People – September, 2010

This regular monthly blog sponsored Hawthorne Executive Search is all about people in the Yellow Pages industry. If you have news you want to share about someone that is involved in the Yellow Pages industry (including retirees) that we should all know about, drop us a line and tell us how they are doing. Send your submissions to ken@yptalk.com.

Alfred Mockett:

Effective Sept. 13, Dex One (formerly R.H. Donnelley) appointed Alfred T. Mockett as the new company president and CEO.

Mockett had previously served as president of Memorex Telex, CEO of American Management Systems and CEO of Motive Inc. (Nasdaq: MOTV), and he held several senior management positions during his 10-year stint at BT Group (NYSE: BT), formerly British Telecom.

Mockett stated, “I am very excited to be joining Dex One and see an outstanding opportunity for future growth. Local search is rapidly expanding and local businesses need a partner they can trust to help them select the right mix of solutions, from online business profiles and video ads to mobile search and print advertising.”

Mockett will be charged with leading the company to re-establish itself with a new business model. The company previously specialized in traditional Yellow Page advertising, but is now looking to use a variety of products, such as online and mobile searches, to help connect companies with customers.

Jonathan B. Bulkeley

Dex One Corporation also announced today that Jonathan B. Bulkeley, a member of the company’s Board of Directors, will succeed Alan F. Schultz as non-executive chairman of the Board of Directors. Schultz will remain on the Board.

Bulkeley, a member of the Board since January, served on the company’s executive oversight committee during the CEO search process. He is the founder and chief investment officer of Blue Square Capital Management LLC, which operates a hedge fund that invests in global small and micro cap equities. He also most recently served as CEO of Scanbuy Inc., a global leader in visual navigation for the wireless industry, as well as CEO of barnesandnoble.com and chairman and CEO of Lifeminders.

Kevin F. Bostick

Local Insight Media Holdings announced the appointment of Kevin F. Bostick as its chief financial officer, effective November 10, 2008. Bostick, who has more than 20 years of experience in finance and management, will oversee financial strategy, capital markets, financial operations, treasury, tax, budgeting/reporting and investor relations for Local Insight Media and its operating subsidiaries.

Most recently, Bostick served as chief financial officer of New Global Telecom, Inc., a Denver-based provider of Voice Over IP services. He also served as CFO of My Publisher, Inc., a digital photography book publishing venture. From 2000 to 2005, Bostick held senior management positions with Level 3 Communications, Inc. From 1993 to 2000, he was a vice president in the Media and Telecommunication Investment Banking group at JPMorgan Chase & Co. He began his career as a senior accountant for KPMG.

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    One response to “People – September, 2010

    1. Interesting short interview w/new CEO at Dex One: http://bit.ly/dydtJD.

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