Seattle, Wash — SEATTLE, Sept. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Avvo, Inc., the leading online legal marketplace connecting lawyers and consumers, today announced it has hired Eric Dahlberg as the company’s first Chief Revenue Officer. He will report to Avvo Founder and CEO Mark Britton.
Prior to joining Avvo, Dahlberg spent a decade in Microsoft’s Advertising & Online division, most recently serving as General Manager, where he was responsible for sales and service of digital advertising across a broad swath of media and advertising technologies. In his role at Avvo, Dahlberg will lead the company’s growing sales organization, while providing strategic insight and support to the company’s attorney-focused product team.
“Eric brings a unique combination of sales management and proven quantitative execution to our sales and product teams,” Britton said. “Eric’s experience will help us better understand our lawyers and how we strengthen our relationships with them, but he will also help us divine the future – envisioning sales operations, products and services that help our lawyers succeed in today’s highly competitive legal market.”
“The legal industry is one of few large categories that has not yet been fully remade by the internet, but Avvo is the company leading the charge,” Dahlberg said. “Avvo’s phenomenal growth is evidence that improved access to information, an online community of experts, and streamlined communication between consumers and attorneys can help people handle their legal matters with confidence. I am impressed with the way Avvo is simplifying access to legal services and am excited to work with the attorneys who bring Avvo’s offerings to life.”
Dahlberg has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University. Prior to joining Microsoft, he worked in Finance as an Assistant Vice President at Putnam Investments. Dahlberg lives in the Seattle area with his wife and two young children.
Founded in 2007, Seattle-based Avvo is the largest online legal marketplace – providing a directory, a Q&A forum, and an on-demand legal service – which are all designed to help consumers get the legal counsel they need quickly and with transparency. In July 2015, Avvo announced $71.5 million in financing led by Technology Crossover Ventures, with participation from Vulcan Capital and Coatue.
For more information on Avvo and its legal resources for consumers and attorneys, visit www.avvo.com.
About Avvo, Inc.
Avvo is the leading online legal marketplace connecting consumers and lawyers. Avvo offers on-demand, affordable legal advice through Avvo Advisor®, which delivers a highly reviewed lawyer for 15 minutes over the phone – anytime, anywhere – available online or via a free app for iOS devices. In Avvo’s Q&A forum, consumers can get their legal questions answered for free by more than 230,000 participating lawyers or search more than 7.5 million previously asked questions and attorney provided answers. Avvo’s lawyer directory provides Avvo-rated profiles, client reviews, and peer endorsements for 97% of all lawyers in the U.S., so consumers can find the lawyer who’s right for them. Avvo also helps lawyers grow their businesses with marketing tools and services including the Avvo JD App and Avvo Ignite, a cloud-based marketing platform designed specifically for attorneys. Avvo, Avvo Advisor, Avvo JD App, and Avvo Ignite are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avvo, Inc. Avvo was founded in 2007 and is based in Seattle, WA.