October 16, 2008
Advice Company Names Steven Lurie Chief Executive Officer
Advice Company today announced that Steven Lurie has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Lurie succeeds the founder, Gerry Goldsholle, who was named Chairman.
A recognized technology business leader, Lurie brings more than 15 years of Internet and software experience to Advice Company, whose marquee site is www.FreeAdvice.com.
"Steven is exactly the right leader for Advice Company," said Goldsholle. "His extensive background and vision for the potential of the Internet fit Advice Company's mission to provide consumers access to quality advice. His strong management experience will help continue our growth. Furthermore, his legal training at Harvard Law School complements our focus on legal information and attorneys."
"Gerry founded one of the earliest online advice companies in 1995," Lurie said. "His vision of enabling consumers to get advice online and to connect with qualified attorneys was pioneering."
"I have been enormously impressed with the company's business and market position," Lurie continued. "I am thrilled to work with the team as we advance Advice Company to its next phase of growth."
Lurie is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School, with over a decade of experience at Microsoft and venture-backed start-ups including as an early executive at Ingenio, the pay-per-call pioneer acquired by AT&T's YellowPages.com. Most recently, Lurie worked at MHS Capital, a venture capital fund backed by the founders of PayPal and executives at Google.
Prior to forming Advice Company, Goldsholle was CEO of MetLife's MetLife Marketing Corporation. A graduate of William & Mary, Columbia Law School and Stanford Business School's Executive Program, he also has chaired committees of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California, and the New York City Bar Association.
About Advice Company
Advice Company has been a leader in providing information and services over the Internet since 1995. Over 10 million people visit the company's sites each year seeking information and advice, looking to hire lawyers and experts, and to purchase legal forms and insurance. The company sold its home improvement advice affiliate DoItYourself.com to Internet Brands Inc. in 2007. Current sites include:
-- AttorneyPages(R) (http://AttorneyPages.com): an easy to use consumer oriented national directory of qualified attorneys and law firms that provides marketing and lead generation services.
-- Expert Pages(R) (http://ExpertPages.com): the original and leading Internet directory of expert witnesses, which has been recognized as "best in class" by top legal publishers.
-- FreeAdvice(R) (http://www.FreeAdvice.com): the most visited legal and insurance information and advice site for consumers. Covering over 130 subjects, the site has been winning media acclaim since 1996.
AttorneyPages, ExpertPages and FreeAdvice are trademarks of Advice Company.