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Yottaa Expands Leadership Team With Key Hires

Drew Zalkind, CFO and Phil Stanhope, VP Engineering Join World-Class Team (November 03, 2011)

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/03/11 -- As Yottaa Inc. ( speeds up Websites across the world, the executive team is accelerating hiring to support growing demand for its services. The company announced today the addition of two key executives to the leadership team. Drew Zalkind joins as Chief Financial Officer and Phil Stanhope joins as Vice President of Engineering and Operations.

Yottaa, founded last year, monitors and optimizes more than 65,000 sites. Since its foundation, the company has launched Yottaa Website Monitor and Yottaa Site Speed Optimizer to help organizations improve the performance of their Websites. The company has seen a 100% growth in Websites using the system in the past 6 months and is expanding its leadership and development teams accordingly.

"As a company, we are designed to grow with the demands of our customers," said Coach Wei, CEO of Yottaa. "Drew and Phil join a team that is building solid technology at a rapid rate. We have seen a considerable response to our services in the market and need to grow the team to support that demand."

Drew Zalkind, CFO

Zalkind joins as CFO, responsible for the overall financial strategy for the company. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the formation, growth and financing of new high-tech companies to his position of CFO. Prior to joining Yottaa, he was the CEO and CFO of Liquid Machines, a pioneer and leading software provider of data protection solutions. While there, he led the company from its initial founding in 2001 through its acquisition by Check Point Security Technologies in 2010. Zalkind has served as an advisor to numerous start-up companies and non-profits. Drew has a B.S. in Marketing from the Wharton School of Business and a B.A. in Psychology from University of Pennsylvania.

Phil Stanhope, Vice President of Engineering and Operations

Stanhope comes to the team as Vice President of Engineering and Operations with more than 25 years of business and technology experience. His experiences cover the spectrum from desktop, client/server, middleware, mobile, Internet infrastructure, and SaaS/IaaS/PaaS. Phil has worked in consumer and enterprise markets as well as numerous vertical industry segments. Before joining Yottaa, Phil was VP/Chief Architect for Wimba a leading provider of collaboration software for the education market. Wimba was acquired by Blackboard in 2010. Phil holds a bachelor's degree in computer and information sciences from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Yottaa and the Need for Speed

Site speed matters -- even milliseconds of a delay in web page load times can reduce web traffic, decrease time-on-site, reduce the number of pages visited, and ultimately impact customer conversions and revenue. At the same time, most small- and mid-sized businesses have neither the internal resources nor the money to dedicate staff or other resources to web performance. Yottaa Website Monitor and Yottaa Site Speed Optimizer offers small- and mid-sized organizations around the globe access to the kind of performance expected from the big sites -- without the big site costs.

Using a global, elastic multi-cloud network and its patent-pending cloud routing technology, Yottaa optimizes Web pages for better speed in real-time, using more than 100 separate methods.

About Yottaa

Yottaa, Inc., the Web Performance Company, delivers cloud services that improve website speed, visibility and resiliency. Yottaa Site Speed Optimizer accelerates websites and increases their scalability, leading to better SEO and higher revenues. Yottaa Site Monitor offers visibility into the overall health of a website by harnessing a global network of real browsers to assess, monitor and benchmark site performance. Based in Cambridge, MA, Yottaa's investors include General Catalyst Partners. For more information visit and follow us on Twitter at

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