John Henderson Joins Leadership Team at Answers

  John Henderson Joins Leadership Team at Answers

Former TripAdvisor Executive Appointed Senior Vice President of Sales; Joins
Growing Executive Team

Business Wire

ST. LOUIS -- April 29, 2013

Answers, the world’s most popular destination for trusted Q&A content, today
announced the appointment of John Henderson to its rapidly growing leadership

John Henderson, Senior Vice President of Sales for Answers. (Photo: Business

John Henderson, Senior Vice President of Sales for Answers. (Photo: Business

Henderson brings more than 20 years of sales and management experience to
Answers. He was most recently Vice President of Sales for TripAdvisor where he
built the display business for the world’s largest travel site, driving $250MM
in ad revenues in five years. Prior to that, he built and managed teams at
major media companies including Sony, NBC, Disney and Turner Broadcasting.

In his new role at Answers, Henderson will be responsible for the strategy,
growth, and management of direct sales initiatives across all Answers web
properties and platforms. Advertisers will be able to engage directly with the
Answers audience of 180 million consumers across desktop, mobile, and social
applications, through a wide variety of personalized adverting products.

“John has a proven track record of leading successful advertising sales
initiatives and he fills a critical need at Answers,” said Peter Horan, COO of
Answers. “We are excited to have John on board to lead our advertising sales
initiatives and to help connect brands to their target consumers.”

Henderson is the third senior executive to join the Answers team in the last
six months. Peter Horan, former CEO of and IAC, joined the company
as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in December 2012. Matt Derdeyn, who formerly
served as Senior Vice President of Charter Communications, was appointed Chief
Financial Officer (CFO) in January 2013.

“With the addition of these seasoned executives in key areas of our business,
we have positioned Answers for future growth and success, including continuing
to build the business through acquisitions, developing new streams of revenues
and other strategic ventures,” said David Karandish, CEO of Answers.

About Answers

Established in 1998, Answers Corp. owns and operates Answers, the industry’s
top destination for Q&A content (source: Quantcast). One-third of all U.S.
Internet users regularly visit Answers for information on virtually
everything. The Answers platform integrates and surfaces the best content from
subject matter experts, community members, social networks, and Internet
databases to create the most multidimensional resource on the Web. Answers
content is available everywhere: on the web, mobile, and social networks. The
Answers platform has over 18 billion answers, which is 10 billion more than
its closest competitor. It is also home to a community of 180 million users.
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