Former Symantec, Knowledge Adventure, Aston-Tate Executive Joins Famundo
Rod Turner assumes advisory role with maker of online services for families and community groups
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA – May 9, 2007 – Famundo, LLC, maker of Famundo, the popular online tool that allows families and community organizations to manage everyday calendar schedules and activities, announced today that Rod Turner has joined the company as an advisor.
“I am very pleased to be working with the Famundo team,” said Turner. “I have been watching them for a while, and I have observed that they are absolutely dedicated to making a big difference in the family and group scheduling market, in part by listening closely to what the customer wants, and then satisfying the customers by providing it through Famundo’s innovative products and services. I expect great success for Famundo.”
Mr. Turner is the former CEO of Knowledge Adventure, a multimedia educational software company. He also played a key role in building two software industry giants, Symantec Corporation (SYMC) and Ashton-Tate. During more than eight years as Symantec’s executive vice president and as the general manager of its Peter Norton Utilities Group, Turner was pivotal in growing revenues from zero to $250 million per year and in the company’s 1989 initial public offering (IPO). Turner launched the Norton AntiVirus in 1992. As the first vice president at Ashton-Tate, Turner was instrumental in establishing dBASE as the PC industry’s standard for database management, and in the company’s IPO in 1983. Turner was a seed investor in AskJeeves.com, which had a successful 1999 IPO. Mr. Turner co-founded Mobile Automation and served as its Chairman until its 2004 acquisition by IPass. Mr. Turner is Vice Chairman of Autofusion, an internet services firm.
Released less than a year ago, Famundo has already been adopted by thousands of families, schools, churches and other community organizations around the world as a scheduling, activity management, and document storage solution. Recognizing the market presence of Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT) and Apple (AAPL) in the scheduling market, Famundo ,easily integrates with their existing solutions Google Calendar, Outlook and iCal respectively.
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ABOUT FAMUNDO, LLC. Famundo is developed by Famundo, LLC, a technology start-up located in Southern California. The Famundo team is a dedicated group of professionals with broad experience in the consumer technology marketplace. The Company’s co-founders have over 20 years of combined experience and success in developing, marketing and selling software into the consumer marketplace.
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