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Monsoon Commerce Solutions Hires General Manager/VP of Business Development and Appoints Two General Managers

Company aligns leadership team across new organizational structure

EMERYVILLE, CA—October 6, 2010— Monsoon Commerce Solutions, the leading provider of online marketplace-based solutions for sellers and retailers, announced today that Sean Moran has joined their team as general manager of Marketplace Services and vice president of Business Development. Sean joins Kanth Gopalpur and Jeanie Bunker as newly appointed general managers of Monsoon Commerce Solutions' three divisions:

  • Marketplace Services: White label marketplace capabilities for leading global retailers like Borders, Chapters Indigo (Canada), and Waterstone's (UK) that enable partners to grow sales by dramatically growing selection and providing lower prices
  • Selling Solutions: Industry-leading solutions and services that enable a wide range of sellers to grow their sales online through leading marketplaces including Amazon.com, Buy.com, and eBay
  • Alibris Retail: Alibris-branded retail marketplaces that bring together buyers who love books, music, and movies with a global network of independent sellers

Sean Moran brings to Monsoon Commerce Solutions more than 20 years of experience and proven results in high-growth businesses that provide valued services to Fortune 500 companies. An early member of the Premier Retail Networks (PRN) executive team, Sean was a pioneer and innovator in the application of digital marketing and merchandising to leading retailers like Walmart, Costco, and Best Buy.

During his ten years at PRN, the company's revenues grew by an average of over 50% each year. Sean led key functions such as operations, engineering, customer service, strategy, and corporate development. He also expanded PRN's relationships with the world's largest retailers by providing an integrated offering of proprietary software and integrated services that increased retail sales and improved shopper experiences. After Technicolor acquired PRN, Sean served as president of the Media Networks Division, CEO of PRN Worldwide, and chairman of Screenvision USA.

Sean started his career in systems integration and management consulting at Accenture, focusing on the enablement of retail strategies using advanced technology. After Accenture, Sean co-founded Florens Container Services, an international logistics and leasing services company. Sean has more than a decade of international business experience in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, and proven M&A experience. Sean graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Physics.

Monsoon Commerce Solutions also announced the following appointments:

Jeanie Bunker has been appointed general manager of Alibris Retail. Jeanie has been vice president of Marketing for Alibris and brings over a decade of experience in online marketing from Wells Fargo, Yahoo!, and E*Trade. Jeanie works with the Alibris Retail team to bring together people who love books with the Alibris global network of independent booksellers.

Kanth Gopalpur has been appointed general manager of Selling Solutions. Kanth is the co-founder of Monsoon, Inc. and brings over a decade of experience helping sellers drive sales growth through online marketplaces at Monsoon, Djangos, and Powell's Books. Kanth works with the Selling Solutions team to build tools and services that help sellers across all consumer goods categories grow their business online.

"I am extraordinarily excited that Sean has joined us and that we've brought together this incredibly talented and experienced group of leaders," said Brian Elliott, CEO of Monsoon Commerce Solutions. "Along with the rest of our team, this group will drive tremendous growth for our sellers and retail partners."

About Monsoon Commerce Solutions

Monsoon Commerce Solutions helps online sellers and retailers grow their sales through online marketplaces. The company offers the industry's most advanced—and most successful—selling solutions and tools for retailers and merchants.

Monsoon Commerce Solutions leverages the technology, industry expertise, and global logistics capabilities of two online marketplace leaders: Alibris and Monsoon. Together, Monsoon Commerce Solutions drives sales growth for customers through three business groups: Selling Solutions, Marketplace Services, and Alibris Retail. Learn more at www.monsooncommerce.com.

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