The French online private sales site has named Hervé Parizot its new chief operating officer. In this newly created position Parizot will be responsible for the international development of the company.

Parizot has about 27 years’ experience in marketing and management and previously was at Mattel.

“Working with Hervé Parizot makes me confident regarding future challenges,” said Jacques Antoine Granjon, CEO and founder of Vente-Privee.

Founded in 2001 in Paris, the company operates branches in Germany, Spain, the UK and Italy and reported net sales in 2009 of €680 million.

—Melanie Gropler