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London, August 10, 2004 --- Abacus – a division of DoubleClick Inc. (NASDAQ: DCLK) – a leading data and research provider to the direct marketing industry, today announced the appointment of Denise Colella as Director of Technical Operations Europe, a newly created position.
Colella brings more than 10 years of international business experience, gained within the marketing and IT industries, to her new post. At Abacus, Colella is responsible for establishing and setting up the infrastructure to launch the business into new markets; implementing and localising technology for new markets; and optimising the development opportunities to leverage them across different countries.
Colella joins the UK office from Abacus Japan, where as Operations Director she was responsible for developing and launching the country’s first cooperative database system. Prior to joining Abacus Japan, Colella spent 4 years at DoubleClick’s offices in Japan as Product Director Asia where she was involved in developing and localising the company’s products for each specific market. During her time with DoubleClick, she was also responsible for the acquisition of a Korean email software product and helped deliver second year revenues well in excess of target.
"We see tremendous future growth potential in Europe and are therefore delighted to have someone as talented as Denise on board," said Andy McDermott, Managing Director, Abacus UK. “Denise has an excellent track record of developing and delivering technology solutions, while appreciating the unique challenges faced in localising systems. Her experience with launching Abacus Japan will be hugely beneficial as we continue to expand our European operations.”
Colella will be based at Abacus UK’s London office and will report into Abacus USA.
Abacus, a division of DoubleClick Inc., is a leading data and research provider to the direct marketing industry. Abacus currently has operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan and Germany. The United States business consists of the largest proprietary database of consumer catalogue buying behaviour anywhere in the world, derived from over 1,800 Alliance companies. In the U.K., the Alliance comprises approximately 350 participants and a database of about 18 million households. It is the largest mail order data cooperative in the UK.
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Published on: 12:00AM on 10th August 2004