Barnes & Noble Names Jamie Iannone Executive Vice President of Shopping and Digital
New York, NY (June 22, 2009)-Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller, today announced that it has named Jamie Iannone Executive Vice President, Shopping, Barnes & Noble.com & Barnes & Noble Digital. Mr. Iannone will be responsible for meeting the buying needs, and shaping the shopping decisions, of visitors to Barnes & Noble.com. Among other things, his focus will be on optimizing the online shopping experience for the millions of Barnes & Noble customers, as well as managing various new business opportunities and other strategic initiatives. Mr. Iannone will report directly to William Lynch, President of Barnes & Noble.com.
Mr. Iannone joins Barnes & Noble from eBay, where he held roles of increasing responsibility and most recently was the company's Vice President of Global Search, the largest single investment area at eBay. Previously, he was the Vice President of Buyer Experience, responsible for all aspects of the customer experience. He first joined eBay in 2001 and has held a variety of senior positions from product marketing to merchandising and vertical categories. Prior to working at eBay, Mr. Iannone held positions at Microsoft, Primedia Ventures, and Booz Allen & Hamilton.
"We're excited to have Jamie join the team," said William Lynch, President of Barnes & Noble.com. "Jamie is a talented executive who brings a wealth of Internet and digital technology experience to Barnes & Noble. Customers consistently rate Barnes & Noble as the nation's number one bookselling brand, and Barnes & Noble.com as a top place to shop online. I'm confident Jamie will drive further enhancements to our customers' experience, and help deliver innovative new products and services as we grow the business."
Mr. Iannone graduated as the Pyne Prize Scholar from Princeton University with a degree in engineering and management and received his MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 777 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble is the nation's top bookseller brand for the sixth year in a row, as determined by a combination of the brand's performance on familiarity, quality, and purchase intent; the top bookseller in quality for the second year in a row and the number two retailer in trust, according to the EquiTrend® Brand Study by Harris Interactive®. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com), one of the Web's largest e-commerce sites.