People: Blue Nile Inc (NILE.O)
6 Dec 2013
Mr. Chris Bruzzo is Independent Director of Blue Nile Inc. Since June 2012, Mr. Bruzzo has served as the senior vice president of channel brand management at Starbucks Corporation, a specialty coffee retailer. From June 2011 until June 2012, he served as the senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Seattle's Best Coffee, a subsidiary of Starbucks Corporation. From June 2008 to July 2011, he served as vice president of global advertising & digital marketing at Starbucks Corporation. From January 2008 to May 2008, Mr. Bruzzo served as the chief technology officer and interim chief information officer at Starbucks Corporation and from January 2007 to January 2008, he served as the vice president of digital strategy at Starbucks Corporation. From July 2006 to October 2006, Mr. Bruzzo served as the vice president of marketing and public relations at Amazon.com, Inc., an online retailer. From July 2003 to February 2006, Mr. Bruzzo served in various roles at Amazon.com, Inc., including vice president of strategic communications, content and initiatives. Prior to Amazon.com, Inc., Mr. Bruzzo was an assistant vice president at Regence Blue Shield, an insurance company. Mr. Bruzzo holds a B.A. in Political Studies from Whitworth College. Mr. Bruzzo is a member of our audit committee and compensation committee. Mr. Bruzzo has an extensive background in marketing and in building an iconic global brand. His expertise and perspective make him uniquely valuable to the board of directors as the company continues to expand its brand globally. Further, Mr. Bruzzo's extensive expertise in social media provides the board of directors with valuable insights into the most effective ways to interact with customers.
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