Lopez Returns to Terra Networks as COO
After a Three-Year Absence, Internet Expert Returns to his Roots in New Position
Miami (October 1, 2007) – Terra Networks announced today that Mark Lopez, a pioneer in the burgeoning Hispanic interactive industry, is returning to Terra as chief operating officer reporting to CEO Fernando Rodriguez, effective October 15.
Lopez was one of the original members of the Terra Networks U.S. team that succeeded in launching the portal in the year 2000, and subsequently building and sustaining Terra.com in its dominant position among Spanish-speakers in this country.
Until 2004, Lopez served as Chief Strategy Officer for Terra Networks USA, responsible for development of the U.S. Hispanic media business and strategic partnerships. Additionally, he managed global technology platforms including search and email and structured various alliances to enhance content and community offerings.
He left the Miami-based U.S. Hispanic operations in 2004 for AOL Latino where he was responsible for U.S. Hispanic advertising revenue.
“Terra is extremely happy that Mark is returning to his roots,” said Terra CEO Fernando Rodriguez. “He was responsible for noteworthy advancements at both Terra and his previous place of business. As he rejoins the Terra world, we have great confidence that his talents will have significant positive impact on our marketing partners and visitors.”
Born in Spain, Lopez earned his undergraduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He then obtained his MBA from the highly recognized MIT Sloan School of Management.
ABOUT TERRA NETWORKS S.A.
Terra Networks is a global Internet group with a presence in the U.S. and Latin America. The group operates some of the most popular Web sites in the United States, Spain and Latin America, and is the largest access provider in Spain and Latin America.
Terra.com (www.terra.com) is the U.S. Hispanic arm of the Terra Networks group providing portal and value-added services to Spanish speaking users in the U.S. Terra is a leader in the U.S. Hispanic online market according to comScore Media Metrix and Nielsen/NetRatings.
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