Ken Goldstein advises a number of start-ups and established corporations in technology, entertainment, media, and e-commerce. He most recently served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of SHOP.COM, a market leader in developing creative new experiences for online consumer commerce through the convenience of OneCart®, its patented universal shopping cart. SHOP.COM was acquired at the end of 2010 by Market America, where Ken became a strategic advisor to the company’s founders and senior management.
He previously served as executive vice president and managing director of Disney Online, the business unit of the Walt Disney Internet Group that produced the leading entertainment web destination for kids and families. Key achievements at Disney developed by his teams included launch of the first massively multiplayer online game for kids, Toontown, as well as FamilyFun.com, Movies.com, and the broadband service Disney Connection. Prior to Disney, Ken was vice president of entertainment at Broderbund Software and founding general manager of the company’s Red Orb Entertainment division. Before the formation of Red Orb, he was responsible for all aspects of development on Broderbund’s acclaimed Carmen Sandiego series.
He also worked as a designer/producer at Philips Interactive Media and Cinemaware Corporation, and for several years as a screenwriter and television executive. Ken is active in children’s welfare issues and has served on the boards of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, and Full Circle Programs. He is at work on his first novel, publishes the business blog Corporate Intelligence Radio, and has been a featured speaker at the Churchill Club, the Writers Guild, the Media Summit, the Intel Partners Forum, the Accel Stanford Symposium, the Game Developers Conference, JupiterMedia Game Market Watch, Kid Power, Digital Hollywood, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Ken and his wife Shelley, who teaches English as a Second Language, make their home in Southern California, where he serves on the Sierra Madre Planning Commission. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University.