Skype Veteran Perry Teevens Joins LiveDeal to Lead Business Development
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 09/13/12 -- LiveDeal, Inc. (LVDL) (NASDAQ: LIVE), a provider of local Internet marketing services and mobile technology solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced that Perry Teevens has joined the company as its Senior Vice President Business Development, effective October 1, 2012. In this newly created role, Mr. Teevens will be responsible for strategic partnerships and acquiring new subscribers for LiveDeal's suite of products and will report to the company's President and Chief Executive Officer, Jon Isaac.
Mr. Teevens holds more than 15 years' experience in sales management and business development for innovative IP multimedia systems and software companies. Most recently he was the head of business development at Skype, one of the world's fastest growing Internet communications companies, where he was responsible for strategic planning and global business development for the Skype-for-Business and Enterprise Business Unit.
"Perry holds a wealth of experience in spearheading strategic partnerships and growing sales for the enterprise and professional consumer space," said Mr. Isaac. "As we continue to transition our business to focus on mobile marketing solutions, Perry's track record of building new revenue streams in mobile, social networking, professional consumer and business markets, make him ideally suited to help cultivate our subscriber base. We welcome Perry to the LiveDeal team and look forward to his contributions as we embark on our next stage of growth."
"The importance of mobile and social media marketing for local SMBs is becoming more and more pronounced," said Mr. Teevens. "LiveDeal's suite of products and services address this growth opportunity with an excellent monetization model and I believe we can gain immediate customer traction. I look forward to working with the team to expand our customer base and build a leading position in this burgeoning market."
Prior to Mr. Teevens' role at Skype, he held senior leadership positions at multimedia and software companies including Intel, VideoServer, Radvision and Aricent, as well as holding sales management and business development positions at Skype and Microsoft. Mr. Teevens holds a bachelor's of science degree in business administration from California State University, Fresno.
About LiveDeal, Inc.
LiveDeal, Inc. provides local customer acquisition services and related products for small- and medium-sized (SMB) local businesses via Internet marketing and mobile technology solutions. Operating as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, LiveDeal combines services like its InstantProfile® mobile profile creator to develop a mobile web presence, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Management and Website Design, as well as custom analytics and business intelligence dashboards. These easy-to-use tools are designed to deliver an affordable way for SMBs to extend their marketing reach to target customers and simplify managing customer acquisition and online marketing programs. For more information, visit www.livedeal.com.
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