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ValueClick Chairman to Take On More Active Role

Cost-per-click ad network ValueClick in Santa Barbara, said that its board chairman since July 1998, former Best Internet CEO Jim Zarley, will take a more active role in day to day operations at the network.

"ValueClick has experienced six straight quarters of growth averaging 30 percent per month, and we want to continue this trend. To effectively manage our success and prepare for the next phase of growth, we needed to add additional senior management, and Jim's vast experience in successfully managing the rapid growth of technology companies will be a tremendous asset," said ValueClick founder and CEO Brian Coryat.

Zarley joins ValueClick after serving as the West Coast chief operating officer for Hiway Technologies and chairman of the board and CEO of Best Internet. He helped orchestrate the merger between Best Internet and Hiway Technologies, and also participated in the recent acquisition of the company by Verio Inc.

He also was president and CEO of Quantech Corp., a company he founded, which was later sold to ADP in 1991. Prior to starting Quantech, he spent 19 years at RCA.

Working in partnership with Coryat, Zarley will manage large client relationships, lead the company's international expansion and assist in setting on-going company strategy, the company said. Coryat will increase his role in supervising the development of the network's technical infrastructure.

ValueClick serves 12 million impressions per day across a network of more than 10,000 Web sites.