name Dynamics CEO, Doyal Bryant. "We are proud to have access to the broad knowledge and experience of this Board as we face critical decisions about product and market development. This team will ensure we continue to enjoy the rapid adoption of the Universal Business Listing solution worldwide."
The members of the Name Dynamics advisory board are:
Bruce Clay, President, Bruce Clay, Inc.
Bruce has operated as an executive with several high-technology businesses, and comes from a long career as a technical executive with leading Silicon Valley firms, and since 1996 in the Internet Business Consulting arena. Bruce holds a BS in Math and Computer Science and also has his MBA from Pepperdine University, has had many articles published, has been a speaker at over 100 sessions including Search Engine Strategies, WebmasterWorld, ad:Tech, Search Marketing Expo, and many more. He has personally authored many advanced search engine optimization tools that are available from the company web sites. He is on the Board of Directors of the SEMPO (Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization.)
Gillian Muessig, President and Co-Founder, SEOmoz
SEOmoz is a renowned and respected name in search marketing. Its flagship Linkscape web crawler consists of more than 80 billion URLs updated monthly and powers the company's suite of search marketing tools. The company offers one of the web's most popular SaaS delivered search marketing tools through SEOmoz.org and OpenSiteExplorer.org. They have served more than 1 million projects since 2006. The SEOmoz community is comprised of more than 250,000 search marketers around the world. Known as SEOmom throughout the industry, Gillian travels the world evangelizing for both the company and the search marketing industry. Winner of the World Brand Leadership Award of 2009, Gillian is known to have her finger on the pulse of the industry and has provided keynotes and sessions for conferences and seminars around the world. Gillian and her son Rand Fishkin, CEO and co-founder of SEOmoz, have been featured in publications such as BusinessWeek, NYTimes, NPR, et al.
Tony Philipp, CEO and Co-Founder, UpSnap
Tony Philipp is the CEO of UpSnap Services, a leader in mobile entertainment and advertising services. Leveraging his experience in the online search industry, Mr. Philipp has been at the forefront in the development of search, interactive advertising, and content delivery in the mobile space, since 1999. In 2008, Mr. Philipp successfully completed a merger and management buy-out of the NASDAQ traded Upsnap Inc. Previously, Mr. Philipp has successfully grown several Internet companies to significant revenues including Lycos Europe, Vivisimo and Magellan and has been responsible for strategic partnerships with several media companies, including: Disney, Overture/Yahoo, Bertelsmann, AOL, Grolier, etc. Prior to his venture into the Internet space, Mr. Philipp was a Global Account Director at AT&T. Tony holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University, a master of International Business (MBA) from the University of South Carolina, and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cologne (Germany).
Chris Silver Smith, Director of Optimization Strategies, KeyRelevance LLC
Chris is one of the world's top local search marketing experts, providing Internet Retailer 500 and Fortune 500 sites with cutting-edge advice under the auspices of KeyRelevance, a boutique search marketing agency located in the Dallas metro area. Previously, Chris served as a product strategist at Netconcepts for GravityStream, a software service providing turnkey SEO for ecommerce sites. Prior to that, Chris served as Head of the Technology Department for Verizon's Superpages.com where he oversaw multiple teams focused on UI, research and advanced development, analytics, and SEO. Chris was awarded the Individual Verizon Excellence Award, the company's highest honor, for his SEO R&D which resulted in increases of many millions of dollars in revenue. Chris holds a degree in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University and has multiple patents pending. Chris is a columnist at Search Engine Land.