Callum Campbell, CEO, Linnworks

Callum Campbell Steps Down as CEO at Linnworks, Replaced by Chris Timmer


Linnworks CEO Callum Campbell is stepping down from the CEO position and is handing over the reins of the company to Chris Timmer, Campbell announced in a LinkedIn post.

“It’s been an incredible adventure. Every part of it. From those dark moments where it feels like the world is falling in on you, to the home run highs where you feel unstoppable.

“I’m so grateful to have had this opportunity, for all it has taught me, and for the support and friendship that I’ve been shown along the way.

“I’m extremely proud of all that the Linnworks team has achieved over the past six years. We’ve gone from being a small start-up HQ’d in Chichester, England, to one of the leading players globally in our space. And the team has done it with so much style and grace.

“Thank you to everyone who has been part of team Linnworks, for your dedication and commitment. I’ve loved working with you,” said Campbell on LinkedIn.

Callum Campbell also revealed that Timmer had been working with him over the past few months, presumably getting Timmer up to speed to take on his new role at Linnworks.

Linnworks is a multichannel listing, orders, inventory, and fulfillment platform founded in 2010 and received an undisclosed majority investment in 2021 from Marlin Equity Partners (Marlin) to fuel its international growth.

The company helps retailers of all sizes to integrate with all major online platforms such as Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Shopify, BigCommerce, Walmart, OnBuy, Newegg, WooCommerce, and many more.

Timmer joins Linnworks from eoStar, a Michigan-based route accounting and warehouse management company for the distribution industry, where he served as CEO since 2021.

And while Linnworks was founded and has its headquarters in the UK, it appears, Timmer will stay in the U.S. His LinkedIn profile says he is working remotely.

The American’s appointment as CEO of the British-based Linnworks may be another sign that Linnworks is beefing up its presence in the U.S.

In November, the company appointed Massachusetts-based Monica Sullivan as its Chief Marketing Officer.

And Linnworks has established an outpost in the U.S. with an Austin-based address. However, currently, this is only a mailing address at a postal center.

But the fact they picked Austin suggests Linnworks may eventually open an office in the Texas tech capital and establish a more prominent presence in the United States.

There seems to be a lot of movement at Linnworks to scale the company globally, especially once they received funding from Marlin.

Campbell has steered the company through this initial scaleup, but he is not leaving Linnworks completely and will remain a board member at the company, supporting Timmer and the company from this role.

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