ShopRunner Appoints Scott Simmons as COO and CFO eCommerce Industry Veteran Joins Online Shopping Network
PHILADELPHIA, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ShopRunner, which brings together a network of retailers to deliver powerful online shopping services, today announced that Scott Simmons has joined the company as its chief operating and financial officer (COO/CFO). With over a decade's experience in the eCommerce industry, Scott joins ShopRunner after most recently serving as president of NexTag Inc., a leading global eCommerce services company.
"Scott brings an impressive combination of executive and financial leadership skills to ShopRunner, with a track record of helping build and manage a successful global company," said Scott Thompson, CEO of ShopRunner. "ShopRunner has achieved a number of milestones in the past year and Scott is joining the company at a very exciting time. As ShopRunner continues to expand, Scott's relevant experience and industry expertise will undoubtedly help increase our momentum and sustain long-term growth."
Working with NexTag for over a decade, Simmons served in a variety of roles beginning with vice president of finance and extending to vice president of business development; vice president and general manager, services shopping; SVP marketing and ultimately president of NexTag. Prior to his tenure at NexTag, Simmons held a variety of financial positions with Real Time Data, a wireless data application company and Prudential Investment Corporation, where he served as an investment analyst. Simmons received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and his Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
"For over a decade, I've witnessed the ascension and evolution of the eCommerce industry first-hand. I'm excited to bring this knowledge and experience to the ShopRunner team, where I look forward to helping cement this dynamic company's place as a leader in online retail," said Simmons. "ShopRunner is delivering on its goal to build out a strong network of retailers and brands delivering powerful shopping services for consumers."
ShopRunner brings together a network of retailers and brands to deliver powerful shopping services for its members. The first and only company to unite America's most sought-after retailers in such a mutually beneficial ecosystem, ShopRunner introduces high value shoppers to retailers who can now offer superior shopping services than they could on their own. ShopRunner members shop for thousands of brands easily and often across ShopRunner's network of participating websites, saving time and money with unlimited free two-day shipping, free and easy returns, as well as quick and simple 2-Click ExpressCheckout. By making online shopping easier, ShopRunner's partners including Toys"R"Us, American Eagle Outfitters, Tommy Hilfiger, PetSmart, Anne Klein, GNC, Sports Authority and RadioShack are better positioned to compete in today's marketplace.
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