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Conductor Adds Four to Exec Team

September 10, 2008

Natural search technology pioneer continues to add top-drawer talent to management team.
New York, September 12th, 2008. Conductor, Inc. (, the leading company in natural search technology solutions, today formally announced the recent hiring of four experienced senior managers: John Pavley, Jason Bigler, Parashuram Kulkarni, and Kiril Savino. Brought on board to help guide the upcoming launch and continued development of the company’s natural search solutions, all four executives will be working out of Conductor’s Manhattan headquarters.

“These new hires are critical to our development of the industry’s first platform devoted solely to natural search,” said Conductor CEO, Seth Besmertnik. “Each of the new team members has a significant background in search and online marketing technology. Their expertise catapults the firm forward, cementing the company as an industry leader in natural search technology.”

The new Conductor executives are:

John Pavley, CTO – Pavley has extensive experience in Internet advertising and online marketing as CTO of ContextWeb (ADSDAQ Ad Exchange), VP of Business Systems Engineering for Yahoo! Search Marketing, and VP of Ad Management Engineering for DoubleClick (DART). At ContextWeb, Yahoo! and DoubleClick, Pavley was responsible for building and maintaining ad serving systems that scaled to billions of transactions per day. Prior to 2000, Pavley worked for several technology-based startups as well as Apple Computer, where he led the design and development of the award winning ClarisWorks for Kids.

Jason Bigler, VP, Product Management – Prior to joining Conductor, Bigler was Vice President of Product Management at DoubleClick, where he was responsible for the global product strategy of DoubleClick’s digital advertising product suite. During his tenure DoubleClick’s technology products enjoyed substantial revenue growth with significant gains in market share.

Parashuram Kulkarni, Director, Research & Development – Kulkarni has extensive experience in data extraction and information retrieval, text mining, and machine learning. Kulkarni was most recently Sr. Research Engineer at Yahoo! Research, where he led the development of a variety of projects related to content classification and search relevance.

Kiril Savino, Director, Development
– Most recently CTO of ShopWiki, Savino has led enterprise-scale, billion-dollar engineering projects across banking, advertising, and search. Savino brings deep experience in heuristic and statistical data extraction, agile software development process, and scalable architectures, and is an inventor of multiple patents in financial services and ad serving technology.

Conductor, Inc. has a commercially available targeted linking solution, and is starting closed Beta of its analytics solution this fall. For more information on the company please visit to find out more about the beta program,

About Conductor, Inc.
Conductor provides industry leading technology solutions focused solely on natural search marketers and their agencies, and contributes thought leadership for the natural search industry. Based in Manhattan’s Silicon Alley, the company was founded in 2005, and has rapidly become one of the fastest growing companies in New York. In 2008, the company was selected as an AlwaysOn OnMedia 100 Winner, as a category winner of the Global250, and included in Silicon Alley Insider’s ‘World’s Most Valuable Digital Startups’.

Media Contacts:

Seth Dotterer
Conductor, Inc.
(212) 542-5147