Bazaarvoice, the market and technology leader in hosted social commerce applications that drive sales, today announced that Andy Maag has been appointed vice president of engineering at Bazaarvoice. Maag, a veteran of Apple, eBay, Hewlett-Packard and Trilogy Software, was promoted to the executive role based on his highly successful leadership of Bazaarvoice’s product research and development initiatives as chief architect and director of development over the past two years. As vice president, he will continue to guide Bazaarvoice’s world-class technology team in the innovation and delivery of social commerce applications that lead the industry in availability, reliability and performance.
“Andy has overseen the development and launch of groundbreaking social commerce products, including the award-winning Ratings & Reviews(TM) and Ask & Answer(TM), that consistently drive sales for the largest brands in the world,” said Brett Hurt, founder and CEO of Bazaarvoice. “The Bazaarvoice infrastructure now delivers well over one billion impressions of user-generated content a month and served 71 million reviews on CyberMonday 2007 with no downtime or delays. I am thrilled to work alongside Andy as we continue to aggressively build toward the day when social commerce content and capabilities are driving unprecedented results globally as part of every marketing message and every multichannel shopping experience.”
Maag brings more than 10 years of expertise in software research and development to the Bazaarvoice management team. Prior to joining Bazaarvoice, Maag spent six years at Trilogy Software where he held multiple research, development, and technical management roles. Most recently, he was a senior research scientist where he developed data-mining algorithms for applications in the eCommerce space. Prior to Trilogy, Andy worked for Hewlett-Packard as a software developer on the HP-UX Operating System, and he also held roles at Apple and eBay. He holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in computer science from Stanford University.
“Bazaarvoice combines industry-leading social commerce technology with a first-class services team to deliver high impact business results for the largest companies in the world,” said Andy Maag, vice president of engineering at Bazaarvoice. “I look forward to working with our stellar engineering team to maintain a laser focus on core development and infrastructure support as Bazaarvoice continues its path of extremely rapid growth.”
Bazaarvoice offers outsourced technology, services, analytics, and expertise to help companies enhance the online shopping experience with social commerce applications that drive sales. Bazaarvoice Ratings & Reviews(TM) and Ask & Answer(TM) deliver immediate success by minimizing implementation risk and maximizing the strategic impact of user-generated review content through complete customization, deep integration, community management, advanced analytics, search engine optimization, and syndication across the Web and to offline channels.
Bazaarvoice was named to the 2007 Red Herring Global 100 and 2006 Red Herring Top 100 lists and received the 2006 ClickZ Marketing Innovation of the Year award. Bazaarvoice currently serves over 180 eCommerce leaders including Bass Pro Shops, Dell, Macy’s, Office Depot, Inc., Overstock.com, PETCO, QVC, Sears, and ZipRealty. The company has headquarters in Austin, TX and offices in London, UK. For more information, please visit the company’s Web site at http://www.bazaarvoice.com , read the blog at http://www.bazaarblog.com , or email firstname.lastname@example.org .