PROVO, Utah, June 15, 2010 -- Ancestry.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOM), the world's largest online family history resource, today announced the appointment of Josh Hanna to Executive Vice President and Head of Global Marketing. He was previously Senior Vice President and General Manager of International, a position he held in London since July 2006. In this new role, Hanna will be based in Ancestry's San Francisco office and will be responsible for all of Ancestry.com's worldwide marketing, public relations, business development, and subscription sales activities.
"Since joining Ancestry.com, Josh has demonstrated remarkable leadership, both in launching and driving Ancestry's successful international expansion, and as a key member of our senior management team." said Tim Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer, Ancestry.com. "His deep experience with our company, breadth of business knowledge, and love of family history make him the perfect choice for this new global marketing role. I'm incredibly excited to have him back in the U.S., working with me and the rest of our great team to execute on our long-term growth strategy."
Hanna has held multiple positions at Ancestry.com since joining the company in November 2001, including Vice President of International Business, Director of Product Management, and Business Manager. Prior to joining the Company, he held several marketing and business development roles with Netcentives, Inc. and Cyrk, Inc. Mr. Hanna holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College.
"Ancestry.com is a phenomenal company in an exciting category, and with a great future ahead," said Hanna. "I look forward to taking on this new challenge with the company and to growing our great business around the world."
Ancestry.com also announced that Andrew Wait, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the U.S. business, has resigned from the Company in order to pursue another opportunity.
"I would like to thank Andrew Wait for his incredible contribution to our company over the past four years. I have tremendously enjoyed working with him over this very exciting time at Ancestry, and I wish him all the best in his next endeavor," said Sullivan.
Ancestry.com Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOM) is the world's largest online family history resource, with more than one million paying subscribers. More than 5 billion records have been added to the site in the past 13 years. Ancestry users have created more than 17 million family trees containing over 1.7 billion profiles. Ancestry.com has local Web sites directed at nine countries, including its flagship Web site at www.ancestry.com.
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