Steve Schaffer is a serial entrepreneur. He has founded five businesses and learned many lessons along the way including that a great team, excellent culture, leadership, and hard work are required to succeed. Steve is currently an advisor, investor, and occasional lecturer.
Steve’s most recent venture, Offers.com (founded as Vertive in 2002), is his most successful to date. Offers.com saves consumers time and money by helping them find the best coupons, deals, and offers from thousands of top online stores and brands.
Offers.com success led to the acquisition by Ziff Davis in December 2015. Ziff Davis (a division of j2 Global NASDAQ: JCOM) is a leading online publisher of brands like PC Magazine, IGN, and AskMen.com. Steve was the CEO of Offers.com from the founding until the sale to Ziff Davis.
Previously, Steve was the founder and CEO of Vertive, Inc., a leader in the performance marketing industry. Vertive was the publisher of over 20 vertically-focused websites that connected consumers with information and discounts on online services.
Prior to Offers.com and Vertive Steve was an entrepreneur, consultant, and manager at several online and consumer software companies including MysteryNet.com, eRegCard, DayMaker, Power Up Software and Symantec. Steve is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.