Redwood City, CA—Shutterfly, Inc., appointed Ryan O’Hara as president and chief executive officer. Moreover, O’Hara will serve as a director on the Shutterfly board of directors.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ryan to Shutterfly,” said William Lansing, chairman of the Shutterfly board of directors. “Following the acquisition of Lifetouch last year, Shutterfly is poised to continue to deliver growth in all three divisions and achieve the opportunities afforded to us through the ongoing integration of Lifetouch. Ryan has a proven track record of driving transformation through profitable growth by building high performing teams, driving portfolio business transformation and invigorating brands.
“In the search process, we were particularly drawn to Ryan’s accomplishments in both the digital and manufacturing space, both of which are key priorities for the continued growth of the Shutterfly business,” added Lansing.
Shutterfly President Curriculum Vitae
O’Hara is a seasoned executive with experience across a range of industries. He joins Shutterfly from Move Inc./Realtor.com. There he led a successful turnaround in just over four years as CEO. Furthermore, the company more than doubled traffic, conversion and revenue during his tenure. In his time with the company, he also built a new senior management team; recharged marketing through brand investment and multichannel execution; and drove digital product innovation across all platforms with a specific emphasis on mobile.
Prior to Move Inc., O’Hara served as president of Content, Distribution and Sales for the Madison Square Garden Company. He helped maximize growth as well as positioned a restructuring of the business. In addition, he led the national cable TV business and partner marketing and advertising sales, while developing and implementing an overall strategic vision to maximize the company’s technological capabilities.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join Shutterfly’s mission to help capture, preserve and share life’s important memories,” said O’Hara. “It has a unique consumer value proposition and strong brand identity across both Lifetouch and Shutterfly, combined with world-class manufacturing capabilities and technological innovation.”
Christopher North, former Shutterfly president and CEO, announced in February that he would be leaving Shutterfly at the end of August to return to the United Kingdom with his family. He continued to lead the business during the interim period.
“On behalf of the board, I want to thank Chris for his leadership of the company and accomplishments since joining in 2016,” said Lansing. “Under his leadership, Shutterfly has restructured some operations; developed the industry-leading mobile app; and completed the transformational Lifetouch acquisition.”
Shutterfly, Inc., has three divisions: Shutterfly Consumer; Lifetouch; and Shutterfly Business Solutions. Shutterfly Consumer and Lifetouch help consumers capture, preserve and share life’s moments through professional and personal photography, and personalized products.
In addition, the Shutterfly brand offers photo books, gifts, home décor, cards and stationery. Moreover, Lifetouch is the national leader in school photography, built on the enduring tradition of “Picture Day.” It also serves families through portrait studios and other partnerships.