Pompano Beach, Fla. – September 3, 2009 – Cash4Gold (www.cash4gold.com), the world’s #1 gold buyer from the general public, today announced that it was donating $15,000 to the Red Cross to assist with relief efforts surrounding the wildfires currently raging in California.
“Some of our top executives recently moved from California and their families are still living there, so the difficult situation in the golden state really hits close to home,” said Cash4Gold CEO Jeff Aronson. “We are happy to help the Red Cross in its good work, our thoughts are with the Californians who have been impacted, and we tip our hats to the brave firefighters working to contain the blaze.”
Cash4Gold’s California connections include recently acquired executive David Knight, who joined the company as its Senior Vice President for International Marketing and Expansion. Knight came to Cash4Gold after working at eBay as Vice President of International Marketing and then Vice President of Internal Communication.
Knight has played a central effort in helping Cash4Gold expand into the U.K. and Canada in recent months, and will be a key architect of the company’s continued global expansion.
Another Cash4Gold executive, Chief Technology Officer Shawn Kernes, recently relocated to Florida from California. Kernes is a former eBay executive who earlier was Chief Technology Officer/ Vice President at StubHub. He is charged with overseeing the company’s development and implementation of technology strategies, engineering and technical operations.
Its support for the Red Cross is the latest in a line of Cash4Gold donations to various charities. In the past, the company has supported the international hunger relief organization Feed the Children and Stand Among Friends, which is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting opportunities for disabled individuals.