Tim Judd – Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Judd has twenty-five years of sales, marketing and business development experience in search, high tech and new media.  He is a veteran of providing technology solutions to major newspapers around the world.  Tim moved to the Internet and corporate Search world and was instrumental in the recovery, growth and the successful acquisition of several leading Internet players.  His background in Search provides a deep understanding of the business and the technology behind it.  Coupled with his background in more traditional print technology areas, it is a powerful combination.   He founded Contraco USA, an international Search and consulting company focusing on vertical applications of innovative search technology. Prior to Contraco, he was Director of Business Development for Search for Terra Lycos and responsible for the maintenance and vigorous growth of search traffic at Lycos through the development and deployment of the Lycos’ SideSearch product.  This success in traffic growth was a key factor in the successful sale of Lycos to Daum, a leading Asian Internet company.   Mr. Judd was also Director of Business Development Fast Search and Transfer (FAST) a leading provider of enterprise search solutions and was an early competitor in the web search wars of the early 2000s.  Tim built the Internet search division of FAST to the point where it became an attractive acquisition target and was acquired by Overture Advertising which subsequently was acquired by Yahoo!.   Tim has been featured in Response Magazine and has participated in numerous panels on Local Search and Lead Generation.  He resides in Temecula, CA.

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