FTD Companies Inc., a floral and gifting company in Downers Grove, announced two recent appointments and a promotion of e-commerce executives to run its key US consumer brands.
These appointments mark further progress in FTD's efforts to build a team to develop and lead the strategic transformation of the business.
Brita Turner has joined FTD as senior vice president and general manager of ProFlowers. Rob Van Auken has also joined FTD as senior vice president and general manager of FTD.com. In addition, Luke Massery, vice president and general manager of Gourmet Foods, was promoted to senior vice president and general manager of Gourmet Foods. These business leaders will report to Simha Kumar, FTD's executive vice president and COO.
"We are very pleased to welcome Brita and Rob to the FTD team as we finalize our strategic plans for the critical floral businesses and position ourselves to execute our ambitious plans," commented Kumar. "I would also like to congratulate Luke on his well-deserved promotion leading Shari's Berries and our food business. These leaders bring extensive e-commerce, merchandising and digital marketing expertise, and their contributions will be invaluable to help drive FTD's success over the next several years."