Palo Alto, Calif.-based online advertising company Criteo has bolstered its advisory board, adding Jeff Epstein, former CFO of Oracle and current Bessemer Venture Partners EIR; Eric Hippeau, a partner at Lerer Ventures and the former Huffington Post CEO; and Chegg.com chief Dan Rosensweig.
Criteo, the global leader in performance display advertising today announced additions to its seasoned board of advisors of digital media and technology veterans. Additional members named include Jeff Epstein, former CFO of Oracle and current board member at Priceline.com, Eric Hippeau, current partner at Lerer Ventures and former CEO of The Huffington Post and Yahoo! board member, and Dan Rosensweig, former Yahoo! COO and current CEO of Chegg.com. The Advisory Board will support Criteo’s growth and provide thought leadership to its growing business worldwide.
“Together with the vast experience, insight and success of our new and existing board members, Criteo will continue to grow the awareness and establish itself as the global leader in performance display advertising,” said Coleman, President at Criteo. “The future is ours by making display ads perform better than search, and we will make display ads perform better than search tomorrow.”
Jeff Epstein is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Oracle Corporation, the world’s largest enterprise software company, and DoubleClick, the Internet advertising technology company now owned by Google. Currently, Epstein is an Executive in Residence at Bessemer Venture Partners, a Senior Advisor at Oak Hill Capital Partners, and a member of the board of directors at Priceline.com. Jeff received a Bachelor of Arts in Economic and Political Science from Yale University and a MBA from Stanford.
Eric Hippeau is a partner at Lerer Ventures, a seed venture capital fund in New York City and currently is a Starwood Hotels and Resorts board member. Hippeau was the Chief Executive Officer of The Huffington Post until March 2011 when the company was sold to AOL. Prior to joining HuffPost, Hippeau was managing partner at Softbank Capital, a New York and Boston based venture capital fund specializing in early stage investments in technology and digital media. Hippeau joined Softbank Capital in 2000 from Ziff-Davis, Inc., where he was Chairman and CEO. Hippeau graduated from the Lycee Francais de Londres and attended Sorbonne University.
Dan Rosensweig serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Chegg, where he oversees the overall business operations and executive management. Dan brings successful, high-growth consumer business experience as he previously served as Chief Operating Office at Yahoo!. Prior to Yahoo!, Dan also served as President of ZDNet where he managed the successful merger with CNET. Dan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Hobart College in Geneva, New York.
“Criteo’s technology simply works. The importance of delivering relevant ads in front of consumers based on their intent while providing transparency and control is a recipe for success,” said Rosensweig. “The online advertising space is hot right now and it is exciting to watch a company like Criteo grow at such a rapid rate while delivering results.”
Criteo expands the search budgets of the largest ecommerce advertisers across 20 countries. Every day Criteo generates millions of high-quality leads by serving relevant ads to people who have left clients’ websites without completing transactions. Criteo is measured purely on its post-click performance. Criteo offers a turnkey pay-per-click model including extensive real-time bidding tools, keyword level optimization and even an in-house creative studio. For more information, please visit http://www.criteo.com/us