WebVisible Taps Search Engine Expert As Marketing Head

Irvine-based WebVisible, which helps local advertisers place online ads, said Thursday that it has named Kevin M. Ryan as the firm's Chief Marketing Officer. Ryan joins the firm from Search Engine Watch and Search Engine Strategies, where he was global content director, and a well known commenter on the search engine industry. Ryan is relocating New York to join WebVisibile. According to the firm, Ryan will oversee corporate marketing, public relations and creative services, along with managing and purchasing media across different ad networks. WebVisible is backed by Redpoint Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures.