SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ebates Inc., the owner and operator of the world's most rewarding shopping programs, today announced the appointment of Yen Lee as Senior Vice President Corporate Development. Most recently Lee served as co-founder and CEO of Uptake, a travel research website. There he developed the company’s go-to-market strategy and led corporate development initiatives that established Uptake as America’s third largest travel research website and resulted in a strategic acquisition by Groupon. At Ebates, Lee will support the brand’s ongoing growth through the development of strategic partnerships and other special projects.
“We welcome Yen Lee to the Ebates team and are pleased to have him join us,” said Kevin H. Johnson, CEO of Ebates. “Yen’s experience in creating successful and dynamic strategies that drive growth will be a real advantage to continuing the expansion of our business.”
Lee brings more than 17 years of experience in growing businesses in the marketplace/ecommerce, small business, and search/discovery sectors at both startups and Fortune 1000 companies; including serving as General Manager for Travel at Yahoo! Search & Marketplace. Lee’s previous roles also include Executive Vice President of Business Development and Product Marketing at WorldRes, and Director of Operations at CitySearch.
“I’m delighted to be onboard the Ebates team at such an exciting time for the company,” said Yen Lee. “Ebates has positioned itself as the category leader in online and mobile shopping and continues to build a large and loyal member base. I look forward to propelling even more rapid growth for the company as it ascends to the next level.”
Lee holds a Masters degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a HBA from the University of Western Ontario.
About Ebates Inc.
Ebates rewards consumers around the world by providing cash back on purchases while also providing access to thousands of coupons, discounts, and promotions at over 2,600 retailers. Ebates members receive great deals and cash back on practically every product or service sold online -- from diapers to diamonds, furniture to fashion, and appliances to airfare. Membership in Ebates is free and allows shoppers to earn a percentage of every purchase paid in the form of a "Big Fat Check", through PayPal, by gift card, or directly to a member’s credit card. Shopping through Ebates is also hassle-free: no forms to fill out, no points to redeem, and no hidden fees. To date, Ebates members have earned more than $250 million just by starting their shopping at Ebates.com, Ebates.cn, Ebates.kr, Ebates.ca, and FatWallet.com.