Mr Gabby Leibovich2014 Distinguished Alumni Award - Faculty of Science Gabby Leibovich (BSc 1993) is director and co-founder of The Catch Group which owns ecommerce stores Catch of the Day, Mumgo, Scoopon,...
2014 Distinguished Alumni Award - Faculty of Science
Gabby Leibovich (BSc 1993) is director and co-founder of The Catch Group which owns ecommerce stores Catch of the Day, Mumgo, Scoopon, EatNow and Grocery Run.
Based in South-East Melbourne, The Catch Group has an annual turnover in excess of $350 million and employs more than 500 staff.
Mr Leibovich fostered his love of sales and skill as a buyer and marketer as a Monash student, selling clothing each Sunday at a suburban trash and treasure market. He made enough money in a few hours each weekend to support himself during his course.
Learning on the ground set Mr Leibovich up for a career in retail and after completing his degree he worked selling electrical goods.
With a keen marketing eye, he saw the potential of the internet to deliver better value for customers. In early 2006 with his brother Hezi he founded CatchOfTheDay, an online shopping site based on a new retailing model offering a 'deal a day'.
The new retailing model was an immediate success, with the company quickly expanding its portfolio into new markets with category specific sites Scoopon, GroceryRun, Mumgo, Eatnow, WestAvenue and Yumtable.
In 2011 the rapid growth and success of the online retailing group caught the attention of an investment consortium that included James Packer's Consolidated Press Holdings and Tiger Global, who invested $80 million into the business for a minority share.
Today The Catch Group is Australia’s number one ecommerce company with plans to launch into new categories in the online retail space.