June 5, 2006, 12:00 AM

E-commerce platform company LaGarde gets a new CEO

Joe Whalen, former CFO and chief operating officer of Freightquote.com, has been named president and CEO of LaGarde, the provider of the StoreFront e-commerce platform.

 

Joe Whalen, former CFO and chief operating officer of Freightquote.com, has been named president and CEO of LaGarde, the provider of the StoreFront e-commerce platform. Whalen succeeds founder Bob LaGarde, who remains as chairman.

"LaGarde is uniquely positioned to capture a significant portion of the rapidly expanding e-commerce market,” Whalen said, adding that StoreFront is geared toward a growing market of small- and mid-sized e-commerce companies.

At Freightquote.com, Whelan helped to lead the company’s organic growth from $15 million to over $130 million. He also managed Freightquote.com’s acquisition of a carrier with revenue of $70 million.

Prior to Freightquote, Whelan was senior vice president and CFO of Teleflora, a provider of b2b services to 70,000 florists worldwide, including 20,000 in North America.

 

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