Ally Financial recently appointed Brian Sharples and Trynka Shineman to its board of directors, as of Aug. 3. The two executives have experience with global digital companies and will bring well-established expertise in technology and innovation to Ally’s board.
Sharples is co-founder and chairman of Twyla Inc., a privately held company that provides a new way to discover and buy art. Before co-founding Twyla, he was co-founder, chairman, and CEO of HomeAway, a global online marketplace for the vacation rental industry.
Shineman is CEO of Vistaprint, a company that provides printing and digital marketing services for more than 17 million micro businesses globally. Vistaprint is a subsidiary of Cimpress N.V., where Shineman sits on the management board.
“As we look to further enhance Ally’s position as a leading digital financial services company, adding directors who have deep knowledge and expertise growing digital companies is extremely valuable,” said Jeffrey Brown, CEO at Ally. “I am pleased to welcome Brian and Trynka to the Ally Board of Directors and look forward to their perspectives and contributions.”
Sharples currently serves on the board of directors for GoDaddy, Twyla, Fexy Media, and RVshare.
Before being named CEO of Vistaprint, Shineman served in a number of roles at the company, including chief customer officer, executive VP for global marketing, and president. She serves on the board of trustees of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, a leading regional technology association that drives growth and innovation by connecting tech leaders, investors, academics, and policymakers.