RESTON, VA–(BUSINESS WIRE)February 28, 2008–Reston-based WorthPoint Corporation has named veteran international technology executive Bernard Ferret as Vice President, Product Management.
“We’re pleased to welcome Bernard to the senior executive management team at WorthPoint,” said WorthPoint Founder and CEO Will Seippel. “Bernard is representative of our highly qualified, committed and energetic international professional staff, which is rapidly building WorthPoint into a major online presence in the $150 billion global collectibles industry.”
Ferret has more than 20 years of experience in the development and marketing of major software and data communications products. He served for nearly 10 years as Founder and CEO of Fairfax-based InterQuery Software. Previously, he was director of marketing at Datametrics Systems Corporation, a $20-million performance-management software company, and founding partner, senior vice president and COO of Monumental Network Systems, a regional Internet Service Provider. Earlier, Ferret served as director of technology and business development for Digital Analysis Corporation, which was acquired by Legent in 1994.
A native of France, Ferret came to the U.S. with French systems integrator Marben Group, a world leader in communications software, to direct the firm’s entry into the U.S. market. Bernard holds a Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Provence, France, and an MBA from the College of William & Mary.
WorthPoint, founded in January 2007, is a database and media company for the collectibles industry. Its Web site (www.worthpoint.com) catalogues and tracks the sales history and current value of antiques and collectibles from around the world, and makes this information available to everyone. The site features a library of information called the “Worthopedia”; a team of experts in a wide range of antiques and collectibles called “Worthologists”; online communities, and news of upcoming auctions and events. WorthPoint has forged business partnerships with the School of Management at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and the Advanced Technology Development Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta.
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