From the Shelf Awareness newsletter:
Boris Wertz, COO of AbeBooks.com, has left the company but will continue as a member of the board and an advisor on key projects. He is creating a venture capital business with Burda Digital Ventures, the German media company that is the majority shareholder in AbeBooks.com, that will be located in Vancouver, B.C. Wertz joined AbeBooks.com in 2002, when the company bought JustBooks, an online marketplace he had co-founded in Germany.
In related changes at AbeBooks.com:
* Laura-Lea Berna, most recently director of customer support and operations, has been promoted to v-p of operations.
* Shaun Jamieson has been promoted to director of sales and account management and president of Fillz.com, one of AbeBooks.com's subsidiaries. He joined the company in 2004 and was manager of sales and account management and director of business development for Fillz.
* Thomas Nicol, director of marketing since April, takes on additional responsibilities, including a spot on the board of BookFinder.com, another subsidiary company.