SEATTLE, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- OfferUp, the largest mobile marketplace in the U.S. for local buying and selling, today announced the appointment of Bill Carr as Chief Operating Officer. Carr, former founder and leader of Amazon's global digital music and video business, will be responsible for the alignment and prioritization of company initiatives and ensuring operational excellence across the company. His hiring comes quickly on the heels of Rodrigo Brumana, formerly of eBay Americas, joining the company as Chief Financial Officer last month.
"Bill understands how to tackle operational challenges that come with hyper growth in a way that few executives can, and he has a proven track record of maximizing growth potential across a range of businesses," said Nick Huzar, CEO and co-founder of OfferUp. "Bill has an incredible amount of experience in scaling teams and driving operational rigor and will be instrumental as we elevate our business strategy and strengthen our core marketplace. He's joining an already successful and energetic team, at the perfect time."
Carr spent more than 15 years at Amazon leading the company's digital music and video business including Amazon Music, Prime Music, Amazon Video, Prime Video, and Amazon Studios. Carr built and oversaw a team of more than a thousand employees including engineering, product, marketing, business development, content acquisition, design, and the TV and movie development teams at Amazon Studios. Under his leadership, Amazon's digital media business grew into a global operation exceeding $1 billion in revenue as the company pushed to compete with Apple, Netflix, and Hulu.
"OfferUp has disrupted local commerce by building a vastly superior customer experience based on simplicity and trust," said Carr. "This long-term focus on innovating on behalf of both buyers and sellers, and constantly investing in the details of the customer experience are what set the company apart and position OfferUp for continued growth. With several recent product innovations and partnerships, and an experienced leadership team, OfferUp is poised for even greater success. I'm looking forward to helping take the company to its next level of market leadership."
After his departure from Amazon in 2014, Carr joined Maveron, LLC as Entrepreneur in Residence. Carr holds a Master of Business Administration from Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and English literature from Colby College.
OfferUp is dedicated to building the simplest and most trustworthy way for people to buy and sell in their communities. As the largest and fastest growing mobile marketplace for local buyers and sellers in the U.S., the company offers iOS and Android apps that make selling an item as easy as snapping a picture from your smartphone. The privately held company is based in Bellevue, WA and backed by top investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Warburg Pincus, GGV Capital, T Rowe Price and Coatue Management. For more information, visit our website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.