Mahalo Hires Former IAC Exec Rapp As President

Jason Rapp, the former IAC (NSDQ: IACI) SVP of M&A who left the company a year-and-a-half ago, is joining Jason Calacanis’ Mahalo as president. Rapp was in charge of IAC’s dealmaking for two years until he took over as CEO of IAC’s unit in mid-2008. He left after was merged with another IAC business,, in February 2009. At the time, there were no details as to where Rapp was headed.

Mahalo, which describes itself as a “human powered search engine” and features user-contributed pages on a wide variety of topics, has raised at least $16 million from backers including News Corp (NYSE: NWS). and CBS (NYSE: CBS). It’s led by Calacanis, who sold Weblogs to AOL (NYSE: AOL). AllThingsD has some more details here.