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Angie's List COO joining One Click Ventures

April 13, 2012

The departing chief operating officer of Indianapolis-based Angie’s List Inc. is joining One Click Ventures LLC in Greenwood.

E-commerce firm One Click said on Friday morning that it has hired Scott Brenton as chief marketing officer, a day after Angie’s List announced his exit after 13 years with the firm.

Brenton will join One Click on May 1 and will be in familiar company. One Click’s founder and CEO, Randy Stocklin, and its chief financial officer, Keith Midkiff, both formerly worked at Angie’s List, with Midkiff serving as CFO from 2004 to 2008.

“Scott’s business-to-consumer accomplishments at Angie’s List and his strong leadership skills will be tremendously valuable as we continue to accelerate One Click’s growth by acquiring new brands and growing our existing portfolio of brands,” Stocklin said in a written statement.

Founded in 2005, One Click acquires and operates e-commerce sites and applies its own internet marketing tools to make them more profitable. The company concentrates on the discount fashion and travel markets, though the company is expanding into other segments. Revenue has doubled since 2007, and the company has set a goal of $40 million by 2015.

One Click landed more than $800,000 in incentives to remain in Greenwood earlier this year when it promised to hire 109 employees over the next five years.

Brenton will lead the development of One Click’s online brands and will be responsible for the execution and performance of all marketing channels and revenue streams.

He joined Angie's List in 1999 as COO. Since then, Angie's List has grown from a private company bringing in less than $1 million in revenue to a public company with more than $90 million in annual revenue.

Angie's List CEO Bill Oesterle said he plans to restructure the role of COO and incorporate the responsibilities into other positions at the company.

“Scott developed some very talented managers,” Oesterle said in a prepared statement. “His departure will give them a chance to stretch their legs and show off some of their own skills.”

Brenton was recently featured in IBJ's annual "Forty Under 40" list of high-achieving local business people. In the video below from the feature, Brenton discussed his responsibilities as COO and whether the recent move to go public changed the culture at Angie's List or how the firm operates.

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