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February 9, 2022

RealSelf, Inc. Appoints Jeff Kizilbash as CEO

SEATTLE, February 9, 2022 — RealSelf, Inc., today announced the appointment of Jeff Kizilbash as Chief Executive Officer. Kizilbash previously held the position as Interim CEO. Jeff Kizilbash joined RealSelf in 2021 as VP of Corporate Development to lead the company’s strategic growth plans, and deepen industry partnerships and alliances. 

“Jeff is a dynamic leader and culture builder with an unwavering commitment to our customers and our team,” said Tom Seery, founder and executive chairman of RealSelf. “He has a compelling vision for the future of RealSelf, Tajmeeli.com, and the YNS Group and the tenacity to drive and deliver value across our global enterprise.  The RealSelf Board of Directors has full faith in Jeff’s ability to lead the company’s next phase of growth”

“RealSelf is building momentum as a tech leader in the aesthetics market and we remain focused on delivering innovation and new value to our providers and brand partners, on geographic expansion, and on evolving our platform to better serve our consumers,” said RealSelf CEO, Jeff Kizilbash. “The global talent we have at RealSelf is unmatched and I am honored to lead the team as we continue to transform this industry.”

Prior to joining RealSelf, Jeff served as President, Consumer Services & Business Solutions at Transdev. Before Trandev, Jeff has served as Vice President Operations at Varsity Tutors and held leadership positions with Sears Home Services. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Illinois. He resides in the Chicago area with his family.

September 22, 2021

RealSelf, Inc. Appoints Jeff Kizilbash as Interim CEO

SEATTLE, Sept. 22 — RealSelf, Inc., today announced the appointment of Jeff Kizilbash as the Interim Chief Executive Officer. James Coyle has stepped down as CEO and member of the board of RealSelf, Inc. “We thank James for his commitment to RealSelf these last few years.  Under his leadership, RealSelf swiftly responded to the impacts of COVID-19, expanded globally, and recruited exceptional talent. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.” said Tom Seery, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board. The Board has begun a search process and Mr. Kizilbash will serve as Interim CEO until the Board has identified a replacement. 

“Jeff is an experienced executive leader with the operational expertise and leadership qualities befitting the talented team we have at the RealSelf.com, Tajmeeli.com, and the YNS Group businesses,” said Seery. “We are confident in Jeff’s ability to drive performance and ensure a seamless transition for the next leader of RealSelf.” Mr. Kizibash previously served as a member of the RealSelf executive leadership team where he oversaw the Company’s strategic planning and partnership development activities. 

Mr Kizilbash added, “I am excited to work with our customer-centric team to advance our mission to transform the medical aesthetics industry to make it work better for all. For 15 years RealSelf has given consumers a marketwide view of cosmetic procedures and providers. We are committed to advancing this work as well as ensuring we help our doctor and brand customers remain competitive and get the most from their marketing efforts.”