Norman Hoffmann
  • Adjunct Instructor, Finance Department
757-478-5569

Education

  • , AB English, DukeUniversity

Biography

With almost three decades experience in business development and media acquisitions, Norman Hoffmann brings a wealth of real-world experience to the classroom and consulting assignments.  As a founding manager and Chief Financial Officer of Trader Publishing Company, he was integrally involved with its development into a $1.3 billion revenue enterprise.  While there, he served as:

  • Executive founder of AutoTrader.com and Traderonline.com, national Internet services;
  • Architect of the national network of localized Auto Mart and Employment Guide magazines, two free distribution magazine publishing groups;
  • Founder of Vehicle Web Services, an Internet site hosting company;
  • Acquirer of over 70 companies; and
  • Creator of several business concepts which flourished or crashed and burned.