EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Board of Directors for Art.com Inc., the world's leading online destination for wall art and décor, announced the company has appointed Kira Wampler as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to joining Art.com, Wampler served as Chief Marketing Officer at Lyft, where she oversaw tremendous growth – from 65 cities in March 2015 to over 200 today and a nearly 6X increase in active passengers. Wampler's experience in driving strategic growth, as well as building global brands, will play a critical role in helping Art.com achieve its long-term vision.
"Kira is an exceptional leader and consumer visionary with a stellar track record of success, delivering high growth and building brands in extremely competitive consumer sectors," said Dan Marriott, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Art.com, Inc. "The Board of Directors and I are confident that, under Kira's leadership, Art.com will thrive and further capitalize on the enormous market opportunities that we have as the world's largest online retailer of wall decor. We couldn't be more thrilled and energized to enter the next phase of Art.com's journey with Kira at the helm."
With more than 18 million customers in 130 countries worldwide, Art.com offers the largest selection of handpicked art images, as well as custom framing, specialty printing and interactive visualization tools, helping everyone explore, experiment and express themselves through artwork. Through service, technology and craftsmanship, Art.com is leading the way art is experienced and consumed.
"I am honored, and humbled, by the opportunity to lead this global organization into its next stage of growth," said Wampler. "I am excited to join the Art.com team as we, together, bring art and inspiration to significantly more customers around the world."
Prior to Lyft, Wampler was Chief Marketing Officer of online residential real estate site Trulia, where she led the brand's consumer product and marketing efforts until it was acquired for $2 billion by Zillow in 2014. Wampler also brings a long track record of excellence at previous marketing and product leadership roles at Intuit and Lytro.
Wampler officially joins the company on November 28. Chuck Kurth, the company's Chief Financial Officer, had previously served as interim CEO.
Art.com is the world's leading online destination for experiencing and buying high-quality wall art. Offering the largest selection of handpicked art images, as well as custom framing, specialty printing, and interactive visualization tools, Art.com helps everyone explore, experiment with and express themselves through artwork—and have fun doing it. Art.com is forever leading the way art is experienced and consumed—through service, technology and craftsmanship—to help people find art they love so they can love their spaces more. A division of Art.com Inc., Art.com is based in Emeryville, Calif.