Former Yahoo!, IAC/InterActiveCorp, and Signatures Network Executives
to Aid Alibris Expansion into U.K. & European Used Books Markets
Management Team to Drive Global Marketing and Mergers and
Acquisitions for Leading Provider of New and Used Books
EMERYVILLE, CA—September 18, 2006Alibris,
the premiere online destination for new and used books, announced today
that it has welcomed three sought-after executives to its management team
in order to help the company to expand into international used book
markets and to grow via corporate development.
After conducting an aggressive search, Alibris has hired three respected
professionals who are ideally suited to further the online bookseller
’s remarkable growth. Each new management appointment aids the
company’s aggressive plans to expand internationally, beginning with
the United Kingdom used book market. The new executives also open the way
for Alibris to pursue mergers and acquisitions that will complement its
hard-to-find books, movies, and music business.
“Alibris will be steering an ambitious course over the next
several months,” said Marty Manley, the company’s chief
executive. “Jeanie, Manjari, and Richard have joined us at an
opportune time, and with the skills and experience necessary to help
broaden our international presence and to achieve our M&A goals.
Jeanie Bunker Welcomed as Vice President, Sales and
Jeanie Bunker is responsible for leading the sales and marketing teams
at Alibris, and is orchestrating the company’s international
expansion. She has 14 years of experience in consumer and business segment
marketing in Internet and financial services companies. Prior to joining
Alibris, Jeanie served as the vice president of global direct marketing at
Yahoo!. She also drove marketing efforts as a vice president at both E*TRADE
Financial and Bank of America.
Manjari C. Bhatia Positioned as Director of Corporate
Manjari C. Bhatia is responsible for corporate development at Alibris,
furthering the company’s growth through anticipated mergers and
acquisitions. Prior to joining Alibris, she was a director at IAC/
InterActiveCorp, where she focused on strategy, M&A, and business
development, and worked with flagship companies such as Citysearch and Evite.
She also managed private equity investments at Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst
and focused on leveraged finance and sponsor coverage at Credit Suisse First
Richard Hewitt Enlisted as Corporate Controller
Richard Hewitt manages the day-to-day finance and accounting operations at
Alibris, helping to shoulder the financial management responsibilities inherent
in the company’s expansion goals. He has 13 years of experience in
financial and legal operations, and is a U.K. Chartered Accountant. Prior to
joining Alibris, Richard was the director of finance at Signatures Network, the
global leader in music merchandising, where he focused on financial planning,
royalty reporting, and audit engagements.
Alibris is the premiere online destination for new and used books, as well as
rare and out-of-print books. We connect people who love books, music, and
movies to the best independent sellers from 45 countries around the world. Our
proprietary technology and advanced logistics allow us to offer over 60 million
used, new, and out-of-print books to consumers, libraries, and retailers, which
include Barnes & Noble, Borders, Amazon.com, and Books-A-Million. Founded in
1998 and acquired by Oak Hill Capital Partners in 2006, Deloitte named Alibris a
“Fast 50” and a “Technology Fast 500” growth business in
2005. Alibris is a registered trademark.