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AOL Hires Eric Singleton as Senior Vice President, Technologies


AOL Hires Eric Singleton as Senior Vice President, Technologies

Singleton to Lead Technology Innovation in AOLís Paid Services Division

New York, NY Ė AOL Inc. today announced that Eric Singleton will join as Senior Vice President, Technologies within AOLís Paid Services division. He will be responsible for overseeing the creation of a unified platform for the discovery, trial, purchase and management of AOLís Paid Services offerings while also overseeing the groupís technology roadmap. Singleton will report to Alex Gounares, AOLís Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, and will be located in Dulles, VA.

ďIím excited to join the AOL Technologies team, working specifically in the Paid Services division,Ē said Eric Singleton. ďFor many years AOL has been connecting millions of households to the Internet and Iím delighted to be able to bring my twenty-five years of experience to a team with such a solid commitment to providing high quality member support for its users.Ē

AOLís Paid Services group manages access subscriptions as well as WOW! Deal of the Day and dozens of other premium subscription services including, AOL Computer Checkup and SafeSocial. The groupís two primary missions are to care for AOLís access service subscribers, and engage existing and new consumers with premium subscription offerings ranging from PC utilities and safety & security products to online entertainment and health & fitness services.

ďAOL is focused on building technology that helps ease the consumer experience because we realize this is critical,Ē said Alex Gounares, AOL Chief Technology Officer. ďEric will be a great addition to the team because he understands that our technology is only as good as its user experience.Ē

Singleton comes to AOL after a number of years as an IT Strategy & Implementation Executive/Principal Consultant. He was responsible for leading all aspects of engagements with high-profile clients. He examined customer needs and crafted innovative online strategies. Previously, he served as the Chief Information Officer for Tommy Hilfiger Corporation where he held worldwide responsibility for the companyís Information Technology division. Before joining Tommy Hilfiger, he was with Raytheon Company as head of worldwide E-Commerce, Vice President and Chief Information Officer for divisions of Honeywell Aerospace and Honeywell Automotive (formerly AlliedSignal), and Chief Information Officer for Columbia Energy.

Singleton holds a Carnegie Mellon Award for Excellence in Information Technology, three ComputerWorld Smithsonian award nominations, and a Florida Governorís Special Recognition. Additionally, he has written numerous articles for business, news and trade publications such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Barronís and ComputerWorld.

Singleton is a graduate of the Executive Management Marketing Program at the University of Pennsylvaniaís Wharton School of Business. He received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Liberal Studies & Business from the University of Central Florida.

About AOL
AOL Inc. (NYSE:AOL) is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOLís business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. AOL is focused on attracting and engaging consumers and providing valuable online advertising services on both AOLís owned and operated properties and third-party websites. In addition, AOL operates one of the largest Internet subscription access services in the United States, which serves as a valuable distribution channel for AOLís consumer offerings.


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