VANCOUVER, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Olioboard.com Interactive Inc., a social commerce website named by Mashable in Feb, 2012 as one of 10 Hot New Tech Startups Changing the Face of Retail, is excited to announce Leslie Carothers, the CEO of The Kaleidoscope Partnership as a new business partner and minority owner in Olioboard.com. Carothers will lead initiatives that support our objectives in the growth of Olioboard.com through social media as well as play an integral role in business development.
Olioboard.com, a social commerce website created by co-founders, Sheilah Macsporran and Cole Mackin in June of 2010 helps global consumers, DIY design enthusiasts and professionals "try it, before they buy it", by allowing them to create 2D and 3D room designs / inspiration boards to help them visualize a project. Olioboard's free creative platform is widely used by interior designers, stylists and staging professionals for creative concept development, presentations and marketing purposes.
40+ ecomm retailers including Wayfair, Crate and Barrel, West Elm, One Kings Lane and many more are now sharing their collections on Olioboard, allowing consumers and professionals to experiment with the products, create, share and shop the looks. "We're changing the way people shop for products online", says Sheilah MacSporran CEO of Olioboard.com. "By giving people a chance to see how a particular product will actually look in their space prior to purchasing, we take the uncertainty out of the shopping experience and make it more social, creative and fun."
Leslie has been the social community manager and has played a vital role in the business development of Olioboard since January of 2012 and has over 32 years of experience in the furniture and interior design industry.
Ms Carothers is one of the world's most well known design micro-bloggers on Twitter known as tkpleslie. Leslie is a world wide speaker on topics relating to social media, furniture and interior design and for the past 9 years has written Sandow Media's *Retail Ideas* blog for http://furnituretoday.com -- the world's #1 daily trade newsmagazine for the furniture industry.
Says Ms. Carothers, "Watching the success of the contests and creative promotions that prominent brands such as Hayneedle, InStyle magazine, Wayfair, Layla Grayce, Lamps Plus and major tradeshows like High Point Market have run on Olioboard, convinced me that the timing was right. In addition, the passion for design and the genuine kindness and support of the global user community on Olioboard, showed me that people deeply value the ability to share their creativity through 3D room creation."
Sheilah MacSporran CEO of Olioboard, "Leslie brings extensive experience and insight into the furniture industry and has a record of success in building brands online through social media that will help us achieve our goals. We are excited to have Leslie as a partner to support our objectives for the future and the growth of our company. "
SOURCE Olioboard.com Interactive Inc.