Bobby and Jeff Beaver conceived the idea and model for Zazzle, together with their father Robert Beaver, while still student at Stanford University. Working jointly, the brothers engineered the entire Zazzle website, which first launched in 2003. Bobby and Jeff continue to guide company vision and direction, while sharing responsibility for day to day operations.
As VP of Technology, Bobby is responsible for all of Zazzle's software and hardware architecture and implementation and has played a key role in developing Zazzle's manufacturing technologies and fulfillment processes. Bobby holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Stanford University.
As VP of Products, Jeff's deep passion for the online consumer directs the website experience and drives feature and product innovation. He has played an integral role in many other aspects of the company, including research and development, manufacturing, and customer service. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Stanford University.
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Beaver tells entrepreneurs to question everything people are telling them to do. Do not accept the status quo, he says. Do not give in to the notion that if it is has been done a certain way, you have to do it the same way, he adds.