July 20, 2009, 12:00 AM

Living Direct creates a new job: VP of marketing and business development

Kitchen and bath retailer Living Direct has named Drew Leakey to the new position. Leakey is charged with driving rapid growth in sales and expansion into new industries. Leakey previously worked at another Top 500 e-retailer, Callaway Golf Interactive.

Living Direct Inc. has named Drew Leakey vice president of marketing and business development. In the new position, Leakey is charged with driving rapid growth in sales and new industries.

Prior to joining Living Direct, No. 265 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide, Leakey was director of business development and project management officer at Callaway Golf Interactive, No. 239 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide. There, he launched the manufacturer’s direct-to-consumer e-commerce site, Shop.CallawayGolf.com.

“I am absolutely thrilled that we were successful in recruiting a seasoned executive of Drew’s stature and experience to become the leader of our marketing and business development functions,” says Rick Lundbom, CEO of Living Direct. “He is a key addition to our team as he will help us to better align our products and employees with the needs of our customers.”

Leakey joins Living Direct during a time when the company is experiencing growth in earnings, revenue and personnel, Lundbom says. Through the end of June, revenue has grown by more than 10% year over year, and the company has added 10 employees this year for a total workforce of 49, Lundbom says.

The purpose of creating the new position is to allow Living Direct president and chief operating officer Jason Roussos to focus his efforts fully on the operational side of the business.

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