adam.com Announces Organizational Changes For Continued Growth
Added: (Fri Nov 19 1999)
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adam.com (Nasdaq:ADAM - news) announced today a series of organizational changes designed to position the company for growth and to execute on its role as a leading source of online health and medical information.
As part of the changes, Brian Co, president of adam.com, will leave the company to pursue other interests and two key executives will be promoted to head adam.com's sales & marketing and operations divisions.
As part of the new organizational structure, adam.com announced the promotion of Neal Alen from vice president of sales to vice president of sales and marketing, and the promotion of Cyndi Logan from senior product manager to vice president of operations.
As vice president of sales, Alen oversaw the transition of adam.com's health and medical product line from CD-ROM software to Internet applications. He was also responsible for the development of the Physiology Instructor, AIA Student Edition and Essentials High School Bundle, three of adam.com's top five selling products, and adam.com's Internet partnership with Benjamin Cummings, a division of Pearson Education.
Alen will now assume responsibility for the evolution and definition of distinct adam.com product offerings and the marketing and sales of those products.
Logan, who has more than 15 years experience in managing, developing and marketing technology solutions and products, joined adam.com in January of 1999. Logan will assume day-to-day oversight of all adam.com operations including product development, engineering, content and information systems. Both Logan and Allen will report directly to CEO Robert Cramer.
Co, who joined adam.com in January, is leaving to start a new Internet venture of his own. In the interim, Co will serve as a strategic advisor to adam.com co-founder and CEO, Robert Cramer.
"We have invested a great deal of effort and resources in developing our award winning health and medical information and Web solutions," said Cramer. "The e-health market is growing at a rate of more than 100 percent a year. Neal and Cyndi, along with chief medical officer Edmund Billings and vice president of administration and finance Mike Fisher, will make up our core management team executing on our business plan and taking advantage of the enormous e-health market opportunities."
"Brian Co's vision and energy served as a catalyst for adam.com's transition from a software-based business to a premier player in the online health market," said Cramer. "Brian's major contribution is at work today and now he wants to build his own venture. We thank him for what he has contributed, wish him all the best for the future and are confident he will excel in whatever he pursues."
adam.com (Nasdaq:ADAM - news) is a leading provider of online medical and health information and publisher of the award winning Medical Encyclopedia and a variety of interactive, multi-media educational materials. Through partnerships with leading Web destinations, adam.com has become the most widely referenced medical resource on the Internet.
adam.com utilizes simple explanations, compelling visuals and consumer-friendly technology to present the most comprehensive health and medical information on the Web -- the company's library contains more than 10,000 pages of medical and health content covering over 1,500 topics, and includes the Internet's largest library of medical illustrations, photos, animation, videos and interactive content.
adam.com is based in Atlanta with its major Internet operations in San Francisco.
Forward Looking Statements
Except for historical information, all of the statements, expectations and assumptions contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially. Factors which could affect the Company's actual results, performance or developments include general economic conditions, the development of the Internet as a source of health information, pricing actions taken by competitors, the demand for the Company's health information, regulatory changes, and other laws which impact the way in which the Company conducts its business.
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