|[February 27, 2013]
ChaCha Names Two New General Managers
SAN FRANCISCO & CARMEL, Ind. --(Business Wire)--
the leading human-powered Q&A site, today announced the addition of
David Slade and Mark Calabrese as General Managers to its executive
team. Slade will manage expansion of ChaCha's business in the online Q&A
space, which, according to comScore (News - Alert), already represents the #1 mobile
Web property as measured by time spent by smartphone users. ChaCha.com
also ranks as a Top 50 online site, in terms of monthly unique visitors,
according to Quantcast. Calabrese will lead development and
implementation of the company's mobile apps, executing ChaCha's vision
and strategy to lead in the Q&A category on all device platforms,
including iOS and Android (News - Alert).
"Both David Slade and Mark Calabrese bring unique and seasoned
experience scaling digital platforms, and we are pleased to have them as
part of our team," said Scott Jones, CEO of ChaCha. "As we continue a
sustained record of high growth, we look forward to their leadership
driving high-performance results for our business."
Before joining ChaCha, Slade consulted for content and ecommerce
startups. Prior to consulting, as Head of Product for CBS Interactive's
business technology sites, Slade led the relaunch of ZDNet and
TechRepublic Web sites, revamping monetization strategies and driving
both sites' mobile Web, app, and social strategies. Slade was also
previously the CTO of Online Technologies, at VNU Business Media Europe,
the European division of the Dutch-American media conglomerate, formerly
named VNU andnow known as Nielsen.
With more than two decades of experience as an IT strategist and change
agent, Calabrese has created successful operations and service delivery
environments for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Before joining
ChaCha, Calabrese was the Director of Global Services for Thomas Reuters (News - Alert)
Elite, an end-to-end enterprise business management solutions company.
There, he worked to scale and refine performance of global service
delivery, increasing client satisfaction and profitability.
Slade will be based in ChaCha's recently opened San Francisco office
while Calabrese will be based at the company's national headquarters in
Carmel, Indiana. Both will report to CEO Scott Jones.
ChaCha's new appointments come on the heels of the company's recognition
as the top answer provider on mobile devices for accuracy from the Butler
University Q&A Intelligence Index according to Butler
Business Accelerator's "Study
on Q&A Platforms" released just last week. Further validating
ChaCha's utility to users, ChaCha.com ranked as the #1 mobile Web site
in comScore's January 2013 Mobile Metrix Key Measures report, when
measured by average minutes per smartphone visitor.
For more information about ChaCha, please visit: http://www.chacha.com/.
the leading source for free real-time Q&A. Through its unique
"ask-a-smart-friend" platform, ChaCha has answered over 2 billion
questions since launch from more than 40 million unique users per month
via online (ChaCha.com), iPhone (News - Alert) app, Android app, mobile text
(242-242), and voice (1-800-2-ChaCha™). ChaCha is one of the
fastest-growing mobile and online publishers according to comScore,
Nielsen, and Quantcast; was named by Forbes as one of America's Most
Promising Companies; and is a Red Herring (News - Alert) Global Top 100 Company. Follow
ChaCha on Twitter: @ChaCha and
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