Bazaarvoice Names Execs, Snags Former Convio Chief Gene Austin

Austin-based Bazaarvoice, the developer of ratings, review, and other related software for e-commerce companies, said Thursday that it has named Gene Austin as President of the firm, and Marc Cannon as Executive Vice President of Client Services. Austin is the prior President and CEO of Convio, where he headed up the firm through its IPO and sale to Blackbaud. Cannon was most recently at Blackbaud. Bazaarvoice said the hires are part of an expansion effort by the company, to reach what it calls a "broader ecosystem" of online and mobile publishing partners, plus companies in Europe and Asia.