Janna Erickson, Artfact
Artfact Names Josh Hale Vice President of Product Management
BOSTON, February 8, 2012 – Artfact, the leading live auction software, tools and services provider, announced today it has named Josh Hale Vice President of Product Management. In the newly-created position, Hale is responsible for product strategy and planning across the company’s three Web sites: Artfact.com, AuctionZip.com and Invaluable.com. Hale reports to Senior Vice President of Product Management Steve Oriola.
Before joining Artfact, Hale was Vice President of Product Development and User Experience with BuyerZone.com in Waltham. In that position he led overall product strategy, design and requirements definition for BuyerZone’s multi-site lead generation platform, which supported over $30 million in annual revenue. Before BuyerZone.com, Josh was a Senior Director of Online Products and Web Strategy for Reed Business Information, where his team focused on improving Web strategies and product management processes across RBI’s largest online properties.
Oriola said Hale’s years of experience in the Internet world and impressive track record of bringing innovative products to market made him the ideal candidate for the new position. “Josh’s deep product management and development skills will help create the foundation for delivering a new wave of advanced products that help auctioneers and bidders unite in the fast-paced world of live auctions.”
Artfact provides software, tools and services to the live auctions marketplace. Its three Web sites, Artfact.com, AuctionZip.com and Invaluable.com, list collectibles, art, antiques, real estate, equipment, and estate auctions and reach a community of more than 23 million auctioneers and bidders worldwide. Auctioneers rely on Artfact’s proven online bidding and auction management software to conduct live, Web-based auctions. Artfact is privately held and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.
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