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Safka named CEO of Ask.com

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New York—IAC Search and Media announced that Jim Safka has been named CEO of its search engine Ask.com.

Safka will continue in his role as CEO of Primal Ventures, a new entity created to develop business opportunities for IAC. He succeeds Jim Lanzone, who left Ask.com to become an entrepreneur-in-residence at Redpoint Ventures, a venture capital company.

Scott Garell has been named president of Ask.com; he had been CEO of IAC Consumer Applications & Portals. John Park succeeds Garell, from was exec VP-general manager of toolbars and portals at IAC Consumer Applications & Portals.

Peter Horan, CEO of IAC Media and Advertising, has taken on responsibility for Ask Sponsored Listings and IAC Mobile.

—Carol Krol

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