Silver Spring, Maryland – (The Hosting News) – June 23, 2006 – Web hosting company, Freewebs.com, has named Robert Ewald as its first Vice President of Marketing and Operations.
Mr. Ewald joins Freewebs from Nextel Communications, where he led a product and marketing team for the company’s wireless data services portfolio.
According to company, under his leadership, the portfolio’s revenue grew more than tenfold. At Freewebs, Mr. Ewald is charged with delivering marketing and retention programs to accelerate the growth of the Freewebs subscriber base, which is currently 10 million strong. To date, the company’s growth has been solely viral.
Founded in 2001, Freewebs.com is a free, do-it-yourself web site builder that guarantees that anyone with an Internet connection and something to share can easily create a complete, high-quality web site through its publishing platform. Freewebs offers its members a complete personal digital hub that includes web pages, blogs, profile pages, photo sharing and video, in a unified web presence. The company serves more than 10 million users and is now the second-largest web host in the world as measured by page views.
Mr. Ewald explained, ”Our goal is to make web sites as ubiquitous as email addresses, and to provide our global community of users with a single ‘hub’ to host all of the various media–web pages, photos, blogs, videos, music–that comprise a true web presence. Our growth to date has been driven solely through word-of-mouth by our most active users, and in tandem with our new marketing programs, we will continue to listen closely to the community that has made Freewebs what it is today.”
Haroon Mokhtarzada, Founder and CEO of Freewebs offered, ”This is an exciting time for Freewebs as we continue to create a deeper and more meaningful web experience for our users,” said “Adding Bob to our executive team provides Freewebs with a talented marketing and product management executive who can take us to the next level.”
Freewebs.com offers a free, do-it-yourself web site builder that guarantees easy creation to share a complete web site through its web publishing platform. More than 10 million individuals, groups, organizations and small businesses worldwide use Freewebs to create and host comprehensive web sites that include blogs, photos, videos, music, e-commerce and more. Founded in 2001, Freewebs is privately held and based in Silver Spring, Maryland.
To learn more, please visit: www.freewebs.com.