As a business and Internet entrepreneur, Fabrice Grinda has successfully transposed and adapted business ideas between the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America.In March of 2006, Fabrice co-founded OLX, Inc. with business partner Alec Oxenford, in the hopes of building the largest free local classified site in the world. As co-founder and co-CEO, Fabrice drives the company’s business development, oversees an organization of over 80 employees and negotiates acquisitions with global partners.
Prior to OLX, Fabrice was the founder and CEO of Zingy Inc., which he built into one of the largest wireless media companies in the Americas while successfully closing deals with some of the top wireless providers in the world. Within four years, Fabrice successfully grew the business to $200 million in content sales before selling the business in 2004 for $80 million.
In 1998, Fabrice co-founded Aucland S.A., one of the top three auction sites in Europe. In just over a year, Aucland S.A. launched in five countries and grew to 750,000 registered users.
In addition to these achievements, Fabrice worked as a business consultant for McKinsey & Company, where he conducted financial and economic analysis for large financial institutions.
Fabrice graduated Summa Cum Laude from Princeton University and was awarded the Halbert White prize, given to the most distinguished economics student, as well as The Wolfe Balleisen memorial prize, awarded for best thesis.
Fabrice’s blog: www.fabricegrinda.com