Kernes Joins Beyond the Rack as CTO

Former eBay and StubHub executive to head technology teams.

Shawn Kernes has joined online private shopping club Beyond the Rack as vice president and chief technology officer, a new post.


Kernes was most recently cto and chief operating officer of Cash4Gold.com, an online purchaser of gold. Prior to that, he was vice president of technology and cto of StubHub and senior director of product development customer support at eBay.


At Montreal-based Beyond the Rack, he reports to Yona Shtern, chief executive officer. He will head the firm’s technology teams at its Montreal headquarters and its New York offices.


Shtern cited Kernes’ “extensive technical background and experience in managing some of the world’s top Web-based companies. He will play an integral role in the evolution of Beyond the Rack’s technology strategies.”


Beyond the Rack sells apparel, accessories, beauty and home products online to two million members worldwide. Earlier this year, the firm received a $12 million equity investment from Highland Capital Partners LLC and BDC Venture Capital Inc.