Olejo Adds Scott Savitz as an Advisor

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Olejo is pleased to announce that founder and former CEO of Shoebuy.com Scott Savitz is joining them as an advisor.

Olejo is announcing today that Scott Savitz is formally joining their team as an official advisor to the company. Olejo, a rapidly growing Boston eTail start-up that sells specialty mattresses and bedding has been working with Savitz as a mentor for the last year. Savitz, the founder and former CEO of Shoebuy.com, led Shoebuy’s impressive growth for the last 12 years growing Shoebuy into one of the largest eTailers in the country before retiring last June.

“Scott has been a great source for advice and counsel as we have grown our business,” said Dan Dietz, Olejo’s CEO. “Who better to learn from than someone who has been there and done that in scaling an e-commerce business from zero to hundreds of millions in sales!”

Olejo which was founded in 2008 while Dietz was still a student at Northeastern University, has grown from a select group of vendors at first launch, to over a 100 different premiere branded partners, and an ever growing available inventory for sale. Dietz continued, “it doesn’t matter if it’s shoes or beds, the challenges of scaling a business remain the same, and Scott has been a great resource in helping to navigate through such challenges. Furthermore he has provided phenomenal advice on how we can continue to grow Olejo into a premiere online shopping destination, we’re excited to have him as part of the team.”

About Olejo
Olejo is a Boston based start-up specializing in the sale of specialty bedding and mattresses. Since 2008 Olejo has partnered with over 100 different leading brands to offer over 50,000 products from companies like Simmons, Serta, and Sealy. All orders from Olejo.com ship for free, with no tax to the USA and Canada, and Olejo.com features live chat support, live phone sales and customer service, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. More information can be found at http://www.Olejo.com.

About Scott Savitz
Scott Savitz is the founder and former CEO of Shoebuy.com. Scott is a strong advocate of entrepreneurship and innovation, especially where it aims to raise the bar on the consumer experience. Scott founded Shoebuy in 1999, and served as its CEO for twelve years. Under his guidance, Shoebuy became one of the largest online retailers in the country, with over 1 million products and $3.5 billion in inventory available for sale, serving over 8 million visitors a month. Scott currently serves on the boards of Bluestem Brands, SimpleTuition, Two Ten, and MITX, and serves as an Advisor for Olejo and On The Spot Systems, Inc. He also serves on several committees focused on fostering growth and a more robust New England economy including the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and 12 X 12. Scott received a B.A. in English from the University of Colorado and currently resides in Boston, MA. He is a frequent industry speaker and has received numerous awards and accolades including Ernst & Young's New England Entrepreneur of the Year.

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