Red Ventures

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We’re a team of talented people who think it’s fun to challenge what’s possible and do bold things- fast. Founded in 2000 and headquartered just south of Charlotte, N.C., Red Ventures works with some of the largest brands in the country and we’re now the largest technology-enabled platform in the US for launching and growing sales and marketing businesses.

We own the entire direct marketing process on our partner's behalf - from demand generation to closing the sale. Our expertise lies in our ability to optimize the entire customer lifecycle for these brand partners. We do this by connecting with potential customers from their initial interest in the marketplace to their end transaction. 

We’ve consistently been voted in the top of the Charlotte Best Places to Work list – thanks in part to a campus that boasts a gym, running track, basketball court, multiple patios and a bistro that trumps any brown bag you can imagine. Most importantly, our culture is second-to-none, built around impressive, funny, driven people who take smart risks, build new technologies and embrace an entrepreneurial spirit. Red Ventures employees are serious about their work - but don’t take themselves too seriously.
HQFort Mill, SC, US
Employee Ratings3.8
Overall CultureA-

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2021)3,365(+2%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Red Ventures

Ric Elias

Ric Elias

Chief Executive Officer
Dan Feldstein

Dan Feldstein

Chief Marketing Officer
Mark Brodsky

Mark Brodsky

Chief Financial Officer
Shannon McFayden

Shannon McFayden

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Tim Kullick

Tim Kullick

Chief Operating Officer
Hallie Cornetta

Hallie Cornetta

Executive Vice President, People Operations
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Red Ventures Office Locations

Red Ventures has offices in Fort Mill, Austin, Charlotte, Detroit and in 4 other locations
Fort Mill, SC, US (HQ)
1101 Red Ventures Dr
Austin, TX, US
9430 Research Blvd
Austin, TX, US
9600 N Mopac Expy #500
Charlotte, NC, US
10101 Claude Freeman Dr
Detroit, MI, US
1274 Library St #400
New York, NY, US
100 5th Ave #1600
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Red Ventures Financials and Metrics

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Red Ventures total Funding

$250 m

Red Ventures latest funding size

$250 m

Time since last funding

7 years ago

Red Ventures investors

Red Ventures's latest funding round in January 2015 was reported to be $250 m. In total, Red Ventures has raised $250 m
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Red Ventures Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
CNETSeptember 14, 2020$500 m

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Red Ventures News and Updates

Livingstone Advises Red Ventures on Divestiture of TechRepublic

CHICAGO, Sept. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Livingstone is pleased to announce it has advised Red Ventures ("RV") on the sale of TechRepublic, a leading IT editorial and lead generation business unit within RV's CNET Media Group, to TechnologyAdvice. For more than 20 years, TechRepublic has...

Red Ventures Announces Closing of Acquisition of CNET Media Group

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Ventures today announced that it has completed the previously announced agreement to buy the business of CNET Media Group, an expansive portfolio of digital media brands that advise consumers across leading consumer tech, business tech,...

Red Ventures acquires CNET Media Group from ViacomCBS for $500M

Another big M&A play is going down in the the world of media. Publishing group Red Ventures today announced that it is buying CNET Media Group from ViacomCBS for $500 million. The deal will include the eponymous CNET tech site, as well as ZDNet, Gamespot, TVGuide, Metacritic, and Chowhound. The …

ViacomCBS to sell CNET for $500 million to Red Ventures

Red Ventures confirmed Monday a deal to pay $500 million to ViacomCBS Inc. to acquire CNET Media Group. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. ViacomCBS's stock rose 1.8% in premarket trading. The Wall Street Journal had reported last month that ViacomCBS and Red Ventures were…

Summit Partners sells Healthline to Red Ventures

Red Ventures has acquired Healthline Media from Summit Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Healthline is a publisher of consumer health and wellness information sites. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC advised Red Ventures while K&L Gates provided legal advice.
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Red Ventures Blogs

Empowered Feature: Khemari Cook

On this month’s Empowered leaders feature, we hear from RV’s new Chief Diversity Officer Khemari Cook. Learn more about her and her role here. The post Empowered Feature: Khemari Cook appeared first on Inspired.

The Secret Life of RV: Leezel Tanglao

When she's not busy helping The Points Guy team crush its goals, Leezel is trailblazing efforts to stop the spread of COVID and misinformation within Filipino communities. The post The Secret Life of RV: Leezel Tanglao appeared first on Inspired.

Empowered Feature: Senior Associate Mari Gaby Lugo

Meet Mari Gaby: A Senior Associate in our Puerto Rico office and an alumna of our FWD787 (now RVPR) program. Find out more about her budding career journey here! The post Empowered Feature: Senior Associate Mari Gaby Lugo appeared first on Inspired.

90 Days In – Transitioning to RV

We spoke with eight new RV employees about their first 90 days into their new roles - find out what they had to say, and snag some of their career-transition tips! The post 90 Days In – Transitioning to RV appeared first on Inspired.

Empowered Feature: Michaela Tarpey

How did Human Resources Business Partner Michaela Tarpey learn to advocate for herself - and for others - in the workplace? Find out here. The post Empowered Feature: Michaela Tarpey appeared first on Inspired.

3 Things: The Purpose of Business

Simon Sinek is an optimist, a New York Times bestselling author, and the speaker behind the third-most-watched TEDTalk of all time. Hear his take on the purpose of business, the value of trust in leadership, and much more. The post 3 Things: The Purpose of Business appeared first on Inspired.
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Red Ventures Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are Red Ventures key executives?

    Red Ventures's key executives are Ric Elias, Dan Feldstein and Mark Brodsky.

  • How many employees does Red Ventures have?

    Red Ventures has 3,365 employees.

  • Who are Red Ventures competitors?

    Competitors of Red Ventures include Solera, Siemens Digital Industries Software and Otsuka.

  • Where is Red Ventures headquarters?

    Red Ventures headquarters is located at 1101 Red Ventures Dr, Fort Mill.

  • Where are Red Ventures offices?

    Red Ventures has offices in Fort Mill, Austin, Charlotte, Detroit and in 4 other locations.

  • How many offices does Red Ventures have?

    Red Ventures has 11 offices.