Urbanspoon Hires New General Manager, Mani Dhillon

SEATTLE  (Profitable.com)  Urbanspoon, a CityGrid Media company, has announced that Mani Dhillon has been named general manager for the local online restaurant guide. Most recently building and managing online and mobile businesses for Electronic Arts, Dhillon brings deep product development, business development, and marketing expertise to the position. As general manager, Dhillon will be responsible for continuing the hyper growth of the company and further developing innovative products like the new Urbanspoon Rezbook® application, a reservation and table management system designed for the Apple iPad.

“Urbanspoon is a brand known as much for cutting edge products as it is for great eats, and I can’t wait to further that development curve,” said Dhillon. “With the amazing team at Urbanspoon and the support from CityGrid Media, we’ll continue to innovate – helping people make more informed restaurant decisions, and making it easy for restaurants to connect and manage their relationships with today’s on-the-go consumer.”

Prior to joining Urbanspoon and Electronic Arts, Dhillon was the Director, Global Product Management within the Consumer Business Group at Cisco Systems, where he managed the Linksys portfolio of 100 products which generated over $900 million in revenue.  He also served in strategic planning and product development capacities at Price Waterhouse’s Entertainment Technology Group and with Verizon Wireless.

About Urbanspoon

Urbanspoon is a leading online and mobile restaurant guide that aggregates restaurant reviews from across the web, from newspapers and professional food critics to bloggers and diners. Available online, through its popular iPhone, Android, Blackberry and now iPad applications, Urbanspoon provides reviews for restaurants throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Urbanspoon users can make reservations through its online reservation system Urbanspoon Rez™. The company also offers restaurants an iPad based reservation and table management system named Urbanspoon Rezbook®. Urbanspoon is an operating business of IAC. For more information, visit www.urbanspoon.com.

About CityGrid Media

CityGrid Media is an online media company that connects web and mobile publishers with local advertising organizations by linking them through CityGrid®, its local content and advertising network. CityGrid Media owns and operates leading local consumer properties including Citysearch, Insider Pages and Urbanspoon. CityGrid Media is an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI). For more information, visit www.citygridmedia.com