Infogroup Appoints Matthew Higgins as New Chief Technology Officer for Data Axle(R)

OMAHA, Neb., April 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Infogroup announced today the appointment of Matthew Higgins as Chief Technology Officer for Data Axle.

"Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and key expertise to further build on Data Axle's technology advancements," stated Michael Iaccarino, chairman and CEO, Infogroup. "As we enter our next phase of growth, bold innovation and customer acquisition is key to fuelling Infogroup's success.

Matt will oversee all technical aspects of Data Axle along with being responsible for leading all development efforts and platform technology decisions. Matt was instrumental with the design and development of the fulfillment and search technologies that power Data Axle while at GoTime Corporation, which Infogroup acquired in February 2012. After the acquisition, Matt focused his efforts on integrating the Data Axle with Infogroup's data sets and scaling the services to meet a broad range of customer needs. He holds a Bachelor in Computer Science from the University of Washington. Matt will be reporting into Purandar Das, chief technology officer, Infogroup and is based out of Infogroup's Seattle, Washington office.

"It is a privilege to assume this new responsibility. Since day one, Data Axle's mission has been to represent the physical world in a real-time database. Every feature built into Data Axle keeps this purpose in mind, whether it is searching, subscribing to ever-changing data, or accepting new information into the database," said Matthew Higgins, chief technology officer, Data Axle. "We strive to deliver an understandable data model and a user-friendly API to our clients, making it easy for them to build their own business applications".

"I have known Matt since the launch of GoTime and it's been great seeing his growth and successes over the past few years at Infogroup," said Jeff Khadavi, president, Infogroup Data Licensing. "He has done a tremendous job tailoring the Data Axle to our client's needs while always pushing its innovative edge. I'm excited to see Matt's continued leadership over the Data Axle".

About Infogroup

Infogroup is a marketing services and analytics provider that delivers best in class data-driven customer-centric technology solutions. Our data and software-as-a-service (DaaS & SaaS) offerings help clients of all sizes, from small companies to FORTUNE 100TM enterprises, increase their sales and customer loyalty. Infogroup provides both digital and traditional marketing channel expertise that is enhanced by access to our proprietary data on 235 million individuals and 24 million businesses, which is distributed real-time to our clients.

About Infogroup Data Licensing

Infogroup Data Licensing is the leader and trusted source in providing high-value business data for clients in the search, navigation, mobile application, marketing and analytics industries. We provide real-time data that is human-verified by over 25 million calls per year and is delivered through our proprietary technology Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) Solution Data Axle®. We also help our clients with compilation of custom datasets and data verification services. For more information, please visit

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