InfoSpace, Inc. (NASDAQ:INSP), a leading developer of metasearch products, announced today that William (Bill) J. Ruckelshaus, who has served as president and acting chief executive officer of InfoSpace since November 2010 and has been a member of the Board of Directors since May 2007, has been named president and chief executive officer. John E. Cunningham, chairman of the Board of InfoSpace, commented, “We are pleased to appoint Bill as president and chief executive officer. He is a strong and disciplined leader, and the Board is confident that with his in-depth knowledge of InfoSpace and our industry, as well as his significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, Bill is the right person to move the company forward and continue to seek out the right strategic opportunities.” “I look forward to continuing to working closely with the entire Board and management team to help drive our Company's long term growth and success,” said Mr. Ruckelshaus. “Since joining the management team late last year, I have spent considerable time meeting with our teams, evaluating and understanding their plans in greater detail, and assessing the strengths of our businesses. I truly believe in InfoSpace’s potential, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead the company at this critical juncture.” William J. Ruckelshaus Bio Before joining InfoSpace as president and acting chief executive officer in November 2010, William J. Ruckelshaus previously served as chief financial officer of AudienceScience, Inc., a venture-backed leading digital advertising, technology, and services company. Prior to that, Mr. Ruckelshaus was senior vice president and head of corporate development for Expedia, Inc., where he oversaw Expedia's acquisitions and led strategic planning and cross-company business development efforts. Mr. Ruckelshaus came to Expedia from Credit Suisse First Boston Technology Group, where he was a director of mergers and acquisitions, focusing on services, software, and Internet verticals. Before that, he worked in the planning department at PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, and was a consultant at Booz-Allen & Hamilton. Mr. Ruckelshaus is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
About InfoSpace, Inc.InfoSpace, Inc., a leading developer of metasearch products, is focused on bringing the best of the Web to Internet users. InfoSpace's proprietary metasearch technology combines the top results from several of the largest online search engines, providing fast and comprehensive search results. InfoSpace sites include Dogpile® ( www.dogpile.com), InfoSpace.com® ( www.infospace.com), MetaCrawler® ( www.metacrawler.com), WebCrawler® ( www.webcrawler.com), and WebFetch® ( www.webfetch.com). InfoSpace's metasearch technology is also available on nearly 100 partner sites, including content, community, and connectivity sites. In addition, the Company operates an e-commerce channel that includes a collection of more than 200 specialty retail stores under the Mercantila®( www.mercantila.com) brand and an innovative online search engine optimization tool, WebPosition® ( www.webposition.com). More information may be found at www.infospaceinc.com. InfoSpace.com, InfoSpace, Dogpile, MetaCrawler, WebCrawler, WebFetch, Mercantila, and other marks are trademarks of InfoSpace, Inc.