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Charitybuzz

September 25, 2013 08:00 ET

Charitybuzz Names Patrick Farrell Chief Operating Officer

Former COO & CFO at Burch Creative Capital Joins Online Charity Auction Leader

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 25, 2013) - Charitybuzz (www.Charitybuzz.com), the luxury charity auction site changing the face of fundraising, today announced that Patrick Farrell has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, a new position within Charitybuzz and a key addition to its executive leadership team. As COO, Farrell will lead the company's strategic operations, focusing on customer satisfaction, performance management and accelerated growth. Farrell most recently served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Burch Creative Capital. 

With over twenty years of diverse, progressive experience, including twelve years in executive level positions with public and privately held companies, Farrell brings a new depth of knowledge to Charitybuzz's management team.

"Patrick is a seasoned leader with a strong track record of delivering profitable growth and operational excellence. I have tremendous confidence in his ability to build our infrastructure and sharpen our execution," said Coppy Holzman, Founder and CEO, Charitybuzz. "He is exceptionally qualified to help us deliver an outstanding experience and better serve our clients and customers on a global basis. Most importantly, Patrick believes in the driving Charitybuzz philosophy that it's good business to do good."

In his new role, Farrell will assume responsibility for driving and expanding Charitybuzz's global market leadership through industry-leading operational practices. He will oversee, develop and set the strategic and financial direction for day-to-day operations at Charitybuzz.

"Charitybuzz is well-positioned for exceptional growth in a largely untapped market. With an incredibly compelling business model, the brand has won the hearts of customers, celebrities, Fortune 500 brands and nonprofits alike," said Farrell. "I am incredibly energized to help lead the company to its next phase of innovation and growth."

Charitybuzz is known for auctioning intimate access to thousands of cultural icons including Beyonce, One Direction, Selena Gomez, Paul McCartney, Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, George Clooney, Jay-Z, Anna Wintour, Tim Cook, Warren Buffett, Elon Musk, Marissa Mayer, President Clinton and more. The socially conscious company has raised more than $90 million for charity by giving fans the opportunity to live their dreams and make a difference.

Prior to this appointment, Farrell was responsible for leading the strategic, operational and financial planning for six Burch Creative Capital brands at various stages of development, including C. Wonder LLC. Prior to Burch Creative Capital, he served as the Vice President, Finance & Operations Planning for J.Crew Group, Inc. where he led the strategic, financial and operations planning for the growth initiatives for all J.Crew brands and channels. 

Farrell graduated with honors in Accounting from Temple University, holds an M.B.A. from New York University's Stern School of Business and is a Certified Public Accountant.

About Charitybuzz

Charitybuzz raises funds for nonprofits around the globe through online auctions with the world's most recognizable celebrities and brands. Featuring access to acclaimed actors and musicians, business and political leaders, star athletes, luxury travel, couture fashion, rare memorabilia and more, Charitybuzz brings its online community of bidders exclusive opportunities to live their dreams and make a difference. Since launching, Charitybuzz has raised more than $90 million for charity. To learn more, visit www.Charitybuzz.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Charitybuzz or follow us on Twitter at @Charitybuzz.

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