Since leaving Overture in 2002, Jay Gallinatti has been providing consulting and advisory services to small and growing internet businesses. One of those companies was sold to a larger company at a very favorable price for the investors; another company is still in the incubation stage; and a third plans to be a public company soon, having already filed S-1 registration.
Mr. Gallinatti joined Overture Services (formerly GoTo.com) as one of the founding members of the executive management team in March of 1998. GoTo.com pioneered the concept of “paid search & sponsored listings.” In less than four years the company grew from 15 people to over 600, generating over $600 million in revenue and $100 million in net profit, and executed an initial public offering. Overture was acquired by Yahoo in 2003 for $1.6 billion, and is now commonly known as Yahoo Search Marketing.
Mr. Gallinatti has served as a Director of Zango, Inc. since November 2004. Zango delivers free content (games, videos, software, screen savers, etc.) to internet users through an advertising-supported network.
From June 2003 through June 2005, he served on the Board of Directors of Local Matters, Inc. and was named Chairman in December 2003. Local Matters provides software and media services that enable Yellow Pages publishers and Directory Assistance service providers to expand their traditional offerings and capitalize on emerging opportunities in the internet “local search” market.
Prior to joining GoTo, Mr. Gallinatti served as VP, Sales & Marketing at Austin-James, Inc., a consumer software company. He spent nine years at Lotus Development Corporation in a variety of roles, including West Coast Regional Director of Sales, and Director of Marketing. Mr. Gallinatti received his B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University in 1978.