Privately-held ecommerce developer Niche Retail is naming Jeff Grice as its new president. Grice, who previously held the position of chief operating officer with the company, was promoted by company founders Brad Sorock and Tyler Smith. Grice has more than 30 years of marketing and leadership experience with companies such as Clear!Blue and Pitney Bowes Marketing Service.
Sean Ryan, former LiveJournal CEO and current online gaming lead for News Corp., is taking leave of his current position to join Facebook. Ryan will be response for serving as a liaison between Facebook and the app and game developers that create apps for the popular social networking service, including Zynga and Slashkey.