Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) July 06, 2011
Rapidly growing, Canadian-based, group-buying company Dealfind has begun its more-than-$30M expansion with the hiring of a new chief marketing officer and chief technology officer.
Marina Glogovac will take the reins of the company’s marketing initiatives that will include greater penetration of U.S. and international markets with a mandate to grow customer acquisition and retention, while Paul van Run will further advance the organization’s technological prowess to ensure it remains competitive in the group-buying market.
“We’re a in a great position to capture an increasing share of the market,” said Dealfind president Gary Lipovetsky. “Marina and Paul will help us take the next big stride so that we can compete more effectively south of the border and globally.”
Glogovac comes to Dealfind from global eBook retailer Kobo Inc. and brings a wealth of senior business and marketing experience to the online organization. She previously served as Chief Revenue Officer and then Chief Executive Officer at Lavalife Corp. Prior to Lavalife, Marina held roles as a media executive/publisher, overseeing the development of celebrated local and national media brands, such as NOW Magazine, Toronto Life and Saturday Night.
Paul Van Run joins Dealfind from IBM Canada where he played an integral role in the development of IBM Master Data Management (MDM) architecture. Paul also served as Director of Research and Enterprise Architecture at software company DWL, and was involved in taking the product from start up to major brand. As CTO at Dealfind, he will ensure the company’s technology is ready for the daily deal site’s anticipated rapid growth.
The new additions to Dealfind’s C-suite come on the heels of its recent announcement that it had secured $31M in venture capital investment. The new funds will allow the company to bolster its engagement of both merchants and consumers in markets within Canada, as well as expedite its expansion within the U.S. market.
Dealfind is the largest Canadian-based group buying website in Canada. It has sold more than 984,000 vouchers since 2010, saving Canadian consumers more than $180 million. Privately held, Dealfind boasts the fully refundable group-buying vouchers, as well as a full customer service support. The Toronto-based company provides small and medium-sized enterprises the opportunity to cost-effectively gain new and repeat customers through smart online marketing and referral programs.
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