Bazaarvoice Appoints Andrea Wenholz as Chief Financial Officer.
AUSTIN, Texas -- Bazaarvoice, Inc. (www.Bazaarvoice.com), the market and technology leader in hosted social commerce applications that drive sales, today announced the appointment of Andrea Wenholz as chief financial officer. Wenholz joins the Bazaarvoice executive team with over 20 years of expertise in finance, strategic planning, and mergers and acquisitions. Wenholz will assume responsibility for directing the financial execution of Bazaarvoice's strategic business plan and management of the company's financial operations.
"Bazaarvoice is the recognized industry leader in delivering social commerce solutions that drive sales, and they have generated impressive growth over the past two years," said Wenholz. "This is a very exciting time for both the company and market, and I'm thrilled to lend guidance as Bazaarvoice continues to scale to meet the rising demand for its unique services and technology."
Prior to her Bazaarvoice appointment, Wenholz served as chief financial officer for CoVi Technologies, a privately held high-definition video surveillance solution provider. She also held the positions of vice president, chief financial officer, secretary, and treasurer of publicly traded Crossroads Systems. Prior to that she served as director of finance for U.S. Operations at Parthus Technologies, plc., a provider of application-specific platform IP, which eventually became Ceva. Wenholz has also held positions of chief financial officer at Chicory Systems, a semiconductor intellectual property company acquired by Parthus; business unit controller at Cisco Systems; and controller at NetSpeed until its acquisition by Cisco Systems. Andrea is a certified public accountant who started her career in public accounting at KPMG and holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Texas A&M University.
"Andrea combines exceptional management and human resources skills with a very solid background in managing the finance departments for both large and small companies," said Brett Hurt, CEO of Bazaarvoice. "We are very pleased that she has joined the Bazaarvoice executive management team, and are looking forward to working closely with her as we continue to execute on our vision of helping online companies increase sales through social commerce."
Since its launch, Bazaarvoice has been at the forefront of technological and marketing innovation in social commerce, largely responsible for driving the adoption of trusted consumer ratings and reviews. Bazaarvoice now services over 140 branded websites including Bass Pro Shops, Dell, Macy's, Overstock.com, PETCO, QVC and Sears. These leading brands have implemented Bazaarvoice to incorporate relevant and authentic user-generated content - including customer reviews, photos and videos - into the online shopping experience. Expanding from a foundation in ratings and reviews, Bazaarvoice launched new social commerce capabilities, including Ask & Answer[TM], community-driven Q & A for any product or service page, and SyndicateVoice[TM], a solution for driving natural search and shopping portal traffic through user-generated content.
Bazaarvoice offers outsourced technology, services, analytics, and expertise to help companies enhance the online shopping experience with social commerce applications that drive sales. Bazaarvoice Ratings & Reviews[TM] and Ask & Answer[TM] deliver immediate success by minimizing implementation risk and maximizing the strategic impact of user-generated review content through complete customization, deep integration, community management, advanced analytics, search engine optimization, and syndication across the Web and to offline channels.
Bazaarvoice was named a Red Herring Top 100 company in 2006 and received the 2006 ClickZ Marketing Innovation of the Year award. Bazaarvoice currently serves over 140 eCommerce leaders including Bass Pro Shops, Dell, Macy's, Overstock.com, PETCO, QVC, Sears, and ZipRealty. The company has headquarters in Austin, TX and offices in London, UK. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at www.bazaarvoice.com or email email@example.com.