Decide.com wants to transform the way people shop for consumer electronics, appliances and other products online by telling people the best time to buy. And now the Seattle company has landed a top storyteller to help inform the world of that mission.
Shauna Causey, who most recently led social media efforts for Nordstrom, has joined Decide.com as vice president of marketing, GeekWire has learned. That position was previously held by Michael Paulson, who helped recruit Causey and will remain at the company in the role of vice president of product and business development.
Decide.com CEO Mike Fridgen described Causey as having “great energy,” noting that she will be able to “turbocharge” the community around Decide.com’s shopping data.
A fixture at many Seattle technology events and the current president of Social Media Club Seattle, Causey said she’s looking forward to the new gig.
“As I started to get to know the team, I immediately knew it was a great fit,” Causey tells GeekWire. “The team is brilliant, curious and humble.” The 35-year-old said that the amount of data that the company has at its fingertips is truly amazing, adding that it is “charting the course for the future of shopping.”
Causey previously worked at Comcast and the Seattle Mariners, but she credited her leap to the startup world to the Seattle non-profit Startup Weekend.
“I went to my first Startup Weekend event three years ago and have been hooked ever since,” she said.
Calling startups addictive and thrilling, Causey thinks she’s found the right match at her new home.
“At the heart of a great startup opportunity is working with people who truly believe anything in the world is possible,” she said. “It’s rare and I see that with the Decide team. ”
Causey isn’t the only recent big hire at the company, which recently moved to new offices in Seattle’s lower Queen Anne neighborhood. Last fall, Decide.com lured Kate Matsudaira — formerly of SEOMoz — to the position of vice president of technology.
Decide.com raised a $6 million venture round last Spring from Maveron, Madrona, early Google investor and former Amazon.com executive Ram Shriram; former Expedia CEO Erik Blachford and former Farecast CEO Hugh Crean.
Previously on GeekWire: Geeks Who Give Back: Shauna Causey, Tech Mavens and Social Media Club Seattle