Chris Farrelly completes handover of eSellerPro, stays as Director

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Chris Farrelly the founder of eSellerPro is leaving the company. Having built eSellerPro for the last six years Chris and eSellerPro attracted a £2m investment from Notion Capital last year and then Chris stepped aside as CEO in January of this year when Keith Bird was appointed as the new CEO of eSellerPro.

Since that time Chris has served as Chief Technical Office for the company, but now feels the time is right to step down and hopefully take life a little easier during 2012. CEO Keith Bird explained “As you will imagine this has been a controlled plan that Chris & I have had and as part of that plan Chris will remain with the business full time until the end of the year to help us with the transition. Chris will also act a consultant to the company from 2012 and beyond. Chris will continue to be a significant shareholder and remain on the Board of Directors.

The new Interim CTO is Edgar Smith effective immediately, he has been with the company from the beginning of the year since joining eSellerPro as Director of Product Management.

This move probably makes a lot of sense for eSellerPro, the investors and for Chris himself. Having built the company it makes a lot of sense to hand over the day to day running of the company to an experienced team. Chris is first and foremost a technologist, which is why the software solution was built in the first place. Technologists aren’t always the best people to run a rapidly growing business so it makes sense to cash out, keep your shares and let the investors appoint experienced management to carry on making you money.

We wish Chris all the best for the future, and look forward to seeing the company he founded go from strength to strength under it’s new leadership team.

3 Responses

  1. Chris will be missed, having been a ESP customer for a number of years now, there was nothing he couldn’t help you with and his expertise in the programme is unrivaled. Edgar will have some big boots to fill.


  2. I had a view of this program, and was very impressed with it as a concept. However I was put off by people saying that the speed to resolve problems was not as expected. Also if you get a return, you still have to pay their fees. I dont like the % fees, so I use Linnworks now and pay a flat fee under £100 a month, and it does everything that ESP seems to do. If anybody is interested it Linnworks, I am happy to personally speak with them – message me on [email protected]

  3. I tried contacting this company more than once about three years ago with a view to them developing a site, but emails were responded to. I guess Chris was working practically on his own back then…



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