August 29, 2008, 12:00 AM

Gift card trading site Plastic Jungle adds heft to its board

Plastic Jungle, a gift card exchange web site for consumers, has added four executives with marketing and start-up expertise to its founding board of directors. Among the new members is Gary Briggs, former chief marketing officer for eBay.

 

Gary Briggs, former chief marketing officer for eBay Inc., has joined the board of directors of Plastic Jungle, a gift card exchange web site for consumers.

Also joining the board are Lou Ryan, former president, CEO and founder of Entercept Security Technology, acquired by McAfee in 2003; Charles Smith, principal of CWSmith Ventures, an early-stage angel investment firm, and founding vice president of worldwide sales at Brocade Communications; Will Stewart, chairman and CEO of Sand Hill Capital and long-time investor in and adviser to Internet- and technology-related start-ups. Also on the board is Tina Henson, founder and CEO of Plastic Jungle.

Ryan will serve as chairman of the Board.

In addition to his position as CMO of eBay, Briggs also held several executive positions including vice president and country manager, eBay Canada, and vice president, consumer marketing at eBay.com. Before joining eBay, Briggs was a founder and chief marketing officer of OurHouse.com.

Plastic Jungle offers a venue for consumers to buy, sell and trade cards. Plastic Jungle guarantees all transactions and offers gift card replacement protection for cards that are lost or damaged. Sellers list gift cards for free on Plastic Jungle and pay a 10% fee when the gift card is sold or traded.

 

 

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