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Ancestry Appoints Sriram Thiagarajan as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

SAN FRANCISCO and LEHI, Utah, Sept. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, today announced that Sriram Thiagarajan is joining to lead IT strategy and operations as the company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Thiagarajan brings more than 20 years of leadership history in global technology organizations. His experience overseeing the development, management, and utilization of infrastructure architectures, applications, and tools will be critical as Ancestry continues its global expansion and grows its employee base.

“Our IT team has done a phenomenal job of building an IT platform that has supported our growth and our expansion from the family history market into the rapidly growing consumer genomics segment. Sriram’s experience in other global organizations will be critical in helping our team enhance and strengthen our platform for the next phase of our growth,” said Nat Natarajan, Executive Vice President of Product and Technology at Ancestry. “Sriram will build on our strong foundation and ensure we are leveraging the right tools and technology to enable our people to work better, faster, and smarter in order to help millions of people make meaningful discoveries about themselves.”

In particular, Ancestry will benefit from Thiagarajan’s experience in standardizing IT systems and defining a clear and executable global information technology strategy. He will also bring a deep history in corporate information security, which is of particular importance to Ancestry given the high priority the company places on ensuring the privacy and safety of its customers’ data.

“I’m excited to join Ancestry at this time of incredible growth for the company,” said Thiagarajan. “My goal is to help the team build on the incredible work they have done to date while streamlining and integrating key services and tools. At the end of the day, our mission is simply to ensure that the IT infrastructure and tools at Ancestry empower our people to do great work for our customers.”

Sriram joins Ancestry from Infoblox, where he was SVP & CIO and responsible for information security, network operations, infrastructure management, business applications, collaboration tools, and employee support services. Prior roles include Head of Global IT at Twitter, where he was responsible for infrastructure, enterprise applications, and collaboration tools. He was also Vice President of IT at Yahoo!, where he managed corporate IT systems and the payments infrastructure platform. He also has held leadership roles at Verisign and Ernst & Young.

About Ancestry

Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, harnesses the information found in family trees, historical records, and DNA to help people gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Ancestry has more than 2.6 million paying subscribers across its core Ancestry websites and more than 5 million people in the AncestryDNA network. Since 1996, more than 10 billion records have been added to Ancestry's databases, and users have created more than 90 million family trees on the Ancestry flagship site and its affiliated international websites. Ancestry offers a suite of family history products and services including AncestryDNA, Archives, AncestryProGenealogists, Newspapers.com and Fold3. AncestryDNA is owned and operated by Ancestry.com DNA, LLC, a subsidiary of Ancestry.com, LLC.

Media Contact: Brandon Borrman bborrman@ancestry.com

Source:Ancestry, Inc.