CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features Digital River.
Backed by 20 years of ecommerce experience, Digital River is recognized as a leading global provider of Commerce-as-a-Service solutions. Companies of all sizes rely on Digital River’s cloud-based commerce, payments and marketing services to manage and grow their online businesses.
In 2014, Digital River processed more than $35 billion in online transactions, connecting B2B and B2C digital products companies and branded manufacturers with buyers across multiple devices and channels, and nearly every country in the world.
Digital River is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices across the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America.
David Dobson joined Digital River in February 2013, as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. David leads Digital River in its mission to help companies find new and better ways of successfully building and growing profitable online businesses on a global basis. Today, Digital River’s e-commerce technologies and international experts are working behind the scenes to support thousands of companies around the world, including respected industry leaders such as Microsoft, Adobe, Kaspersky, Lenovo, Logitech, Samsung and Ubisoft. David’s leadership is integral to Digital River’s plan to accelerate growth, drive quality and customer satisfaction, and evolve its e-commerce solution to meet the needs of today’s highly connected buyers.
David joins Digital River from CA Technologies where he was executive vice president and group executive for the company’s Global Lines of Business. David was responsible for leading CA’s broad portfolio of products and solutions for mainframe, distributed and cloud computing environments. His team played a key role in repositioning CA as a market leader in cloud enablement solutions, as well as driving increased revenue, market share and profitability during his tenure.
Prior to joining CA Technologies in 2010, David served as president of Pitney Bowes Management Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes, Inc. Also during his tenure at Pitney Bowes, David served as executive vice president and chief strategy and innovation officer, where he was responsible for leading the development of the company’s long-term strategy and increasing the company’s focus and capacity on innovation as a source of growth.
Before coming to Pitney Bowes in 2008, David was chief executive officer of Corel Corporation, a global provider of leading software titles, including CorelDRAW®, WordPerfect® and WinZip®. During his three years at Corel, the company grew revenue 20 percent year-over-year, and increased profits by more than 30 percent each year. In 2006, he was instrumental in leading the company’s successful initial public offering.
Before joining Corel in 2005, David spent 19 years at IBM where he held a number of senior management positions, including corporate vice president, Emerging Business Opportunities, and president and general manager, IBM Printing Systems Division.
David graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, with a degree in electrical engineering and management.
Ted Cahall joined Digital River in 2013 as the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. To his role, Ted brings a deep resume of Internet industry experience, working with companies such as Microsoft, AOL, United Online, CNET Networks, Bank of America and AT&T Bell Labs. At Digital River, Ted leads the company’s offering strategy from design to delivery, including the global product development, engineering, QA, IT and delivery organizations. His team manages the leading multi-tenant, SaaS-based commerce infrastructure that connects companies with online consumers and business buyers across virtually every country in the world.
Ted Cahall joined Digital River from Microsoft, where he served as corporate vice president of MSN and led one of the largest online media networks in the world.
Prior to joining Microsoft in 2010, Cahall held various senior executive positions at AOL. His positions included divisional president, executive vice president and chief technology officer, as well as executive vice president and president of the platforms and products business units responsible for AOL Search, MapQuest, commerce channels, publishing, video search, email and mobile.
Before joining AOL, Cahall was an executive vice president and chief operating officer of United Online, a leading provider of consumer products and services over the Internet. At United Online, Cahall had responsibility for multiple U.S. and international social networking sites.
Prior to going to United Online, Cahall was chief technology officer at CNET Networks, where he managed the architecture, data centers, infrastructure and software development of more than 30 web properties.
In addition, Cahall spent six years at Bank of America, serving as vice president of enterprise architecture and standards, and later as the vice president of engineering for the Internet home banking division.
Cahall started his career at AT&T Bell Labs, where he developed communication device drivers and software distribution systems for an embedded version of the Unix operating system.
Tom Peterson is the executive vice president and general manager of commerce at Digital River. In this role, Tom leads the global strategy and execution for Digital River’s commerce business. Under Tom’s leadership, the commerce team works with SMBs and multinational enterprises to help them build and grow profitable online businesses both domestically and internationally.
Tom comes to Digital River from HP, where he was the executive director of global accounts for the HP enterprise group and worked with multinational retailers, branded manufacturers and digital products companies.
Before joining HP, Tom was the president of global retail for Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), a leading global retail shopper behavior, promotion services and pricing strategy consulting firm. At IRI, Tom was focused on defining and shaping advanced retail industry solutions and services and go-to-market strategies. Prior to IRI, Tom spent 29 years at IBM, most recently as the worldwide general manager for the IBM consumer products industry responsible for a rapidly expanding $2 billion business that served CPGs and branded manufacturers. IBM’s CPG customers included leading household names such as The Coca-Cola Company, Kraft/Phillip Morris, Pepsi, Procter and Gamble, and Unilever. While at IBM, Tom also served in leadership roles in sales, marketing and operations for the global retail store solutions division and global computer services organization.
Tom earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota.