Jonathan Weiss was named CFO of CrowdGather. He replaces Gaurav Singh, who was CrowdGather’s CFO. Singh resigned from the company on Sept. 24 to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors. Most recently, Weiss was CFO for Xtranormal. CrowdGather reportedly raised $7.85 million in funding through a private placement in 2011.
One of the leading networks of forum communities on the Internet, CrowdGather (OTCQB:CRWG), today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors appointed Jonathan Weiss to serve as Chief Financial Officer, effective September 24, 2012, thereby replacing the Company’s previous Chief Financial Officer, Gaurav Singh.
Mr. Weiss, a CPA with a BBA in Accounting from Emory University, has approximately 20 years of related finance and accounting experience, and most recently headed up finance and business operations for a Bay Area Internet startup, Xtranormal. Prior to that, Mr. Weiss was Chief Financial Officer of Sandbox Industries, based in Chicago, where he helped provide strategic financial management for a hybrid venture capital firm engaged in healthcare fund management, new business incubation, and new business accelerators. Mr. Weiss was also a regional CFO for a Goldman Sachs Partners Company, USI Holdings, and began his career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen LLP.
“We are excited to welcome Jonathan to the CrowdGather family even as our former CFO, Gaurav Singh, heads on to other opportunities,” said Sanjay Sabnani, CrowdGather’s Chairman and CEO. “CrowdGather is entering a new, dynamic phase and we are building the right team for our needs as we scale ahead of the business opportunity in front of us. Jonathan joins other relatively recent additions to CrowdGather’s management including our VP of Advertising and VP of Operations, and his expertise will serve us well as we seek to build a forum centric advertising network on behalf of our partners.”
Gaurav Singh, the founding Chief Financial Officer of the Company, resigned on September 24, 2012, to pursue new entrepreneurial endeavors. Mr. Singh’s departure does not result from any disagreement with CrowdGather on any matter relating to CrowdGather’s operations, policies, or practices.
About CrowdGather, Inc.
With its growing portfolio of special interest forums and enthusiast message board communities, CrowdGather (www.crowdgather.com) has created a centralized network to benefit forum members, forum owners, and forum advertisers. CrowdGather provides a highly interactive and informational social network for members, a management and revenue-sharing resource for third-party forum owners, and a largely untapped advertising network for marketers worldwide.
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