ThisNext Expands Board

Los Angeles-based ThisNext, the venture funded shopping discovery and recommendations site, said Monday morning that it has appointed Rob Goldman to the firm's board of directors. Goldman was most recently at, where he served as General Manager and other executive positions at the company. Goldman has also served at Digital Jones,, and ThisNext provides an online product recommendation and discovery site based on user reviews; the firm is funded by Anthem Ventures and Clearstone Venture Partners. ThisNext's board also includes Jason Calacanis, former co-founder of Weblogs and current CEO of Mahalo; Sumant Mandal of Clearstone; Todd Jerry of Anthem Ventures; and co-founder and CEO Gordon Gould.