SOURCE: Wantful


February 01, 2012 16:40 ET

Wantful Hires Former eBay Marketer Clint Schmidt as VP Marketing

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 1, 2012) -

Core News Facts:

  • Wantful, a gift-giving service focused on helping you give exceptional gifts for any occasion, today announced the addition of Clint Schmidt as vice president of marketing.
  • This latest addition to the Wantful executive team comes on the heels of a resoundingly strong holiday gift season in which the company dramatically surpassed its revenue and engagement goals.
  • Clint's commerce and marketing expertise spans more than 15 years, with key executive roles in e-commerce and entertainment:
    • In January 2000, as head of online marketing at, he helped drive the company's acquisition by eBay for $300 million.
    • While at eBay, Clint built the world's largest affiliate program.
    • He led the Marketing and Product teams at Livemocha in 2008, growing the community from less than 300K users to more than eight million worldwide, with paying customers in more than 190 countries.
    • He led to the number one position in comScore's ranking of Kids Entertainment sites in the U.S.
  • At Wantful, Clint will own adoption and engagement across several major areas: branding, metrics and analysis, customer acquisition and revenue.
  • Clint holds a bachelor's degree in Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School.
  • He describes his passions as "family, career, and snowboarding" and will be relocating from Seattle to the company's San Francisco headquarters.


Clint Schmidt, VP of Marketing, Wantful
"Wantful is off to a powerful start since its November launch, and is incredibly well positioned to revolutionize the vast and underserved gift space. I'm thrilled to be joining the team, and eager to make sure the world knows Wantful."

John Poisson, CEO, Wantful
"Clint is an incredibly gifted marketer with deep experience growing things big, and he complements our leadership team perfectly. With the extraordinary reception we saw to Wantful this holiday season, his arrival couldn't be better timed."

About Wantful:
Wantful is a privately held company founded in 2011 by designer and serial entrepreneur John Poisson, and focused on thoughtful, well-designed products and services for the massive gift-giving market. The company has offices in San Francisco and New York City, and its investors include Harrison Metal Capital, Greylock Partners, Forerunner Ventures, Red Swan Ventures, and several notable angel investors including Dennis Crowley (Foursquare), Dave Morin (Path), and Alison Pincus (One King's Lane), and Brian Lee (ShoeDazzle).

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