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UE’s Keola Malone Named IT Executive of the Year Finalists

SAN DIEGO, CA, May 19, 2011 — Underground Elephant announced that Vice President of Products, Keola Malone and Director of Information Technologies, Mark Bays have been named finalists in the San Diego Business Journal’s Information Technology Executive of the Year Award. This award honors some of the most talented information technology executives in San Diego for their outstanding achievements and contributions.

Keola Malone has been with Underground Elephant since the company was founded in 2008. He is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s core proprietary software and effectively manages overall technical operations. His innovations continue to streamline Underground Elephant’s infrastructure and internal processes. These technologies contribute to the company’s success, greatly impacting overall sales and profitability. Over the last three years, Underground Elephant has increased revenue by over 3,000% and is one of San Diego’s fastest-growing online marketing companies.

Mark Bays, Underground Elephant’s second IT Executive of the Year finalist, is responsible for executing a large portion of the IT department’s daily operations. Bays has successfully increased the speed and efficiency of the company’s web servers over the last year, which has led to an increase in web page speed and consistency. Additionally, his technological advances have allowed for more robust and efficient revenue generating systems. Bays’ contributions to the company have helped increase Underground Elephant’s overall profitability and growth.

“Both Keola and Mark continue to exceed expectations and are proven performers,” said Jason Kulpa, CEO of Underground Elephant. “The San Diego Business Journal’s Information Technology Executive of the Year Award is a great honor and I am proud that they have been recognized as finalists.”

About Underground Elephant

Underground Elephant is a global performance-based marketing technology company that specializes in customer acquisition solutions in a wide range of vertical markets. Our proprietary technology platform, NeoKeo 2.0™, funnels qualified inquires through data-driven algorithms to maximize client ROI and increase conversion propensity. Our team of experts generates thousands of quality, real-time inquiries for our Fortune 500 clients daily. We are dedicated to improving user experience, and pride ourselves on our unique approach and delivering results.