Leading Provider of Online Obituaries Makes Accelerated Growth and Innovation Top Priorities for 2014
Jan. 14, 2014 – EVANSTON, Ill. – Legacy.com Inc., the global leader of online obituary solutions for the newspaper and funeral industries, has elevated Steve Parrott to the role of president. Parrott has been Legacy’s chief operating officer throughout 2013 and previously served for 10 years as president of CNET Content Solutions, a division of CBS Interactive.
“Steve’s leadership has already brought accelerated gains in user engagement and added revenue for Legacy.com affiliates, with more to come in 2014,” said Legacy.com co-founder and CEO, Stopher Bartol. “His knowledge of new technologies and the mobile/social space will bring our affiliates and community of readers to the next level of engagement, content and overall experience.”
“Legacy created the online obituary space, and our role today is to continue to evolve the category,” said Mr. Parrott. “We are committed to expanding the ways we bring important and interesting content to our community, and making the obituary section a top producer of visitors, engagement and revenue for our affiliates.”
“Legacy is well-positioned to provide the next wave of innovation in this category.”
ABOUT LEGACY.COM, INC. Founded in 1998, Legacy.com builds revenue, audience, content and connections for more than 1,500 newspapers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand by providing ways for readers to express condolences, share remembrances and learn about the lives of family, friends and the famous. As the leader in the online memorial and obituary market, Legacy.com is one of the 100 most-visited websites in the U.S., drawing more than 18 million unique visitors each month and hosting more than 20 million obituaries. Legacy.com also provides newspapers with online solutions for their celebration, pet and public notice categories.
Legacy.com is headquartered in Evanston, Ill., with information technology and innovation divisions in Naperville, Ill. The U.K. and European markets are supported through our London office. In Europe, we also manage iAnnounce, whose parent company, Web Announcements Ltd., was acquired by Legacy.com in 2013. Legacy.com is a privately held company. For more information, visit www.Legacy.com.