SquareTrade's Steve Abernethy Recognized as One of Top Five Best CEOs in Bay Area

SquareTrade's Steve Abernethy Recognized as One of Top Five Best CEOs in Bay 
Joining Ask.com, Eventbrite, Delphix and Splunk, SquareTrade
Recognized for Leadership and Growth 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/21/13 --  SquareTrade(R),
the #1 rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers,
today announced that CEO Steve Abernethy has been named one of the
top 5 Best CEOs by the San Francisco Business Times. Part of its Tech
and Innovation Awards, the Business Times highlighted the companies
and their leaders that are solving challenging problems, growing
companies and creating jobs in the Bay Area. SquareTrade was singled
out for its relentless focus on customer service. 
Commenting on Abernethy's leadership, Managing Director at Bain
Capital Ventures Mike Krupka commented, "Bain was won over by
Abernethy's leadership. Steve is really structured, a good manager
and an innovator. Plus, he's a really good guy. It's hard to find
that combination." 
There were close to 300 submissions for San Francisco Business Times'
Tech & Innovation Awards and 25 winners were chosen across several
categories. For Best CEO, Abernethy's fellow honorees are Ask.com CEO
Doug Leeds, Eventbrite CEO Kevin Hartz, Delphix CEO Jedidiah Yueh and
Splunk CEO Godfrey Sullivan. 
About SquareTrade
 SquareTrade is the top-rated protection plan
trusted by millions of happy customers for its fast and exceptional
service. SquareTrade protects mobile devices, laptops and tablets,
and other consumer electronics and appliances from malfunctions,
accidental damage and life's frequent mishaps. Unlike old-fashioned
warranties, SquareTrade is designed for today's consumer and uses
innovative technology to deliver a zero hassle claims process.
SquareTrade has more than 200,000 fans on Facebook, consistently wins
industry awards and receives thousands of 5-star reviews for its
legendary customer service. Top retailers around the world offer
SquareTrade, achieving a 200% increase in sales on average and
happier customers. SquareTrade's rapid transformation of the warranty
industry attracted one of the largest private capital raises in 2012,
with a $238 million round led by Bain Capital and Bain Capital
Ventures. Headquartered in San Francisco and London, SquareTrade is
privately held. For more information, go to www.squaretrade.com. 
SquareTrade is a registered trademark of SquareTrade, Inc. All other
company, brand and product names may be trademarks of their
respective owners. 
Jessica Hoffman
415-541-1000, ext.1063 
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