Brian Harrison, Global CEO of kgbdeals is joining us as guest speaker at the DD Summit Europe 2012. Brian is responsible for the strategic direction of the kgbdels business in the US, UK, France and Italy. He is the former Chief Executive Officer for kgbdeals UK, as well as the former Chief Executive Office of The Number UK Ltd, which included 118118, 118118 Media and the launch of kgbdeals. Based in London, he joined the company in 2009.
Previously, Brian was the Digital Director for the Telegraph Media Group where he was responsible for digital business within the newspaper group. Prior to that role, Brian was the UK Managing Director at Empathy Marketing, a specialist online retailer and rewards business, and General Manager, Digital, for Thomson Directories.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with honors from Nottingham University.
In 2010, kgb harnessed its database of hyper-local directory assistance information to launch www.kgbdeals.com, a deal site that brings its members daily discounts on popular products and services; By March 2011, kgbdeals was offering deals in more than 100 cities globally and had become the third largest daily deal business in the world. Also in 2010 in the U.S. and Europe, kgb launched www.kgbpeople.com, a people search engine that enables consumers to monitor their profile on the Web, set alerts, and manage their reputation online. Last year kgb served more than a hundred million consumers globally.
kgb is a privately held, New York-based company and the world's largest independent provider of directory assistance and enhanced information services. During its nearly twenty year history, kgb has built some of the most successful brands in the telecommunications, customer care and enhanced information services sectors. kgb's European brands include The Number 118 118 in the United Kingdom and Le Numero 118 218 in France, both of which are leading players in their respective markets.