Click here to close now.




















Welcome!

News Feed Item

OnlineShoes.com Salutes 2014 with Invigorated Leadership

New Hires and Promotions From Within Create an Executive Level Dream Team; 2013 Initiatives and Developments Usher in a Year of Growth

SEATTLE, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Changes are afoot at OnlineShoes.com, as the nation's first online shoe retailer, a privately owned company, kicks off the new year with both promotions and new hires to positions of leadership.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140129/SF54590)

"It's testament to our exceptional staff that we enjoy a long history of filling a variety of key and executive positions from within," says OnlineShoes.com founder and CEO Dan Gerler. "The first month of 2014 sees a winning combination of outstanding new hires and promotions that are tailor-made to take our company to the next level."

Bob Barton has been named President and Chief Operating Officer, placing him at the helm of strategic planning, business development and daily operations, overseeing departments that include marketing, merchandising, software development and technology, order fulfillment, customer care and finance and accounting. Bob Barton has over 13 years of e-commerce experience and has been with OnlineShoes.com since October 2009, engaged in all aspects of the business and serving in an ever-expanding role as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the company, Bob was the CFO of Cranium, managing the sale of that business to Hasbro, and was at Drugstore.com for nine years, serving as CFO and VP of Operations, as well as filling the role of interim CEO.

"OnlineShoes.com has created a unique online experience that truly caters to the needs of the customer, and by filling those needs we have seen dramatic growth over the last four years," says Barton. "With a continued focus on the customer experience, great brand relationships and passionate team members, I am excited about the continuing growth opportunity OnlineShoes.com offers."

Brad Shank, who recently began his fifth year with OnlineShoes.com, has been promoted from the position of controller to that of Vice President of Finance.

The company is thrilled to welcome two new hires at the executive level, Michael Ousley, Vice President of Marketing, and Suzie George, Vice President of Human Resources.

With a background in business and communications, Suzie George boasts 17 years' experience in all aspects of human resources. After many years with Boeing, one of the largest public companies in the world, she transitioned to working for medium-sized, family-owned private companies. "I'm thrilled to be at OnlineShoes.com," says George. "I love a fun, fast-paced, energized work environment in which I get to interact closely with my fellow employees. And, I have to admit, I love shoes, too."

Michael Ousley is charged with developing the OnlineShoes.com enterprise sales and marketing strategy and overseeing the team that manages all of the company's customer-facing activities, encompassing demand generation and marketing communications functions. He brings to OnlineShoes.com a diverse and extensive business background, ranging from the online retail industry to creating strategic direction for 64 brands within Nielsen Business Media, a division of Nielsen. Ousley has served in a number of executive leadership positions, most recently with Brownells as Chief Marketing Officer.

"In 2014, we plan to expand on OnlineShoes.com's stellar customer service reputation by cementing customer loyalty and capitalizing on our expertise to guide the customer to the exact product for his or her specific need, the first time, every time," says Ousley. "In the future, we will use whatever information each customer shares with us to build a long-term relationship with that individual and truly personalize each OnlineShoes.com shopping experience."

2013 was a year of exciting leaps forward for OnlineShoes.com, which increased its visibility and customer base by launching an Amazon Marketplace storefront and an eBay storefront, and optimized mobile sales over a range of devices, from smartphones to tablets. OnlineShoes.com also began offering international service with third-party partner Borderfree, and now ships to more than 100 countries worldwide. The company continues to add popular brands to the product roster, such as Munro, one of the most sought-after women's shoe brands for offering comfort and professional style in a wide range of sizes and widths.

January 31 marks the third annual "OnlineShoes.com Day of Giving," in which employees choose to volunteer at one of several charities and worthy causes, working side by side with fellow co-workers and members of the executive staff. Says Gerler, "OnlineShoes.com has long partnered with organizations that include Dress for Success, the YMCA, the Seattle Senior Center, Redeeming Soles and Hana Youth and Senior Center in Maui, but this gives us a chance to branch out and build relationships with a wider range of charitable organizations. Many of our team members have told me that the Day of Giving is the annual company-wide activity they most look forward to."

"The year is off to an amazing start," adds Gerler. "Stay tuned for news about exciting things that lie ahead for OnlineShoes.com!"

About OnlineShoes.com:

Established in 1996, OnlineShoes.com is the nation's first online shoe retailer. With a history that began decades ago in a family-owned corner shoe store, the company is committed to delivering exceptional value and service, both domestically and internationally. OnlineShoes.com offers the latest high-quality footwear for men, women and kids with over 300 name brands, as well as a wide selection of bags and accessories. Customers are entitled to a 110-percent price guarantee, a 365-day return policy, and free shipping and exchanges on most orders. For more information, visit www.OnlineShoes.com.

For more information, please contact:
[email protected]

SOURCE OnlineShoes.com

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Containers are not new, but renewed commitments to performance, flexibility, and agility have propelled them to the top of the agenda today. By working without the need for virtualization and its overhead, containers are seen as the perfect way to deploy apps and services across multiple clouds. Containers can handle anything from file types to operating systems and services, including microservices. What are microservices? Unlike what the name implies, microservices are not necessarily small,...
The Internet of Things is in the early stages of mainstream deployment but it promises to unlock value and rapidly transform how organizations manage, operationalize, and monetize their assets. IoT is a complex structure of hardware, sensors, applications, analytics and devices that need to be able to communicate geographically and across all functions. Once the data is collected from numerous endpoints, the challenge then becomes converting it into actionable insight.
Enterprises can achieve rigorous IT security as well as improved DevOps practices and Cloud economics by taking a new, cloud-native approach to application delivery. Because the attack surface for cloud applications is dramatically different than for highly controlled data centers, a disciplined and multi-layered approach that spans all of your processes, staff, vendors and technologies is required. This may sound expensive and time consuming to achieve as you plan how to move selected applicati...
Red Hat is investing in Tesora, the number one contributor to OpenStack Trove Database as a Service (DBaaS) also ranked among the top 20 companies contributing to OpenStack overall. Tesora, the company bringing OpenStack Trove Database as a Service (DBaaS) to the enterprise, has announced that Red Hat and others have invested in the company as a part of Tesora's latest funding round. The funding agreement expands on the ongoing collaboration between Tesora and Red Hat, which dates back to Febr...
ElasticBox, the agile application delivery manager, announced freely available public boxes for the DevOps community. ElasticBox works with enterprises to help them deploy any application to any cloud. Public boxes are curated reference boxes that represent some of the most popular applications and tools for orchestrating deployments at scale. Boxes are an adaptive way to represent reusable infrastructure as components of code. Boxes contain scripts, variables, and metadata to automate proces...
In their Live Hack” presentation at 17th Cloud Expo, Stephen Coty and Paul Fletcher, Chief Security Evangelists at Alert Logic, will provide the audience with a chance to see a live demonstration of the common tools cyber attackers use to attack cloud and traditional IT systems. This “Live Hack” uses open source attack tools that are free and available for download by anybody. Attendees will learn where to find and how to operate these tools for the purpose of testing their own IT infrastructu...
WebRTC services have already permeated corporate communications in the form of videoconferencing solutions. However, WebRTC has the potential of going beyond and catalyzing a new class of services providing more than calls with capabilities such as mass-scale real-time media broadcasting, enriched and augmented video, person-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Luis Lopez, CEO of Kurento, will introduce the technologies required for implementing thes...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading in...
The 3rd International WebRTC Summit, to be held Nov. 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 15th International Cloud Expo, 6th International Big Data Expo, 3rd International DevOps Summit and 2nd Internet of @ThingsExpo. WebRTC (Web-based Real-Time Com...
WebRTC has had a real tough three or four years, and so have those working with it. Only a few short years ago, the development world were excited about WebRTC and proclaiming how awesome it was. You might have played with the technology a couple of years ago, only to find the extra infrastructure requirements were painful to implement and poorly documented. This probably left a bitter taste in your mouth, especially when things went wrong.
Organizations from small to large are increasingly adopting cloud solutions to deliver essential business services at a much lower cost. According to cyber security experts, the frequency and severity of cyber-attacks are on the rise, causing alarm to businesses and customers across a variety of industries. To defend against exploits like these, a company must adopt a comprehensive security defense strategy that is designed for their business. In 2015, organizations such as United Airlines, Sony...
Through WebRTC, audio and video communications are being embedded more easily than ever into applications, helping carriers, enterprises and independent software vendors deliver greater functionality to their end users. With today’s business world increasingly focused on outcomes, users’ growing calls for ease of use, and businesses craving smarter, tighter integration, what’s the next step in delivering a richer, more immersive experience? That richer, more fully integrated experience comes ab...
The 17th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. 17th International Cloud Expo, to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Microservices, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding bu...
The 5th International DevOps Summit, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo – being held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the "Second Containers & Microservices Expo" will take place November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities.