Aterian adds seasoned industry executive to its board of directors
Cynthia Williams brings significant technology and e-commerce expertise from Microsoft and Amazon
NEW YORK, April 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aterian, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATER) (“Aterian” or the “Company”) announced that effective today, Cynthia Williams has joined the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”).
Williams is a seasoned e-commerce and technology executive who recently joined Hasbro, Inc. (Nasdaq:HAS) as president of its Digital Gaming division and subsidiary Wizards of the Coast, the maker of games that include Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering. Prior to joining Hasbro Inc., Williams served as vice president and general manager of Microsoft Corporation’s gaming ecosystem business team. Prior to Microsoft, Williams spent nearly 11 years at Amazon.com Inc. leading Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), including serving as chief financial officer, general manager, and finally vice president. Prior to Amazon, Williams spent more than 12 years at Altria Group, Inc. as Associate Chief Financial Officer.
“We are delighted to welcome Cynthia as the new independent director to the Aterian Board of Directors,” said Yaniv Sarig, President and CEO of Aterian. Mr. Sarig continued, “She joins Aterian at an important time as we pursue our goal of becoming a leading e-commerce platform. Cynthia brings incredibly valuable supply chain and e-commerce expertise to our board, given her experience as a former Amazon executive. where she led the global growth of their direct-to-consumer e-commerce business, Fulfillment by Amazon. .
“I am delighted to join Aterian’s Board of Directors at this stage to help position the company for future growth,” said Cynthia Williams. “I am excited about Aterian’s technology-driven vision as they build the next-generation consumer product platform, and I look forward to teaming up with the board to ensure the future success of the society.
About Aterian, Inc.
Aterian, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATER), is a technology-based consumer products platform that creates, acquires and partners with top e-commerce brands by leveraging proprietary software and an agile supply chain to create best-selling consumer products. some products. The Company’s cloud-based platform, Artificial Intelligence Marketplace Ecommerce Engine (AIMEE™), leverages machine learning, natural language processing and data analytics to streamline product management at scale across largest online marketplaces in the world, including Amazon, Shopify and Walmart. Aterian has thousands of SKUs across 14 owned and operated brands and sells products in multiple categories, including home and kitchen appliances, health and wellness, beauty, and consumer electronics.
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