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Leadership Capital Group appoints David Atkins as Advisory Board Member/Executive-In-Residence

June 12, 2009

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We are pleased to announce the appointment of David Atkins as
Advisory Board Member / Executive-In-Residence for Leadership Capital Group.

David Atkins
Executive-in-residence / Advisory Board Member
David is a recognized industry leader in the digital, media and ecommerce arenas with expertise across the franchising, hospitality, travel, tourism and publishing spectrum. He has been invited as a speaker, panelist and participant for a variety of University and industry conferences including: Cornell, NYU, ShopAmerica, HSMAI, and HEDNA as well as private speaking engagements.

Atkins has built and led global teams across a variety of disciplines including: strategic planning, marketing, branding, distribution, business and product development, media sales, public relations, promotions, media planning, revenue generation, ecommerce, telesales, user interface, user experience, training and operations for companies including: Expedia, Microsoft, IAC and Freedom Communications.

He served as the Senior Vice President of Revenue for Freedom Interactive where he was responsible for recruiting and managing the revenue generation, strategy, advertising, business development and operation teams that served 200+ digital assets.

David was a VP and GM at Interval International, a part of the InterActive Corp family of brands. Atkins also helped found, lead and launch the LiveItUp.com brand and business.

Prior to Interval, he was the vice president of business development of Expedia, Inc., the world’s leading online travel service. Atkins oversaw cross company initiatives, distribution relationships, the media businesses, search engine marketing and new non-traditional marketing efforts & led various strategy teams, research and competitive tracking efforts at Expedia. David was a key executive on the Expedia Brand team, helping drive unique online and offline brand programs including brand extensions, PR and promotions. Atkins joined Expedia in its first year of business while still a part of Microsoft and was responsible for leading the team that turned Expedia into one of the largest global hotel booking sites on the Web and was a management team member of the IPO team for Expedia.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Atkins had over 10 years involvement with franchise, business and real estate development with such companies as McDonald’s, Chevron and Wal-Mart. Atkins is a former member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and has served as a judge for the Adrian Awards for Web Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations. David has been involved with HSMAI’s top 25 Marketers program since its inception.

David has significant experience, on line and offline, working with a variety of industry leaders including: ABC, AdTech, Advertising.com, American Express, AOL, Atlas, AvenueA-RazorFish, Best Western, CBS, Citysearch, Commission Junction, Comscore, DART, Digitas, Disney, DoubleClick, eBay, Google, HEDNA, Hilton, HITECH, Hyatt, HSMAI, IAC, iMedia, Laredo Group, LinkShare, Marriott, McDonalds, Modem Media, Monster, MSN, NBC/Universal, OPA, Outrigger Hotels, Ticketmaster, Right Media, Specific Media, Starwood, Yahoo, Real Media 24/7 OAS.

About Leadership Capital Group
Leadership Capital Group is a leading retained executive search boutique with international reach. We partner with our clients to conduct search assignments at the executive level, including CEO, COO, CFO, CIO, CTO, CMO, CAO and Board of Director searches as well as functional roles, primarily at the EVP/SVP and VP level. The firm’s consultants have an average of nearly 20 years in retained search in addition to industry experience. They have deep knowledge of global business and human capital issues.

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