Former Nav Executive Dave King Appointed Vice President of Engineering at GearLaunch

Ecommerce and Fintech Expert Brings Enterprise-Scale Thinking to
Ecommerce Platform Provider, Focusing on Building GearLaunch’s Salt Lake
City Tech Hub and Expanding the Platform’s Product Portfolio

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GearLaunch,
the leading E2E commerce platform, today announced that Dave King,
former CTO at leading fintech company Nav, is joining the team as Vice
President of Engineering. In this role, King will be instrumental in
building out the company’s new technology hub in Salt Lake City, UT,
hiring local talent to expand GearLaunch’s engineering team.

In addition to strengthening GearLaunch’s technology team and process,
King will oversee the expansion of the GearLaunch ecommerce platform
product portfolio, quadrupling the number of SKUs available for custom
design and creation.

“I am thrilled to welcome Dave to further build the GearLaunch
engineering team and optimize our process,” said Thatcher Spring, CEO of
GearLaunch. “His experience hiring and managing teams combined with his
development expertise give the company a tremendous boost as we expand
our operations in Salt Lake City.”

“Joining GearLaunch is an incredible opportunity. The company has
experienced tremendous success in a short amount of time, and I am
thrilled to lead our expanding engineering team,” said King. “Salt Lake
City is a burgeoning community of highly skilled technology
professionals and offers the perfect location for GearLaunch’s tech hub.
It’s an exciting stage of the company’s growth that offers great
potential for both new and seasoned engineering talent who are looking
to make an impact.”

Prior to joining GearLaunch, King was founding CTO of fintech solutions
provider Nav, where he built a team of more than 30 web, mobile and QA
engineers and oversaw development of the company’s unique product which
attracted more than 270,000 customers, and allowed Nav to raise almost
$60M in less than five years. Before Nav, King held software and web
development leadership roles with companies like Proofpoint, Lingotek
and Panasonic. He holds a B.S. degree in computer science from
Westminster College.

About GearLaunch

Founded in 2013 by a team of e-commerce, CPG and retail industry
veterans, GearLaunch offers a sophisticated platform for E2E commerce, a
rapidly emerging category that focuses on the full e-commerce value
chain. The company provides the tools and resources for online retailers
to build independent and scalable online businesses, giving them
complete control of their customer relationships and enabling infinite
scale. With more than $100 million in sales during 2018 and 9 million
products sold to date across more than 5000 merchant sites, GearLaunch
customers range from regional and specialty outlets to large global
brands.

Contacts

GearLaunch
Joe Volat
press@gearlaunch.com

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