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LinkedIn SVP Deep Nishar joins Auction.com as advisor

Former Google exec tasked with assisting company’s expansion

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Auction.com has added Deep Nishar in an advisory role. Nishar is currently senior vice president of LinkedIn and a board member of several companies, including TripAdvisor and Opower.

In his role as an advisor, Nishar is expected to provide “valuable expertise to Auction.com as the company makes further enhancements to its web and mobile user experience,” the company said in a statement.

Nishar leads overall product strategy and user experience at LinkedIn, which boasts over 300 million members and is considered the world’s largest professional network. LinkedIn has seen its revenue grow from $80 million in 2008 to $1.5 billion in 2013.

“Deep understands the value of providing an optimal user experience that translates seamlessly from web to mobile interfaces, and has a demonstrated knack for knowing what works for users across all access points,” said Jeff Frieden, CEO and co-founder of Auction.com.

Prior to his time at LinkedIn, Nishar was senior director of products at Google. During his time at Google, his achievements included establishing the company’s mobile business beginning in 2005 and winning the Google Founders Award.

“Deep is a proven leader in helping define some of the greatest mobile and web products of our time,” said Jake Seid, Auction.com’s president. “We’re fortunate to be able to leverage his expertise as we accelerate our growth across all online channels.”

In addition to his roles with TripAdvisor, Opower and LinkedIn, Nishar is an investor in multiple Silicon Valley startups including Spool (acquired by Facebook in 2012), Adku (acquired by Groupon in 2012) and Aardvark (acquired by Google in 2010).

“Auction.com is unique in allowing buyers, sellers and brokers to securely transact real estate online,” Nishar said. “Translating the benefits of this open, interactive marketplace that provides price discovery, transparency, speed and efficiency to a wider population and providing them with the freedom to confidently transact real estate with ease from wherever they are can only help Auction.com position itself as the leader of this segment for years to come.”

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