Waltham, MA - October 18, 2006 - NameMedia, Inc., the industry leader in Direct Search, announced today that Brian Farrey has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer.
Prior to joining NameMedia, Brian was the President of Technology for Monster Worldwide, the leading global online career and recruitment resource and consistently one the of the world's Top 20 most-visited websites. In his capacity of leading Monster's technology strategy and operations, he managed more than 700 technology professionals in 20 countries, launched dozens of new products, integrated a series of acquisitions and developed an R&D center to drive the company's technology innovation.
Brian led the development of technology infrastructure and product development as Monster Worldwide grew from less than $100 million in revenue to over $1.1 billion in revenue, and from less than 25 technology professionals to more than 700. He also held the position of COO of TMP Interactive and Group President of Monster.com during his tenure at the company.
"Brian is in that elite class of technology leaders who have driven a company from startup to NASDAQ 100," said Kelly Conlin, NameMedia CEO. "His experience in taking a strategic vision and executing on the technology architecture, tools and products that deliver that vision will be critical to the fulfillment of our goals in developing the world's largest portfolio of domain names into highly targeted online media properties."
Prior to Monster, Brian Farrey was the founding CTO of OrderTrust where he built a large-scale order and payment processing network that scaled to more than one billion yearly transactions. He has a BA from Rochester Institute of Technology, and an MA in Computer Science from Worcester State College. Brian has been recognized by Computerworld as one of the country's Top 100 CIOs and by Infoworld as one the Top 25 Most Influential CTOs.
NameMedia is the industry leader in Direct Search and the marketplace for premium domain names. The company leverages the power of Direct Search through a proprietary publishing platform that creates revenue-generating search destinations, including the company's network of vertical online properties in over 100 categories that include travel, finance, dating, health, shopping and technology. NameMedia also has the industry's largest marketplace for buying and selling premium domain names. NameMedia is a privately-held, venture-backed, rapidly growing company headquartered outside Boston in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.namemedia.com.