REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY), the leading online retailer and manufacturer of high-quality personalized products and services, today named technology executive Will Lansing, as chairman of the Shutterfly board of directors. Brian Swette, who served as interim chairman for the past eight months, will remain on the board as chair of the governance committee.
“I’m delighted to announce the appointment of Will Lansing as chairman of Shutterfly’s board today,” said Christopher North, president and chief executive officer of Shutterfly. “Will’s extensive experience leading technology and consumer businesses as well as his track record of innovation, driving growth, and creating shareholder value make him a valuable asset to our board. On behalf of the board and the entire team, I would also like to thank Brian Swette for his leadership as interim chairman.”
A 30-year technology veteran, Mr. Lansing currently serves as chief executive officer for the analytics software company FICO. During his tenure, he has led his company’s steady financial growth, while continuing to innovate in the rapidly evolving industry. Mr. Lansing’s respected reputation for growing companies as well as his strategic and operational expertise make him well qualified to round out Shutterfly’s board of directors.
“I am honored to join this esteemed board of industry leaders as we guide the execution of the organization’s new multi-year strategy,” said Will Lansing. “Shutterfly has a industry-leading position and I look forward to advising on the path to continued growth and profitability for the company.”
Prior to joining FICO, Mr. Lansing held executive officer roles with Infospace, Value Vision Media, NBC Internet & Fingerhut and leadership roles with General Electric and McKinsey & Company. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and a J.D. from Georgetown University.
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About Shutterfly, Inc.
Shutterfly, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services offered through lifestyle brands. Founded in 1999, the Shutterfly, Inc. brands include Shutterfly®, where your photos come to life in photo books, cards and gifts; Tiny Prints®, premium cards and stationery for all life’s occasions; Wedding Paper Divas®, wedding invitations and stationery for every step of the planning process; MyPublisher®, one of the pioneers in the photo book industry and creator of easy-to-use photo book-making software; BorrowLenses®, the premier online marketplace for photographic and video equipment rentals; and GrooveBook™, an iPhone and Android app and subscription service that prints up to 100 mobile phone photos in a GrooveBook and mails it to customers every month. For more information about Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY), visit www.shutterflyinc.com.