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From Intern to Chief Technology Officer: Bulu Box Announces Radical Hire of Caitlin Bales

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LINCOLN, Neb., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh off the announcement of securing more than $2 million in new funding, Bulu Box welcomes Caitlin Bales, a 2014 graduate of The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science & Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, to the team as Chief Technology Officer. The Microsoft recruit defected for the Nebraska startup after being inspired by the innovative product and culture offered by Bulu Box. As CTO, Bales will develop and maintain web operations, data infrastructure and technology strategy.

"We set out to find someone with exceptional talent who would complement our already fantastic team," said Bulu Box Co-Founder and CMO Stephanie Jarrett, "In hiring Caitlin, Bulu Box is getting that talent-adding another woman in leadership at the chief level is just a bonus."

Bales joins Co-Founder and CEO Paul Jarrett, Co-Founder and CMO Stephanie Jarrett and CFO Adam Choate at the C-Suite level. "I could not pass up the opportunity to join the team at Bulu Box after experiencing the contagious culture and industry-changing moves being made here," said Bales. Bales joined the Bulu Box team as a programming intern in January 2014.

An Illinois native, Bales moved to Lincoln in 2010. Bales brings entrepreneurial experience to her new role at Bulu Box, having launched her own startup Locabal in 2013.  Bales graduates from The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science & Management at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in May 2014 with a bachelor's degree in computer science and minors in business and mathematics.

Bulu Box is a discovery ecommerce platform with products that help customers realize their healthy living and weight loss goals. Launched in June 2012, the company has partnered with top nutritional supplement brands, including Quest Nutrition, Simple Being Nutrition and AboutTime.

About Bulu Box

Bulu Box is a premium vitamin and supplement sample subscription company based in Lincoln, Nebraska and founded in 2012. Brand partners such as Manitoba Harvest, Shapeology Nutrition and PowerCrunch have partnered with Bulu Box to connect to customers and get the most attention for their products. See Bulu Box in action with our "How It Works" video by visiting

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