One Kings Lane Announces New Chief Technology Officer Former Zappos Technology Executive Arun Rajan Brings World-Class E-commerce Expertise to Leading Online Retailer One Kings Lane
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One Kings Lane (www.onekingslane.com), a leading online destination for the home, today announced that e-commerce veteran Arun Rajan has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Rajan comes to One Kings Lane from Zappos.com where he spent more than four years as CTO leading all aspects of technology for the company. In his new role, Rajan will lead end-to-end technology delivery, data infrastructure and site operations to support the growth and evolution of One Kings Lane, overseeing its rapidly expanding technology teams based in San Francisco. Rajan joins alongside Chief Product Officer David Yu who joined One Kings Lane in mid-2013 following previous roles as Vice President of Product at Gilt Groupe and Senior Vice President of Product Development at Major League Baseball.
"As One Kings Lane continues to grow at rapid pace, Arun is the ideal person to lead our technology strategy and help us achieve our vision of becoming the leading lifestyle brand for the home," said Doug Mack, CEO of One Kings Lane. "Arun brings an extensive background in transactional consumer web businesses and his customer-centric approach to technology makes him a perfect fit for our culture built on delivering great experiences to our shoppers every day."
Launched in 2009, One Kings Lane is one of the fastest growing ecommerce companies in the industry and today employs more than 500 people across its offices in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. As an online retailer, One Kings Lane leverages technology and data to inform and innovate its merchandising practices and better understand and serve its customers whether they're shopping from a PC, smartphone, or tablet. Rajan will lead the company's key technology initiatives focused on building next-generation capabilities across web and mobile experiences, big data and enterprise tools, and is actively recruiting talented candidates to join his growing team.
During his time at Zappos, Rajan led the creation and execution of a technology strategy and roadmap that enabled rapid business growth and scalability. Key programs included the evolution from a shoe centric platform to a category agnostic platform, migration to a scalable Warehouse Management System, building an advanced Enterprise Data Warehouse that provided unprecedented end-to-end insight into the business and transformation to lean development principles. Prior to joining Zappos, Rajan was the Co-Founder and CTO of Intent Media, CTO of Travelocity Europe/lastminute.com and co-founder and CTO of ITRadar.com. Rajan spent the early years of his career as a software engineer developing real time airport operations management systems as well as some of the earliest internet based applications for various Fortune 500 companies.
"In just four years One Kings Lane has made an impact on the ecommerce space and is revolutionizing the home decor industry," said Arun Rajan, CTO, One Kings Lane. "I was drawn to this unique opportunity to help take One Kings Lane's technology organization to the next level and collaborate with best-in-class merchandise, creative, marketing, analytics, customer service and operations teams to better serve our customers as we evolve and scale."
About One Kings Lane:
One Kings Lane is a leading online destination for the home that connects daily design inspiration with a fresh collection of select home goods, designer and vintage items you won't find anywhere else. One Kings Lane works directly with leading home brands, antique and vintage dealers and designers to bring the very best products at exceptional prices to its shoppers – every day of the week. Headquartered in San Francisco, One Kings Lane is backed by leading investors including Mousse Partners, leading global institutional investors, Kleiner Perkins, Greylock Partners, Tiger Global Management, IVP and Scripps Networks and in 2013 was voted as one of the Top 5 Most Admired Online Retailers in STORES Magazine's poll of the National Retail Federation. Please visit www.onekingslane.com for more information.
SOURCE One Kings Lane