BuyWithMe, the New York daily deals and social commerce company, has hired former Patch/AOL veteran Charlie Gray as its Chief People Officer to implement growth strategy, focus on hiring and retention and earmarking areas for expansion.
BuyWithMe Hires Chief People Officer to Implement Strategy and Planning for Rapid Growth
NEW YORK-On the heels of its fifth acquisition in the past five months, BuyWithMe today announced that it has hired Charlie Gray as Chief People Officer. Gray will work with the BuyWithMe team to help manage the company’s fast-paced and aggressive growth plans, and to hire, train and retain the best talent in both existing markets and new areas of expansion.
“The company has aggressive plans to maintain this growth moving forward and I look forward to working closely with the team to ensure that BuyWithMe is successful in its geographic expansion and business evolution.”
“BuyWithMe is growing at a rapid pace and it’s important to have the right leadership in place as we enter the next phase of our evolution,” said Jim Crowley, CEO of BuyWithMe, Inc. “Charlie has tremendous experience helping some of the world’s best companies rapidly scale their talent base while at the same time helping those companies create cultures where excellence and extraordinary execution are the touchstone of the entire organization. His knowledge and expertise will be an incredible asset as we continue to expand and we are delighted and fortunate to have him on the team.”
“As with the entire daily deal industry, BuyWithMe is experiencing widespread growth at a rapid pace,” said Gray. “The company has aggressive plans to maintain this growth moving forward and I look forward to working closely with the team to ensure that BuyWithMe is successful in its geographic expansion and business evolution.”
Gray has extensive experience in scaling growing organizations and was previously the Executive Vice President at Patch (a division of AOL, Inc.), where he managed the company’s growth from 100 employees in 30 locations to 1,400 employees in more than 800 locations in just one year. Gray also served as Head of Human Resources and Staffing for Google’s North American Advertising Sales department, where he oversaw all people-related functions for Google’s US and Canada sales and operations teams (1,500 employees in 12 offices; $4B annual revenues) and helped restructure that sales force into a vertical expert model, a strategic cornerstone of Google’s success with Fortune 1000 customers.
BuyWithMe (www.BuyWithMe.com) launched in May 2009 and is one of the country’s leading group buying and social commerce companies. BuyWithMe allows local merchants and consumers to discover, interact and transact with each other and experience the best of what their city has to offer. The company’s marketing solutions allow merchants to create voucher-free customized loyalty and rewards programs that drive repeat, long-term engagement with their consumers while delivering measurable ROI. BuyWithMe currently operates in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C.
For merchants looking for more information about working with BuyWithMe, and consumers who want to learn about the best offers in their city, visit www.BuyWithMe.com.