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 Company's Board of Directors (the “Board”).
Williams is an experienced e-commerce and technology executive who recently joined Hasbro, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAS) as President of its Digital Gaming Division and its 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 Commercial Team. Prior to Microsoft, Williams spent nearly 11 years at Amazon.com Inc. leading Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) including as Finance Director, General Manager and lastly, Vice President. Prior to Amazon, Williams spent over 12 years at Altria Group, Inc. as Associate Finance Director.
"We are pleased to welcome Cynthia as a new independent director to the Aterian board," said Yaniv Sarig, Aterian’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sarig continued, "She joins Aterian at an important time as we continue pursuing 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 e-commerce direct-to-consumer business, Fulfillment by Amazon. With the recent additions to our board of Susan Lattmann and Sarah Liebel and now Cynthia, we have significantly strengthened Aterian’s leadership.”
“I am excited to join Aterian’s Board of Directors at this stage to help position the Company for future growth”, said Cynthia Williams. “I am enthusiastic about Aterian’s technology-driven vision as they build the next generation consumer product platform, and I am looking forward to teaming up with the Board to drive future success at the Company.”
About Aterian, Inc.
Aterian, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATER), is a leading technology-enabled consumer products platform that builds, acquires, and partners with best-in-class e-commerce brands by harnessing proprietary software and an agile supply chain to create top selling consumer products. The Company’s cloud-based platform, Artificial Intelligence Marketplace Ecommerce Engine (AIMEE™), leverages machine learning, natural language processing and data analytics to streamline the management of products at scale across the world’s largest online marketplaces, 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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