Wayfair.com Names Julie M.B. Bradley to its Board of Directors
TripAdvisor Chief Financial Officer Brings Financial and Technology Expertise to Rapidly Growing Online Retailer of Home Products
BOSTON, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wayfair.com, the largest online retailer of home furnishings, announced today the appointment of Julie M.B. Bradley to the company's board of directors. As senior vice president and chief financial officer for TripAdvisor (NASDAQ: TRIP), Bradley brings extensive financial expertise and more than a decade of technology leadership to the Wayfair.com board.
Throughout her career, Bradley has held executive financial leadership roles at high growth technology companies, including Art Technology Group, Inc. (acquired by Oracle in 2010) and Akamai Technologies, Inc. Her leadership of financial operations for highly successful technology companies as well as her current role at TripAdvisor position Bradley as an ideal addition to Wayfair.com's board.
"As we build the Wayfair.com brand and deliver on our promise to offer the greatest retail experience in home furnishings to a rapidly growing customer base, we are delighted to welcome Julie to our board," said Niraj Shah, CEO and co-founder of Wayfair.com. "Julie brings impressive financial expertise and, valuable perspective on high growth technology companies as well as a strong understanding of our target consumer. I have no doubt that her contributions will help us shape and define our transformation from a high growth technology start-up to an international consumer brand."
Prior to joining TripAdvisor in October 2011, Bradley served as senior vice president, chief financial officer, treasurer and secretary of e-commerce software solutions and services provider Art Technology Group, Inc. from 2005 to 2011. Prior to joining Art Technology Group, Bradley served in various financial leadership roles at Akamai Technologies, Inc. from 2000 to 2005, most recently serving as vice president of finance. Bradley currently serves as a board member for ExactTarget and as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Judge Baker's Children's Center. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wheaton College and is a certified public accountant.
"Wayfair.com is on a rapid growth trajectory as the company breaks new ground in e-commerce and redefines the way consumers shop for home furnishings and decor," said Bradley. "I am honored to join the board of directors and look forward to contributing to the Company's continued success in partnership with the executive leadership team."
Wayfair.com offers a zillion things home – the largest online catalog of furniture, lighting, cookware and more. With this massive selection of more than five million products, chances are good people can find just the right items for their homes. Other sites under the Wayfair.com umbrella include AllModern.com and JossAndMain.com.
Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Wayfair.com employs more than 1000 people and was recently named the 28th most valuable private digital company in the world by Business Insider. Wayfair.com operates distribution and operations centers in Ogden, Utah and Hebron, Kentucky, and international offices in Galway, Ireland, London, Berlin and Sydney. For more information, please visit www.wayfair.com, or follow us at www.facebook.com/wayfair or at www.twitter.com/wayfair or check out our blog My Way Home at www.wayfair.com/blog.