GetUpside hires retail innovation expert Jen Millard to lead new Austin office


AUSTIN, Texas, March 20, 2019 — GetUpside today announced that retail technology sales expert Jen Millard has joined as Chief Revenue Officer and will lead the company’s new office in Austin, Texas.

The GetUpside app is changing the way consumers shop and merchants do business by giving users real-time, personalized shopping experiences at gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants. By encouraging consumers to shop in their communities, GetUpside helps them save money on everyday expenses, while also enabling local merchants to increase profits.

“Bringing on an experienced executive like Jen will further position GetUpside for nationwide expansion. We are thrilled that Jen will have access Austin’s talented tech ecosystem to make new hires as we build out our innovative personalized commerce platform,” said GetUpside CEO/co-founder Alex Kinnier.    

Millard has 30 years’ experience in the retail and financial services sectors. She has held leadership roles with MasterCard and Truaxis, and retailers like Saks and Bed Bath & Beyond. Millard has extensive knowledge of omni-channel retail sectors, including e-commerce, brick & mortar, automated purchasing and big data.

Millard joins Washington, DC-based GetUpside as the startup expands west. In the Austin office, Millard will oversee hiring for new roles in Operations, Sales and Marketing. The company plans to fill at least twenty new positions in Austin in 2019.

“I am excited to be joining GetUpside and to be opening an office in one of the country’s most dynamic technology environments. Austin is the perfect location for us to recruit new talent interested in helping GetUpside expand our platform that benefits both merchants and consumers,” said Millard.

GetUpside currently provides personalized deals of up to 25 cents off per gallon at 7,000 gas stations nationwide at familiar brands like Shell, Exxon, Chevron, Valero and BP. GetUpside also offers deals at restaurants and grocery stores in select cities, with more being added to the platform this year.

About GetUpside:
GetUpside is focused on strengthening communities using technologies similar to those used in online retail. By enabling local businesses to treat each customer inidually in real time, GetUpside significantly increases retailer profitability, consumer satisfaction, and local sustainability. GetUpside is based in Washington, DC and was founded by Alex Kinnier (CEO) and Wayne Lin (COO), who had previously worked together at Google and Opower. Deals on GetUpside’s free mobile app are available in twenty-plus states nationwide.

Brian Byrnes

Agency Byrnes Communications

SOURCE GetUpside

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