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September 3, 2008 at 11:47 AM

Amazon vet to head SecondSpace, Pereira moves south

Bellevue vacation real estate startup SecondSpace today announcement a management shuffle.

The founding chief executive, Anil Pereira, is relocating to Silicon Valley “to engage in new technology endeavors” but will remain as a strategic adviser, the release said.

Satbir Khanuja, a marketing and business development executive at the company, has been named president and chief executive officer.

Before joining the startup in 2006, Khanuja spent seven years at Amazon.com, where he was head of the worldwide traffic organization. Earlier, he was general manager of Amazon’s IMDb.com and In-Theater businesses. He’s a graduate of IIT Bombay and MIT.

Khanuja’s “leadership skills, ability to deliver results and vast understanding of the second home market make him a strong leader to drive SecondSpace forward in the next phase of its evolution as a global online marketplace,” John Connors, a SecondSpace board member and partner at Ignition Partners, said in the release.

Khanuja’s pic:

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