Industry Veterans Alan Blundell and Matt Skynner Join Hipstreet to Lead Continuing Growth

Hipstreet today announced that Alan Blundell and Matt Skynner have joined the company reporting to the President and CEO, Moe Kirpalani. Alan Blundell has been named Senior VP, Business Development & Sales and will lead the sales team. Matt Skynner has been named Senior VP & GM and will lead marketing, product management and development as well as operations.

Nov 09, 2015, 09:00 ET from Hipstreet

MARKHAM, Ontario, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hipstreet today announced that Alan Blundell and Matt Skynner have joined the company reporting to the President and CEO, Moe Kirpalani.

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Alan Blundell has been named Senior Vice President, Business Development & Sales and will lead the sales team with a focus on executing against a clear strategic framework to drive growth.  Alan joins the company from Wal-Mart Canada where he most recently served as Vice President, Merchandise Operations, Space Planning.  In his 22 year career at Wal-Mart, Blundell has held various progressive leadership roles in merchandising including General Merchandise Manager, Entertainment and Electronics. Alan studied English & Film at York University and completed the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard.

Matt Skynner has been named Senior Vice President and General Manager and will lead marketing, product management and development as well as operations.  Skynner joins the Company from AMD (previously ATI), where he spent 17 years in various roles including Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Vice President, Product Marketing and Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Graphics Business Unit.  In addition, Skynner served as the General Manager for AMD Canada.  For the last 2 years Skynner was on the Board of Directors of the IT Association of Canada.  Skynner holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and an MBA from the University of Manitoba.

"Alan and Matt bring deep industry knowledge and business expertise to Hipstreet making them strong additions to our leadership team," said Mr. Kirpalani. "Alan's unparalleled retail experience and Matt's strong product and marketing expertise will fuel Hipstreet's future growth."

Blundell and Skynner will both be based in Markham, Ontario.

About Hipstreet

Hip Street is a growing global company specializing in Consumer Electronics and accessories. Established in 2002 with our first location (Corporate Headquarters) in Ontario, Canada, we have gradually and strategically expanded our bases to include offices in the USA, China and Singapore, the UK and the Philippines.  Our products are currently sold through a wide range of channels, ranging from mass merchandisers, electronics superstores, office superstores, online retailers, TV based home shopping networks, major distributors and independent retailers.  For more information, visit www.hipstreet.com.

 

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