FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SHAWN KERNES GOES FOR THE GOLD-Cash4Gold Hires Former eBay, StubHub Executive as CTO
August 25, 2009 – Pompano Beach, Fla.
POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA August 25, 2009 – Cash4Gold is bolstering its management team with the addition of Shawn Kernes as Chief Technology Officer. Kernes is a former eBay executive who prior to that served as the Chief Technology Officer/ Vice President at StubHub.
Kernes will oversee the development and implementation of technology strategies, engineering and technical operations. He will also supervise quality assurance and program management teams. Kernes will report to Cash4Gold Co-Founders CEO Jeff Aronson and President Howard Mofshin.
Kernes brings over 15 years of business technology experience to Cash4Gold. At eBay he served as Director of Product Development Customer Support where he was in charge of driving the Customer Support Technology to ensure the proper design and delivery of the company’s international technology solutions.
“Shawn’s extensive experience managing tech teams at top web-based companies makes him an ideal fit at Cash4Gold as we continue our rapid international and technological expansion,” said Aronson. “With his proven commitment to high quality technology practices, Shawn will help us provide customers with an easy and efficient experience through Cash4Gold.com.”
Prior to his tenure at eBay, Kernes served as the CTO/VP of Technology at StubHub. When the company was acquired by eBay in 2007, Kernes became the Senior Director of Technology, guiding StubHub’s rapid growth.
Cash4Gold created the mail-in refining industry in 2007, using the latest technologies to offer the best experience possible for consumers. The company has since processed over 900,000 transactions monetizing customers’ unwanted or broken gold, silver and platinum jewelry.
Kernes is not the only senior executive recently hired by Cash4Gold. Earlier this year David Knight joined the company as Senior Vice President for International Marketing and Expansion. With Knight’s help, Cash4Gold is now providing its mail-in refining service to U.K. and Canadian residents, with additional countries to follow.
Cash4Gold is the world’s #1 buyer of precious metals including gold, silver and platinum from the general public, and one of the largest refiners of precious metals in the United States. Through an efficient and proprietary process, the company has revolutionized its industry, and is a fully-integrated company with front-end customer service and marketing operations and a back-end refinery. Hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers have received millions of dollars from Cash4Gold since its inception. Cash4Gold has warned customers that unauthorized businesses are running cash for gold scams fraudulently using Cash4Gold’s name and logo in their marketing and storefronts/kiosks. Cash4Gold reminds customers that the company does not operate any stores, and that the only way to do business with the real Cash4Gold is through the website www.Cash4Gold.com or the toll-free hotlines featured in the company’s official advertisements. To sell your gold, please visit http://www.cash4gold.com/ or call 1-877-GOLD-590 for more information, and don’t forget to visit the Cash4Gold blog.
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