DGAP-News Limelight Appoints Robert Lento as Chief Executive Officer
Seasoned Executive Moves From Acting to Permanent Role; Joins Company´s Board
PHOENIX, 2013-01-22 20:10 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Limelight Networks (Nasdaq:LLNW), a leader in digital presence management,
today announced the appointment of Robert Lento as chief executive officer
(CEO), effective immediately. Mr. Lento has been serving as the Company´s
Interim CEO since November 26, 2012.
´Over the past two months I´ve had the opportunity to work closely with our
board and many of our employees, ´ said Mr. Lento. ´I´m extremely impressed with
the people, products, and services we offer in the market. I´m excited about
our future and proud to be part of Limelight Networks.´
Mr. Lento brings over 30 years of industry knowledge and leadership experience
to Limelight Networks. Prior to joining Limelight, Lento spent 14 years at
Convergys, serving a decade as the senior sales executive. During the last four
years, as president of the company´s information management division, he led a
turnaround creating a highly profitable and growing business, which NEC
acquired in May 2012. Earlier, Lento served as president of LAN systems for
Donnelly Enterprise Solutions, where he grew both top line revenue and
profitability. Previously he served in executive roles at Entex Information
Services, Decision Resources, and Future Information Systems. Mr. Lento holds a
BS in Management from the State University of New York.
Mr. Lento will be joining Limelight´s board of directors. Former CEO Jeff
Lunsford is stepping down as board member and chairman.
About Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:LLNW) is a global leader in Digital Presence
Management. Limelight´s Orchestrate Digital Presence Platform is an integrated
suite of cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, which allows
organizations to optimize all aspects of their online digital presence across
web, mobile, social, and large screen channels. Orchestrate leverages
Limelight´s scalable, high-performance global network to offer advanced
features for: web content management; website personalization; content
targeting; online video publishing; mobile enablement and monetization; content
delivery; transcoding; and cloud storage - combined with social media
integration and powerful analytics. Limelight´s team of digital presence
experts helps organizations streamline processes and optimize business results
across all customer interaction channels to deliver exceptional multi-screen
experiences, improve brand awareness, drive revenue, and enhance their customer
relationships - all while reducing costs. For more information, please visit
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