Kanoodle Inc., a provider of sponsored links for search results and content pages, Tuesday appointed current President Lance Podell to chief executive officer, effective immediately. Podell takes over
as CEO from the company's founder, Kent Keating, who assumes the role of chairman. Podell will be based in Kanoodle's New York City office.
Podell joined the company in December of 2003 to help
launch its content division. Before coming to Kanoodle, he was the general manager of Sprinks, a division of About, Inc., which was bought by Google in 2003. Prior to that, he was chief marketing
officer at DealTime, Inc., now Shopping.com. --Ross Fadner