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November 28, 2019


Hilary Schneider will take over as new President/CEO of Shutterfly on January 15, 2020.

Hilary Schneider is new President/CEO of Shutterfly

Shutterfly, Inc., the American photo and imaging print services services provider, announced the appointment of Hilary Schneider as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 15, 2020, succeeding Ryan O’Hara, who had began his tenure at the helm of the company on June 24 this year. The Company also announced the appointment of Dwayne Black, Shutterfly’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, and Jim Hilt, President of Shutterfly’s Consumer Business, as Interim co-Chief Executive Officers during the transition period, effective December 2, 2019, until Schneider’s planned start date.


“We are delighted to welcome Hilary to the Shutterfly team and are confident her management and technology experience make her ideally suited to lead the Company forward,” said David Sambur, Chairman of the Shutterfly Board of Directors and Co-Lead Partner of Private Equity at Apollo. “A pioneer in the personalized photos and services space, Shutterfly has cultivated deep customer connections and is well positioned for continued success. We look forward to supporting Hilary and the leadership team as we execute on our shared vision for Shutterfly.”

“On behalf of the Board, I thank Ryan for his contributions in leading Shutterfly’s transition to becoming a private company”, Sambur added. „We look forward to working with Ryan in his new role as an advisor to Apollo supporting transactions in the technology and media sectors.” Affiliates of certain investment funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. completed its acquisition of Shutterfly in late September 2019.

Schneider has more than 20 years of experience leading consumer technology companies. Since January 2018, she has served as Chief Executive Officer of Wag!, the country's largest on-demand mobile dog walking and dog care service. Prior to this role, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of LifeLock, the leader in identity theft protection, through its public listing and acquisition by Symantec. Previously, Schneider served in a series of executive positions at Yahoo! from 2006 to 2010 and in several senior leadership roles at Knight Ridder from 2002 to 2005. She has a B.A. in economics from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

“I have long admired Shutterfly’s consumer-focused mission and am honored to lead this pioneering company as we continue to enhance our brand to drive sustainable growth,” Schneider commented her appointment. “Through our Consumer, Lifetouch, and Business Solutions divisions, Shutterfly remains at the forefront of a fast growing photo and personalized products industry. Together with our thousands of talented employees, we will build on Shutterfly’s strong momentum by continuing to introduce new technology, expand our product offerings and increase customer engagement with innovative options for preserving and sharing photos.”

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