October 16, 2007 (Morrisville, NC) - Lulu.com, the premier online marketplace for digital content on the Internet today named Bryce Boothby Jr. as President and COO of Lulu Enterprises. Boothby, 57, will oversee all finance, engineering, and business at Lulu.com as well as Gnack, the Lulu Enterprises company that provides support and services for open media businesses.
"We are very excited to have an executive of Bryce's caliber joining the company," said Lulu Founder and CEO Bob Young. "Because of our rapid growth we must prepare our company to serve millions of customers. Bryce's experience and remarkable track record of success will ensure Lulu's ability to continue to scale rapidly into the future."
Boothby most recently served as Vice President, Services at Celestica International, one of the world's top electronics manufacturing (EMS) companies. With a strong history and experience in providing manufacturing services, Boothby was responsible for developing and integrating new products and services to this $9 billion EMS company. Prior to that, Boothby was President and CEO of SalesLink, CMGI's profitable eCommerce and fulfillment services subsidiary, having grown that business to a $500 million global enterprise. In the mid 90's, Boothby was Vice President, Market Development for Quebecor Printing USA as it expanded by over $1 billion becoming a leader in direct marketing, specialty printing and new media.
Lulu, a privately held company, was launched in 2002 and allows creators to publish both contextual- based and multimedia content in a variety of applications. Lulu has 1.2 million registered users and receives more than three million unique visitors per month between its global sites. Lulu users currently publish more than four thousand new pieces of content - books, video, calendars, music-each week and is growing rapidly with nearly 15,000 new registrations per week. As a marketplace, Lulu has paid out millions of dollars in creator earnings.
Boothby joins Lulu Enterprises November 1.
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