George Garrick is the CEO of OfferPal Media, where he started in November 2009. He joined OfferPal after serving for one year as the CEO of Mochi Media, a company that helps game developers monetize and distribute their games.
Previously, George served two years as the CEO and President of Jingle Networks, a phone directory and advertising company. Prior to Jingle Networks, George was President and CEO of Wine.com, the Internetâ€™s largest wine retailer. During his tenure there he successfully executed a sales turnaround and put the company on a 40% growth track including major partnership deals with Amazon and HSN. Before Wine.com, George was CEO of PlaceWare and subsequently negotiated PlaceWareâ€™s acquisition by Microsoft for $200 million (4x revenues) in May 2003. PlaceWare is now Microsoft Office LiveMeeting.
Earlier, George was CEO of Flycast Communications, the Internetâ€™s first direct-response advertising network, taking it from startup to a $500 million IPO in 1999 and then negotiating its sale for $2.3 billion in early 2000.
Prior to these Internet successes, he was CEO of North America for Information Resources Inc., the nationâ€™s largest consumer marketing information company, which he helped grow from startup to $300 million in revenues. George also served as CEO of the AC. Nielsen Company in 1994. He holds bachelorâ€™s degrees in mathematics and engineering and a masterâ€™s degree in management from Purdue University, as well as two patents: one in the field of high-intensity lighting and the other in website optimization.
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