Appoints Internet and Digital Media Vereran, Mark Duvall as Vice President of Technology

Marina Del Rey, CA, November 12, 2008 --(, the leading marketplace for cooks, is pleased to announce that Mark Duvall has joined the company as Vice President of Technology. Duvall will be responsible for the management of the Technology team and delivering on the business needs of

Duvall joins most recently from Wolters Kluwer where he lead a team developing large scale enterprise applications. He has more than twenty years in the computer science field including his experience at CyberDefender, Kofax, Hiwire, PepleMover, Quarterdeck and Symantec. He has held a variety of positions at each of these companies ranging Software Development Manager to CTO.

“Mark Duvall will be the driving force behind's technology, providing leadership and strategic vision for a competitive advantage in the marketplace.” Said Bryan Handlen, COO of “He brings to us a compelling mix of technology leadership and hands-on expertise and we welcome him to our team.”

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.

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John Gabaldon