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Onvia Appoints Russ Mann as CEO to Expand Leadership in Business-to-Government (B2G) Commerce Intelligence
[January 09, 2017]

Onvia Appoints Russ Mann as CEO to Expand Leadership in Business-to-Government (B2G) Commerce Intelligence

SEATTLE, Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Onvia (NASDAQ: ONVI), the leading commerce intelligence company in the business-to-government (B2G) marketplace, has appointed Russ Mann as its new President and CEO as well as member of the Board.

"We are delighted to bring on Russ Mann to lead the next phase of Onvia's growth," said D. Van Skilling, Chairman of Onvia's Board of Directors. "Russ has a proven record of growing shareholder value at technology and e-commerce companies in B2B and B2C, through sales and marketing optimization and new product innovation, as well as through strategic alliances, business development and corporate acquisitions."

In the $2 trillion government procurement sector, Onvia's B2G Intelligence System equips companies from global enterprises to small businesses and contractors to grow their public sector business and helps government agencies gain procurement efficiency. Onvia applies advanced data science, ontology and machine tagging search technologies to transform unstructured government contracting data into meaningful commerce intelligence, actual lead generation and CRM workflows for buyers and sellers in the B2G marketplace.

Mann brings Onvia extensive and relevant corporate transformation and transaction experienc at the board and executive levels. He had been CEO of Covario, a venture-backed search marketing software and services company with globally recognized enterprise clients. There, he grew the gross billings, patented several analytics innovations, and completed three software company acquisitions; the company was later acquired by Dentsu Aegis. Mann currently serves on the Board of Ooma, a publicly traded cloud-based telephony company serving consumers as well as small and medium businesses. Mann joins Onvia from Outerwall, recently taken private by Apollo Equity for $1.6 billion, where he led the turnaround and growth in profitability for the Gazelle e-commerce group, a marketplace for buying and selling recycled electronics. Previously, he was CMO of Nintex, the leader in digital workflow automation, where he led the acquisition integration of Drawloop, the premier document generation solution in the ecosystem.

"I'm very excited to join Onvia at this time," said Mann. "It's an honor to join such a great team, serving the loyal customer base who achieve real value from Onvia's B2G commerce intelligence. Onvia is already a leader in the B2G marketplace with the most robust data coverage, advanced IP, insightful market analysis, strong government agency partnerships and broad network of government suppliers as customers."

"With the improved domestic economy and the incoming administration's focus on accelerated infrastructure spending, Onvia is truly poised to expand its growth and leadership at the core of this B2G market," commented D. Van Skilling, Chairman of Onvia's Board of Directors. "With Russ at the helm, Onvia's next years will be extraordinary."

About Onvia
Onvia (NASDAQ: ONVI) is the leading commerce intelligence company at the core of the business-to-government (B2G) marketplace. Applying advanced technologies and domain expertise, Onvia curates data about millions of exchanged contracts, agencies and decision makers, vendors and channels, projects and investment plans, awards records and market trends. Our B2G Intelligence System (B2GIS) delivers quality leads, process agility and strategic foresight, equipping companies of all sizes to grow their public sector business and government agencies to gain procurement efficiency. Resolving the friction in this vital, complex, multi-trillion-dollar marketplace, we create mutual value for private and public sectors, taxpayers and society at large.

Visit to explore what makes business, government and media trust Onvia for B2G market insights.

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