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SpaFinder Announces New CIO Bob Feghali


NEW YORK, NY (April 01, 2008) − SpaFinder, Inc., the world’s largest spa marketing and media company, has named Bob Feghali to the newly created position of chief information officer (CIO). Feghali, the former CIO of American National Standards Institute (ANSI), will oversee and develop SpaFinder’s information technology operations with a primary focus on its e-commerce business both at www.spafinder.com and Salon & Spa Wish, www.spawish.com.

“With our technology and e-commerce ventures rapidly growing in terms of scope and sophistication, this is an exciting time for our company,” said SpaFinder CEO Pete Ellis. “Bob brings the leadership and experience we need to keep pace with our growth and capitalize on the huge opportunities that lie ahead.”

Feghali brings more than 26 years of Information technology experience, including well over a decade in e-commerce operations, to SpaFinder. For 11 years, he served as the vice president of business development and CIO for ANSI, building the e-commerce operation that positioned the firm as one of the world’s leading wholesaler and online retailer for code, standards, and regulations. Under Feghali’s leadership, ANSI launched the first search engine for standards (NSSN) and the first electronic standards store. During that time, he was also a member of the Information Technology Strategy Implementation Group of the International Standards of Organizations (ISO), chairing the group from 2002-2006. Earlier positions include information technology director at Schlumberger’s ATE division and, prior to that, CIO at Memtek Products, Inc. - Memorex Computer Supplies.

“I am delighted to join SpaFinder as its Chief Information Officer,” said Feghali “SpaFinder’s strategic vision and market position provide challenging opportunities for the innovative use of information technology in support of the company’s business needs - especially in today’s evolving marketplace. I look forward to helping SpaFinder take advantage of these opportunities, and to continue to grow and capture market share."

About SpaFinder, Inc.:

The world’s largest spa media, marketing and gifting company, SpaFinder, Inc. connects millions of wellness-focused consumers with thousands of spas worldwide. SpaFinder’s media properties include the award-winning Spafinder.com, Luxury SpaFinder Interactive, and the worldwide spa directory, Global SpaFinder. Spa Finder Gift Certificates and its new gift division, Spa & Salon Wish, offer spa gift certificates and cards that are redeemable at a combined network of over 5,000+ spas and salons worldwide and available at thousands of retail outlets. The company’s software division innovates new solutions that help spas build and streamline their businesses, including the popular SpaBooker online booking system. SpaFinder Europe and SpaFinder Japan offer regional spa marketing and gifting programs, including localized, native-language websites. Founded in 1986, the privately held company is headquartered in Manhattan.

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