Toronto Startup Dealfind Hires CFO

by Knowlton Thomas | Startups

Toronto-based group buying startup Dealfind today announced that Jason Redman has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. With "deep experience" in financial management, mergers and acquisitions, strategic operations, and risk management, Redman will "direct the company's overall financial posture as it pursues an aggressive growth strategy."

Redman comes to the Dealfind executive team from SiriusXM Canada where he served as CFO during the company's $550 million merger with XM Canada. Prior to his work at SiriusXM, Redman served for four years as SVP Finance and CFO of Look Communications.

Jason brings a wide range of financial expertise to the table and we are thrilled to welcome him to our team," said Gary Lipovetsky, Dealfind Co-Founder and President. "His experience in managing rapid expansion is especially important for Dealfind, as we continue to build momentum along a steep growth trajectory that began early last year."

Dealfind recently launched a mobile app and a new Everyday Deal feature. Over the past year, Dealfind has expanded its staff by 80% and now employs close to 400 people. Dealfind says that its deals are now available in 41 U.S. markets and 30 markets in Canada. Since 2010, close to 1.8 million vouchers have been purchased through Dealfind, saving subscribers more than $420 million with discounts on a wide variety of products and services.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dealfind is a branch of which started in 1999. Since May, 2010 this online group buying website has sold over 750,000 vouchers, and has saved consumers over $112,000,000. The 72nd most visited site in Canada, the company is also listed as the 626th most visited site in the United States* and the 2,734th most visited site in the world*. Dealfind employs 130 staff and can credit... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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