Gazelle, Inc., the nation's leading consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced the appointment of Roger Neal as senior vice president of corporate strategy and business development. In this newly created position, Neal will report to CEO Israel Ganot and will be responsible for the development of corporate strategy and for the identification and development of strategic partnerships throughout the reCommerce eco-system. Neal will also be responsible for expanding the company's global wholesale distribution network.
"Roger rounds out our executive team perfectly with his depth of international experience with strategic partnerships at leading consumer Internet brands," said Israel Ganot, CEO and co-founder of Gazelle. "He joins us at an important time as we're escalating our growth and pondering market expansion."
Neal joins Gazelle from NYC Media Lab, an economic development organization that connects universities' technology and data researchers with innovative companies, where Neal worked with companies such as AT&T, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, Hearst, ESPN and HBO. Prior to NYC Media Lab, Roger was the senior vice president & general manager, digital for BusinessWeek, director of strategic partnerships for eBay, and a partner at a private equity backed firm specializing in acquisitions of Internet companies. Roger began his corporate career at America Online and helped launch AOL Japan.
Neal earned an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from Columbia University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles. He was born and raised in Silicon Valley.