Dorian Patchin is an Internet start-up veteran with abundant experience in Product Management, Product Marketing, and Business Development. Most recently, Dorian was the Director of Strategic Relations at Webs.com, the leader in DIY website creation and hosting with more than 50 million sites created. Webs recently was acquired by Vistaprint for $117 million. Dorian also worked on Social Gaming Network (SGN), which subsequently spun out of Webs, raising $17 million in venture capital. SGN was acquired by MindJolt in 2011.
Prior to joining Webs, Dorian was VP of Product Management & Executive Producer for Winetasting.com’s Internet division in Napa. Previously, Dorian was Vice President and General Manager of NBC Internet's XOOM.com division in San Francisco. He joined XOOM.com in 1998 prior to XOOM.com’s IPO and subsequent merger with NBC and Snap.com. Dorian's background includes numerous start-ups: Alexa Internet (bought by Amazon.com in early 1999) and Freeloader, the first “Push Technology” software/service founded by Mark Pincus (founder of Zynga). Other experience includes being part of the launch team for the Washington Post’s first online endeavor as well as researcher/archivist for the news room.
Dorian holds a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University. He is an avid competitor/fan of soccer, basketball, science fiction, wine (especially California Cabs), his family and his Polish Lowland Sheepdog.