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E-commerce shipping specialist Auctane announces appointment of Albert Ko as CEO

Auctane, a delivery experience company that operates brands such as Metapack, ShipStation, Packlink, ShipEngine, Stamps.com, ShippingEasy, ShipWorks and Endicia, has appointed Albert Ko as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 12th June.

He succeeds Nathan Jones and will join the company’s Board of Directors.

Ko was previously at Early Warning Services (EWS), best known for the Zelle payments network, where he also served as CEO.

“Al has deep expertise in bringing organisations together to achieve large scale growth and transformational change. His proven track record of empowering employees around a shared vision will serve Auctane well as we accelerate momentum across our portfolio of brands,” says Gene Austin, Chairman of Auctane’s Board of Directors.

“I look forward to working alongside Al as he brings this expertise to bear at Auctane.” 

“With extensive experience delivering product innovation and operational excellence at large scale organisations, Al will help us usher in a new stage of growth,” says Holden Spaht, a Managing Partner at Thoma Bravo, which acquired Auctane in October 2021.

“Under his leadership, we will continue to drive innovation in the expanding e-commerce shipping market, where increasing expectations around shipping speed, complexity and globalisation present enormous opportunity.” 

Prior to his time at EWS, Ko spent more than 13 years at Intuit, where he served in various executive leadership roles, including Chief Transformation Officer, General Manager of Mint, and Head of Product for QuickBooks, where he was instrumental in its global expansion.

He says: “Auctane has been on the forefront of innovation in shipping since its inception. I look forward to joining a team of passionate innovators dedicated to bringing solutions to merchants around the world to help grow their businesses.”

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