Channel Intelligence (CI) announces the addition of Timothy M. French as Vice President and General Counsel. French will oversee the company’s worldwide corporate and legal matters, advising executive management and the board of directors on strategic and corporate governance matters, as CI continues to expand its Web-initiated commerce and marketing technology services for manufacturers, retailers and publishers.

“As we enter new markets abroad and further establish our presence in the U.S., we are excited to be building a solid, established group of talented leaders to support and drive that expansion,” said CI President and CEO Rob Wight. “Timothy brings a diverse background that will allow him to provide exceptional insight as he advises on our worldwide strategic and corporate governance matters.”

Prior to CI, French worked in the capital markets and mergers and acquisitions practice groups of leading law firm Latham & Watkins LLP, which was named Law Firm of the Decade by Legal Business Awards 2007, and with Davis Polk & Wardwell, also one of the top firms in the US.

French brings to CI substantial public offerings experience, including convertible, investment-grade and high-yield debt and equity offerings. His expertise stems from working with a variety of clients including 3PAR, Advanced Analogic Technologies, Advanced Micro Devices, AMI Semiconductor, ANSYS, Comcast, Documentum, eTelecare Global Solutions, FLIR Systems, Gilead Sciences, Mentor Graphics, Neurocrine Biosciences, NPTest, Omnicell, Redback Networks, TheraSense, UTStarcom and Xyratex.

French holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Berkeley and a juris doctor degree from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, where he was awarded the Thelen, Marrin Prize for graduating first in his law school class. He is a member of the State Bar of California and is an authorized house counsel by The Florida Bar.

About Channel Intelligence, Inc. (CI)
With product data as the core foundation of its marketing services, CI has created a database capable of storing, managing and optimizing hundreds of millions of products every day. Helping consumers easily find and buy products is CI’s primary goal. CI is able to accomplish this through innovative suites of services for manufacturers, retailers and publishers. CI works with some of the best solution providers in the industry and supports over 50 destination sites to benefit its customers which include hundreds of the world’s leading manufacturers and retailers such as Best Buy, JVC, Neiman Marcus Group, Panasonic, Spiegel, Circuit City, Target, Philips,, Black & Decker, ShopNBC, Yamaha, and more.

Founded in 1999 by CEO Robert Wight and EVP Alan Fulmer, CI is a partner company of Internet Capital Group (Nasdaq: ICGE) and is headquartered in Orlando, Fla., with offices in Geneva, Switzerland and London, England. Learn more at

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Joy Lee
Channel Intelligence, Inc.

Published on: 12:00AM on 18th April 2008