ATLANTA, Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Yippy, Inc. (OTCMKTS:YIPI) (www.yippyinc.com) ("Yippy" or the "Company"), a technology company known for its search, eDiscovery tools and data compression technologies, announced today that the Company's Board of Directors has appointed Mr. John P. Macartney, age 52, as its President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Macartney will continue to serve as a member the Company's Board of Directors and Mike Pointer, who previously served in the capacity of Chief Operations Officer, will now serve as the Company's Chief Scientist, and will be responsible for overseeing all prototyping and software development for the Company.
Mr. Macartney is a respected technology executive with over 30 years of industry experience. He previously served as the Chief Scientist for the web research business unit of Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of educational content, technology and services for higher education, K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. Prior to Cengage, Mr. Macartney held various positions including Director of Technology, Chief Architect and Chief Scientist at Highbeam Research, Inc., and was responsible for various key design components of the technology platform which lead to the sale of Highbeam Research to Cengage Learning in 2008. Between 1985 and 1999, Mr. Macartney held senior engineering positions for IBM/Lotus and Unisys, were he designed e-mail integration applications and complex distribution systems.
"For nearly six years now I have been a part of the Yippy family, first as a consultant and later as a member of the Board of Directors. Over that time there have been countless nights and weekends helping our great Company expand its software and technology assets. I stated in 2014, when joining the Board, that this team has great depth and vision for the future. The outlook is very bright for Yippy, and I look forward to helping lead us into many new exciting opportunities," stated Mr. Macartney.
He added, "Mike Pointer, in his new role as Yippy's Chief Scientist, will be leading a team of very accomplished data scientists and development personnel. Mike and I have known each other for several years, and we have tremendous respect for each other's respective abilities. We will now collaborate on all future projects for Yippy to help advance our lead in search and compression technology."
"There are many reasons our Yippy Search Appliance (YSA) and Cloud (YSC) are doing well in the current marketplace, but chief among them is our team's hard work, dedication and attention to detail," stated Richard Granville, Chief Executive Officer, Yippy, Inc. He continued, "I believe that together John and Mike are going to make the Company very successful in our quest to be the best alternative for the Google Search Appliance (GSA) as customers seek a replacement. We are very blessed to have John on our executive team and Board, and I believe our customers and shareholders are going to benefit greatly from his direction and experience."
About Yippy, Inc.
Based in Fort Myers, Florida, Yippy, Inc. is a technology company that specializes in the development of search-based applications, data normalization and aggregation through enterprise application (app) service environments (EASE) for consumer and enterprise markets. Yippy's proprietary web-based product suites are deployed over cloud architecture and provide secure, redundant and maintained data services for businesses and education markets. The Company also provides the most advanced alternative for those seeking to replace the Google Search Appliance (GSA). The Company also operates several online internet properties and educational reference portals. Investors can find current financial disclosure for the Company at http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/YIPI/filings.
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