Helping Buyers
Find the Right Solutions

CompareNetworks, Inc. is the premier business-to-business digital media and information publisher servicing the science, healthcare and engineering markets.

Our mission is to connect buyers and sellers through a suite of platform products that allow our audience to find the right solutions for their needs.

At the same time we make it easier for marketers to reach their target audience with the right content throughout all stages of the buying journey.

Our Services

Our media products, including vertical marketplaces, email, video, and print publications, help marketers reach decision makers and generate highly qualified sales leads in their specific fields. Our platform capabilities include web and mobile content management systems, sales and customer engagement application development, and a content targeting platform that matches relevant products with content.

Online Marketplaces

CompareNetworks’ online marketplaces are created on a robust content management system that houses over 8 million products, editorial articles, video, and more.

Targeted Marketing

CompareNetworks segments our audiences across a wide range of interests allowing marketers to target the right people at the right time.

Sales Enablement

Our Interactive Mobile Sales and Marketing Tool (imSMART) gives sales people the information they need to close the deal. imSMART is a robust mobile and desktop content management system that makes it easy for sales leaders to collect and distribute information to the teams in the field.

Technology Solutions

The CompareNetworks multimedia and creative services teams provide manufacturers with a turnkey solution for everything from e-mail blast design, to web seminars, to viral commercials. Check out our tool!

Creative Services

The CompareNetworks Production Group provides manufacturers with a turnkey solution for everything from e-mail blast design, to web seminars, to viral commercials. Check out our portfolio!

Markets We Serve

The CompareNetworks websites assist professionals in making informed purchasing decisions by offering marketplace rich with product information and industry news. With a extensive directories totaling more than 300 Million products and thousands of product videos, CompareNetworks provides the most up-to-date and efficient b-to-b marketplaces on the Web.

Life Science

Produced by scientists, Biocompare provides free, time saving services to life science researchers, allowing scientists to find and learn about the technologies that drive discovery. By combining a directory of over 7 million products with specialized search tools, articles, product reviews, webinars, videos and more, Biocompare is the trusted and comprehensive source of product information for life scientists worldwide.

Engineering, Electronics, and Industrial Manufacturing

GlobalSpec is a provider of data-driven industrial marketing solutions designed to help companies promote their products and grow their businesses. Our audience of engineers and technical professionals relies on the GlobalSpec family of brands as a trusted resource for content, community, and engagement at all stages of the research, design, and purchasing process. Our clients count on us to deliver deep industry intelligence, customized marketing programs, and measurable campaign performance.

Pharmaceutical

American Pharmaceutical Review is a leading journal for business and technology in the pharmaceutical industry. Offering unbiased editorial on drug delivery, information technology, research & development, analytical development and control, equipment and facility manufacturing and regulatory affairs, American Pharmaceutical Review keeps its users fully abreast of the latest trends and developments in the process of pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Pharmaceutical Outsourcing is a journal dedicated to pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical contract services. With regular sections on contract manufacturing, contract research, contract packaging, formulation/development services, contract analytical testing, APIs and other areas, Pharmaceutical Outsourcing provides the most complete coverage of trends and issues in the industry.

Laboratory

A leading buyers guide and online resource for the laboratory, Labcompare provides up-to-date product information and new technologies for laboratory professionals in applied sciences including analytical chemistry, clinical diagnostics, environmental sciences, food testing, forensic sciences, cannabis testing, and other applications. Combines in-depth knowledge of the products and technologies used by laboratory professionals with expertise to provide articles, product reviews, videos, newsletters, product reviews, and other content all designed to educate and inform lab professionals throughout every step of their buying journey. Labcompare continually strives to serve laboratory professionals to help facilitate product discovery and technology education, compare products side-by-side, and request quotes from manufacturers. In partnership with American Laboratory, Labcompare and American Laboratory provide analytical chemists and life scientists with up-to-date information about equipment, instrumentation, and applications that they use in their labs every day.

Reports daily breaking news from the lab community to keep readers informed and engaged. These quick multidisciplinary reads of important news include research, scientific studies, discoveries and innovations for scientists. Includes coverage on Animal Lab News that reports exclusively on vivaria globally.



Reports daily breaking news from the forensic community to keep readers informed and engaged. Targeting forensic professionals working in forensic laboratories and crime scene investigations, coverage includes forensic science technology, trends, equipment, services, and evidence collection through processing, analysis, storage, etc.

Eye and Dental Care

OptometryWeb is the ultimate online resource for Optometrists worldwide. Featuring a comprehensive product center with the ability to compare across manufacturers, up-to-date news, videos, technical articles and more, OptometryWeb empowers Optometric professionals with a digital marketplace to enhance their productivity.

OphthalmologyWeb provides product news and information to eye care physicians from all subspecialties including comprehensive ophthalmology, cataract, glaucoma, refractive and retina. Driven by physician needs, OphthalmologyWeb features a Product Center, articles written by top physicians, discussion forums, videos and more. OphthlamologyWeb strives to help physicians make more informed purchasing decisions.

Dentalcompare is an objective online resource that helps dental professionals stay up-to-date with the dental industry, discover the right products and technologies for their practice, and learn how best to use them. Thousands of clinicians come to Dentalcompare each month to compare products side-by-side across manufacturers, read the latest news and technology articles, and watch videos on new products and techniques.

Sales Enablement

Serving customers in all of the CompareNetworks marketplaces and many other business to business markets, imSMART is an enterprise sales, marketing, and training platform. imSMART gives companies the ability to centralize and distribute all sales and marketing materials to a mobile sales force, create custom presentations, download detailed analytics and share data.

About Us

CompareNetworks brings buyers and sellers together through a suite of products that allow us to deliver targeted content to the right audience at the right time.

Our media products educate professionals about tools and technologies that transform their professions. By merging digital and mobile technology, with content and domain expertise we are able to produce industry-focused marketplaces that change the way b-to-b professionals gather product information for over 8 million products, discover new technologies and communicate with manufacturers and service providers. We strive to create marketplaces that assist professionals in making more informed purchasing decisions, as well as, help marketers generate highly qualified leads and promote their products to a targeted audience.

Our platform capabilities provide manufacturers new ways to enable their sales organizations and connect with customers. Our mobile app, imSMART (the Interactive Mobile Sales and Marketing Tool) allows manufacturers to create a custom app used for their sales organization or their customers. The content targeting platform, scrazzl allows manufacturers and publishers to add a widget on their site that links highly relevant products with research articles. We create platforms that help manufacturers increase product awareness, generate revenue and grow their business.

At CompareNetworks, we’re passionate about creating new and innovative ways for buyers and suppliers to connect digitally.

Our Leadership Team

Paul Gatti, Ph.D
Chief Executive Officer

Paul co-founded CompareNetworks and
has led the company from an idea
to a leading B2B media
and technology company.

Andy Miller
Chief Operating Officer

Andy is a co-founder of CompareNetworks,
and is responsible for operations and
the execution of the products and services
CompareNetworks provides.

Mike Okimoto, Ph.D.
Chief Content Officer

Mike Okimoto is a co-founder of
CompareNetworks and is
responsible for the development
and implementation of both editorial and
data content for the CN verticals.

Jason Roy
Chief Technology Officer

Jason joined CompareNetworks in 2005 and
has lead the build of many of the company’s
major products. He is responsible for
Technology at CompareNetworks
with a concentration on imSMART.

Joan Boyce
Vice President & General Manager

Joan Boyce is the VP and General Manager of Biocompare. She has over 25 years of experience leading, innovating, and transforming scientific media brands by leveraging expertise, technology, and teamwork. She also currently serves as the UF Whitney Laboratory for Marine Biosciences Board of Trustees Chair and is a member of the SAMPS Board.

Doug Gordon
Vice President of Product, Audience & Content

Doug joined GlobalSpec in 2019 as the VP of Product Audience and Content. He leverages his background in Corporate Strategy, Product Management and Product Marketing to drive product, content and audience strategies for the GlobalSpec business.

Pete Hoelscher
President, GlobalSpec

Pete joined GlobalSpec in 2019 as Chief Operating Officer and became President when the company was acquired by CompareNetworks in 2020.

Jeanely Hunt
Vice President, Operations

Jeanely brings 13 years of experience and leadership with a focus on operational process, marketing solutions, and customer success with an additional concentration on the Lab Group division.

Alissa Martinez
Vice President of Technology

Alissa joined Globalspec in 2001 and has since participated as a developer, project lead, and manager of the Software Engineering group. She is now responsible for the Technology and Production Operation teams.

Michael Medlin
Vice President, Software Engineering

Mike joined CompareNetworks in 2000. His primary responsibility is the product and software development of the CompareNetworks product directory and content platform.

Wendy Miller
Head of HR

Wendy is CompareNetworks' first Head of HR and brings more than 25 years of HR leadership experience from companies that include Hewlett Packard, Agilent Technologies, Genentech, Yahoo and Marketo.

Lisa Paonessa
Vice President Sales & Customer Success

Lisa has been with Globalspec for over 18 years. She is responsible for Sales, Marketing and Customer Success for Globalspec.

Bo Purtic

Bo leads sales and business development for CompareNetworks' sales enablement and customer engagement software platforms.

Laura Rice
Group Publisher

Laura Rice is the Group Publisher of the Pharmaceutical division at CompareNetworks. She is responsible for the media brands American Pharmaceutical Review and Pharmaceutical Outsourcing.

Kelly Valmore
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Kelly joined GlobalSpec in 2017 and is responsible for directing the financial activities to include strategic financial planning, accounting practices, bank & cash management and risk management.