VerticalNet

VerticalNet

(Verticalnet Inc., Malvern, PA, www.verticalnet.com) A company that was an early pioneer in the development and operation of business-to-business Web portals for scientific, industrial and manufacturing industries. In 1995, it introduced Water Online, its first "Web community" and created more than 40 others during its media heyday as an "Internet darling." After the dot-com bubble burst in 2000, Verticalnet changed its direction to developing supply chain applications with emphasis on reducing spending and controlling inventory. In 2007, the company was acquired by European supply management firm BravoSolution S.p.A. and renamed BravoSolution US. See vertical portal and Web hub.
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He previously served as the program manager for the Process Engineering Program at NIST and he is the director of ontologies at VerticalNet. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, his master's from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his PhD from the University of Burgundy (France).
The European-based editors and guided by O'Shea, a veteran technical editor who started his career with Texas Instruments in 1980, followed by stints with Evaluation Engineering Magazine, VerticalNet, EE Times, Power Management Designline, and now, with Electronic Products print magazine and website.
In July of 2000, Galli left Amazon for the top job at a startup called VerticalNet, which perished soon after in the dot-com bust.
The stratospheric multiples that defined companies such as Webvan (388 times revenue in 1999) and VerticalNet (268 times sales) are unheard of today.
Prior to her role with Excerpta, she led operations for the Internet development company VerticalNet and held several leadership positions in print and publishing.
Also, Hagan co-founded business-to-business internet and software company Verticalnet Inc before joining Nutrisystem in 2002 and held many executive roles like chairman of the board, president and CEO as well.
The complementary nature of high-tech products made in many cases the partner-oriented development a necessity--when Microsoft wanted to enter the business-to-business market with transaction processing platform BizTalk, it offered connectors to four major online exchanges from Ariba, CommerceOne, Clarus and VerticalNet, investing in development of connectors but gaining access to potential customers (Sliwa, 2000).
Each participant was seated at a terminal displaying the homepage of B2eMarkets (now Verticalnet), the provider of the eRA platform used for the study.
Bio Notes: Prior to joining NutriSystem in 2002 was co-founder of Verticalnet Inc.
Technology applications can enhance the LCCS value proposition by streamlining work flows and providing collaborative opportunities among the network of buyers, services providers, and suppliers, e-Sourcing tools from Ariba, Emptoris, Ketera, Oracle, Procuri, SAP, and Verticalnet are critical when distributing multilingual RFXs and qualifying suppliers.
Prior to that, he was senior vice president of corporate and business development for Verticalnet, Inc., which offers a portfolio of online industry marketplaces.