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eileen gittins

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder and Executive Chairman, Blurb. Previously CEO, Personify and Verb. UC Berkeley undergrad, Stanford continuing ed..

Founder and Executive Chairman, Blurb. Previously CEO, Personify and Verb. UC Berkeley undergrad, Stanford continuing ed..

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6 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

Blurb
Blurb

Positions

Founder and Executive Chairman Blurb January 2016 - present
CEO/Founder Blurb 2004 - January 2016
CEO Verb 2001 - 2003
CEO Personify February 1997 - January 2000
VP and General Manager, Salsa Division Wall Data 1991 - 1996
various marketing and business development Eastman Kodak Company 1983 - 1991

Education

University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco State University
Stanford University

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • Games
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Social Impact
  • • Video
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Marketing • Fundraising • Go to market strategy • Business Development • Brand Development • Product Marketing

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Donna Boyer
We worked together  •  Chief Product Officer, Blurb. Previously COO & VP Product Management, Callaway Digital Arts.
Eileen has an incredible marketing and positioning mind and understands the nuances behind customer problems better than any one I've met.
Dan Quine
We worked together  •  Board Member, Socialbakers and Technical Advisor, Kano Computing.
Eileen is the consummate entrepreneur. She sees a better world and creates it, assembling great teams to make her vision come to life. She i ... s a great leader, a truly world-class sales person and a highly effective strategist. I have greatly enjoyed working with her on three different startups during my career and cannot wait to see what amazing things she does next.
Bruce Watermann
We worked together  •  SVP Operations, Blurb. Previously Board Advisor, Tabblo.
Eileen knows what it means to be all in. She brings not only her own talents but a vast network of really smart folks to the table and is ab ... le to build teams and consensus.
Andrew Zolli
They're my advisor  •  Strategic Advisor, PlanetLabs and Author of "Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back", Self.
I have worked with a number of highly-successful Valley companies and organizations, as board advisor and Board member. Eileen is, without a ... doubt, one of the most remarkable entrepreneurs I've met - a passionate, visionary, and deeply creative company-builder who is also scrappy, inventive a seasoned leader. She really understands what it takes not just to execute on the technical and ops side of a business, but build a powerful brand that connects with its intended communities.
Peter Giordano
They're my friends  •  Member Board of Directors, The Arcanum and Senior Advisor, Meerchant. University of Michigan grad. University of Michigan grad.
Eileen's experience covers the full gamut from start-up to Fortune 500. She is relentlessly customer focused and product driven. Eileen is a ... powerhouse for developing and executing disruptive go-to-market and distribution strategies - a key differentiator in today's start-up landscape. To top it all off - she's a voracious reader and consumer of arts and fine foods -- just fun to be around!
Gene Domecus
We worked together  •  COO, Blurb. Previously CFO, Blurb.
Eileen already is a great entrepreneur, she took Blurb from an idea to $70M. She has the passion and resourceful nature to bring people tog ... ether to better an idea and I think is best at making something out of nothing. She's an amazing evangelist for people, things, companies and ideas she believes in. Storytelling is one of her many fortes. I've seen Eileen at work with investor relations, customer relations, employee relations and the woman knows how to work the room, the event or the person leaving people feel like they have her undivided attention. Eileen knows all to well that start-ups have to focus on cash preservation while taking risks to innovate. She surrounds herself with great teams. She's an inspirational leader.

Konstantin Gredeskoul
We worked together  •  CTO @ Wanelo. Earlier – Acting VP Engineering, ModCloth; Founder & CTO, Drop In Media LLC, CTO @ Infectious; Blurb.com
Konstantin is super smart, talented, ambitious and would both contribute to and benefit other founders. He gets my vote. Eileen

Dan Quine
We worked together  •  Board Member, Socialbakers and Technical Advisor, Kano Computing.
Dan can break down highly technical issues into actionable insights for folks at almost any level. He is highly intelligent and perceptive ... and a great communicator - especially for one so technically deep.

Donna Boyer
We worked together  •  Chief Product Officer, Blurb. Previously COO & VP Product Management, Callaway Digital Arts.
Donna is already a great entrepreneur. She has contributed to super early stage start-ups through to her current role running host products ... at Airbnb. Her deep product background is exactly the kind of expertise that will be remarkably helpful to other founders.