Half Off Depot is pleased to announce the appointment of Lance Weatherby as chief operating officer. He previously served as vice president of business development and sales for the company, guiding Half Off Depot’s third quarter expansion from two to six markets and making Half Off Depot the leading online deal company in the Southeast. Half Off Depot offers savvy consumers a broad range of local deals on the Internet and was recently recognized in USA Today’s top 10 listing of most visited daily-deals and group-buying websites.
“One of the most critical factors at a start up is having a strong, successful team. We have a great staff and are lucky to have Lance helping lead it,” says Brian Conley, CEO of Half Off Depot. “His contribution to the growth of our organization has been invaluable. Lance is familiar with the path we are on and helping start ups mature and grow, so I am confidant he will successfully help navigate the next phase of strategic growth for Half Off Depot.”
Lance previously served as startup and venture catalyst at the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), the science and business incubator at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has a proven track record leading successful start-up companies: first as chief marketing officer of CipherTrust, which was acquired by Secure Computing for $274 million and then as executive vice president at Earthlink, formerly Mindspring, where he oversaw their launch into mobile, among other initiatives. Lance joined Mindspring in its infancy in a business development role and contributed to the company’s early growth, eventually leading the organization’s customer base growth from 340,000 to 1.3 million customers as executive vice president of sales and marketing.