Tuesday, January 4, 2005
Plaxo's new CEO
The investors in the relatively hot Silicon Valley company, Plaxo, have found a CEO for their company according to this WSJ story (subscription required). This comes several months after the VCs in typical fashion pushed out the founder (a previous co-founder of Napster).
Mr. Golub, 36, was previously senior vice president of marketing and corporate affairs at Internet infrastructure provider VeriSign, Inc. Mr. Golub worked at VeriSign for eight years where he supervised various facets of the company's world-wide marketing efforts including government and industry relationships. More recently, he managed the company's security services and corporate security businesses.
Plaxo offers consumers a way to manage their computer-based address books. The Mountain View, Calif., company provides software that lets computer users store and back up their address books, calendars, and notes on secure server computers. It also allows them to send out e-mail to acquaintances to requests help in updating their contact information.