Digital River, a leading global provider of commerce-as-a-service solutions, has appointed Jeffrey Katz to its board of directors.
A technology and travel industry veteran, Katz recently served as the CEO of Wize Commerce, a global leader in online monetization and traffic acquisition technologies. He was the founding CEO, chairman and president of Orbitz from 2000 to 2004.
“We are pleased to welcome Jeffrey to Digital River’s board of directors. Having served in senior executive roles in successful, high-performance online companies, Jeffrey brings a deep commitment to innovation along with tremendous experience in leading evolving organizations,” said David Dobson, Digital River’s CEO. “We look forward to his contributions and insight as we continue to transform our company to create new value for our customers and shareholders.”
Prior to joining Wize Commerce in 2010, Katz spent five years at LeapFrog Enterprises, a digital educational toys and games business, where he held a number of senior executive positions, including executive chairman, president and CEO. He has also served as CEO at Swissair and held various leadership positions at American Airlines and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His former directorships include Northwest Airlines Corp., LeapFrog Enterprises and Orbitz.
“As an established provider of global e-commerce, e-marketing and online payments services for some of the largest brands in the world, Digital River is well positioned at the center of a market with tremendous growth potential,” said Katz. “I am looking forward to contributing to the company’s future and helping them capitalize on the large market opportunities that are being created by changing consumer expectations and a rapidly evolving technology landscape.”