Paul Demery , Managing Editor, B2B E-commerce
REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. - (February 8, 2005) - Shutterfly (www.shutterfly.com), the leading independent online photo service, today announced that Pat House, Cofounder and Vice Chairman of Siebel Systems and Jim White, Sutter Hill Ventures Managing Director, have joined the Shutterfly Board of Directors.
“I am extremely pleased and honored to add such talented and experienced executives to our Board,” said Shutterfly President and CEO, Jeff Housenbold. “Pat and Jim have deep strategy, operations, and marketing backgrounds along with exceptional track records of growing technology based companies, which will be invaluable as we continue to scale our business and extend our position as the leading online photo service.”
Ms. House co-founded Siebel Systems in 1993 and has served in senior executive positions in some of Silicon Valley’s most prestigious companies including Oracle Corporation, Verbatim Corporation and Frame Technology Corporation. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Levi Strauss & Co. and BDNA Corporation. A frequent industry spokesperson and a guest professor at Stanford University, Pat is the co-author of the business best-seller Cyber Rules, published by Doubleday. Ms. House has been named one of Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women and the Entrepreneur of the Year by the Forum of Women Entrepreneurs. Pat received a B.A. in Education from Western Michigan University.
“I’m excited to be collaborating with a seasoned, high-integrity management team that has a crisp vision and a track record of execution,” said Pat House, co-founder of Siebel Systems, Inc. “It is a rare opportunity to be involved with a fast-growing company that is pioneering a new category, has a solid business model and leverages technology in a user friendly manner to solve a broad-based consumer need,” added Ms. House.
Mr. White has been a managing director at Sutter Hill Ventures since 2000. Jim also serves on the Board of Digital Chocolate, Forterra Systems, Inquira, Object Reservoir, Radiance Technologies, Right Hemisphere, Satmetrix and Vocalocity. White has held senior executive positions at Macromedia, SGI and Hewlett-Packard. Jim received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from Harvard University.
Sutter Hill Ventures is an investor in Shutterfly along with other top tier investors such as Jim Clark, Mohr, Davidow Ventures and Adobe Ventures.
Additional Shutterfly Board members include Board Chairman Jim Clark, Shutterfly’s president and CEO Jeffrey Housenbold, and Nancy Schoendorf, Managing Partner with Mohr, Davidow Ventures.
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