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Digital Envoy, the Leader in Internet Content Geo-Targeting and Intelligent Routing, Announces New CEO
Company Names Dave Keller as Chief Executive Officer

 

Atlanta, GA - August 20, 2001 - Global Internet infrastructure provider, Digital Envoy, today announced that Dave Keller, former President of Escient Solutions, Inc., has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer. Digital Envoy recently secured $10.5 million in financing from a syndicate of investors including AOL Time Warner, Siemens Venture Capital, Frontier Capital, Cordova Ventures, CrossBow Ventures and H&Q Asia Pacific.

Digital Envoy's first line of products is a Web-mapping technology called NetAcuity™ that can determine the geographic location and connection speed of any machine on the Internet. NetAcuity correlates user location and Internet connection speed data with over 99 percent accuracy at the country level. Digital Envoy's next generation Emissary™ product will utilize the company's patent-pending RealPath™ technology, allowing enterprises to optimize network performance by routing users via a real-time, quickest-path analysis. Digital Envoy's customers include many Global 2000 and leading technology companies such as Cable & Wireless, iBeam, AOL Time Warner, Network Associates, 24/7 Media and CinemaNow. In addition, the company has a global technology partnership with Siemens AG.

"Joining a company like Digital Envoy, which is revolutionizing Internet content targeting and delivery, is tremendously exciting," said Keller. "I'm confident that my background in operations and building development and customer support teams will prove to be a solid asset to Digital Envoy as the company continues to grow and attract additional Fortune 500/Global 2000 companies as clients."

Keller joins the company from Escient Solutions, Inc., a nationally award- winning provider of home networking solutions, where he served as President. He is also a member of the Cisco Home Networking Council and brings more than 20 years of executive operations, sales, customer support and engineering experience to Digital Envoy.

"Adding a leader with Dave's operations savvy and customer support expertise will certainly help take our business to the next level," said Sanjay Parekh, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder of Digital Envoy. "We've been very successful in building and executing against our business strategy to date, and Dave brings an infusion of energy and enthusiasm for the business that we hope will propel us to even greater growth in the future," said Rob Friedman, Executive VP of Corporate Development and co-founder of Digital Envoy.

Prior to leading Escient Solutions, Inc., an Escient Technologies company, Keller was Vice President and General Manager of Digital Video Systems, which was a division of Arris Interactive, a joint venture of Nortel Networks and Antec Corporation. Keller's leadership contributed to a 100 percent increase in revenues in one year while at Digital Video Systems. He also headed a division of Massachusetts-based Dynatech Corporation, where he was accountable for revenues of more than $50 million and 350 employees.

About Digital Envoy

Digital Envoy is a global Internet infrastructure company focused on providing geo-targeting, connection speed tailoring and personalization solutions to Web content providers to allow their users more customized and relevant experiences, while maintaining user privacy. Digital Envoy is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and has an office in San Francisco, California. For more information, visit www.digitalenvoy.net.