Ask.com Gets New U.S. Leadership
On Friday Ask.com announced that it has promoted Doug Leeds to President of Ask.com U.S. In addition, Tony Gentile has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Product Management.
Leeds has been with Ask Networks since early 2006, where he has held several different positions. Most recently, he has been President of the company’s Dictionary.com and Chief Operating officer of Ask Networks. Now as President, he will oversee the US business for Ask.com and lead the development, launch, and execution of Ask’s strategy in the U.S.
"Doug’s elevation to President of the Ask.com U.S. business is very timely and important to our future, and his ongoing leadership has led to a broad array of successes across our businesses – driving Ask Networks to become the 6th largest internet property in the U.S.," said Scott Garell, President, Ask Networks.
Leeds has also held executive roles at Yahoo and Vodafone in the past.
"We are also delighted and fortunate to have Tony join us to lead our product management efforts as we continue to innovate for 2010 and beyond," adds Garell. "I look forward to working closely with Doug and Tony to make Ask the most trusted place for answers on the web."
Gentile will report to Leeds. He has worked as Senior Vice President for Product Management at Healthline.com and Founder and President of product consultancy buzzhit!. He has also held senior positions at Knight-Ridder, Ofoto, MyFamily.com, Adobe and PointCast.
According to data from Compete, Ask.com and Dictionary.com combined for over 39 million unique visitors in the U.S. for the month of September.