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Minyanville Media Names All-Star Board of Advisors

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Minyanville Media Names All-Star Board of Advisors

Tom Eggers, Former Dreyfus CEO, also Named Chief Operating Officer

NEW YORK, October 28, 2008--Minyanville Media, the fast-growing financial intelligence and entertainment media company, today announced the formation of a new Board of Advisors, including Tom Eggers, who will also serve as Minyanville's COO to help guide the company moving forward.

"With the success and expansion of Minyanville, we wanted to surround ourselves with the finest human capital," said Todd Harrison, CEO and Founder of Minyanville. "Their expertise in media, finance and entertainment aligns perfectly with our business objectives. You would be hard-pressed to find a more stellar set of advisors than the members of our board."

Thomas Eggers, former CEO of Dreyfus Corporation and Scudder Investments, has been appointed as the company's Chief Operating Officer. He will be responsible for helping the management team navigate the next phase of Minyanville's growth.

"Tom will be a tremendous asset as we grow Minyanville," said Kevin Wassong, President of Minyanville. "His counsel, and that of our entire board, will be key to our success in the next few years."

Members of Minyanville's new Board of Advisors include:

  • Bill Cella - CEO, The Cella Group and former CEO, Magna Global Worldwide

  • Chris Dixon - Managing Director, GGCP, Inc.

  • Tom Eggers - Former CEO of Dreyfus Corporation and Scudder Investments

  • Roger Goldman - Director and Audit Committee Chairman, American Express Bank

  • Larry Kramer - Senior Advisor Polaris Venture Partners, Founder and former CEO of MarketWatch

  • Wenda Harris Millard - President, Media and Co-CEO, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

  • Leonard Spivak - Retired Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

  • John Succo - Partner, Vicis Capital


They will be joined on the board by members of Minyanville's internal management team:

  • Todd Harrison - Founder and CEO

  • Kevin Wassong - President

  • Charles Mangano - Chief Marketing Officer


About Minyanville Media

Minyanville Media is a next-generation digital media company that creates branded content to inform, educate and entertain all generations about the world of finance.

Led by a cast of animated "Critters" -- including Hoofy the Bull and Boo the Bear -- Minyanville uses a combination of smart analysis and entertainment to highlight the need for better financial understanding.

Targeting segments at all stages -- from kids to the most sophisticated professional investors -- Minyanville reaches its audiences through its Buzz & Banter subscription product, a website (www.minyanville.com) attracting nearly 1.5 million monthly unique visitors and content distribution deals with Yahoo! Finance, TD Ameritrade, Dow Jones MarketWatch, Bloomberg, AOL, MSN and others.

They have the first and only animated business news show -- Minyanville's World In Review -- that airs weekly on Yahoo! Finance. Minyanville "professors" are regulars on the Fox Business Network, CNBC and Nightly Business Network.

The company is also reaching more than 230,000 children through an educational virtual world at www.minyanland.com.

No positions in stocks mentioned.

The information on this website solely reflects the analysis of or opinion about the performance of securities and financial markets by the writers whose articles appear on the site. The views expressed by the writers are not necessarily the views of Minyanville Media, Inc. or members of its management. Nothing contained on the website is intended to constitute a recommendation or advice addressed to an individual investor or category of investors to purchase, sell or hold any security, or to take any action with respect to the prospective movement of the securities markets or to solicit the purchase or sale of any security. Any investment decisions must be made by the reader either individually or in consultation with his or her investment professional. Minyanville writers and staff may trade or hold positions in securities that are discussed in articles appearing on the website. Writers of articles are required to disclose whether they have a position in any stock or fund discussed in an article, but are not permitted to disclose the size or direction of the position. Nothing on this website is intended to solicit business of any kind for a writer's business or fund. Minyanville management and staff as well as contributing writers will not respond to emails or other communications requesting investment advice.

Copyright 2011 Minyanville Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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