IMVU’s Cary Rosenzweig Named One of the Bay Area’s Most Admired CEOs
Rosenzweig Among 13 Bay Area CEOs Recognized for Outstanding Leadership by the San Francisco Business Times
PALO ALTO, CA -- November 18, 2010 -- IMVU, Inc. (http://sv.imvu.com), an online social entertainment destination where members use 3D avatars to meet new people, chat, create and play games with their friends, today announced that the company’s CEO, Cary Rosenzweig, has been named one of the Bay Area’s Most Admired CEOs by the San Francisco Business Times. Rosenzweig is among 13 local Bay Area CEOs who were honored last night at the publication’s annual awards gala held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.
“I’m truly flattered to be recognized, and I accept the honor on behalf of an outstanding group of people, the IMVU employees,” said Cary Rosenzweig, CEO of IMVU, Inc. “2010 has been an outstanding year for IMVU as we’ve successfully evolved into a leading social entertainment destination. Business is a team sport, and I’m proud to lead a team of champions.”
Under Rosenzweig’s leadership IMVU has achieved explosive growth in its category, growing four-fold since 2007 to its current $40 million annualized revenue run rate. In April 2010, IMVU was also named by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal as one of the “Best Places to Work in the Bay Area.” This award, based mainly on a confidential employee survey, attests to high employee satisfaction and a positive work environment, all of which continue to contribute to the company’s success.
About Cary Rosenzweig
Cary began serving as the CEO of IMVU in November 2007. Previously, he served as either CEO or Chief Marketing Officer at four other technology startups, including mySimon.com (acquired by CNET) and Autoweb.com (acquired by Autobytel). Cary was VP and General Manager at Intuit, responsible for QuickBooks Payroll, which he grew from $100 million to $200 million over a three-year period (2003-2006). Cary began his career in marketing and brand management at Procter and Gamble, where he was Tide Brand Manager. He then went to Clorox, where he rose up the marketing ranks before becoming General Manager of the Clorox Pet Products Company. Cary earned an A.B. in International Relations from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
About IMVU, Inc.
IMVU, Inc. (http://sv.imvu.com) is an online social entertainment destination where members use 3D avatars to meet new people, chat, create and play games with their friends. IMVU has reached 50 million registered users, 10+ million unique visitors per month and a $40+ million annualized revenue run rate. IMVU has the world's largest virtual goods catalog of more than four million items, almost all of which are created by its own members. IMVU is available in multiple languages on both Windows PC and Mac platforms, and for mobile users via its IMVU 2Go iPhone application, available in the Apple App Store. Founded in 2004, IMVU is backed by venture investors Menlo Ventures, Allegis Capital, Bridgescale Partners and Best Buy Capital and is located in Palo Alto, CA. IMVU is hiring for many positions, log onto http://sv.imvu.com/jobs for more information.