Scripps Puts Glass in Charge of Shopzilla

William Glass, currently chief operating officer of Shopzilla, was named president of the online comparison-shopping service, officials said Tuesday.

Glass, 37, succeeds John Phelps, who has served as president of Shopzilla since shortly after it was acquired by E.W. Scripps in June 2005, and prior to that was the company’s chief operating officer.

Phelps, 39, a nine-year veteran of Shopzilla, will assist with the company’s management transition. Also helping with the transition will be Farhad Mohit, 37, Shopzilla’s cofounder and chief product officer. Following completion of the transition, Phelps and Mohit will leave their operating roles at the company, with Mohit retaining the title of chairman emeritus.

Glass joined Shopzilla in March 2004 as vice president of operations and was named senior VP of consumer-product operations in December of that year. He was named COO in October 2005.

Before joining Shopzilla, Glass served in executive roles of increasing importance at Flipside, the online-game-media division of Vivendi Universal.