LOS ANGELES — PriceGrabber, a division of CPL Holdings, has appointed Jeff Goldstein as president. In his new role Goldstein will direct strategy and oversee the day-to-day operations of the business.
"PriceGrabber has built a leading ecommerce platform connecting thousands of brands with millions of consumers each month, and is the leader in syndicating online shopping content to our network of more than 400 publisher partners. Throughout the last year the team has focused on enhancing our value to our partners, expanding our product catalog to more than 100 million offers and increasing the value of our consumer traffic referred to merchants." said Goldstein. "We will continue to build on this platform and develop new products that integrate emerging mobile, social, and local elements into the online shopping experience, as well as grow our ability to deliver robust, targeted cross platform display ad packages for advertisers that improve their ability to reach in-market shoppers."
Goldstein has more than a decade of digital industry experience. Prior to PriceGrabber he was managing partner at BGT Capital, an investment and advisory firm focused on the digital media and e-commerce sectors where he advised CPL Holdings. His prior corporate experience includes roles at Experian Interactive/LowerMyBills.com and at IAC. Before that, he was an investment banker at Lehman Brothers and began his career as a corporate attorney at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles, Calif. He graduated with a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of California at Berkeley, received his J.D. from Columbia Law School and received a master's in business administration from INSEAD.
"I have known Jeff for nearly a decade and have worked closely with him. He is a proven leader with significant experience in growing digital media and e-commerce businesses. I am confident Jeff will lead the PriceGrabber team to great success," said Steve Krenzer, CEO of CPL Holdings.
PriceGrabber, along with sister companies LowerMyBills.com and ClassesUSA.com were spun out of Experian in a management led buy-out in Oct. 2012. It is a leading distributed e-commerce platform and shopping site that connects millions of shoppers each month with more than 12,000 merchants and sellers. Outreach is conducted via desktop and mobile devices through a network of more than 400 digital publisher partners as well as through its owned and operated Web properties. Together with its distribution partners the company drives more than $1 billion in annual sales for its merchants.