, Inc. Announces New CTO

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Allan Carroll to bring new expertise, talent, and skill to, Inc. 

PROVO, UT, January 21, 2009 —, Inc. recently named Allan Carroll as its new chief technology officer bringing much expertise, talent, and skill to the Company.

“We are thrilled to have Allan on our team. He is very gifted and will bring much needed experience and skill,” said Paul Allen, CEO,, Inc. “In this new role, Allan will help streamline our processes, and will also be instrumental in building the stable architecture we need for long-term growth.”

As CTO, Carroll plans to scale software to support all of the users while continuing to make a stable platform for people to connect with their families.

“Allan is ideal for this position. He knows how to work in any organization from  organizations such as Microsoft to small startups,” said Paul Allen, CEO,, Inc. “Not only is Allan fluent in coding languages such as PHP, C++, PERL, and PYTHON, he also knows how to scale our developer organization and bring it to the next level as continues to explode in user growth.”

Carroll recently received his master’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Washington. Prior to working at, Inc. Allan worked at Microsoft on its performance team.

“This job was appealing to me because I really wanted to be able to work on something that will change the world for families,” Carroll said.  “I am excited because the company is doing so well, and I will be part of an excellent team.”

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Whitney Ransom McGowan
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About, Inc., Inc. is a family of services that includes,,, and the We’re Related and My Family applications on Facebook. The focus of the company is to bring families closer through innovative online services. A combined global audience of 11.5 million unique individuals visits the Web properties owned and operated by, Inc. each month to generate 28 million monthly page views. We’re Related is one of the fastest-growing social networks for genealogists as well as other family members with more than 16.5 million users. The application helps individuals find relatives on Facebook, keep in touch with family members through news and status updates, build family trees, and share photos. Those who use We’re Related actively participate in guiding the product roadmap through an online forum and direct feedback.

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