In June 2011 Douglas Galen joined shopkick as chief revenue officer to lead the expanding network of retail partnerships and revenue growth.
Galen has more than 20 years of experience in building successful alliances to support corporate planning and strategy, most recently as senior vice president, business and corporate development at Shutterfly. There he was part of the core leadership team that took the company public and grew the business from 100 to 1,000 people and from $50 million in revenues to close to $500 million, created more than 50 partnerships, and led mergers and acquisitions, including the acquisition of TinyPrints for $333 million.
Galen’s previous roles include vice president and general manager of new ventures for eBay, where he was responsible for building and launching eight emerging business units, including Tickets & Experiences and Real Estate, which generated more than $500 million in sales. Before eBay, Galen was vice president of sales and business development for E-LOAN where, as its third employee, he helped grow the company to $150 million in revenues resulting in a successful IPO. During his tenure at E-LOAN, Galen also developed more than 70 corporate alliances, joint ventures and acquisitions.
Galen earned his M.B.A. in real estate and finance and B.A. in economics from University of California, Berkeley.
Shopkick is a Palo Alto, California-based start-up funded by Kleiner Perkins’ iFund, Greylock Partners and Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn, and investor in Facebook and Zynga. In August 2010, shopkick launched the first mobile application that hands consumers high-value rewards, offers and exclusive deals at shopkick’s national retail partners simply for walking into stores and malls. Even more rewards can be earned for scanning partner brand products at over 250,000 stores nationwide. In combination with a groundbreaking new location technology called “shopkick Signal,” the app can verify location within feet, and because the detection occurs on the phone, privacy of presence information is completely in the users’ control. Shopkick’s growing partner alliance includes American Eagle Outfitters, Best Buy, Crate and Barrel, Macy’s, Old Navy, Simon Property Group, The Sports Authority, Target, Toys“R”Us, west elm, The Wet Seal, Visa, Kraft Foods, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Intel and HP. Shopkick is the only 100 percent performance-based marketing platform in the physical retail world, with measurable foot traffic and transactions at stores. The app grew to 3 million users in its first 18 months. The free shopkick app is available for the iPhone and Android.