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Network Solutions Appoints New President

March 27, 2009 by  

Network Solutions 190x60 BannerWebmaster NewsHERNDON, Va. – Network Solutions®, the leading provider of online solutions for small businesses, today announced that Tim Kelly will join the company as President on April 1st. Mr. Kelly joins Network Solutions from Sprint/Nextel where he was the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

“I am very excited to have an executive of Tim’s caliber join our team. Tim’s marketing expertise, broad operational acumen and deep experience around the customer make him uniquely qualified to lead us into the next phase of growth,” said Roy Dunbar, CEO of Network Solutions. “Under Tim’s leadership we will serve and delight a growing number of small businesses with best in class solutions for success on the Internet. Tim’s responsibilities will include Marketing, Product, Sales, and Customer Support.”

“I am most impressed with Roy’s vision for Network Solutions, which is to be first in mind for new and existing small business owners seeking to get online as well as those looking to optimize and expand their online effectiveness,” said Tim Kelly. “Most importantly, I see great opportunity for Network Solutions to become synonymous with small business success through initiatives like the ‘Small Business Success Index’.

During a career with Sprint Corporation and Sprint/Nextel Corporation that spanned twelve years, Mr. Kelly made a number of important contributions to the company’s success. In his most recent role as CMO, Mr. Kelly led all of the organization’s Marketing and Product initiatives. Prior to this role, he held the top post at several Sprint/Nextel Corporation and Sprint Corporation business units as President of Sprint Consumer Solutions President Sprint Business, President Sprint Mass Markets and President Customer Management. In his various executive roles at Sprint, Mr. Kelly was responsible for building the Sprint brand, defining and driving its customer acquisition and retention strategy, optimizing customer service and developing Sprint’s product roadmap among other things.

His career at Sprint was interrupted in 1999 by a stint as President of Tickets.com, where he led the organization’s domestic and international operations. Under Mr. Kelly’s leadership, the company successfully executed a number of acquisitions and deployed a new business model which drove the company from a bricks and mortar ticketing software and distribution focus to an Internet based product and distribution strategy. His accomplishments included implementing new distribution and content partnerships with AOL Digital Cities, Excite, Cox Interactive Media, Yahoo, MP3, etc. He further refined the brand through innovative ticketing and sponsorship partnerships with top selling artists.

Mr. Kelly began his career in 1985 with Lever Brothers Household Products Division in New York. He made the transition into the advertising field where he managed national accounts for several top brands including Burger King, Arm and Hammer, Visine, Arm and Hammer Dental, Crest and Scope.

Mr. Kelly received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Florida and his Master of Business Administration, Graduate Management Program, from Nova Southeast University.

About Network Solutions, LLC
Network Solutions is focused on helping small businesses start and market their companies on the Internet by offering a full range of Web-based services that include: hosting, Web site design, ecommerce solutions, online security, search engine marketing and domain name registration services. Drawing on 30 years of experience, we make it simple and affordable for our customers to build and manage an online presence. Our customers receive the best customer service in the industry, which has been recognized by J.D. Power and Associates® Certified Call Center program for providing “An Outstanding Customer Service Experience” for the last four consecutive years. Customers around the globe trust us to manage more than 7 million domains, over 2 million e-mailboxes, and hundreds of thousands of Web sites. We make it easy for small businesses to get online so they can have more time to do what they do best – run their companies. For more information about Network Solutions visit www.about.networksolutions.com.

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