Names Jim Nutt its Vice President of Engineering

February 07, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Leading classified ads website today announced that it has named Jim Nutt its Vice President of Engineering. Nutt brings over fifteen years of experience building and leading engineering teams, primarily in e-commerce and online legal services at prominent companies including Intellectual Ventures, Applied Discovery and CobWeb. He will report to's Chief Operating Officer Eric Thoreson and lead the Company's engineering team.

"Jim's extensive experience in building and leading engineering teams makes him the ideal person to head up our development efforts and lead our engineering team during our next phase of growth," said Thoreson. "We're thrilled to welcome such a high-caliber pro to our leadership team."

Nutt most recently was Director of Software Engineering at Intellectual Ventures, where he directed the global development staff, grew the software engineering team from 25 to 60+ employees and contractors and introduced greater predictability, efficiency and quality to the development process.

Previously Nutt was Director of Product Development at Applied Discovery, where he built one of the first online electronic discovery platforms, expanded the engineering team from 6 to 35 employees and oversaw all product development. Prior to Applied Discovery, Nutt was VP of Development at CobWeb, where he designed and built a hosted e-commerce platform for small- to mid-sized businesses and was a member of the company's executive team that grew the company from 3 to 50 employees.

Nutt began his career with Online Interactive, a company that sold software on AOL, Compuserve and Prodigy, where he designed the company's e-commerce platform and applications and managed the development and QA teams. Nutt received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration (with a concentration in Information Technology) at the University of Washington and a master's degree in Software Engineering from Seattle University.

" has achieved tremendous success in its short lifespan. I am excited to join a company with such bright prospects and to support the Company's continued growth," said Nutt.

About is a free online classified ads website for used cars, jobs, real estate, and more. is one of Seattle's top startups and one of Inc's Fastest Growing Companies. The Company was bootstrapped by its founders and has received no outside funding. is actively hiring in the areas of Engineering and Marketing. For more information about, please visit