YachtWorld.com and Boats.com Name Jason White Director of Business Development
Will develop and lead strategic partnerships initiative
SEATTLE, Wash. – June 16, 2008 – The nation’s leading marine Web-based resources, YachtWorld.com & Boats.com, today named Jason White as their new Director of Business Development.
“Jason joins our senior management team to develop and lead the Strategic Partnerships initiative” said Ian Atkins, Group General Manager, YachtWorld.com & Boats.com, “These include new OEM services and consumer focused programs as well as traffic growth and data distribution. It is rare that people of Jason’s caliber are available and I am excited that he has chosen to join us at a time when our business is poised for further growth.”
White is a high profile marine industry veteran and has spent over 25 years in the recreational marine industry, the last 15 in marine magazine publishing. His most recent position was Publisher, Scuba Diving Magazine, where he led the transition from print only to print & Internet. Before that he was Publisher of Cruising World Magazine as well as Associate Publisher of Sailing World and Power Cruising Magazine. Prior to a career in print, he was with Lewmar Marine. He lives in Stonington, CT with his wife and two teenage boys.
Commenting on his appointment White said “I am thrilled to have been asked to join the team at YachtWorld.com and Boats.Com. I’ve spent considerable time watching the developments of the web and I am very excited to be part of the marine space that can truly sell more marine products.”
Together, YachtWorld.com and Boats.com are the single most powerful and effective global marketing solution for the boating industry. With over 140,000 new and used boat listings worldwide offered by over 4,000 brokers, dealers and builders in 115 countries, YachtWorld.com and Boats.com are visited by over 4 million boating consumers every month who click through over 95 million page views. YachtWorld.com is the premier online sales channel for yacht brokers around the world, providing a complete suite of online marketing services through BoatWizard™, its proprietary back-end tool. Boats.com provides marketing and Web services to new boat dealers and builders, and offers a “For Sale By Owner” classified service. Headquartered in Seattle, Wash., YachtWorld.com and Boats.com have European headquarters in the United Kingdom, with sales offices in Germany, Italy and Russia, and sales representation in Dubai, Australia and China. Both companies are business units of Dominion Enterprises, based in Norfolk, Va.
About Dominion Enterprises (www.DominionEnterprises.com)
Dominion Enterprises, headquartered in Norfolk, Va., is a leading media and information services company serving employment, real estate, automotive, recreation and industrial markets. The company operates a variety of technology businesses that offer Internet marketing, Website design and hosting, lead generation, CRM, and data capture and distribution services including Advanced Access, PowerSports Network, and Dealer Specialties. The company has more than 500 paid and free magazine titles such as The Employment Guide, For Rent, Harmon Homes, Cycle Trader and RV Trader with a combined weekly circulation of over 5 million, and more than 40 market-leading Websites such as EmploymentGuide.com, ForRent.com, Homes.com and TraderOnline.com, reaching more than 8 million unique monthly visitors. The company has nearly 6,800 employees and 2006 annual revenue of more than $850 million. For more information, visit www.dominionenterprises.com.