This spring will mark the one-year anniversary of the launch of our subscription research service, GigaOM Pro, which has not only met but exceeded our expectations and become an important part of our business. But as we moved to increase our focus on subscription offerings, we knew that we’d need help from a true specialist. To that end, today it gives me a great pleasure to announce the latest addition to our team: Dan Silmore, a veteran marketing executive who joins us as SVP of product marketing, bringing with him substantial business-focused experience.
Dan most recently worked as VP of marketing for AllBusiness.com, where he stayed on following its acquisition by Dun & Bradstreet. There, he was instrumental in creating D&B Digital, a combination of AllBusiness and Hoovers.com. Prior to that, Dan was VP of marketing for CBS MarketWatch, where he served briefly as general manager following its acquisition by Dow Jones. He has extensive experience in advancing and marketing business-centric subscription products and ad-supported sites, and one of Dan’s key roles at GigaOM will be helping to develop and advance our $79 annual GigaOM Pro subscription research service.
Of course, Dan will also be working with us to improve current offerings and develop new products as we look at opportunities offered beyond 2010. With his easy smile and visible energy, Dan has already rolled up his sleeves and begun to contribute. We have many new initiatives planned for this year, and are very excited that he will be by our sides as we pursue them. Please join us in welcoming him to our team.