Appoints Kieran Hannon as Chief Marketing Officer Multi-Channel Marketer to Help Achieve Its Ambitious Growth Goals, the leading marketplace for cooks, is enhancing its executive team with the addition of Kieran Hannon as Chief Marketing Officer. Hannon will be managing the marketing efforts for as well as all of the current and future "Powered by" partners.

Los Angeles, CA, October 26, 2008 --( "Kieran's extensive experience in traditional and nontraditional marketing channels including ecommerce will help us reach customers in new, innovative ways," said Tracy Randall, Chief Executive Officer of "We expect his leadership to create world-class marketing programs that will drive additional growth for and our partners."

Hannon is a 20-year plus veteran in the marketing and advertising field. Prior to coming to, Hannon was the Executive Vice President of Marketing at Helio. He was responsible for leading the company’s on-line and off-line marketing efforts. Prior to Helio, as RadioShack’s Vice-President of Marketing, Hannon drove the highly successful “Red Chair” marketing campaign. His breadth of experience also includes President of Grey Worldwide in San Francisco.

“I am excited to bring my strategic marketing vision, extensive brand marketing skills and experience to lead marketing efforts in building growth for” stated Hannon. “I am looking forward to building upon our position in the online marketplace by expanding acquisition channels, and delivering inventive marketing services.”

Kieran Hannon also is a Technology Advisory Board member of Enterprise Ireland, a government agency responsible for promoting Irish companies around the world and an Advisory Board member of the Irish Technology Leadership Group. He also serves on the advisory boards of (Third Solutions) and GeoSmack.

About was founded in 1998 and is based in Santa Monica, CA. As the leading online marketplace for cooks, operates five uniquely branded websites:,,,, and offers its customers over 90,000 products for the kitchen as well as recipes, menus, articles and a growing library of user-generated cooking content and online tools. is committed to providing customers with an exceptional experience and was the recipient of the 2008 WebAward Best Shopping Site and 2007 i.Merchant Gold award for overall excellence as an online retailer. Its investors include Azure Capital Partners, Idealab, Clearstone Venture Partners, Starbucks Corp. and ORIX Venture Finance.

John Gabaldon