San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2011
Credit.com, a leading consumer financial services and news website, is proud to announce Ted Ridgway as its Chief Financial Officer. Ted joins Credit.com with 20 years experience as an investment banker managing public and private financing and M&A transactions for companies in technology-related industries, as well as an impressive portfolio of operational experience. He will oversee finance and financial reporting at Credit.com.
“Ted’s experience, skill and energy will be a tremendous asset for Credit.com as it enters a new stage of growth, expanding its footprint in the financial services marketplace,” says Ian Cohen, Credit.com’s CEO. “We’re investing heavily in new tools to help consumers navigate the often confusing world of credit and personal finance, and Ted will be instrumental in making sure the company succeeds in these new ventures.”
Ted began his career in investment banking with Salomon Brothers and later Credit Suisse, along with boutique investment banks, where he helped companies plan for growth, raise capital and navigate acquisitions and sales transactions. He’s participated in more than 50 IPOs, 30 M&A transactions and 20 private capital raises with an aggregate value of approximately $5.3 billion. Most recently he served as CEO of Impact Displays, an Internet-based trade show display company that was acquired in 2008 by an investor group that he led. Earlier, he served as VP of Business Development and Corporate Strategy for RadiSys, a public company in the technology industry.
“I’m extremely excited to join Credit.com,” said Ted. “I’ve spent a lot of my career working with fast growth Internet companies, and I’m very impressed with the team, the strategy and the execution at Credit.com. I see a significant opportunity for the company.”
Ted is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned his undergraduate degree, and UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, where he earned his MBA. He serves on several boards and is active with the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
Credit.com provides straightforward tools, news, products and educational resources to help consumers make smarter financial decisions. Credit.com was established in 1995 with the goal of helping consumers with any credit standing to establish, rebuild, enhance and effectively use credit. Our industry experts create clear paths for consumers looking to improve their finances. For more information, go to: http://www.credit.com.
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