Hodges to Lead Key Business Divisions to Accelerate Growth and Drive Revenue
New York and Carmel, Ind. – ChaCha, the leading real-time, human-powered question-and-answer (Q&A) site, announced the addition of Dan Hodges, a proven leader and innovator, as President. In this role, Hodges will leverage his extensive experience to oversee all efforts in sales, marketing, business development and public relations functions for the company.
“Dan brings over 20 years of experience as a pioneer at forward-thinking, technology-driven companies and will contribute the knowledge and energy we need to expand ChaCha’s momentum on multiple screens,” said Scott Jones, CEO of ChaCha. “ChaCha has grown dramatically over the past year, ranking #1 on mobile devices for accurate answers provided within a 3-minute window, according to a study at Butler University. We’re thrilled to have Dan join the team.”
Prior to joining ChaCha, Hodges served as chief revenue officer at Verve Mobile, where he oversaw all national advertising initiatives for the company’s premium national and local mobile ad network. Previously, Hodges served in various senior sales roles, including head of global sales for digital and emerging products at Associated Press; head of global sales at Nokia; and vice president, sales and marketing at Discovery Communications. Hodges was also executive vice president at Enpocket and co-founder and managing partner at Greenwich Consulting Partners.
Hodges will be located in ChaCha’s New York office.
“Delivering real-time, relevant and accurate information to people wherever they may be and on whatever screen they have is a major area of opportunity today,” said Hodges. “With ChaCha’s recent funding announcement and outstanding rankings from sources like the Butler Business Accelerator and comScore, ChaCha is staking its claim as the leader in this space. I’m excited to be joining the company at a time of so much growth and opportunity.”
ChaCha is the leading source for free, real-time Q&As. Through its unique “ask-a-smart-friend” platform, ChaCha has answered over 2 billion questions since launch from more than 40 million unique users per month via online (ChaCha.com), iPhone app, Android app, mobile text (242-242), and voice (1-800-2-ChaCha™). ChaCha is one of the fastest-growing mobile and online publishers according to comScore, Nielsen, and Quantcast; was named by Forbes as one of America’s Most Promising Companies; and is a Red Herring Global Top 100 Company. According to comScore, ChaCha is the #1 mobile Web property as measured by time spent by smartphone users. Follow ChaCha on Twitter: @ChaCha and @ChaChaMan.