Passenger Names COO

Los Angeles-based Passenger, a firm developing software-as-a-service for creating private social networks and online communities, said today that it has named Steve Howe as Chief Operating Officer of the firm. Howe joins the firm from Earthlink, where he was a Senior Vice President. Howe has also served at McKinsey & Company. According to Passenger, Howe will head up a new New York office for the company, in addition to overseeing strategic planning, business development, sales and finance, and day to day operations. Passenger is venture backed by Shelter Capital Partners, StarVest Partners and Steamboat Ventures. More information »