IMVU Named to AlwaysOn Global 250 for 2011
Company Also Promotes Jenny Rutherford to VP of Marketing
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- July 20, 2011 -- IMVU, an online social entertainment destination where members use 3D avatars to meet new people, chat, create and play games with their friends, today announced that IMVU has been recognized as an AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Company for 2011. IMVU is also proud to announce the promotion of Jenny Rutherford to vice president of marketing.
"This year’s AlwaysOn Global 250 are companies driven by the biggest mega-trends," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "This year’s winners clearly represent some of the highest-growth opportunities we’ve seen in the private company marketplace in the history of the global Silicon Valley.”
“We’re honored to be named with other great consumer technology brands, including Facebook, Zynga, Twitter and Yelp,” said Cary Rosenzweig, CEO at IMVU, Inc. “We’re counting on Jenny to continue strengthening user acquisition and to expanding our global brand. She has terrific marketing experience and skills."
Jenny recently joined IMVU as head of strategic marketing before being promoted to vice president of marketing. Previously, she served as vice president of marketing at Oodle, the company that built and powers Facebook Marketplace. Prior to her role at Oodle, Jenny served in senior marketing and product management roles at Nuance Communications and Intuit. She also worked in brand management at The Walt Disney Company and in consulting at McKinsey & Company. Jenny received her B.A. in organizational behavior at the University of California at Berkeley Haas School of Business
“I’m thrilled to help take IMVU to the next level,” said Jenny Rutherford, vice president of marketing at IMVU, Inc. “Almost 70% of IMVU users are female, and I love that behind the company’s world-class 3D avatars, IMVU is really about helping people create new friendships.”
About IMVU, Inc.
IMVU, Inc. (pl.imvu.com) is an online social entertainment destination where members use 3D avatars to meet new people, chat, create and play games with their friends. IMVU has over 50 million registered users, 10 million unique visitors per month and three million monthly active users. IMVU has the world’s largest virtual goods catalog of more than six million items, almost all of which are created by its own members. Founded in 2004, IMVU is backed by venture investors Menlo Ventures, Allegis Capital, Bridgescale Partners and Best Buy Capital and is located in Mountain View, CA. IMVU is currently hiring for many positions. For more information, please visit http://pl.imvu.com/jobs
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