TORONTO, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - ZipLocal Inc. ("ZipLocal" or the "Company")(TSX
Venture Exchange: ZIP), is pleased to announce today that Dr. Aris Zakinthinos
has been appointed Chief Technology Officer.
"Aris Zakinthinos brings immense technical expertise and technology
development experience to our management team," said Elaine Kunda, President
and Chief Executive Office of ZipLocal. "Aris has strong and proven ability to
steer product and service offerings in line with our company's strategic
vision. We look forward to having Aris help build ZipLocal's position in the
local search market."
Dr. Zakinthinos joins ZipLocal with over 15 years of executive experience
in technology development management, as well as significant teaching
experience in the same field with the Universities of Toronto, Waterloo and
Cambridge University. Dr. Zakinthinos holds an Honors Degree in Mathematics
from the University of Waterloo and a Masters and Ph.D in Computer Science and
Electrical and Computer Engineering both from the University of Toronto.
Most recently, Dr. Zakinthinos was Vice President Engineering with
Vizible Corporation - a private company that placed 6th in 2007 for the
prestigious Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award - where he led the Research &
Development department, responsible for the delivery of both the core
technology platform and customized software. Prior to this role,
Dr. Zakinthinos led the Server, QA and Documentation and IT departments, also
for Vizible, where he introduced software lifecycle processes to accelerate
development of products.
Prior to Vizible, Dr. Zakinthinos took on roles of increasing
responsibility at Platform Computing, as a Platform Architect, a Development
Manager and then finally as the Director, Software Development, where he led a
team of 33 developers responsible for Platform's non-legacy software products.
ZipLocal Inc. (www.ZipLocal.com; TSX-V: ZIP) is Canada's online
directory, providing a rich, user-defined local search experience. ZipLocal
provides relevant search results from over 1.3 million businesses with maps
and capability for user-generated content. ZipLocal is focused on creating the
most comprehensive and engaging search experience at the neighbourhood and
This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on
management's current projections, beliefs and opinions at the date of this
news release. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in
the statements due to risks and uncertainties which affect ZipLocal's business
and operations. Reference should be made to ZipLocal's disclosure documents
filed from time to time with Canadian securities regulatory authorities for a
detailed description of such risks and uncertainties. ZipLocal takes no
responsibility to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or
management's projections, beliefs or opinions change.
For further information:
For further information: Cherie Cohen, ZipLocal, T: (416) 987-2152, E: