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DoubleClick Names Chief Financial Officer

DoubleClick Inc. in New York named Jeffrey E. Epstein as chief financial officer.

Epstein had been senior vice president at CUC International prior to that company's merger with HFS to become Cendant Corp. He was responsible for CUC's corporate development activities and acquisitions, as well as directing strategy, finance, and operations for AutoVantage, a leading Internet automotive site.

Prior to joining CUC, Epstein was chief financial officer at King World Productions, a television programming distributor ("Wheel of Fortune," "Jeopardy," "Oprah") for six years. He also worked at First Boston Corp. as vice president, mergers and acquisitions, and at The Washington Post Co. as director of business development.

"Jeff puts us in a stronger position to explore strategic acquisitions that will help us provide even more solutions for our clients," said Kevin Ryan, president and chief operating officer of DoubleClick. "I am confident that his 19 years of financial management and business development experience will contribute to DoubleClick's infrastructure and leadership in the industry."