SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire -03/07/12)- Yola, Inc., the premier solution for taking businesses online, is excited to announce the appointment of Trevor Harries-Jones as its Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Harries-Jones, who joined Yola in 2008, was most recently operating as Yola's President and Chief Operating Officer.
"Trevor has demonstrated excellent leadership over the past year, driving Yola into its next phase of exciting growth," said Jason Young, Chairman of the Yola Board. "The Board congratulates Trevor in his new role and for his tireless efforts in building Yola."
"I am very enthusiastic about the continued strong growth and prospects for Yola," said Mr. Harries-Jones. "My immediate focus will be on completing the release of our new suite of exciting, high-quality, next generation products to our rapidly growing customer base, and on continuing to manage and expand our strong distribution partner platform."
Mr. Harries-Jones will be taking over the position formerly held by Yola founder Vinny Lingham, who is stepping down to launch his latest venture, www.Gyft.com. Mr. Lingham retains his Board seat and shareholding at Yola and will continue to provide vision and leadership as a non-Executive.
"The Board expresses its sincerest appreciation to Vinny in his critical role of founding Yola and growing the Company to become a leading website building and hosting provider. We wish Vinny great success in his new venture and look forward to his continued insight and guidance as part of Yola's Board," said Mr. Young.
"The Board sees enormous growth opportunities for Yola and is very excited about the cutting edge solutions it provides for its customers," said Mr. Young. "We have an exceptionally talented team that continues to deliver innovative products and high quality services to end users. Empowering the world to easily create a professional and robust online presence remains our focus and we look to build on the 6 Million websites created globally through Yola," Young added. "We believe that by delivering the most dynamic, effective and global web solutions to our customers, we will continue to achieve substantial growth in our Company and maximize shareholder value."
Yola is changing the way businesses get online. Yola is fast becoming the leading choice globally to create and grow an online business presence by offering its easy-to-use, free website builder and innovative premium hosting and feature sets to its millions of customers worldwide. Privately-held Yola, backed by Reinet Investments, is the recipient of numerous industry accolades including Business Week's 50 Best Tech Start-ups, The Industry Standard 100, and Fast Company's Fast 50 Reader Favorites. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. For additional information, please visit www.yola.com.
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