Former Sun Microsystems & eBay Analytics Expert Joins Expanding Team of Experts
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Move, Inc. (Nasdaq: MOVE), the leader in online real estate, continues to attract world class talent with the appointment of Gilbert FitzGerald as vice president of analytics. FitzGerald, who brings a 20-year track record of success to Move in evidence-based data analysis management and optimization of business outcomes and ecommerce, will lead site-wide analysis projects to further enhance the consumer and advertiser experience on the Move network of sites.
Throughout FitzGerald’s successful career, he has held a variety of senior-level positions and has been responsible for optimizing eBay’s search capabilities and enhancing the consumer’s experience. At eBay, FitzGerald is credited with successfully delivering statistical targeting for online advertising. FitzGerald was also responsible for leading eBay’s systematic experimentation efforts resulting in improved methodologies to confirm improvements in user site experiences.
“Move is pleased to welcome Gilbert to our expanding team of industry leaders,” said Lorna Borenstein, president of Move, Inc. “Gilbert’s arrival at this point in our company’s expansion will greatly enhance our efforts to improve the consumer and advertiser experience on our sites. As the leader in online real estate, Move is committed to helping consumers pursue the American dream of homeownership. We’re confident Move will continue to attract the industry’s top talent to support our vision.”
Prior to eBay, FitzGerald directed the Demand Analysis Group at Sun Microsystems where he designed the statistical analysis processes that forecasted demand volume for the company’s network systems. Prior to that, FitzGerald served as group manager — quantitative analysis & market planning at Sun Microelectronics, a division of Sun Microsystems. While in this leadership role, FitzGerald was responsible for pricing and market research of the company’s semi-conductor business. FitzGerald also served as a senior level executive at Insightful Inc., the market leader for high-stakes, commercial and academic statistical computing and data programming, where he evangelized the product capabilities of S-PLUS and contributed to multiple software releases, including the first Windows native mode implementation.
FitzGerald holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematical Sciences from University College Cork, a constituent college of the National University of Ireland, and has completed graduate course work towards a PhD in Social Research Methodology (Applied Statistics) at the University of California, Los Angeles. FitzGerald will be based out of Move’s Campbell office.
ABOUT MOVE, INC.
Move, Inc. (Nasdaq: MOVE) is the leader in online real estate with more than 6.9 million (1) monthly visitors to its online network of websites. Move, Inc., operates: Move.com(TM), a leading destination for information on new homes and rental listings, moving, home and garden, and home finance; REALTOR.com(R), the official Web site of the National Association of REALTORS(R); Welcome Wagon(R)); Moving.com; SeniorHousingNet(TM); TOP PRODUCER(R) Systems; FactoryBuiltHousing.com; and Home Plans. Move, Inc. is based in Westlake Village, CA. and employs more than 1600 individuals throughout North America. For more information: http://www.move.com.
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(1) comScore media metrix, November 2007
SOURCE Move, Inc.