In the new role, Hauswirth will oversee traffic acquisition, traffic quality and partner management. He will report directly to CEO Jean-Yves Dexmier.
Hauswirth has over ten years experience in online business development, the company said in a press release. He most recently served as vice president of business development at travel start-up Zonder. Prior to that he was senior director of business development for Yahoo!.
LookSmart offers advertisers targeted, pay-per-click search advertising and contextual search advertising via its Advertiser Networks; and an Ad Center platform for customizable private-label advertiser solutions for online publishers.LookSmart Names Hauswirth V.P. of Distribution by Harrison Barnes