Gazelle said Thursday that it has named Roger Neal as senior vice president of corporate strategy and business development. Previously, Neal worked at NYC Media Lab. Based in Boston, Gazelle is a consumer electronics trade-in site. It is backed by Venrock Associates, RockPort Capital Partners, Physic Ventures and Craton Equity Partners.
BOSTON, MA–(Marketwired – Sep 26, 2013) – Gazelle, Inc., the nation’s leading consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced the appointment of Roger Neal as senior vice president of corporate strategy and business development. In this newly created position, Neal will report to CEO Israel Ganot and will be responsible for the development of corporate strategy and for the identification and development of strategic partnerships throughout the reCommerce eco-system. Neal will also be responsible for expanding the company’s global wholesale distribution network.
“Roger rounds out our executive team perfectly with his depth of international experience with strategic partnerships at leading consumer Internet brands,” said Israel Ganot, CEO and co-founder of Gazelle. “He joins us at an important time as we’re escalating our growth and pondering market expansion.”
Neal joins Gazelle from NYC Media Lab, an economic development organization that connects universities’ technology and data researchers with innovative companies, where Neal worked with companies such as AT&T, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, Hearst, ESPN and HBO. Prior to NYC Media Lab, Roger was the senior vice president & general manager, digital for BusinessWeek, director of strategic partnerships for eBay, and a partner at a private equity backed firm specializing in acquisitions of Internet companies. Roger began his corporate career at America Online and helped launch AOL Japan.
Neal earned an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from Columbia University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles. He was born and raised in Silicon Valley.
Gazelle (www.gazelle.com) is the nation’s leading consumer electronics trade-in site, providing an easy, fast and safe way for consumers to get cash for their unwanted devices. Gazelle takes the risk and effort out of selling electronic gadgets online with benefits such as free shipping and packaging and comprehensive identity and data removal. To date, Gazelle has paid out more than $100 million and accepted more than 1.5 million trade-ins, helping consumers upgrade to the latest technology and earn quick cash. Based in Boston, Gazelle is privately owned and is backed by premier venture capital firms Venrock Associates, RockPort Capital Partners, Physic Ventures and Craton Equity Partners.