IRVINE, Calif. – Local.com Corporation (NASDAQ:LOCM), a leading local search site and network, announced the appointment of Rajan Mohan as general manager of the company’s Owned & Operated business unit.
“Raj brings valuable leadership and strategic industry experience, which will be important as we develop our content-rich vertical categories within our owned and operated sites,” said Bruce Crair, Local.com president and COO. “We are excited to have him join the Local.com team and look forward to his contributions to the company and our future growth.”
Mohan will report to Crair and be responsible for developing all Local.com owned and operated web properties, the flagship of which is www.local.com. One of the company’s stated goals is to drive more organic traffic to Local.com and future sites via content-rich verticals that appeal to the company’s target demographic and enable consumers to find and interact with local businesses more efficiently.
“I am pleased to be joining the Local.com team,” said Mohan. “It is an exciting time for the company and I look forward to leveraging my knowledge and experience to develop and grow Local.com’s owned and operated business.”
Mohan brings more than 13 years of digital media experience and was most recently director, web search and local, for AOL Europe. Based in London, he was responsible for revenue, product development and delivery, marketing, design, and forecasting and reporting of the company’s European Web and local search businesses, which served over 10 million consumers each month.
Mohan previously held various strategic roles at AOL, including director, strategy, standards and content acquisition, with responsibility for operations strategy, content procurement, and standards across AOL’s primary European markets. Prior to AOL, Mohan served as principal consultant for Hughes Network Systems, where he provided strategic advisory and program management services for Hughes’ clients worldwide. Mohan holds a master’s degree in business administration from George Washington University, a master’s degree in information systems from George Mason University and a bachelor’s of technology degree in computer engineering from Govt. Model Engineering College and the Cochin University of Science and Technology.
Local.com Corporation (NASDAQ:LOCM) owns and operates a leading local search site and network in the United States. The company uses patented and proprietary technologies to provide over 20 million consumers each month with relevant search results for local businesses, products and services on Local.com and over 800 partner sites. Over 50,000 small business customers use Local.com products and services to reach consumers using a variety of subscription, performance and display advertising and website products. To advertise, or for more information visit: www.local.com.