Technology >> CEO Interviews >> January 14, 2002 Battle – Ask Jeeves Inc (askj)

A.GEORGE (SKIP) BATTLE is Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ask Jeeves, Inc. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer on April 25, 2001. Mr. Battle retired from Andersen Consulting in 1995, having joined the firm in 1968 and served as a partner since 1978. From 1982 he held a series of management positions in the firm including worldwide managing partner, market development, and managing partner, US operations and planning. Mr. Battle was also a member of the firm's Executive Committee, Global Management Council and Partner Income Committee. Mr. Battle is a member of the Boards of Directors of PeopleSoft, Inc., and Barra, Inc. and is Chairman of the Board of Fair, Issac and Company, Inc. Additionally, he serves as a Director of Masters Select Equity Fund and Masters Select International, registered investment companies. Profile
TWST: Can we start out with how you view Ask Jeeves, Inc., today in this

rapidly changing environment?

Mr. Battle: We have two distinct business units facing two very

different markets with