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Conductor Hires Silicon Valley Technology Leader Matthew Baird as VP of Engineering

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New York City continues to draw top technology talent

February 16, 2010, NEW YORK – Conductor, recently named to Crain’s list of Best Places to Work in NYC, today announced that Matthew Baird has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering. Baird will be overseeing all engineering and infrastructure for the premier provider of SEO measurement and optimization technology.

Baird joins Conductor after a global search for an engineering leader to help guide the rapid growth at the Manhattan-based company, and will lend his considerable experience in developing enterprise-grade, high-volume, high-availability software products and services in the continued evolution and expansion of Conductor’s technology product offerings.

“Successfully bringing Matthew to the Conductor team is a validation of Conductor’s continued growth, but is also a strong indicator that the New York technology community is able to attract top-notch talent to move from Silicon Valley to Silicon Alley.” –Seth Besmertnik

Baird was previously the Vice President of Engineering and Operations for San Mateo based Yield Software, and prior to that he was VP of Technology at Chordiant Software where he led the development of predictive analytics products. Baird was also the founder and CTO of Motiva (acquired by Siebel Systems), and has held senior engineering and management positions at Oracle and PeopleSoft.

“We are thirlled to have Matthew’s leadership and experience on the Conductor Team.” –Seth Besmertnik

Baird is heavily involved in Open Source technology development and industry specification and thought leadership. He is a committer and top level project board member in the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), is a Sun JSR expert group member and also a W3C working group member. Baird has a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Computer and Information Science/Statistics from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

About Conductor Conductor is the leading provider of SEO measurement and optimization technology, empowering enterprise marketers to manage and improve their SEO efforts. Conductor Searchlight is a subscription-based, software as a service (SaaS) platform which enables customers to gather competitive data, prioritize and improve their decision making, and accurately measure the ROI of their SEO efforts. Conductor also offers a range of associated professional services to its over 200 Fortune 500 and Internet Retailer 500 clients, a majority of the leading interactive agencies, and some of the world’s most prestigious publications. Based in New York City, the company was founded in 2005, and is one of the fastest growing companies in New York.

The company is currently hiring.

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