This week MyFamily.com announced that Tim Sullivan has been appointed as the company’s CEO.
Tim’s background includes time with Walt Disney, Ticketmaster-Online
Citysearch, and most recently as CEO at Match.com. From the press
release, he seems ideally suited for the job of growing Ancestry.com
subscriptions worldwide. He has significant international experience.
I am now an observer and not an active participant in the genealogy
industry. I left MyFamily.com in February 2002 and am not at all
involved in day to day operations or company strategy. I am an outsider. So please understand that whenever I blog about MyFamily.com it is based on public information or on my personal opinion.
I love the company and hope it does well. But I also love our original
mission statement for Ancestry.com: to digitize the genealogy records
in all nations and make them accessible over the internet. And I love
our original mission statement for MyFamily.com: to provide a free
family web site for every family in the world.
These statements from 1996 and 1998 respectively may or may not reflect
at all what the company is doing now. But they are still ideas that I
believe in and want to see materialize, whether by MyFamily.com or by
other companies or organizations.
So please don’t mistake my blog as anything official from the company!