SHUTTERFLY HIRES STANFORD AU AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF TECHNOLOGY
REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. – (April 26, 2006) — Shutterfly, Inc., the leading independent online photo service, today announced the hire of Silicon Valley technology veteran, Stanford Au as Senior Vice President of Technology. Reporting to Shutterfly’s President and CEO, Jeffrey Housenbold, Stanford Au will be responsible for the company’s overall technology strategy and execution and he will also serve as an important advisor on the executive team. In this role, Au will lead Shutterfly’s Web Engineering, Client Engineering, Internet Operations and Quality Assurance teams.
“I am delighted to welcome Stanford to the Shutterfly executive team,” said Housenbold. “With Stanford’s rare combination of deep engineering knowledge and broad-based management experience, our industry leading engineering team can continue to innovate and bring our technology platform, products and services to entirely new levels.”
Stanford Au joins Shutterfly from WebEx Communications where he served as Vice President of Engineering, helping to define the company’s business and technology strategy to focus on the corporate and enterprise markets. Prior to that Au was Vice-President/General Manager for the Internet Bill Presentment & Payment division of AOL/Netscape where he was responsible for all aspects of the business, including engineering, quality assurance, documentation, product management, product marketing, partnerships, sales and training.
For the past 22 years Au has held executive and senior engineering positions with leading Silicon Valley companies including Virage, KIVA, Apple Computer, Sun Microsystems and Hewlett Packard. Au earned his BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley, CA.
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Founded in 1999, Shutterfly, Inc. (www.shutterfly.com ) is a premium photo service specializing in the consumer and professional photography markets. The company provides customers with simple and fun ways to organize, enhance and archive images; share pictures with family and friends; order professional-quality prints and create an assortment of personalized items such as Photo Books, Calendars and Greeting Cards. In 2005, Shutterfly ranked no. 170 on the 24th annual Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country.
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