We learned earlier today that Pat Marshall has departed Verizon Information Services. Few people in the directory business have as much experience in the application of new technology as Pat does. Pat€™s been on the leading edge of most new technology movements at traditional Yellow Pages publishers.
Pat has been actively involved in the earliest development of operator-assisted Yellow Pages, Internet service provision, and video on demand. But he is perhaps best known as the father of SuperPages.com, the IYP/local search rabbit that everyone has been chasing since 1995.
As happens with most change agents, their days get numbered, and it comes time to move on. We’d expect Pat to show up as a major player in another market-leading organization. This Marshall understands the new frontier.