SpaFinder Promotes Steve Kane to Senior Vice President, Gift Sales
NEW YORK, NY (April 17, 2008) − Steve Kane, who’s headed SpaFinder’s industry-leading gift programs since March 2007, has been promoted to the company’s senior executive ranks. In his new position as senior vice president, gift sales, Kane will continue to head all corporate and retail sales for SpaFinder Gift Certificates and Gift Cards, which represent the world's largest spa gift card/certificate program, as well as the company’s new Spa & Salon Wish gift division. Kane will also continue to direct sales for SpaFinder Gift Collections and other spa lifestyle products distributed by SpaFinder and its marketing partners.
Since Kane joined the company last year SpaFinder’s gift programs have grown dramatically in terms of sales and retail distribution. Currently, SpaFinder Gift Cards and/or Spa & Salon Wish Cards are sold at 39,000 retail outlets across North America, including Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS, and Rite-Aid. SpaFinder Gift Cards/Certificates are redeemable at 4,500 day and stay spas, and Spa & Salon Wish Gift Cards/Certificates are accepted at thousands of day spas and salons across the U.S. and Canada.
Kane's professional experience includes 20+ years of senior executive sales leadership with a strong focus on account management and client relationships. At Schifter + Partners, he was responsible for the launch and sales of three high-profile fashion accessories brands (LAMB, Harajuku Lovers, and Jill Stuart). Prior to Schifter, he launched the handbag division for luggage manufacturer Olivet International. His earlier positions included vice president, North America for LeSportsac, Inc. and national sales manager for Liz Claiborne handbags and small leather goods.
About SpaFinder, Inc.:
The world’s largest spa media, marketing and gifting company, SpaFinder, Inc. connects millions of wellness-focused consumers with thousands of spas worldwide. SpaFinder’s media properties include the award-winning Spafinder.com, Luxury SpaFinder Interactive, and the worldwide spa directory, Global SpaFinder. Spa Finder Gift Certificates and its new gift division, Spa & Salon Wish, offer spa gift certificates and cards that are redeemable at a combined network of over 5,000+ spas and salons worldwide and available at thousands of retail outlets. The company’s software division innovates new solutions that help spas build and streamline their businesses, including the popular SpaBooker online booking system. SpaFinder Europe and SpaFinder Japan offer regional spa marketing and gifting programs, including localized, native-language websites. Founded in 1986, the privately held company is headquartered in Manhattan.
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