YellowPages.com has landed a new CTO, Brad Mohs, whose background includes stints at Scientific Games and AutoTrader.com.
At Scientific Games, Mohs worked on developing software for lottery organizations, including systems capable of more than 1 million transactions per minute. At AutoTrader, according to the press release:
…he was a finalist for 2002 Georgia CIO of the Year and his IT organization was recognized by CIO Magazine as one of the Top-100 "Most Integrated" and by InfoWorld Magazine as one of the Top-100 "Most Innovative."
He sounds impressive. This hire seems to signal that Charles Stubbs and his team are trying to build an IT operation that can help YPC compete effectively with technology-driven organizations. Yellow Pages companies are not generally viewed as being rooted in technology. I’m sure Stubbs would like to change this perception.