Barnes & Noble (BKS) Names William J. Lynch, Jr. President of Barnes &

January 8, 2009 5:05 PM EST
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) announced that it has named William J. Lynch, Jr. as President of its online business, Barnes &, effective February 2, 2009.

Mr. Lynch joins Barnes & Noble from HSNi, where he was Executive Vice President of Marketing and General Manager of From 2004 to 2008, he was Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of, a wholly owned subsidiary of IAC.

"William brings a broad array of skills to Barnes & Noble," said Steve Riggio, Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble, Inc. "He has experience in product development, brand marketing, relationship marketing and direct marketing; he has managed both a technology start-up company and run large e-commerce organizations."

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