Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) January 06, 2014
YDesign Group has named Mark Reese the company’s first chief operating officer. Reese will be accountable for developing the operational platform that supports the company’s strategic plan. The operational platform includes the technology, tools and processes that span the customer shopping experience and post order fulfillment. As COO, Reese will oversee the technology, customer service, supply chain, and business operations teams.
Prior to joining YDesign Group, Reese led a number of consumer-focused startups and rapidly growing public companies. He was the COO of GSI Commerce (now eBay Enterprise) as it grew from $42M to $325M and led the operational strategy for Razorgator Interactive as it grew from $50M to over $150M. Reese also spent 15 years as a management consultant for Price Waterhouse, CSC Index, and Accenture.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to have Mark on board,” says YDesign Group CEO Sean Callahan. “Mark is a very strong fit for what we are looking for the COO to accomplish. In past roles he has delivered on a similar mission with rapidly growing e-commerce companies. He also shares our values. He has a very strong focus on customer satisfaction and has demonstrated the ability to play to win in a collaborative way. In YDesign Group’s phase of accelerated growth, Mark is bringing a wealth of valuable experience to the table we feel fortunate to tap into.”
Reese will be based in the company’s Walnut Creek offices and report directly to the CEO. “YDesign Group is a dynamic, fast-growing business and I’m incredibly excited to be a part of this team,” Reese says.
About YDesign Group
YDesign Group is an online-led retailer offering the best in modern and contemporary lighting, furnishings, and decorative plumbing to design driven consumers and trade professionals. Our extensive, yet carefully curated selection ranges from iconic mid-century designs to today’s most innovative products.
YLighting, our flagship brand that launched in 2001, is the leader in modern lighting sold online in the US. YLighting’s extensive selection of modern lamps, pendant lights, contemporary chandeliers, modern track lighting, table and floor lamps, and ceiling fans represents the best modern designers and brands. The assortment features more than 10,000 designs from top international brands like Artemide, FLOS, Nelson Bubble Lamps, and Louis Poulsen. In 2008 we launched YLiving to provide our customers access to exceptional modern furniture and accessories. YLiving offers thousands of modern furnishings from such renowned brands as Herman Miller, Knoll, and Kartell, as well as from up-and-coming companies. In 2013, we expanded into the decorative plumbing category.