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Boyden's Leadership Series Features Shutterfly's Jeffrey Housenbold

President & CEO of Shutterfly discusses the company’s growth strategy, industry consolidation, e-commerce trends and the importance of mentorship

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NEW YORK AND REDWOOD CITY, Calif., February 21, 2012 – Boyden, a global leader in executive search, today released its latest issue of the Boyden Leadership Series featuring an in-depth interview with Jeffrey Housenbold, President and CEO of Shutterfly Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY), a leading internet-based social expression and personal publishing service.

The interview with Mr. Housenbold features a thoughtful exchange on best practices in building a corporate brand, competition from large conglomerates, industry consolidation, why social media will become more private and his connection to Howard Schultz as a mentor.

“Jeff’s vision in successfully building and managing the Shutterfly brand is a great achievement,” said Trina Gordon, President and CEO of Boyden World Corporation. “His approach to brand and talent management serves as a model for aspiring leaders.”

“We are honored to feature Jeff and highlight his expertise as a market leader,” said Daniel Grassi, a Managing Director of Boyden Atlanta and multimedia industry expert. “His spirit of innovation and laser-focused commitment to customers and sustainable business strategy are the driving force behind Shutterfly’s success.”

Mr. Housenbold is a new-media visionary who leads Shutterfly’s strategic direction and growth. Previously, he was Vice President of Business Development and Internet Marketing at eBay, where he managed customer acquisition and retention. At eBay he also held positions as Vice President & General Manager of its Business-to-Consumer Group and Vice President of M&A. Before that, Mr. Housenbold held senior management positions with AltaVista, including Vice President & General Manager, and was the COO of Raging Bull, the award-winning community finance portal. He also served as Vice President of Corporate Development at WinStar Communications and as Manager and Co-founder of Accenture’s Media & Entertainment Strategy Group.

Mr. Housenbold holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Dean’s Fellow, and undergraduate degrees, with high honors in Economics and Business Administration, from Carnegie Mellon University where he was a Presidential Scholar.

The full interview with Mr. Housenbold is available here.

About the Series

The Boyden Leadership Series is an ongoing publication that highlights the views of high-profile business leaders on issues relevant to leadership, management and talent acquisition. The series’ editors conduct interviews with heads of corporations and other key organizations across the globe to further growth and the exchange of ideas.

About Boyden World Corporation

Boyden is a global leader in the executive search industry with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries. Founded in 1946, Boyden specializes in high level executive search, Interim Management and Human Capital consulting across a broad spectrum of industries. For further information, visit the firm’s website at