WeddingWire Appoints Barbara Martin Coppola to Board of Directors
CHEVY CHASE, MD, March 1, 2016 – WeddingWire, Inc. (www.weddingwire.com), leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals, announces that Barbara Martin Coppola, Chief Marketing Officer of Grubhub, has been appointed to WeddingWire’s Board of Directors and will serve as an independent director on the Board’s Compensation Committee and Audit Committee.
Coppola has 17 years of technology marketing experience across more than nine countries. Currently, as CMO of Grubhub, the nation’s leading online and mobile food ordering company, she is responsible for driving the company’s marketing programs to raise awareness for Grubhub’s technology and its positive impact on restaurants and diners. Prior to Grubhub, Coppola spent seven years at Google, during which she held marketing leadership roles for Google Express, YouTube, Chromecast, and Google France. Coppola’s experience also includes success with industry leaders, Samsung and Texas Instruments.
“Barbara is an extraordinary senior executive that brings a rare and unique blend of proven product, marketing, and strategy experience,” said Timothy Chi, CEO and Co-Founder, WeddingWire. “Additionally, Barbara’s deep international experience perfectly complements our existing operations in 14 countries as well as our continued plans for global expansion. We’re thrilled that she’ll be joining WeddingWire’s Board of Directors as we continue to expand our leadership position and commitment to meeting the fast-changing needs of today’s modern engaged couples and wedding professionals.”
“I have deep respect for WeddingWire and their innovative solutions, which make it easy for couples across the globe to plan their perfect wedding to celebrate the exciting next chapter in their lives,” said Coppola. “I’m honored to join the Board and partner with my fellow Directors as WeddingWire works to realize its ambitious expansion plans.”
Coppola holds a Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, a Master of Science in Mobile Communications from E.N.S.T (Telecom Paris), and an MBA in Business Administration and Management from INSEAD. She is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Barbara will replace Liddy Manson, who has served as an independent director on the company’s board of directors since 2008.
“We want to thank Liddy for her many years of service at WeddingWire,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s CEO and Co-Founder. “Liddy helped guide us through a period of rapid growth, from 30 employees to now over 750. Moreover, as a seasoned senior executive, Liddy’s deep sales and technology experience played an important role in helping us achieve scale. We deeply appreciate the many contributions that Liddy provided during her tenure as a board director.”
About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers are able to read over 2.5 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses. Globally, it provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 14 countries in North America, Latin America and Europe, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including Bodas.net, Casamentos.com.br, Matrimonio.com and more. The company employs more than 750 and maintains global headquarters in Washington, DC and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.