CARE.COM ANNOUNCES NEW ADDITION TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Former eBay COO Brian Swette Joins Board of Directors of Leading Service for Finding Care Providers Online
Waltham, MA--July 17, 2007--Care.com (http://www.care.com/), an online service connecting people seeking qualified care givers with a national network of trusted providers, today announced that Brian Swette has joined the company's Board of Directors. Care.com is the only online service providing customers with a breadth of care services for children, pets, seniors, and students.
With more than 20 years of experience in consumer marketing and e-commerce, Mr. Swette will play a pivotal role in shaping Care.com's corporate strategy. As former Chief Operating Officer of eBay and Chief Marketing Officer for the Pepsi-Cola Co., Mr. Swette brings an impressive background in business to his new role working with Care.com's management team. In addition, he currently serves as a board member for Burger King and the Boys and Girls Club.
"I was drawn to Care.com because I believe the marketplace for care services is currently underserved," said Mr. Swette. "Based on my own personal experiences, I believe that the lifestyle and schedule demands on today's families creates a tremendous opportunity for a service offering of this nature."
"I am pleased to welcome Brian to our team," said Sheila Marcelo, Founder and CEO of Care.com. "His wealth of industry knowledge and expertise with proven brands such as eBay and Pepsi will provide be a tremendous asset for us as we continue to grow and expand our national presence moving forward."
Care.com offers mom-reviewed provider information, video profiles, and a reference database accessible by all subscribers. These critical measures offer users an added layer of confidence and security when making important decisions regarding personal family care needs. Care.com's online marketplace connecting care seekers with personalized care needs to a network of trustworthy care providers currently delivers local search options in more than 20 major cities across the United States
For more information on the full scope of services, and to learn more about how the company is helping people make smart care connections, visit http://www.care.com/.
Founded in 2006, Care.com is the largest and fastest growing service used by families to find high-quality caregivers, providing a trusted place to easily connect, share caregiving experiences and get advice. The company addresses the unique lifecycle of care needs that each family goes through-child care, special needs care, tutoring and lessons, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. The service helps families find and select the best care possible based on detailed profiles, background checks and references for hundreds of thousands of mom-reviewed providers who seek to share their services. Through its Care.com for Recruiters service, Care.com also enables companies to find high-quality caregiving employees. For more information, visit http://www.care.com/.