Grocery Shopping Network (GSN) appointed David Carlick, co-founder of Double-Click (later acquired by Google) as board chairman, effective immediately. Richard Andolshek, GSN’s current board chairman, will remain on the board as vice-chairman and will continue to assist in guiding the company toward future successes.
“After serving as a board director on GSN’s board for several years, I am very familiar with the company and its needs,” said Carlick. “I look forward to driving our future growth initiatives alongside Richard.”
Carlick has a long history in digital media, including co-founding DoubleClick and serving as EVP at Poppe Tyson, where he was co-leader of the interactive group, poppe.com, which merged with Modem Media to go public as Modem Media Poppe Tyson ( since acquired by Digitas).
He has also served as an independent director at Ask Jeeves (acquired by IAC in 2005), BigBook (acquired by Verizon in 1999) and I/Pro, the Nielsen-backed online measurement company that was acquired by CMGI. During his 10 year tenure as a managing director at VantagePoint Venture Partners, he was instrumental in a number of investments, including GSN and Intermix Media (parent of MySpace), where he was chairman through the acquisition in 2005 by News Corp.
“David is a great fit for the company and can offer valuable insights into how we position the company and develop the business,” said Scott Lutz, CEO of GSN. “Richard has been a great leader and has led the company to achieve great successes. We look forward to leveraging both David and Richard’s extensive experience as we continue to grow and expand our brand.”
Carlick is also a director with Effective Measure, Mediasmith, ReachLocal and TouchTunes. He holds a B.S. in business accounting from San Jose State University.
Minneapolis-based GSN offers digital shopper planning and marketing tools for grocery retailers, CPG companies, and shoppers, with the goal of providing a more valuable digital planning tool to enhance the overall shopping experience.