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AdReady CEO Aaron Finn Named to Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 Under 40”

Entrepreneur Receives Honor for Leadership in Making Display Advertising Accessible to More Advertisers

Seattle, WAAdReady™, a pioneering technology company that makes display advertising accessible to advertisers of any size, today announced that President and CEO Aaron Finn is a 2009 Puget Sound Business Journal "40 Under 40" award recipient. The prestigious Puget Sound Business Journal’s "40 Under 40" awards program recognizes the top business leaders under the age of 40 who excel in their industry and show dynamic leadership. Finn was chosen for both his entrepreneurial and civic accomplishments, which include co-founding advertising technology company AdReady, and his involvement in the local community.

The 2009 honorees will receive their awards at the Honoree Bash being held September 15, 2009 at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA.

As a founding executive of Classmates.com, Finn discovered a lack of services that enable advertisers to easily create rich, branded banner ads and place them at targeted Websites. Finn co-founded Seattle-based AdReady in 2006 to close this market gap. AdReady’s powerful suite of display solutions provide all the positive aspects of search ads—ease of use, low cost, and the ability to quickly optimize ads and prove ROI—with the added benefits of display ads, such as the ability to scale with business growth and build brand awareness with richer ads. Named "Service Provider of the Year" by the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA), AdReady has a proven record of saving its clients hundreds of thousands of dollars, lowering the cost of advertising spend, and delivering better results.

"Building a business in Seattle has been a rewarding experience, both professionally and personally," said Finn, President and CEO of AdReady. "I’m thankful for the opportunity to contribute to the local tech marketplace and support the extraordinary neighborhoods that surround it. Being recognized for my work both inside and outside the office by the Puget Sound Business Journal—among so many terrific nominees—is appreciated."

Finn, who relocated to Washington state from the Midwest with his wife and four children, balances his time between family, business, and his community. He supports the American Red Cross, coaches youth basketball, and volunteers at local schools in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood. Prior to AdReady, Finn launched ia Interactive Inc., a traditional online advertising agency, and was a founding executive of Classmates Online.

About AdReady
Seattle-based AdReady is an innovative advertising technology company making online display advertising as accessible and effective as search advertising. The company’s unique approach helps businesses of all sizes build effective online display campaigns based on proven creative and media plans, dramatically increasing an advertiser’s return-on-marketing. AdReady’s patent-pending solutions are ideal for advertisers, agencies and publishers. To learn how to build an effective online display campaign for your business, please visit adready.com, follow us on Twitter @AdReady or find us on Facebook.

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Jonah-Kai Hancock
AdReady
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Lindsay Stril
VOXUS PR for AdReady
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