February 26, 2013
Wanderful Media Names Nabeel Ahmed as Chief Financial Officer
High Caliber, Globally Experienced Executive Will Provide a Strong Financial Foundation to Growing Business
LOS GATOS, Calif. – Feb. 26, 2013
– Wanderful Media
™, a new local discovery shopping company based in Silicon Valley, today announced the appointment of Nabeel Ahmed as its chief financial officer (CFO). Bringing more than 16 years of experience in financial leadership roles, Ahmed joins the veteran Wanderful Media leadership team that includes former high ranking members of Yahoo!, Microsoft and MerchantCircle.
Ahmed will manage the finance and human resources teams, and will partner with the leadership team on a variety of finance and strategic initiatives.
"We are pleased to welcome Nabeel Ahmed as CFO of Wanderful Media," said Ben T. Smith, IV, CEO of Wanderful Media. "Nabeel's depth of experience and track record of success ensures us he will be a great asset to the Wanderful Media team. We are in a position to experience explosive growth, and Nabeel's background with high-growth companies will serve us well."
"Wanderful Media is working on an exciting product and I see a lot of the early buzz here that I felt in past companies I have worked for," said Nabeel Ahmed, CFO of Wanderful Media. "A lot of that comes from its seasoned leadership, a team overflowing with digital media and strategic business success stories."
Previously, Ahmed was CFO of MarketTools, Inc., an international provider of digital marketing research software and services technology. Ahmed was an integral part of the team that transformed the company's finances and led it to a successful acquisition.
Prior to MarketTools, Nabeel was in a variety of finance leadership roles at eBay in the US, Germany and Switzerland. He started his career at Ernst & Young in Toronto, Canada.
Founded in November 2011, Wanderful Media is headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif., with a development and operations office in Chico, Calif.
About Wanderful Media
Wanderful Media is a Silicon Valley company reinventing local discovery shopping. Providing reach into more than 80 percent of U.S. markets through trusted media brands, Wanderful Media helps retailers bring consumers into local stores and gives consumers the most convenient way to discover local merchandise. The company is backed by a powerful group of media companies including Advance Digital, A. H. Belo Corporation, Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., Cox Media Group, The E. W. Scripps Company, Gannett Co., Inc., GateHouse Media, Inc., Hearst Corporation, Lee Enterprises, MediaNews Group, The McClatchy Company, and The Washington Post Co.
Unlike price comparison, daily deal and couponing sites, Wanderful Media makes discovery shopping engaging, fun and social for consumers, wherever they are and however they shop – tablet, mobile and web. The company's Find n Save®
product offers local media affiliates a complete discovery shopping solution, designed to connect retail advertisers with millions of consumers. Wanderful Media is headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif. and on the web at www.wanderful.com
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