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Limos.com Appoints New CEO, Adds Board Member

Posted on May 23, 2012

New Limos.com CEO Ann Hooey. Prior to joining Limos.com as chief revenue officer in 2011, Hooey served as general manager for Mediaplex, creating an advertising platform that managed over $1.5 billion in annual ad spend. She grew Mediaplex’s topline revenue by 45% and increased profitability by 90%.
New Limos.com CEO Ann Hooey. Prior to joining Limos.com as chief revenue officer in 2011, Hooey served as general manager for Mediaplex, creating an advertising platform that managed over $1.5 billion in annual ad spend. She grew Mediaplex’s topline revenue by 45% and increased profitability by 90%.

SAN FRANCISCO — Limos.com announced yesterday the appointment of Ann Hooey as its new president and CEO, and Dawn Lepore to its board of directors.

Prior to joining Limos.com as chief revenue officer in 2011, Hooey served as general manager for Mediaplex, creating an advertising platform that managed over $1.5 billion in annual ad spend. She grew Mediaplex’s topline revenue by 45% and increased profitability by 90%.

Lepore is the former chairman and CEO of Drugstore.com and was named one of Fortune’s 50 most powerful women in American business. Drugstore.com was sold to Walgreens in 2011. Lepore is a board director at Coupons.com and eBay, Inc. and previously served on the boards of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and The New York Times company.

The combined efforts of Hooey and Lepore represent a significant shift in leadership for San Francisco-based Limos.com, which employs 49 people, including a new executive team to lead operations in finance, product design and innovation, customer care and engineering. Former Limos.com president and CEO T.J. Clark has decided to pursue a new venture but will remain as an advisor to the company. He is still an investor and a major shareholder in Limos.com.

“The company is doing very, very well, and we used the past year to hire a fantastic executive team,” Clark told LCT. “The company is out of startup mode and into growth mode. There’s a saying, ‘Hire people smarter than yourself,’ and that’s what I did.”

Former Limos.com CEO T.J. Clark, who was on the startup teams for Hotwire.com and Limos.com, is now pursuing a venture with his third startup company. Clark will remain as an advisor to Limos.com.
Former Limos.com CEO T.J. Clark, who was on the startup teams for Hotwire.com and Limos.com, is now pursuing a venture with his third startup company. Clark will remain as an advisor to Limos.com.


Clark says he really enjoys the startup process of a business and left Limos.com to work on his third.

“I was so happy to be a part of the industry,” Clark said. “We received incredible support  and advice from the operators that really made the company successful. They showed us a way by telling us what they wanted and were looking for, and we tried to deliver one that. It worked pretty well.”

Lepore, in press release, said: “The decision to join Limos.com was an easy one, not only because the private car industry is one of the fastest growing categories in travel, but because I’ll have the opportunity to work with an incredibly talented female CEO in Ann Hoey.”

In the same release, Hooey said: “Limos.com is at an inflection point, paving the way for widespread consumer adoption of private cars for both business and leisure travelers, while transitioning from a startup to being the worldwide leader in ground transportation.”

Limos.com recently launched a new marketing package for limo business operators, which you can read more about by clicking here

Related: Limos.com CEO Tells His Entrepreneurial Story To Interviewer

Related: Limos.com Marks Year of the Local Operator

Source: Limos.com; Michael Campos, LCT associate editor

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