SEATTLE, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh off of the 14th anniversary of its founding, RealSelf, Inc., which operates RealSelf.com, the medical aesthetics industry's leading community and marketplace, announced that James Coyle has accepted and been named chief executive officer. Founder Tom Seery, who has been the company's CEO since it was founded in 2006, will continue to be actively involved with RealSelf in the role of executive chairman.
James Coyle has served as chief operating officer of RealSelf since April 2019. As COO, he has rapidly matured business operations, accelerated traffic growth, hired new executive talent, and launched a number of innovative product and marketing programs. While the pandemic has upended the aesthetics industry around the world, with James' guidance, RealSelf quickly stepped into action to lend their support to both doctors and consumers by expediting the launch of RealSelf INSIDER, virtual consultations, a COVID-19 resource center for patients, and a $4M payment forgiveness program for doctors.
"Since joining RealSelf as COO, James Coyle has accelerated organic traffic growth--over 50% year-on-year--strengthened the leadership team, and transformed the mobile customer experience," said Tom Seery, founder and executive chairman of RealSelf. "14 years after founding RealSelf, I am proud to pass the CEO baton to someone as capable and customer-obsessed as James. I am looking forward to working together as we enter an important period of growth and expansion within the self-care market."
"RealSelf is transforming the consumer experience in medical aesthetics, using technology to enhance transparency, increase trust and simplify decision-making,'' said James Coyle, incoming chief executive officer of RealSelf, Inc. "I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the RealSelf team through its next phase of growth and expansion, as we explore ways to deepen our impact on consumers and providers in the medical aesthetics market."
Prior to joining RealSelf, James served as Chief Customer Officer at Varsity Tutors. Before Varsity Tutors he served as President of the Home Appliances at Sears and leader of the Video Games and Electronics categories at Amazon. James has a degree in Public Finance from Indiana University and lives in the Seattle region with his family.
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