Zornosa leaves SmartAge

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Anna Zornosa, president-chief operating officer of San Francisco start-up SmartAge, has left the company to pursue other interests. Founder-CEO William Lohse said he will assume Ms. Zornosa's responsibilities.

"When really good people get to a stage they want to run their own business," Mr. Lohse said of Ms. Zornosa's departure. "My belief is that she'll go run her own thing."

Ms. Zornosa, who could not be reached for comment, joined SmartAge earlier this year from PointCast, where she was senior VP-ad sales and affiliate development. SmartAge opened its doors at the beginning of '98 as a Web publishing service for small and midsize businesses. Its SmartClicks free banner exchange network now has 87,000 members, up from about 40,000 members six months ago, Mr. Lohse said.

He attributes part of the network's growth to its XClicks Associate Plan, a program that allows portals and online communities to offer the SmartClicks banner exchange program to their users. Lycos' sites Angelfire and Wired Digital just joined XClicks.

Copyright November 1998, Crain Communications Inc.

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