Adam Hertz joins the Team

I'm happy to announce that Adam Hertz has joined Technorati as our VP of Engineering. Adam comes to Technorati with more than twenty years of experience as an executive and manager in the software and online service industries. He has extensive product, technical and operational experience with a variety of technologies including web and internet, distributed systems, databases, text indexing and information retrieval. His application experience includes digital photography, web portals, mobile services, search, shopping, personal information management, productivity, email, and community.Prior to joining Technorati, Hertz was Vice President of Product Development at Ofoto, the Internet's leading consumer online digital photography service. He led Ofoto's development and network operations teams, helping the service scale to unprecedented levels of usage and reliability.Adam's other experience includes Contact Networks, Inc., an early pioneer in the field of permission-based personal information sharing, Excite@Home Inc., where he was a vice president of engineering, General Magic, NeXT, ON Technology and Lotus.

I'm really excited to be working with Adam. His attitude and skills impressed me right from the very start - and he's already a blogger and a user of the service. His first priorities are to keep the site up, get things stable and fast, and roll out new product development. We've got a lot of neat stuff in the pipeline - well, there's a lot to come, I won't give it all away now. Welcome aboard, Adam!