Extole’s leadership team continues to expand with the addition of Erik Zech as Chief Financial Officer. Zech brings with him over 20 years of diverse financial experience.
At Extole, Zech will oversee all finance and accounting functions to help the company grow and scale. “I’m really excited to join the team here at Extole. What they are doing is fundamentally changing the way brands think about customer acquisition and the way marketing dollars are allocated. Referral marketing is clearly the next acquisition channel.”
Prior to joining Extole, Zech served as CFO of Pearl.com, a leading online professional services marketplace and Real Goods Solar (NASDAQ: RSOL), where he helped lead the company through its initial public offering in May 2008.
Before that, he led the Internet and Digital Media Investment Banking Practice at Thomas Weisel Partners, a boutique investment banking firm with a focus on growth sectors of the economy. Zech was also CFO of Creditland.com, an Investment Banker in Merrill Lynch’s M&A practice, and a CPA with Price Waterhouse LLP.
In addition to his vast financial experience, Zech is also a volunteer firefighter, avid sporstman (hence the awesome ski pic!), and is currently training for an Ironman. He lives in Marin with his wife and 3 great kids.