Kurt Peters , Senior Executive Editor
Founder of LiveBridge, Inc. Brings Extensive B2B Teleservice and Customer Contact Experience to Internet Direct Marketer
MENLO PARK, Calif., May 17 -- Egghead.com(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: EGGS), a leading Internet direct marketer of technology and related products, today announced it has appointed R. Patrick Hanlin, president and CEO of leading customer contact firm LiveBridge, Inc., to its board of directors.
"Pat is an outstanding addition to our board, bringing unbridled enthusiasm and a wealth of expertise in business-to-business telemarketing to the team," said Jeff Sheahan, president and CEO of Egghead.com. "Over the past few quarters we have steadily increased our use of telemarketing and other forms of direct marketing targeted toward our core small- to medium-sized business customers. Pat`s proven track record in building a successful telemarketing organization will undoubtedly be of great value to the management team and the board as we continue to enhance our Business Account Management program."
"I had the opportunity to work with Egghead during the merger with Onsale, and was impressed with the company`s vision and long-term strategy. I believe that Egghead.com will be a winner in an industry that has experienced a real shakeout of late," added Pat Hanlin. "The company`s management team, board and technological infrastructure have them well-positioned to be a dominant player in the industry and I believe that my background in direct marketing, and more specifically, in business to business teleservices, can aid their efforts to further exploit the commercial sales channel."
About Mr. Hanlin
Mr. Hanlin has 20 years of experience in the communication and consulting industries. As founder and president of LiveBridge, Inc., his strategic vision and entrepreneurial leadership has been responsible for the successful transition of LiveBridge from a brick-and-mortar teleservices company into a multi-channel communications solutions provider. Mr. Hanlin graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Oregon, and worked at Anderson Consulting as an information systems consultant before founding LiveBridge. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, LiveBridge provides inbound, outbound and Internet-related direct sales and customer service to Fortune 500 companies throughout the U.S. and Canada. Under Hanlin`s leadership, the company has grown to over 2,500 employee. LiveBridge can be found on the Internet at http://www.livebridge.com.
Egghead.com is a leading Internet direct marketer of technology and related products. With an emphasis on Small- to Medium-sized Business (SMB) customers, Egghead.com offers a wide range of products from computer hardware and software, consumer electronics and office products, to sporting goods and vacation packages. Its Clearance, After Work and Auction formats offer bargains on excess and closeout goods and services. Egghead.com combines broad selection, low prices, and excellent service to provide an outstanding online shopping experience for businesses and consumers. Egghead.com is located on the Internet at http://www.egghead.com.
NOTE: Egghead.com is a registered trademark of Egghead.com, Inc.
This press release contains "forward-looking" statements, including projections about Egghead.com`s business. These forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time of this release and the company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. The statements in this release are not guarantees of future performance; actual results could differ materially from current expectations as a result of many factors. For example: the company`s restructuring, particularly in its business accounts program, may reduce revenue growth or increase costs; soft demand for computer products may reduce the company`s sales; and continued strong competition may make it difficult to increase gross margins. These and other risks and uncertainties associated with the company`s business are detailed in its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and its Annual Report on Form 10-K which are on file with the SEC and available through http://www.sec.gov.
Joanne Sperans Hartzell of Egghead.com Inc.