IAC Appoints Jim Lanzone Chief Executive Officer of Ask.com

On Saturday, we reported Steve Berkowitz’s move from Ask.com to Microsoft. At the time, I offered that “Jim Lanzone is more than capable to take over”. And indeed IAC sees the same value in Jim, today naming him to CEO of Ask.com.

“Jim is one of the most respected leaders in the search industry, having been principally responsible every day for the turnaround of the Ask product and brand over the past several years,” said Doug Lebda, IAC President and Chief Operating Officer. “With his vision for the future and successful track record for driving the Ask.com business, he has been and will be the ideal leader for the next stage of the company’s growth.”

Congratulations Jim, this is very much deserved! :-)