Host Depot Names New Sales & Marketing Vice President

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- March 10, 2006 -- Host Depot, Inc. announced it has filled a key executive position and will be more aggressively reigniting their strategic plans for delivering web hosting and value added services to the SMB market.

Jeff Pettit has been named Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Host Depot, making him responsible for the company's sales and marketing efforts and overseeing the company's strategy and growth across all channels. In addition, Jeff will oversee the strategic corporate development for Host Depot. Jeff has many years of web hosting / technology industry experience as his most recent appointments include 8 years with NTT/Verio as their Director of strategic global accounts and most recently the Executive Director of strategic accounts for Mercantec.

“First off, it is an honor to work with a company that has such high levels of integrity and one who really cares about their customers. When I met the staff I asked them one question. “What defines you in this industry?” I received a resounding and without hesitation answer from them all. “The customers’ happiness.” This told me the company and the culture has high levels of integrity and is committed and cares about their customers. I plan to extend and build on that culture and integrity as our foundation going forward as it is a great asset for Host Depot. Second, it is actually a dream come true; to work with just an outstanding team of people and to be responsible for all of the pieces of the puzzle to have that positive impact on growth.”

Mark Erskine, President & CEO of Host Depot, acknowledged that bringing Jeff into the Host Depot family is “a huge win for the company and customer base overall. We look forward to the positive changes that Jeff will be bringing to the company.”

Host Depot has been a pioneer in the web hosting and professional services arena since 1997. Host Depot offers a variety of web hosting options to suite the SMB markets needs, everything from shared hosting all the way up to dedicated and co-location services. Additional design and creative services, including graphical design and animation, Flash design and action scripting, image scanning and color correction, and digital media encoding and correction. Programming and technical consulting services include Web site design and architecture, ASP, ASP.NET, ColdFusion, PHP, Java (J2SE, J2EE), SQL database programming (SQL Server, Oracle), and large-scale e-commerce implementations.

About Host Depot

Host Depot, Inc. is a privately held, leading supplier of Web Hosting and Internet Access solutions established in 1997. Host Depot also provides web design and development, e-commerce, and search engine optimization services. Further information about Host Depot may be obtained visiting the company's web site at http://www.hostdepot.com.



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