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Avvo names Spotify/Adobe Engineer Kevin Goldsmith Chief Technology Officer

Avvo KevinGoldsmithAvvo, Inc., the leading online legal marketplace connecting lawyers and consumers, has announced the appointment of Kevin Goldsmith as Chief Technology Officer. He will report to Avvo Founder and CEO Mark Britton.

A seasoned leader and talented innovator, Goldsmith was most recently the VP of Engineering at Spotify, the popular digital music service, where he led a team of 130 engineers for the company’s mobile, desktop and web platforms. Prior to Spotify, Goldsmith served as the Director of Engineering for Adobe Systems for nearly a decade.

Goldsmith speaks around the world, on topics ranging from product development to how culture affects work productivity and morale. His belief in creating a work environment that sparks innovation and collaboration is reflected in his talks.

“Maintaining a culture of innovation is essential at Avvo,” Britton said. “Kevin’s ability to bring remarkable consumer experiences to life by building world-class engineering teams is unparalleled. His talent will help further establish Avvo as a top-notch tech company that’s changing the face of legal.”

“I am excited to be joining the leadership team of one of Seattle’s great consumer start-ups,” Goldsmith said. “I’m looking forward to helping grow the development organization and support the mission of making legal support available to everyone.”

Goldsmith holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. Goldsmith will be returning to Seattle after living in Stockholm, Sweden for several years. Beyond spending time with his family, he is an avid photographer and musician. Before moving to Sweden he also served on the boards of local arts organizations in the Seattle area, and looks forward to re-immersing himself into Seattle culture.

Founded in 2006, Seattle-based Avvo is the largest online legal marketplace – providing a directory, a Q&A forum, and a selection of fixed-price legal services – which are all designed to help consumers get the legal counsel they need quickly and with transparency. In July 2015, Avvo announced $71.5 million in financing led by Technology Crossover Ventures, with participation from Vulcan Capital and Coatue.  [24×7]

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