Shutterfly Inc. Announces CEO Transition to Occur in 2016

Dec 01, 2015

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Shutterfly Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY), the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized photo products and services offered through a family of lifestyle brands, announced today that Jeffrey Housenbold plans to step down from his roles as president, chief executive officer and member of the Company’s Board of Directors to pursue other opportunities, effective February 2016. Housenbold will continue in his position full-time until February 2016 to ensure a smooth transition of leadership. The Board of Directors has hired Spencer Stuart to assist the search committee in recruiting a new chief executive officer.

Under Housenbold’s leadership, Shutterfly has grown from a start-up with a single brand, 103 employees, and $54 million in revenue to the fifth largest standalone ecommerce company in the U.S. with a market share estimated to be eight times the size of its closest online competitor, a portfolio of seven premium lifestyle brands, a fast growing enterprise business, 2,000 full-time employees and more than one billion dollars in annual revenue.

“I am honored and privileged to have served as president and CEO of this great company,” said Housenbold. “I would like to highlight my deep appreciation for the tens of millions of customers who have trusted us with 30 billion of their most precious memories. I would also like to thank Shutterfly employees, who have built an internationally recognized brand. Together, we pioneered and continue to lead our industry by developing the most innovative, intuitive and highest quality products and services with trend-forward designs and best-in-class customer service; all while delivering the largest profit margins in our industry.”

Housenbold continued, “After 11 years as CEO, the time has come to recharge my batteries and find a new career adventure. Over the next few months, I am committed to helping ensure a smooth transition, assisting the Board in finding my successor, and leading the company through our important fourth quarter. Looking ahead, I am fully confident the team will successfully execute the rollout of Shutterfly 3.0, setting the stage for the next phase of growth for the company.”

“On behalf of the entire Board, I want to thank Jeff for his vision, leadership and outstanding contributions to Shutterfly,” said Philip Marineau, chairman of the board. “Jeff has led this company through a period of transformative growth and diversification, while promoting a culture recognized as one of the best and most diverse in the country. Under his leadership, the value of Shutterfly has increased by more than 17 times. Additionally, Jeff has built a deep bench of senior talent with a customer centric attitude that will continue to deliver long-term value for our shareholders. We appreciate Jeff’s willingness to assist in a smooth transition and wish him the very best for the future.”

At this time, the Company is reaffirming its full year revenue and adjusted EBITDA guidance of $1.040 billion to $1.060 billion and 18% to 18.5% of net revenues respectively as provided on its October 27, 2015 Q3 Earnings Call.

About Shutterfly, Inc.

Shutterfly, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services offered through a family of lifestyle brands. Founded in 1999, the Shutterfly, Inc. family of brands includes Shutterfly®, where your photos come to life in photo books, cards and gifts; Tiny Prints®, premium cards and stationery for all life’s occasions; Wedding Paper Divas®, wedding invitations and stationery for every step of the planning process; MyPublisher®, one of the pioneers in the photo book industry and creator of easy-to-use photo book-making software; ThisLife®, a private, cloud-based solution that makes it easy for consumers to find, share and enjoy their photos and videos, all in one place; and BorrowLenses®, the premier online marketplace for photographic and video equipment rentals. For more information about Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY), visit

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