Thinmail lands new CEO and Board member.

Waltham, MA
Sept 22th 2001

Thinmail, Inc. is pleased to welcome two experienced executives to its team.

David F. Dines has joined Thinmail full-time as CEO.  Mr. Dines brings significant telecommunications, marketing, analysis and operations experience to Thinmail  He was most recently Vice President of Marketing at Lynk, and director of marketing at Tundo (both Voice-Over-IP startups). Prior to that he was the industry analyst for networking, VoIP and call center technology at the Aberdeen Group, and Vice President at the Faneuil Group, a direct marketing/target marketing company, where he managed a division. He has been in high tech for over 17 years with tours at both GTE and Digital Equipment Corporation.

Jeffrey M. Stibel has been elected to Thinmail’s the Board of Directors. He is currently Vice President of NetZero, Inc, a leading provider of Internet access. Stibel’s primary responsibilities at NetZero include online advertising, high-volume sales, and targeted marketing solutions.  Prior to NetZero, Stibel was Founder, Chairman and CEO of, Inc., a targeted marketing and infrastructure company, which was acquired by NetZero. Stibel previously worked at GTE Corporation (Verizon) on the Superpages project.  He has also worked in mergers and acquisitions (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP) and for Greenfield Consulting Group.  Stibel currently serves on the Board of Directors for SpringBee, Inc. and Worldwide MediaWorks.

Thinmail, Inc offers a patented solution to the email attachment problem, enabling significant efficiency improvements to the email service provider and dramatic increases in the functionality of all wireless devices. Thinmail was founded by Dr. Jordan B. Pollack in May 1999. Dr. Pollack, a Professor at Brandeis University in Waltham, is a computer scientist and visionary, well known for his groundbreaking work on replicating robots. He was joined by former student – and Chief Software Architect - Jeremy Gilbert, in February 2000. The Thinmail system, with a self-service e-commerce front-end, went live in September 2000 at and has been attracting customers ever since.