Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> July 23, 2001

George Battle – Ask Jeeves Inc (askj)

GEORGE (SKIP) BATTLE is Chief Executive Officer and Director of Ask Jeeves. He was appointed CEO on April 25th 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., Barra, Inc. and Fair Isaac and Company, Incorporated, as well as a Director of Masters Select Equity Fund and Masters Select International, registered investment companies. Profile
TWST: We'd like to begin as we usually do with a brief historical sketch

of the company and an overview.

Mr. Battle: Ask Jeeves was founded in 1996 as the first natural language

search engine,