Citysearch Gets A New CTO

IAC’s Citysearch has brought on a new technology chief Christophe Louvion, to its executive team. Louvion will hold the role of Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Core Products.

Louvion most recently served as chief technology officer for online ad sales company Gorilla Nation Media. Prior to that, he held positions with and Shopzilla. In his new role, Louvion will be responsible for CityGrid’s ad and content engine, in addition to Citysearch’s search and data platform.

Citysearch recently launched CityGrid, a set of APIs which makes all of Citysearch’s local listings content and advertising available to other Websites and mobile apps. The APIs include more than 15 million local business listings, 3 million user reviews, and access to 500,000 local advertisers looking to reach people near their places of business.