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Indianapolis-based Sendgine LLC has named Shawn Schwegman chief executive officer. He previously served as chief operating officer of MaxTradeIn.
August 27, 2013
Indianapolis, Ind. -- Sendgine, a mobile and web service focused on improving email productivity, today announced the appointment of Shawn Schwegman as Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors. The appointment of Mr. Schwegman, with over 20 years of experience from successful high-growth startup companies, signals a renewed focus on product innovation and user experience to drive the next phase of growth for Sendgine.
"Shawn has an amazing track record of success in growing very large customer-facing brands on web and mobile platforms, and we are excited to have him join and lead the team. I look forward to working with him to enhance and improve Sendgine's unique productivity platform as we enter a new phase of growth and opportunity," said Kent Hawryluk, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Schwegman came to Sendgine from MaxTradeIn.com, an online automotive trade-in marketplace, where he served as COO and helped to launch and rapidly grow the company in numerous markets. Mr. Schwegman will transition to the Board of Advisors of MaxTradeIn where he will continue to strategically advise the company as they rapidly grow across the nation.
Prior to MaxTradeIn, Mr. Schwegman was the CMO of ChaCha, where he was responsible for growing the company’s customer base from 12 million monthly visits to more than 80 million monthly visits in fewer than three years, catapulting ChaCha into a top 50 U.S. website and top five U.S. mobile website. Mr. Schwegman also spent five years (2000 - 2005) with Overstock.com (Salt Lake City) serving last as Chief Technology Officer, and before that, as Vice President of Marketing. During his time at Overstock, the company grew from a few million in sales to over $804 million in 2005.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Schwegman held various management positions with Vcommerce Corporation (Scottsdale, AZ), SAS Technology (Indianapolis, IN), Sycamore Software Development Corp. (Cincinnati, OH), Fechheimer Brothers Co. (Cincinnati, OH), KiZAN (Cincinnati, OH), Inca Computer Company (Detroit, MI) and PC Upgrades International, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH).
"Shawn brings an incredible amount of experience, drive, and energy to our company," said Jeff Goens, co-founder and newly appointed COO. "His focus on customer experience and product comes to us at the perfect time as we prepare to launch a truly game-changing platform for customers. We couldn’t be more excited to have him join the Sendgine team."
"I am honored and excited to join such an amazing team. I look forward to working with our Company’s dedicated employees on product innovations that will both dazzle and delight our customers," Schwegman said.
Sendgine is a web and mobile platform that brings everything you need to get things done together in beautiful harmony. Start a "Train of Thought" where files, messages, events and to-dos flow together toward your goal. Brainstorm ideas, share files, plan events and track progress effortlessly and privately. Arrive at your goal faster, smarter and with less stress than email.