For Immediate Release

COLUMBUS OH (July 1, 2008) — Brand Thunder LLC, the browser customization specialists, announced today that it has hired two internet executives, Brij Charan, Director of Technology and Design, and Kevin Dwinnell, Director of Product and Marketing.

“To call either of them a ‘new hire’ doesn’t do them justice,” says founder Patrick Murphy. “They’ve both been intricately involved in this venture since the beginning and I’m thrilled they’ll now contribute as part of the executive team.”

Charan will lead the development and designs for all of Brand Thunder’s products and services including styling visual elements of the browser customizations, extending browser functionality and developing a scalable download system. He brings extensive experience in software development, hardware infrastructure and graphic design. His previous work has spanned the Firefox, Flock and Netscape browsers. Charan will operate out of his office in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Dwinnell will focus on defining Brand Thunder’s product direction in addition to the marketing and promotion of Brand Thunder and its products. He has over 15 years of experience in the online industry defining, launching and managing programs for the AOL, CompuServe and Netscape brands. His experience in business, product and promotion management also includes work for Hanna-Barbera Studios, Liebert Corporation and Turner Broadcasting Systems. Dwinnell will be based in Columbus, Ohio.

About Brand Thunder

Formed in April, 2007, Brand Thunder creates a more persistent presence between corporate brands and their internet consumer through its browser customization which leads to increased web site visits and revenue. Through a software installation, end users change the look and feel of their internet browser into an immersive experience from their favorite sports team, entertainment franchise or internet site. The customized browsers feature official logos, colors, content and functionality, but can also extend capabilities including video, music players or other internet widgets. Current business partners and clients include the The Huffington Post, NCAA, NHL,, Universal Music and Yahoo!. Samples found at


Patrick Murphy, CEO
Brand Thunder, LLC


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