The Knot Inc. Names Nic Di Iorio Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Technology Group
Former CTO of Interpublic Group Brings Technology and Global Team Management Expertise to Leading Lifestage Media and Services Company.
NEW YORK, NY (February 5, 2008) — The Knot Inc. (NASDAQ: KNOT; www.theknot.com), a leading lifestage media and services company, has appointed Nic Di Iorio to the position of Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Technology Group. A former CTO for one of the world’s largest advertising and communications companies, Di Iorio brings his extensive technology management experience to the executive management team of The Knot, as the company continues to strengthen its technology to support its cross-functional marketing platform.
As Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Technology Group of The Knot, Di Iorio will manage the entire technology team in support of the company’s various business units. As The Knot grows its properties and marketing services and invests in scalable technological platforms, Di Iorio will provide strategic insight to the allocation of technology resources to support the company’s long-term goals.
“We are thrilled to welcome Nic Di Iorio to The Knot,” said David Liu, CEO of The Knot. “His proven track record of building global technology operations and developing complex applications and infrastructure will be critical to the execution of our goals as the company continues to provide best-in-class service to our marketing partners.”
“I am extremely excited to join The Knot at this critical moment in the company’s development,” said Di Iorio. “The Knot offers a very unique and exciting opportunity to leverage technology to meet the needs of consumers in several key lifestages. I’m looking forward to working with such a dynamic senior management team to take the company to the next level.”
Formerly CTO of the Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG), Di Iorio was responsible for the development, deployment, and management of all shared applications, products, and services across the operating companies of IPG, including traditional and digital media research, analysis, planning, and buying; financial management, analysis, and consolidation; business intelligence and reporting; production and project management; knowledge management, access, and distribution; and digital global collaboration.
Prior to IPG, Di Iorio held the dual role of EVP, Chief Information Officer of the McCann WorldGroup (a wholly owned subsidiary of IPG) and CEO of Marketing Communications Technologies Inc. (MCT), a wholly owned subsidiary of the McCann WorldGroup. MCT was founded in 1998 and operated as an independent IT services provider to all the operating divisions of the McCann WorldGroup. Di Iorio joined McCann-Erickson Worldwide in 1995 as SVP, Director of Information Technology, with overall responsibilities for McCann-Erickson’s worldwide IT strategy and implementation.
Prior to joining McCann, Di Iorio spent four years at Young & Rubicam as Vice President, Director of Global Network Services, responsible for the worldwide strategy and implementation of its IT infrastructure. He also spent 10 years in Research and Development organizations at GTE and AT&T Bell Laboratories working on new technologies in the area of distributed systems, data networking, security, and telecommunications.
Di Iorio holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science, has been published in both trade and professional publications, and has been a key speaker at trade and professional conferences. He has held various leadership roles in the ISO and CCITT international standards committees, where he authored two international standards and chaired two subcommittees. He also participated in the Internet’s IETF committee. He resides in New York City.
The current CTO of The Knot, Armando Cardenas-Nolazco, has resigned and will be leaving the company effective February 29, 2008. He will be working closely with Di Iorio over the next month to ensure a smooth operational transition.
About The Knot Inc.
The Knot Inc. (NASDAQ: KNOT; www.theknot.com) is a leading lifestage media company. The company’s flagship brand, The Knot, is the nation’s leading wedding resource, reaching well over a million engaged couples each year through the #1 wedding website TheKnot.com. Other brand products include The Knot national and local magazines, The Knot books (published by Random House and Chronicle), and television programming bearing The Knot name (aired on Style and Comcast Networks). The company also owns WeddingChannel.com, the most visited wedding gift registry website. The Nest brand focuses on the newlywed-to-pregnancy lifestage, with the popular lifestyle website TheNest.com, a home decor book series with Clarkson Potter, The Nestmagazine, and baby offshoot TheNestBaby.com. Also under The Knot Inc. umbrella are WeddingTracker.com; GiftRegistryLocator.com; party planning site PartySpot.com; teen-oriented PromSpot.com; and local baby services and community site LilaGuide.com. The Knot Inc. is based in New York and has several other offices across the country.