Group Commerce was founded in 2010 by a veteran team of entrepreneurs and technologists. It is backed by Spark Capital, Carmel Ventures, Lerer Ventures, and Bob Pittman.
David was an early employee at DoubleClick where he went on to serve as CEO. Following the purchase of DoubleClick by Google, David served as President of Google’s global display advertising business.
David holds a Bachelors degree from Yale University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Jonty was co-founder of Europe’s first internet affiliate network, and a founding team member of a Chinese sports and entertainment events business. Before co-founding Group Commerce, he led DoubleClick’s search technology and services businesses in Europe and Asia, through the acquisition by Google.
Jonty holds a Bachelors degree from Otago University, New Zealand.
Vib led Web Marketing and Merchandising at 1-800-Flowers—pioneering both mobile and social media efforts—and was also a co-founder of the legal startup CourtLink.
Vib holds a Bachelors degree from Duke University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ofir joins GC from his role as Senior Vice President of Engineering Product and Innovation at Fareportal.
Prior to Fareportal, Ofir was the VP of Engineering at TheLadders.com for 4.5 years, growing the tech team from 15 to 65 technology professionals, helping the company achieve significant growth while scaling and revamping all aspects of product delivery such as agile-XP, SOA while building world class R&D team.
VP of Product Management
Soniya has worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs, at both the IFC/World Bank and Helios Investment Partners (an Africa-focused private equity firm) in emerging markets investing, and in business development at 23andMe.
Soniya holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
VP of Finance
Chipo began her career at Arthur Andersen before moving to business consulting and private industry roles, one of which was Fox Sports. Chipo also co-founded a NY retail, design, gallery space in NY and has consulted on various start-ups including a young urban farming company. Chipo had a long career at Universal Music Group, covering financial reporting, global technology finance, business integration and risk analysis.
She holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Southern California and is a Certified Public Accountant.
VP of Program Management
Jason began his career at Accenture and has worked as a technology and business consultant for Healthcare, Energy, eCommerce, and international companies. Before joining Group Commerce, Jason was at TheLadders.com as a Director of Technology.
He holds a Bachelors degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
VP of Engineering
Jason began his career in technology creating mobile application frameworks at Motorola locations around the world. At DoubleClick he led the team pioneering a new display advertising product for publishers. Before joining Group Commerce, he was leading a team creating next-generation global advertising products at Google.
He holds a Bachelors degree from University of New Mexico.