Scribd Hires Google Exec Robert Macdonald to Head Business Development, Open New York Office
SAN FRANCISCO – July 20, 2010 – Scribd, the world’s largest social publishing and reading site, today announced that it has hired Robert R. Macdonald as Senior Vice President of Business Development. Macdonald led media and strategic partnerships at Google in New York. He will build a business development team for Scribd out of the company’s soon-to-be-announced location in Manhattan. “Rob is exactly the person we need to help take Scribd to the next level; he’s smart, has an amazing track record and truly understands the opportunity that Scribd provides for publishers and media companies,” said Trip Adler, Scribd CEO and co-founder. “We’re very excited to have Rob join the team.” Macdonald, who spearheaded strategic partnerships with Google’s largest content partners such as The New York Times, Conde Nast, Hearst, the Tribune Co. and Gannett, has nearly 15 years of experience in business development and sales, including seven at Google and four at DoubleClick. At Scribd, Macdonald will devise the company’s business development strategy, including relationships with major content, technology and consumer brands. He will report directly to Adler. “The media and publishing industries are experiencing tremendous change right now,” said Macdonald. “Scribd is in a position to provide enormous value during this time of change, particularly with its clear technology leadership in HTML5, and its drive toward making book, magazine and reading of other long-form written content more social and mobile.” Companies interested in business development opportunities with

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