Limelight Appoints George Vonderhaar Chief Sales Officer (CSO)
Leader in Digital Presence Management Taps Senior Executive With Proven Record
of Driving Business Results and Client Service
PHOENIX, Feb. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Limelight Networks (Nasdaq:LLNW), a
leader in Digital Presence Management, today announced that it has appointed
George Vonderhaar to the position of chief sales officer. In the newly created
role, he will report directly to Robert Lento, president and chief executive
officer, and will be responsible for directing worldwide sales activities for
"The importance of delivering an effective digital presence is becoming
clear," says Vonderhaar. "Marketers are looking for better ways to tell their
stories, to bring them to life in rich media, and to deliver them to audiences
everywhere. CIOs and CTOs have to enable all this while harnessing Big Data
and controlling costs. Getting this balance right is a strategic imperative -
and I'm confident Limelight's technologies and people have what it takes to
help customers strike that balance."
"George brings a wealth of executive sales management experience to
Limelight," said Lento. "He has proven his ability to attract top talent, to
lead organizations to success, and to deliver on his objectives. I very much
look forward to having this great leader on our team."
George Vonderhaar brings over 20 years of executive leadership to Limelight
Networks, including over 10 years in senior executive and general management
roles. Prior to joining Limelight, Vonderhaar held the position of general
manager of Convergys Corporation's Global Cable and Satellite Information
Management Group, where he was instrumental in driving the business unit to
market leadership and profitability. He also served as senior vice president,
client services for Convergys's HRM business, where he restructured complex
client relationships and contributed to the subsequent sale of the HRM unit.
He previously served as president of Convergys's Mobile, Cable, and Broadband
Solutions Groups with full P&L responsibility for those businesses.
Mr. Vonderhaar holds a BS in Business Administration, with concentrations in
Finance and Human Resources from Marquette University.
About Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:LLNW) is a global leader in Digital Presence
Management. Limelight's Orchestrate Digital Presence Platform is an integrated
suite of cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, which allows
organizations to optimize all aspects of their online digital presence across
web, mobile, social, and large screen channels. Orchestrate leverages
Limelight's scalable, high-performance global network to offer advanced
features for: web content management; website personalization; content
targeting; online video publishing; mobile enablement and monetization;
content delivery; transcoding; and cloud storage – combined with social media
integration and powerful analytics. Limelight's team of digital presence
experts helps organizations streamline processes and optimize business results
across all customer interaction channels to deliver exceptional multi-screen
experiences, improve brand awareness, drive revenue, and enhance their
customer relationships – all while reducing costs. For more information,
please visit www.limelight.com.
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