AmericasBaby.com, the parent company of BabyFurniture.com and BabyGifts.com, named Preston Bealle president-CEO. Mr. Bealle will be responsible for overseeing BabyFurniture.com and BabyGifts.com. In a related company statement, AmericasBaby.com has received more than $9 million in first-round funding from private investors. Prior to joining AmericasBaby.com, Mr. Bealle served as president-CEO of Jumbo, an entertainment and shareware site sold to Mecklermedia in 1998. Prior to that, he was the director of online advertising for Poppe Tyson, facilitating the 1997 merger with Modem Media that resulted in the largest online ad buying unit in the world.
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