Seasoned Marketing Executive Andrew Wait Joins as Chief Marketing Officer for World's Leading Online Specialty Wall Art Retailer
SAN FRANCISCO, July 27 -- Art.com Inc., the world's leading online specialty provider of wall art products and services, today announced the hiring of Andrew Wait as chief marketing officer. Wait brings more than twenty years of marketing, merchandising, and product development experience to this position. He will oversee Art.com Inc.'s overall marketing operations and strategy, including online marketing, international marketing, user experience and product management, branding and business development.
"We are very pleased to welcome Andrew to the Art.com Inc. executive team," said Geoffroy Martin, chief executive officer of Art.com Inc. "His proven track record for driving top-line growth and increasing brand awareness through innovative marketing campaigns and programs will be instrumental to the success and profitable growth of our global business."
Before joining Art.com Inc., Wait served as senior vice president and general manager of Ancestry.com, the world's largest online resource for family history, where he led marketing, content acquisition, business development, product management and engineering for the U.S. region. Prior to Ancestry.com, Wait was senior director of marketing at Kodak Gallery, a leading online digital photo developing service. During his tenure at Kodak Gallery, Wait helped the company generate significant growth in customers and overall revenue through innovative direct marketing and customer loyalty programs, effective merchandising and usability improvements. Before joining Kodak Gallery, Wait was senior director of marketing for EarthLink's PeoplePC Brand, where he oversaw customer acquisition, retention and brand development. Earlier in his career, he also held various executive marketing positions with Pacific Bell/SBC, Bank of America and Hilton Hotels Corporation. Wait holds an MBA from St. Mary's College of California and a BA from the University of California at Berkeley.
"Art.com Inc. has built an incredible set of brands with over 10 million customers worldwide," said Wait. "I'm excited to take on the marketing reins and look forward to helping the company achieve higher levels of customer and revenue growth."
About Art.com Inc.
Art.com Inc. is the world's leading online specialty provider of posters, prints, and framed art. Since 1998, Art.com Inc. has sold high-quality wall art online to more than 10 million customers – including home decorators, interior designers, businesses, art collectors, and art lovers – in over 120 countries worldwide. The privately-held company is headquartered in Emeryville, CA, with other facilities in Ohio, North Carolina and the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.art.com and www.AllPosters.com. "art.com" and "AllPosters" are registered trademarks of Art.com Inc.