SEATTLE, May 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- zulily, inc. (Nasdaq:ZU), a leading online retailer, announced today that Brian Swartz has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective June 1, 2015.

Mr. Swartz brings more than 20 years of operational and financial experience to zulily. For the last six years, Mr. Swartz served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Apollo Education Group, Inc., a private-sector education company, where he helped build a world class global finance team and also previously held the roles of Treasurer and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Swartz joined Apollo from EaglePicher Incorporated, a technology and industrial products and services company, where he served as its Vice-President and Corporate Controller.

"After a thorough search, I am excited to announce Brian Swartz's appointment as Chief Financial Officer," said Darrell Cavens, CEO of zulily. "Brian is an accomplished finance executive with an extensive background in leading large organizations and driving operational excellence. I'm excited to have him join us in building zulily into a larger, more profitable, and more global company."

"zulily has been incredibly disruptive in the e-commerce space and I'm excited to join a company that has fundamentally changed the way people shop," said Brian Swartz. "I look forward to bringing my experience and helping the business continue to scale, and being part of delivering an exceptional daily experience to the passionate and loyal base of customers that zulily has created, in such a short period of time."

Mr. Swartz began his career at Arthur Andersen, LLP. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Arizona and is a Certified Public Accountant.

About zulily, inc.

zulily ( is a retailer obsessed with bringing customers special finds every day—all at incredible prices. zulily features an always-fresh curated collection for the whole family, including clothing, shoes, home décor, toys, gifts and more. Unique products from up-and-coming brands are featured alongside favorites from top brands, giving customers something new to discover each morning. zulily was launched in 2010 and is headquartered in Seattle. zulily's shares are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol ZU.
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