Autobytel Names Founder As Executive

Irvine-based Autobytel is continuing its management shakeup, saying yesterday that it has appointed Mark Canon, founder of and former AOL Search VP of Strategy and Development, to the position of Chief Product Officer. Canon will focus on enhancing its products. Canon was most recently head of product strategy and development at AOL, including search, video, local, e-commerce, social networking, and other areas. Canon is the fourth executive to join Autobytel from AOL, and comes as James Risenbach, the firm's new CEO and former SVP of AOL's Search and Directional Media Group, continues to tap AOL for executive staff. Autobytel provides online auto buying and information services. More information »