Alan Rimm-Kaufman Dead at 41

Alan Rimm-Kaufman, founder of online marketing firm The Rimm-Kaufman Group, died from leukemia on July 18. He was 41.

Rimm-Kaufman was a frequent speaker at industry tradeshows and conferences, and was a judge for Multichannel Merchant’s annual MCM Awards. Before founding his own company in 2003, he was vice president-marketing for electronics merchant Crutchfield.

During his five years at Crutchfield, company revenues grew 48%, reaching $192 million in 2002. Internet revenues for Crutchfield grew over 450% during that time, reaching $80 million in 2002.

Rimm-Kaufman, a 14-year survivor of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter, and his mother.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alan Rimm-Kaufman Legacy Fund, CBI Preschool, 501 East Jefferson Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22902, and that individuals consider joining the national bone marrow registry.

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