Top mark for DirectBuy… DirectBuy hires Mark Boggess as chief financial officer

From: DirectBuy
Published: Thu Apr 09 2009

AS CFO, Boggess will work closely with management to grow the DirectBuy network of franchise centers, as well as new products and services.

"We’re extremely excited to have somebody of Mark’s caliber as CFO. It’s no coincidence that the companies he’s worked for previously have enjoyed tremendous success and we’re hoping that continues here at DirectBuy," said Scott Powell, president and CEO of DirectBuy.

Boggess comes to DirectBuy after a successful career with Affinity Group, Inc., which operates membership clubs with nearly two million active members. The company sells products and services like liability insurance, emergency road service, publishing and specialty retail.

"I’m positively thrilled with the opportunity to work with Scott and the rest of the team at DirectBuy," said Boggess. "We’re in the middle of some very challenging economic times these days and that makes the job of CFO even more critical. Thankfully, DirectBuy has a product that gives consumers the power to stretch their dollars farther and that’s something I’m happy to be a part of."

Boggess and his family are in the process of relocating to Chicagoland from Bowling Green, Kentucky.

DirectBuy clubs offer members the opportunity to enjoy enormous savings on home furnishings, home improvement items, entertainment and outdoor products and accessories by purchasing wholesale, directly from the manufacturer or authorized distributor. In addition, DirectBuy clubs boast a team of designers to help members with their purchases and gives them access to a roster of hand-selected contractors to expedite those projects.

Consumers interested in becoming members may obtain a Visitor’s Pass to attend an Open House by visiting

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For more than 37 years, DirectBuy has been showing thousands of consumers unparalleled ways to save as they shop for virtually everything for in and around their homes – from furnishings, home improvement and flooring, to entertainment and outdoor products, accessories and much, much more. With more than 160 locations in North America, DirectBuy offers its members access to approximately 700 brand-name manufacturers and their authorized suppliers in the US, and more than 500 brand-name manufacturers and authorized suppliers in Canada.

Consumers interested in seeing DirectBuy’s savings, service and selection up close may obtain a Visitor’s Pass to attend an Open House by visiting or

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