SEATTLE, WA - July 21, 2011 - Avvo (www.avvo.com) the largest legal- and health-related Q&A website, where consumers get their questions answered by a community of rated lawyers and doctors, welcomes Leigh McMillan as the company's first Vice President of Marketing. McMillan will oversee Avvo's marketing and business unit management, reporting to founder and CEO Mark Britton.
Prior to joining Avvo, McMillan spent five years with Marchex, most recently as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the company's Call Analytics business. Prior to that she served as Marchex's Senior Vice President of Marketing.
"Leigh brings to Avvo more than 15 years of great consumer and business marketing experience, coupled with strong financial and operational experience. We couldn't be more excited for her to join the team," said Mark Britton, founder and CEO of Avvo. "As the business continues to grow, Leigh's leadership will be critical to our success."
"I am very excited to be joining the talented team at Avvo to lead marketing, build out the marketing team, and help fuel Avvo'sgrowth strategies," said McMillan. "Avvo is an established and trusted source for expert legal and health advice and is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the growing Q&A market."
Before joining Marchex, McMillan held marketing leadership roles at Pure Networks, which was acquired by Cisco Systems, WildTangent and RealNetworks.
McMillan is a graduate of the University of Washington.
Avvo empowers consumers to handle legal and medical matters with confidence. Avvo offers a free Question and Answer forum, where consumers can ask questions - anonymously if need be - and receive answers from rated doctors and lawyers. Avvo offers free ratings and profiles for over 90 percent of the practicing lawyers and doctors in the US, including the industry-leading Avvo Rating, patient and client reviews and peer endorsements. For each professional, Avvo also researches and displays their education, work experience, industry achievements and disciplinary records. Launched in 2007, Avvo is privately held, with funding from private investors, Benchmark Capital, Ignition Partners and DAG Ventures. For more information, visit www.avvo.com