Sales Guru Michael Osborne Joins ShopSocially’s Advisory Board

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — ShopSocially today announced that seasoned sales executive and startup mentor, Michael Osborne has joined ShopSocially’s advisory board.

“Michael Osborne has vast experience at understanding the ever-changing and varied needs of internet retailers. His expertise in pin-pointing customer needs, delighting customers and retaining their business will add noticeable value to our advisory board.” commented Jai Rawat, CEO of ShopSocially. “We look forward to Michael’s guidance and deep insights into selling Internet platform products to amplify efficiency of our sales efforts.”

Michael is currently co-founder and Director at Handshakez Inc. – a collaboration and analytics platform built for business relationships with a focus on customer enablement over seller automation. Prior to Handshakez, Michael was the Chief Revenue Officer at Bazaarvoice. In his six year stint at leading the Bazaarvoice sales team, he helped grow their revenue from under $1 million all the way to a successful IPO in 2012. Michael has also worked at Coremetrics, Trilogy, Microsoft and Intel.

“Bazaarvoice was the first company to add a social element to ecommerce sites, namely online reviews. ShopSocially leverages the recent, massive advances in social media technologies to seamlessly add a whole new set of social elements such as Social Login, Ask-a-Friend, Share-a-Purchase, Social Connect, Photo Testimonials etc.”, said Michael Osborne. “I can see the enormous promise of this approach which has already been proven out by their rapidly growing customer base. I am excited to join ShopSocially’s advisory board and be part of their growth story.”

“The only mantra to acquire and retain customers is to add real value to their business. ShopSocially’s approach of embedding onsite social commerce modules for Internet retailers has resulted in delivering true ROI to the customers. Our built-in A/B testing platform helps deterministically measure the value generated by ShopSocially.” said Samir Palnitkar, ShopSocially co-founder. “These are some of the key attributes that played a part in Michael joining our board of advisors. We are looking forward to learning from his experience.”

About ShopSocially:

ShopSocially is a SaaS social commerce platform driving millions of dollars in incremental revenue, new customer acquisition, improved SEO rank, growth in Facebook fan base, and word-of-mouth branding for 100s of top brands.

ShopSocially platform enables a suite of onsite social apps for ecommerce sites. Examples of these apps include purchase sharing, fan acquisition, shopping community, social SEO, social photo testimonials on mobile and more.

ShopSocially has won several awards and has also been featured by Facebook in a Social Commerce case study. Launched in Oct 2010, ShopSocially is a privately held company in Mountain View, CA. For contact information, please contact us at


Samir Palnitkar