Wanderful Media Taps Former Microsoft and Yahoo! Talent Through

Wanderful Media Taps Former Microsoft and Yahoo! Talent Through Two
New Management Hires 
LOS GATOS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/19/12 --  Wanderful Media(TM), a
new digital local discovery shopping company based in Silicon Valley,
today announced it has added two accomplished Silicon Valley veterans
to its growing management team. Steve Trefethen will serve as chief
technology officer, while Grace Chan has been appointed as vice
president of product management. Both formerly worked at
MerchantCircle (acquired by Reply!), and have previous experience at
leading Silicon Valley technology companies. 
Trefethen brings Wanderful Media 20 years of high tech experience,
with a strong focus in the digital media industry. He previously held
roles as vice president of technology at Reply!, and as senior member
of technical staff at MerchantCircle. Trefethen also held senior
engineering roles at Borland, CodeGear, Microsoft and Falafel
Chan too is an accomplished veteran of Silicon Valley's dynamic
digital media industry. Prior to Wanderful Media, she was director of
merchant monetization at MerchantCircle where she was responsible for
all activities related to merchant revenue growth including direct
sales, ecommerce and paid product launches. Prior to MerchantCircle,
Chan held various posts at Yahoo! and Intel. 
These, and other recent leadership additions, position Wanderful
Media strongly within the digital media industry. Backed by a
powerful group of media publishers to reinvent discovery shopping
from web to mobile, Wanderful Media helps retail advertisers reach
millions of consumers in more than 80 percent of U.S. markets.
Wanderful Media already owns and operates the Find n Save(R) brand of
over 284 local online discovery shopping sites covering 47 of the 50
top designated market areas (DMAs). 
Founded in November 2011, Wanderful Media is headquartered in Los
Gatos, Calif., with a development and operations office in Chico,
Supporting Quotes
 "I am thrilled to play a role with Wanderful Media
as the company is moving in an exciting direction. Having worked
closely with much of the Wanderful Media management team before, I've
witnessed first-hand what they can accomplish. There is a ton of buzz
already about Wanderful as the industry has been waiting for a
version of discovery shopping similar to what we are building."
Steve Trefethen, CTO of Wanderful Media 
"Wanderful Media is entering the market at a perfect time. I am
delighted to be chosen to work alongside such an outstanding team and
help the company continue to grow. There's no one-stop shop for
finding ways to save locally -- or for discovering locally-available
products. Additionally, the process of finding, collecting,
remembering and redeeming discounts, coupons and sale events is
cumbersome and time-consuming. We're attacking that problem head on,
using web, tablet and mobile platforms." 
 - Grace Chan, VP of
product management of Wanderful Media 
Useful Links 

--  Company Website
--  Ben Smith, IV CEO Blog
--  Twitter
--  Facebook
--  Find n Save

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 Steve Trefethen and Grace Chan join @WanderfulMedia
http://bit.ly/UrsZfL Welcome to the team! 
About Wanderful Media
 Wanderful Media is a Silicon Valley company
reinventing local discovery shopping. Providing reach into more than
80 percent of U.S. markets through trusted media brands, Wanderful
Media helps retailers bring consumers into local stores and gives
consumers the most convenient way to discover local merchandise. The
company is backed by a powerful group of media companies including
Advance Digital, A. H. Belo Corporation, Community Newspaper Holdings
Inc., Cox Media Group, The E. W. Scripps Company, Gannett Co., Inc.,
GateHouse Media, Inc., Hearst Corporation, Lee Enterprises, MediaNews
Group, The McClatchy Company, and The Washington Post Co.  
Unlike price comparison, daily deal and couponing sites, Wanderful
Media makes discovery shopping engaging, fun and social for
consumers, wherever they are and however they shop -- tablet, mobile
and web. The company's Find n Save(R) product offers local media
affiliates a complete discovery shopping solution, designed to
connect retail advertisers with millions of consumers. Wanderful
Media is headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif. and on the web at
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