LiveDeal, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVE), a provider of web-based advertising and marketing services for small and medium-sized local businesses (SMB), announced today that it has appointed Kevin Hall as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Hall previously held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer.
"Kevin's demonstrated strong leadership, combined with his knowledge and vision for the company, fully support his appointment as LiveDeal’s CEO. Kevin’s broad business experience will be integral as Kevin navigates the path that will lead LiveDeal on the road forward to a brighter future,” said Tom Clarke, Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee. "The Board and I look forward to working with Mr. Hall in his new capacity to execute LiveDeal's plans in increasing shareholder value."
"It is extremely exciting to be in a position to lead LiveDeal to the next level," said Kevin Hall, the new Chief Executive Officer. "I appreciate the Board's confidence in me, and look forward to helping the Company pursue the growth opportunities now available to it, and bringing the Company back to profitability.”
About Kevin HallMr. Hall, 47, joined LiveDeal in April 2009 as General Counsel and Vice President of Human Resources and Business Development. In January 2010, he was appointed LiveDeal’s interim COO, and was later named President and Chief Operating Officer in May 2010. Prior to joining LiveDeal, Mr. Hall was a partner in the San Francisco, Calif. and New York, N.Y. offices of Reed Smith LLP, an international law firm with more than 1,500 attorneys worldwide, from 2006 until 2008. Previously, he was a senior associate and later a partner in the New York, N.Y. office of Linklaters, a London-based global law firm, from 1998 until 2006. Mr. Hall, who is admitted to practice law in California and New York, specializes in general corporate law, finance, structured finance, and other complex commercial and financial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions. He holds a B.A. in History and French Literature from Columbia College, a Master's Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, and a law degree from Cornell School of Law.