SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Demand Media, Inc. (NYSE: DMD), a diversified internet company comprised of several media and marketplace properties, today announced that Dion Camp Sanders has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Marketplaces. Sanders will lead Demand Media’s marketplace division, overseeing all operations for its brands, including Saatchi Art and Society6.
Sanders brings more than 16 years of experience as a senior executive in GM, strategy, and business development to his role at Demand Media. Most recently, he served as Vice President, Emerging Businesses within the DCPI Labs group at The Walt Disney Company, where he led an innovation team responsible for conceiving, incubating, and bringing new start-up businesses to market. Prior to Disney, Sanders was Founder and CEO of Pacific Edison, a renewable energy firm that developed solar projects for top entertainment and sports industry companies including 20th Century Fox, AEG and Volkswagen. He also served as Senior Vice President, New Media at Datalogix, which was subsequently acquired by Oracle, and he spent five years at Ticketmaster/IAC in various business development and strategy positions, where he first worked with Demand Media’s CEO, Sean Moriarty.
“Dion is a highly energetic leader,” said Sean Moriarty, CEO of Demand Media. “I’ve known Dion for many years and have long been impressed with his creativity, business acumen and leadership style. He is a fantastic head for Demand Media’s marketplace businesses and we expect the team and business to continue to thrive and grow under his leadership.”
Added Sanders, “I am thrilled to be joining the Demand Media team and working on such strong brands. This is a dynamic company focused on growth and Saatchi Art and Society6 have tremendous potential.”
About Demand Media
Demand Media, Inc. (NYSE: DMD) is a diversified internet company that builds platforms across our media (eHow and LIVESTRONG.com) and marketplace (Society6 and Saatchi Art) properties to enable communities of creators to reach passionate audiences in large and growing lifestyle categories. In addition, Demand Media’s custom content solutions (studioD) and diverse advertising offerings help advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers. For more information about Demand Media, visit www.demandmedia.com.