PRESS RELEASE – for immediate release

Charlottesville VA
– The Board of Directors of NetForecast, a leading provider of Internet performance measurement services, has named Rebecca Wetzel to the position of President. Wetzel will succeed NetForecast’s founder and president Peter Sevcik, who will retire from day-to-day responsibilities and continue to serve on the company’s Board of Directors and as technical advisor for the company’s new strategic initiatives. NetForecast provides solutions for independent measurement and analyses of broadband performance and Internet usage accuracy for the nation’s major network service providers.

Wetzel, who has worked with NetForecast since its early days, served most recently as Marketing Director. In that role, she has helped design and deliver new services that measure and improve the performance of networked applications, and audit the accuracy of Internet data usage meters.

Early in her career, Wetzel helped launch BBN Planet, one of the world’s first commercial Internet service providers. She has also held senior executive positions at MagniFire, InfoLibria, and TeleChoice. Wetzel is the author of numerous articles and reports focused primarily on application performance and application security. Said board member Jim Kane, “Rebecca helped commercialize the Internet, and it is fitting that she now leads an organization which assesses its performance.”

The Board congratulates Peter Sevcik upon his retirement and salutes his technical and thought leadership achievements over the past decade. Under Peter’s leadership NetForecast established itself as the recognized authority for Internet performance measurement and analyses. Most recently, he led NetForecast’s analyses and forthcoming report benchmarking the latency in Internet performance among major US cities and ISPs.

A graduate of Wellesley College, Wetzel has an MBA from Babson College, and an MA from the University of Bradford in the U.K.

NetForecast is a privately held company headquartered in Charlottesville VA. Its customers provide Internet service to over 62 percent of the nation’s broadband Internet subscribers.

Contact: James Kane