IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WebVisible (www.WebVisible.com ), the leading provider of local online marketing technology and services, today announced the appointment of James A. (Jamie) Harper ('07) as chief financial officer of the company. Harper will oversee finance and accounting, mergers and acquisitions, legal, treasury, tax and investor relations for WebVisible's worldwide operations.
"Jamie Harper brings a depth and breadth of financial leadership that is critical to the continued growth and success of WebVisible," said Ron Burr, CEO, WebVisible. "In addition to a deep background in all aspects of corporate finance, Jamie has significant experience working with companies whose business models resemble our own - offering world-class technology and services to small and mid-sized businesses."
Most recently, Harper was chief financial officer for Move Networks, Inc., a global provider of next-generation, Internet-based television, where he led the effort to secure multiple rounds of financing from private equity and strategic investors, resulting in more than $54 million raised. He also spearheaded strategic company directions, key acquisitions, and operating initiatives to reduce costs and increase performance.
Previously, Harper spent nearly a decade at Stamps.com, a pioneer in online, subscription-based services targeted to SMB market, where he rose to become chief accounting officer and vice president of finance. During his tenure, Stamps.com raised more than $400 million during its initial public and secondary public offerings, and Harper played a key role in the company's return to profitability. Harper earned an EMBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge. He is a member of the California Society of CPAs.
"I'm thrilled to be at a company with a strong, multi-tiered revenue model supported by proven technology and some of the brightest minds in the business," said Harper. "The value WebVisible brings to its customers in local online marketing is desperately needed by SMB and regional businesses alike, and the opportunity to extend our leadership across the globe is fantastic. This is definitely a 'right-place, right-time' scenario for me and for the company."
WebVisible has been the leading provider of local online marketing software and services since 2001. WebVisible was among the first to pioneer the use of search as a reliable, measurable avenue to connect directly with a buyer's needs, providing solutions through some of the world's largest Interactive Yellow Page companies, directories and other media vendors. The company has served over 100,000 customers from 4,000 industries in 14 countries. The company also delivers solutions directly to small businesses throughout the United States. WebVisible is based in Irvine, California with offices in Los Angeles, Denver, Charlotte and Mumbai India. For more information, visit www.webvisible.com , follow WebVisible , or call 949-255-9677.