From 1994 until 2005, Danny Krifcher served as an executive at America Online, where he was most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the AOL Dial-Up Business, America Online’s base business with over 20 million subscribers.
Before he was named to the Dial-Up COO position, Mr. Krifcher served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Operations, leading the development and execution of AOL's overall corporate strategy and business turnaround in 2003.
During his tenure at AOL, Mr. Krifcher’s roles included Senior Vice President, Advanced Services, responsible for new strategic initiatives and corporate negotiations, and Vice President of ICQ, in charge of the Tel Aviv-based Web businesses of the world's largest instant messaging community.
Between 1995 and 1998, Mr. Krifcher founded and led the AOL Greenhouse, the first Internet incubator, where he managed a team that invested in more than 30 startups, formed three joint ventures, including two with Time Warner, and launched some of the most successful interactive content on the AOL service, including Love@AOL.
In addition, Mr. Krifcher led the development of AOL's Small Business Strategy; managed the integration of Moviefone, acquired by AOL; and, directed the repositioning of CompuServe after its acquisition by AOL. Other positions Mr. Krifcher held included Vice President of Original Programming; Vice President of AOL Community Products; and Director of Corporate Development.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Krifcher founded Closings Ltd., a venture-backed startup and was a Consultant at Bain & Company, a corporate strategy consulting firm based in Boston.
He currently serves as Board President of JTA - The Global News Service of the Jewish People and Board President of the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Maryland. He recently served on the board of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and is a former board member of Harvard Hillel and The United Jewish Endowment Fund of Greater Washington. He is a member of the AIPAC national Executive Committee and is a graduate of the Wexner Heritage Program.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Krifcher graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with concentrations in finance and information systems and earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
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