Peter C. Horan is CEO of Goodmail Systems, Inc. He was formerly CEO of IAC Media & Advertising, where he oversaw IAC Advertising Solutions as well as Evite, Pronto, IAC Mobile, and Ask Sponsored Listings, and CEO of AllBusiness.com, Inc., where he was responsible for driving a fast-growing web media and e-commerce content business. Under his leadership, AllBusiness.com led the development of a completely new publishing platform for small businesses, while continuing to achieve accelerated site performance.
From 2003 to 2005, Horan served as CEO of About.com where he pioneered the company's turnaround, transforming it into the fastest growing large site on the web. He also led the sale of the property to the New York Times Company for $410 million in 2005. Prior to About.com, he served as President and CEO of DevX.com, Inc., an Internet media company that was later acquired by JupiterMedia Corporation. Mr. Horan spent 10 years at International Data Group, a leading global technology media company, where he spearheaded relationships with top advertisers on a worldwide basis, and also served as Senior Vice President and Publisher of Computerworld.
Prior to that, Horan spent more than 15 years in senior account management roles at leading advertising agencies, including BBDO and Ogilvy & Mather.
He has a B.A. in English from Santa Clara University and an M.B.A. from San Francisco State University. Horan has keynoted many internet industry events and is a frequent speaker and commentator on internet, and media and advertising topics.
He is on the board of directors of the Interactive Advertising Bureau and was formerly on the board of directors of the Online Publishers Association.