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About Vicinity Corporation

Vicinity's mission is to localize the Web for businesses and consumers through its unique blend of Yellow Pages and GeoEnabled content and services.

Business Model
Vicinity is a Web-based service company (not a software products company) that supplies private-label localizing services to businesses that use the World Wide Web to deliver information and services to the Web community. Customers brand Vicinity services with their own company and service name and add their own graphical wrapper and overall look, feel, and attitude. Vicinity realizes revenue from usage-based fees and advertising services.

Founded in August 1995, Vicinity Corporation has established itself through key partner/customer alliances as the premier supplier of localized content and services exclusively for the World Wide Web. Vicinity Corporation is a member of the CMG Information Services family of Internet-focused companies, which also includes Black Sun Interactive, CyberVillages Corp., Freemark Communications, GeoCities, Ikonic, Lycos, NetCarta, PinPaper, Planet Direct, and TELET Communications. Vicinity uses high quality digital maps and navigation-quality databases from Etak, Inc., the leading supplier of digital road maps.

Corporate Offices
Vicinity Corporation
1135 A San Antonio Road
Palo Alto, Ca 94303
Tel      (415) 237-0300
Fax     (415) 237-0305; (415) 237-0306
Corporate Home Page
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Vicinity Corporation - East
7450 Mink Hollow Road Suite 200
Highland, Md. 20777-9778
Tel      (301) 924-1011
Fax     (301) 854-0236

Management Team

Harold J. "Hal" Logan
President and CEO
H al Logan joined Vicinity in June 1996 with more than 15 years of experience in the electronic-publishing industry. Most recently Hal was founder and president of Third Set Partners, a consulting and market research firm specializing in companies using the Internet and other emerging technologies as publishing or marketing platforms. Hal has held various positions with Pacific Telesis and its Pacific Bell subsidiary, most recently as Vice-President/General Manager of Pacific Telesis Electronic Publishing Services. Earlier he was Assistant Director for Business Development at Dow Jones & Co. and Manager of Electronic Publishing for the Washington Post. Hal holds an MBA from Stanford University and a B.A. from Harvard University.
Hal Logan

Rama Aysola Rama Aysola
Vice-President of Business Development
R ama Aysola co-founded Vicinity Corporation after several years at Etak, Inc., where he served as a programmer, project manager, business development manager as well as a sales representative. Previously he was a computer programmer and one of the early employees at both Rolm and Stratacom. Rama holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Eddie Babcock
Chief Scientist
Eddie Babcock co-founded Vicinity Corporation following eight years of employment with Etak, Inc., serving as a senior engineer and project manager. While at Etak, he designed and built the first client/server mapping and geocoding system. Prior to Etak, he held technical positions at Hewlett-Packard, Atari, Entrepo, and Laserdrive. Eddie has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.
Eddie Babcock

Tim Bacci Timothy Bacci
Vice-President of Operations and Finance
T im Bacci, a co-founder of Vicinity Corporation, was also co-founder of Triptych CD, where he served as director of sales. Prior to that, he ran a small aviation company and was a consultant in the multimedia industry. Earlier he was an associate at Asset Management Co., a venture capital firm, and was an officer and naval aviator on active duty in the U.S. Navy. Tim has a B.S. in Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.

Jim DiSanto
Vice-President of Sales & Marketing
J im DiSanto co-founded Vicinity Corporation after serving as the first sales representative at Red Pepper Software. Previously he was a sales representative at Sun Microsystems and was also with 3Com Corp. in strategic marketing. Earlier he was an officer on active duty in the U.S. Navy as a naval aviator. He has an M.B.A. from Stanford University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Jim DiSanto

Greg Xenakis Greg Xenakis
Director, Corporate Marketing
G reg Xenakis brings fourteen years of management, marketing and communications experience in open systems computing, software and networking to Vicinity. For the last three years, he was a consultant specializing in the Internet and World Wide Web. Earlier, he held positions as vice president of program marketing at SPARC International and senior group public relations manager at Sun Microsystems. He has held senior management positions at several Silicon Valley marketing and communications firms. Xenakis has a B.S. in English from California Polytechnic State University.

Barry H. Weinberg
Director, Advertizing
B arry H. Weinberg joins Sunnyvale, California-based Vicinity Corporation as its New York City-based Director of Advertising. Weinberg brings 19 years of media sales and management experience to Vicinity. Most recently, Weinberg was interactive Advertising Manager and a Regional Sales Manager at Popular Science Magazine. He held sales and management positions at other publications including Baby Talk and Inside Media. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Advertising from the University of Illinois.
Barry Weinberg

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