Hail to the ‘chief’… DirectBuy hires Patrick Sanford as chief information officer

From: DirectBuy
Published: Thu Apr 16 2009

Sanford is a professional technology leader with more than two decades of experience designing and implementing business solutions based on advanced Internet technology and architecture. He has held senior management positions (CTO, vice president, director and product and development manager) in multiple commercial and government software companies.

"We’re positively thrilled to have somebody with Patrick’s experience and capabilities as our first chief information officer," said Scott Powell, DirectBuy president and CEO. "You can’t underestimate the importance of a strong Internet presence and the smooth operation of your company’s IT. Putting those areas in the hands of a person of Patrick’s stature gives us strength in an area that’s vital to our success."

Prior to joining DirectBuy, Patrick was the present and chief technology officer for Sourcelight Technologies, chief technology officer at the Global Exchange and vice president of product services for ADP dealer services. In his role as CIO, Patrick will oversee and guide the MIS and Virtual Showroom departments at the corporate headquarters, as well as provide technical leadership as a member of DirectBuy’s executive team.

"DirectBuy is known for its innovation in providing direct insider prices to its members in helping them to create the homes of their dreams and, quite frankly, changing lives. I’m honored to now be a part of that and look forward to helping more and more families realize their dreams," said Sanford.

Sanford holds resides in Glen Ellyn with wife Sylvia and son Taylor.

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 www.directbuy.com.

About DirectBuy
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 www.directbuy.com or www.directbuycares.com.
Company: DirectBuy
Contact Name: Sara Shragal
Contact Email: sshragal@directbuy.com
Contact Phone: 219-736-1100

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