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

[March 06, 2019]

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

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 th 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 (News - Alert), 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.

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