Chief Executive Officer
As CEO of 1stdibs, David Rosenblatt spends his time thinking about how to create the preeminent digital platform for the luxury market.
Prior to his position at 1stdibs, David served as CEO of DoubleClick — the leading provider of online marketing technology and services — from 2004 until 2008, where he helped contribute to the digital migration of the advertising industry.
David sold the company to Google in 2008 for $3.2 billion. Following the acquisition, he stayed on as Google's President of Global Display Advertising through 2009.
David serves on the boards of Twitter, IAC and Narrative Science.
Managing Director, 1stdibs International
As Managing Director of 1stdibs International, Carmine oversees all aspects of our European business, including local sales, operations, and dealer support, as well as managing our network of important art and antiques trade associations.
Carmine joined 1stdibs in 2012 through the company's acquisition of UK-based art and antiques portal, Online Galleries Ltd., where he served as Managing Director from 2007. Within 5 years, Carmine grew OnlineGalleries.com into a leading marketplace of over 35,000 items from top dealers around the world and built strong relationships with leading trade associations.
Previous to Online Galleries, Carmine spent almost a decade specializing in the sales of high-end fine art to collectors around the globe.
Chief Marketing Officer
As 1stdibs' CMO, Adam Karp is responsible for all marketing and communications including public relations, social media marketing, email and offline advertising as well as managing the company's editorial team.
He has more than 15 years experience in consumer marketing, including senior roles with leading brands FreshDirect, Barnes & Noble and, most recently, American Express, where he served as VP Customer Base Management. While with Barnes & Noble, Adam was instrumental in developing the first marketing programs and platforms necessary to create a seamless, multichannel customer experience.
Head of North American Dealer Relations
Cristina oversees North American dealer relations at 1stdibs, which includes the sales, account management and dealer support teams.
Prior to joining the company, Cristina was the President of the 50-year-old collectibles company, The Franklin Mint. Cristina's background includes management roles at Group Commerce, a lead-generation platform for local merchants; Gilt Groupe; and a boutique listings business she co-founded, Store Adore. In each of her previous roles, Cristina has focused on helping small and medium businesses grow their bottom line through offline and online commerce.
Chief Technology Officer
As CTO, Ross Paul is responsible for building and maintaining the scalable systems necessary for our rapidly growing business.
Ross joins us from MLB.com, where he served as VP of Engineering, helping to develop innovative programs like their stat-casting application, real-time pitch classifier and live mobile streaming video platform, and products for connected devices including video game consoles, Roku and Internet-enabled TVs. Previously, he worked for Lockheed Martin's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
Chief Financial Officer
In his role as 1stdibs' CFO, Richard Pham is responsible for leading the finance, legal and human resources teams.
Prior to 1stdibs, Richard served as VP of Finance for Tiny Prints, an online retailer of premium, design-focused, personalized stationery. Following the company's sale to Shutterfly for $350 million in 2011, he served as Vice President at Shutterfly, where he continued to oversee the financial operations for Tiny Prints.
Chief Product Officer
As Chief Product Officer, Xiaodi Zhang oversees the product strategy and management, user experience, site design and item quality teams.
Before joining 1stdibs, Xiaodi was the Senior Director of Product at Gilt Groupe where she helped launch several site initiatives that resulted in a significant increase in purchase conversion and inventory sell-through. Prior to that, Xiaodi spent six years at eBay in various leadership roles throughout the company's Buyer Experience, Search and eBay China divisions, where she helped launch numerous key products across all of eBay's 37 markets.
Founder and Director
As Founder of 1stdibs, Michael Bruno has always lived by his motto: "Decide what you want, believe in it and then get ready for the ride of your life." It's with this spirit that he founded 1stdibs over 10 years ago, bringing a handful of antiques dealers from the famed Marché aux Puces in Paris to discerning American collectors through his newly launched website, 1stdibs.com.
In addition, to his role as a Director at 1stdibs, Michael is also actively involved in many charitable organizations, including the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the Museum of Art and Design and the Bard Graduate Center. In addition, Michael sits on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of the City of New York as well as the Board of Directors of Alpha Workshops.
Benchmark Capital, Director
Matt Cohler has extensive experience working with great entrepreneurs to build lasting consumer Internet companies, having served in senior management roles at Facebook and LinkedIn. Before LinkedIn, he was a consultant in McKinsey & Company's Silicon Valley office and worked in Beijing for AsiaInfo, the telecom solutions provider that built China's Internet infrastructure, prior to the company's initial public offering.
Spark Capital, Director
His investments include Benu Networks, Covestor, FitOrbit, Frontier Strategy Group, Group Commerce, Intune Networks, Jana, Kateeva, Menara, Signpost and Verivue (acquired by Akamai)
Previously, he was a General Partner at Battery Ventures where he led investments in Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM), Arbor Networks (acquired by Tektronix now Donaher), Broadbus (acquired by Motorola), Redstone (acquired by Siemans), River Delta Networks (acquired by Motorola), Qtera (acquired by Nortel Networks) and XCOM (acquired by Level 3 Communications)
Technology Founder and Director
As 1stdibs' Technology Founder, Laurence Forcione built the company's platform from the ground up. Laurence was born in New York but grew up in Paris where he graduated from the American University of Paris with a degree in Computer Science. He worked for Apple's R&D in Paris and Ireland before founding a media agency of his own called Et Alors Productions. In 1999, Forcione met Michael Bruno, and the two went on to create 1stdibs.
Index Ventures, Director
Danny Rimer joined Index Ventures in 2002 and established the firm's London office. His investment interests include Internet infrastructure software and services.
He currently serves on a number of boards including Boku, Etsy, Factual, Flipboard, FON, Nastygal, Oanda, PeoplePerHour, Sky (BSY), Rightscale, Trialpay and viagogo.
Prior to joining Index, Danny was a general partner of The Barksdale Group, where he invested in a dozen companies including TellMe (Microsoft). Prior to joining The Barksdale Group, Danny was Managing Director in Hambrecht & Quist's (JP Morgan) Equity Research Group and was responsible for the firm's Internet practice.