Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013
Thrift Books LLC has announced the promotion of Mike Ward to serve as President of the company. The company's Board of Directors, which includes executives from private equity firm KCB Management, has made the appointment effective immediately.
Ward spent the last seven years of his career as Chief Information Officer at Thrift Books, where he was instrumental in building the business into one of the largest online sellers of used books in the world. Prior to Thrift Books, Ward led the development team at Wasatch Advisors. He is a graduate of the University of Utah.
"Mike is a brilliant, passionate executive with precisely the focus we want on exceeding customer expectations and building our brand into a global presence," said Ken Goldstein, who recently joined the board of Thrift Books. "He is an exemplary technologist, a strong business leader, and a highly regarded expert in management systems who enjoys the respect of everyone on our team. We are delighted to see Mike stepping up to broader responsibility and know he will guide our staff to the next levels of sales growth and increased lifetime value."
Ward is a native of the Seattle area where he lives with his wife and four children. He replaces Seth Beal, the prior President of Thrift Books, who has accepted the position of Senior Vice President at Walmart Global eCommerce. Beal will remain on the Board of Directors at Thrift Books and continue to serve as a strategic advisor to the company.
ABOUT THRIFT BOOKS
Based in Seattle, Washington, Thrift Books is the largest online seller of used books in the United States and probably the world. Founded in 2003, Thrift Books has 11 affiliates throughout the United States that purchase, sort and distribute used books. Thrift Books relies on proprietary software to identify, value, sell and ship used books using a variety of online platforms, including Thriftbooks.com (http://www.thriftbooks.com). Over the past nine years, Thrift Books experienced explosive growth and has grown to include distribution affiliates in all corners of the United States.