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SmartEtailing Adds Duprey and Rayburn

Published February 10, 2011

CAMARILLO, CA (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing has added retail-industry veterans Bill Duprey and Jim Rayburn to the SmartEtailing client services staff that assists and advises the company’s clients to help them achieve optimum results.

Duprey (pictured) honed his extensive customer-service, cycling and fitness expertise over 20 years, working as a territory manager for Fisher and LeMond bicycles covering Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, and as a Michigan territory manager for Nautilus Fitness. Then, utilizing his master’s degree in finance, he went on to work as a relationship manager with GE Capital where he developed and implemented in-store financing programs in the IBD, fitness and outdoor markets. Duprey is an avid cyclist and runner and is based in Flushing, Michigan, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

“I look forward to developing relationships with SmartEtailing clients to enable them to maximize the return on their web-based marketing investment," Duprey said. "It is extremely gratifying to see our clients’ sales/revenue increase as their understanding of web-centric based marketing increases.”

Jim Rayburn brings over 35 years of bicycle and fitness industry experience to SmartEtailing. He spent 20 years working in bicycle stores before taking an inside-sales position in Boulder for Schwinn Cycling & Fitness. He next became a road rep for them servicing retailers in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, and then managed the same territory for DK/System Cycle. Then he returned to Colorado as an inside-sales rep for Nautilus Health & Fitness. And in 2005 he helped Kevin Lamar launch his fitness company as an inside-sales rep before moving with Lamar to Star Trac Health & Fitness.

Most recently Rayburn was an inside-sales rep at J&B Importers in Englewood, Colorado. Rayburn is based in Broomfield, Colorado, where he enjoys riding his mountain bike on the local trails and still wrenches on his bicycle fleet to stay current with the latest technologies.

“Joining the SmartEtailing team is the perfect fit for my bicycle and fitness knowledge and my customer-service expertise,” Rayburn said. “I like solving problems and look forward to assisting our clients with the exciting opportunities emerging as they adopt a multi-channel approach to serving consumers.”

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