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ScanCafe trims Bhutan photobook design workforce News 

ScanCafe trims Bhutan photobook design workforce

The Bhutan-based subsidiary of ScanCafe, located at the Thimphu Tech Park in Serbithang, laid off 29 employees who were on probation period on June 17, due to COVID-19 concerns, according to Kuensel Online, the national news organization of Bhutan. The Scan Café facility designs photo books for Shutterfly customers, with a staff of about 250, the article said. The Chief Executive... Read More
Shutterfly adds PPE products, donates $750,000 to COVID-19 affected communities New Products News Updates 

Shutterfly adds PPE products, donates $750,000 to COVID-19 affected communities

Shutterfly Inc. announced the company, via its Shutterfly for Good platform, has donated more than $750,000 to organizations nationwide that are helping communities most in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shutterfly has donated $495,000 to multiple organizations such as those supporting the manufacturing and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE), food-related charities, healthcare and more via its partnership with The... Read More
Shutterfly names Vivian Liu CFO People on the Move 

Shutterfly names Vivian Liu CFO

Shutterfly Inc. appointed Vivian Liu as senior vice president and CFO, effective Thursday, April 23. She succeeds interim CFO, Jason Sebring. “I am thrilled to welcome Vivian to the Shutterfly team,” said Hilary Schneider, president and chief executive officer of Shutterfly, Inc. “Vivian has a successful background with world-class companies, both public and privately-held, and has a proven track record... Read More
Shutterfly app update targets school memories News Updates 

Shutterfly app update targets school memories

Shutterfly has updated its main photo printing app to emphasize photo moments lost due to the COVID-19 crisis and attendant school closures. Specifically, the app has been enhanced to: • Create school memories at home – Use our new background-changer tool will help you design and share your own spring- 2020 memories! • Order graduation cards, without committing to a... Read More
Shutterfly names Moudy Elbayadi, an exec with AI experience, as Chief Technology Officer News People on the Move 

Shutterfly names Moudy Elbayadi, an exec with AI experience, as Chief Technology Officer

Shutterfly Inc. appointed Moudy Elbayadi as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, effective today. Shutterfly’s previous CTO, Satish Menon, stepped down in August. “I’m delighted to welcome Moudy to the Shutterfly team,” said Hilary Schneider, president and CEO, Shutterfly, Inc. “Our technology platform is at the heart of delivering great experiences that delight our customers. Further investments in our technology... Read More
Lifetouch shuttering Chesapeake, Va., plant News 

Lifetouch shuttering Chesapeake, Va., plant

Lifetouch National School Studios is closing its Chesapeake, Va., production facility by Aug. 31, according to numerous media reports. There are 130 full-time employees and 38 seasonal at the Chesapeake location, according to WAVY.com. The Chesapeake plant’s production will be shifted to parent company Shutterfly‘s soon-to-be-opened Plano, Texas, production facility, as well as three other existing manufacturing facilities in Arizona,... Read More
Shutterfly trims 160 jobs, will transfer some to Minnesota News Opinion 

Shutterfly trims 160 jobs, will transfer some to Minnesota

Newly privately held photo personalization giant Shutterfly Inc. is already trimming the ranks, according to media reports. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the company is laying off more than 150 employees from its Redwood City headquarters, according to a California Employment Development Department filing. According to the report, 66 employees will lose their jobs and 87 workers will see their... Read More
Apollo completes Snapfish acquisition, combines with Shutterfly Acquisitions News 

Apollo completes Snapfish acquisition, combines with Shutterfly

Apollo Global Management Inc. announced the successful completion of their previously announced acquisition of Snapfish, LLC and the combination of Snapfish with Shutterfly Inc., which was acquired by the Apollo Funds Sept. 25, 2019. According to the announcement, Snapfish owners became significant minority owners in the combined Shutterfly and Snapfish business. “As a business dedicated to connecting people, places and... Read More
Timing is everything: Wag struggles as CEO leaves News Opinion 

Timing is everything: Wag struggles as CEO leaves

Business Insider reports Wag Labs Inc., the dog-walking startup that was the previous job for new Shutterfly CEO Hilary Schneider, has had SoftBank’s Vision Fund giving up its nearly 50% stake in Wag!, following Schneider’s departure, at value far less than the $665 million valuation. Vision Fund invested $300 million in Wag last year. Bloomberg reported in October the company... Read More
Small world: Shutterfly CEO has connection to former Shutterfly CEO News Opinion People on the Move 

Small world: Shutterfly CEO has connection to former Shutterfly CEO

Newly private photo personalization leader Shutterfly Inc. named a new CEO last week, a move that surprised many industry watchers. Ryan O’Hara had only come on board in June, 2019, succeeding in an orderly manner the departing Christopher North. North’s departure was announced in February, and the company had three months of transition to O’Hara, during which the company announced... Read More
Shutterfly names Hilary Schneider to president, CEO News People on the Move 

Shutterfly names Hilary Schneider to president, CEO

Shutterfly, Inc. appointed Hilary Schneider as president and CEO, effective Jan. 15, 2020, succeeding Ryan O’Hara, who had served as president and CEO since June. No reason was provided for O’Hara’s departure; the statement said he moves to a role as an advisor to parent company Apollo supporting “transactions in the technology and media sectors.” The company also appointed Dwayne... Read More
Shutterfly targets diversity in new holiday campaign Marketing News Opinion Promotions 

Shutterfly targets diversity in new holiday campaign

Photo personalization leader Shutterfly launched on Monday its first advertising campaign in three years, according to Mediapost.com. The “Anything Flys” campaign emphasizes the importance of connecting with friends and family and encourages users to send cards for any reason, not just for the holidays. The campaign was created by Argonaut, a marketing agency with high-profile consumer goods company clients like... Read More
Reimagined JCPenney store includes Shutterfly-branded studio News Opinion 

Reimagined JCPenney store includes Shutterfly-branded studio

JCPenney launched a completely reimagined format store just outside of Dallas in Hurst, Texas, representing the company’s strategy “to put the customer at the center of its business.”  The company stated the “experiential store” is built around customer data and insights and showcases the JCPenney’s corporate mission to redefine itself in the wake of a difficult retail market. Of interest... Read More
WSJ: Banks struggling to sell $2 billion debt for Apollo purchase of Shutterfly News Opinion 

WSJ: Banks struggling to sell $2 billion debt for Apollo purchase of Shutterfly

The Wall Street Journal is reporting Barclays PLC, Citigroup Inc. and other investment banks hired by Apollo Global Management have struggled in recent days to raise about $2 billion of debt for the buyout of Shutterfly Inc. Due to the tepid reception to the debt, the banks agreed to buy up to $280 million after failing to find enough outside investors,... Read More
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