October 2, 2006, 12:00 AM

ShopLocal names Vikram Sharma as CEO

ShopLocal LLC has named Vikram Sharma as its chief executive, replacing company founder Brian Hand, who is leaving to head Parity Communications Inc. Sharma has served as ShopLocal’s chief operating officer for more than a year.

Paul Demery

Managing Editor, B2B E-commerce

ShopLocal LLC has named Vikram Sharma as its chief executive, replacing company founder Brian Hand, who is leaving to head Parity Communications Inc. Sharma has served as ShopLocal’s chief operating officer for more than a year.

Sharma has more than 20 years experience, including 15 years in retail and marketing services at Information Resources Inc, where he led the development of IRI’s scanner-based InfoScan service. He was part of the senior management team that grew the company to be a $500 million industry leader.

He also was partner and chief information officer at Grant Thornton LLP, where he led a worldwide technology modernization program.

ShopLocal is owned by Gannett Co. Inc., Tribune Co. and The McClatchy Co.

 

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