Scott Kauffman

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Scott L. Kauffman (born 1956) is an American business manager.

He was born in Princeton, New Jersey to Ellwood and Shirley Kauffman, and grew up with his sister Jane and brothers Geoffrey and Matthew. In 1973 he appeared briefly in Steven E. de Souza's first film, Arnold's Wrecking Co..

Kauffman has worked for a variety of media companies: Newsweek was the first, and then Time Warner in the founding of Entertainment Weekly.[clarification needed]

His next job was as a vice-president of CompuServe, where he worked on all of the online brands and pioneered SpryNet, CompuServe's ISP service. With help from Goldman Sachs, Kauffman participated in the development of one of the first initial public offerings of the Internet industry. He left CompuServe in 1997 to become president and CEO of ClickOver, a company focused on developing management solutions for Internet advertising. ClickOver later became AdKnowledge after acquiring Focalink.

Before Scott left AdKnowledge and the company was sold to CMGI, AdKnowledge grew to over 80 employees and more than 100 customers. Kauffman then spent time in turn with eCoverage, a direct-to-consumer online insurance company; Coremetrics; and, as President and CEO, MusicNow, an online music service partnered[clarification needed] with FullAudio. In 2005, he ran the San Francisco-based digital-magazine service provider Zinio.

Scott holds an AB in English from Vassar College and an MBA in marketing from New York University's Graduate School of Business. In July 1992, Advertising Age named him one of the top 100 marketers in the country; and in 1996, he was named by Advertising Age as one of twenty "Digital Media Masters".

In 2006, Scott was named President and Chief Operating Officer of BlueLithium. On December 4, 2008, he was named Chief Executive Officer of SourceForge, Inc., now Geeknet, owner and operator of, ThinkGeek, Slashdot, Freshmeat (now Freecode and, at the time, Ohloh.

Scott resides in Palo Alto, California with his wife Nanci, son Stephen and daughter Sarah.

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