SEATTLE, April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ReplyYes, the leader in e-commerce over mobile messaging, today announced three senior leadership appointments to its executive management team to help guide the company's rapid growth. All new appointees will report directly to ReplyYes CEO Dave Cotter.
Trevor Inman will assume the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), where he will be responsible for overseeing the technical direction and strategy of the company, working with executive management to grow ReplyYes through the use of disruptive technology. Prior to ReplyYes, Inman was a Principal Engineer on the personalization team at ecommerce pioneer Zulily and previously held senior engineering positions at PivotLink and MessageGate. Inman has been a Product Architect at ReplyYes since 2015 and holds a degree in Computer Science from Pacific Lutheran University.
Brett Goodwin has been named Vice President of Platform Strategy and Products, where he will be responsible for ReplyYes' white label platform that enables brands and artists to directly engage and transact with their customers over mobile messaging. Prior to ReplyYes, Goodwin held executive management roles at Qumulo, Skytap, Isilon Systems, RealNetworks, and McCaw Cellular. Goodwin has an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree in mathematical economics from Pomona College.
Marie Sheel was promoted to Vice President of Operations, overseeing day-to-day operations to support ReplyYes' customer success and bottom line. In her new role, Sheel will focus on strategic business planning and operational execution across functions to achieve the company's goals. Prior to ReplyYes, Sheel was the Director of Ecommerce at Blackberry and Senior Director of Ecommerce Operations at Warner Music Group. Sheel holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a degree in economics from UCLA.
"These strong additions to our executive management team expand our capacity for growth, enabling ReplyYes to do more of what we're passionate about: helping people discover and purchase items from the brands and artists they love using their mobile phones," said Dave Cotter, CEO of ReplyYes. "With the recent announcements regarding our Series A funding and partnership with Universal Music Group, 2017 is off to a fast and exciting start for ReplyYes. I am thrilled to work with a team of people so talented and committed to ushering in the next generation of ecommerce over mobile messaging."
The announcement comes on the heels of ReplyYes' selection as a finalist for "Startup of the Year" in the 2017 GeekWire Awards. The company was chosen for its innovation in retail technology and votes for ReplyYes can be cast here.
ReplyYes' mission is to help people effortlessly discover and purchase items they love using their mobile phones. ReplyYes is the first platform to offer frictionless e-commerce over mobile messaging for brands looking to engage and transact directly with their customers. Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), human-assisted AI, and integrated payments, the ReplyYes platform learns from customer feedback to make the experience serendipitous to each person and brand. Message recipients simply reply "Yes" to instantly buy from their mobile phones.
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