Welcome to Reviews.com

Think of the last time you bought something you really cared about: a life insurance policy, a coffee pot, or maybe even lip balm. (Some people really care about lip balm.) Think of the amount of Googling you did, the types of people and publications you turned to for advice, until you were confident you were buying the best thing for you.

Reviews.com does all that work for you. Then, we package it up to tell the story of our discoveries and, most importantly, be your research partner so you can make a purchase you won’t regret.

Who We Are

We consider ourselves obsessive consumers: We don't just want to know which products are the best ones to sink our money into, but also why. We drill down to find out exactly what makes something great, and then hold it up for the world to see. Our passion for excellence is only matched by our dedication to the truth. We know there are a lot of voices out there, and every decision we make is rooted in earning your trust.

A small group of consumer advocates teamed up to create Reviews.com in 2013. Today its operations span the U.S., with testing facilities in Seattle, New York City, and Fort Mill, South Carolina. Led by Editorial Director Pete Pachal, our team of expert reviewers is united around a common goal: finding you the best of everything.

Pete Pachal
Pete Pachal
Editorial Director

Pete Pachal is the Editorial Director of Reviews.com and has been with the company since January 2019. In his role, Pete leads the editorial team, overseeing the site's entire spectrum of content — from reviews to news to guides and more.

Hayley Armstrong
Hayley Armstrong
Communications Associate

Adam Benjamin
Adam Benjamin
Editor

Brett Benningfield
Brett Benningfield
Research Associate

McKibbin Brady
McKibbin Brady
Communications Associate

Priscilla Chalke
Priscilla Chalke
Project Manager

Lidia Davis
Lidia Davis
Associate Writer

Anne Dennon
Anne Dennon
Staff Writer

Tyler Epps
Tyler Epps
Research Associate

Robert Gould
Robert Gould
Content Producer

Joseph Groves
Joseph Groves
Front End Developer

Michelle Healy
Michelle Healy
Communications Manager

Ken Hocker
Ken Hocker
Creative Director

Arthur Karambizi
Arthur Karambizi
Software Engineer

Jermaine Lecky
Jermaine Lecky
Production Assistant

Victoria Lurie
Victoria Lurie
Editor

Mark Marzeotti
Mark Marzeotti
Senior Front End Developer

Jose Mena
Jose Mena
Customer Experience Manager

Danika Miller
Danika Miller
Staff Writer

Adam Morgan
Adam Morgan
Senior Finance Editor

Jeff Mumford
Jeff Mumford
Executive Vice President

Jackie Nelson
Jackie Nelson
Staff Writer

Hunter Newton
Hunter Newton
Photographer and Graphic Designer

Maggie Overholt
Maggie Overholt
Senior Insurance Editor

Philip Palermo
Philip Palermo
Senior Editor

Grace Pilling
Grace Pilling
Editor

John Puterbaugh
John Puterbaugh
Senior Editor

Devon Rhodes
Devon Rhodes
Account Manager

Brian Robson
Brian Robson
Writer

Caio Santos
Caio Santos
Communications Associate

Jenna Shippee
Jenna Shippee
Analyst

Derik Solis
Derik Solis
Software Engineer

Claye Stokes
Claye Stokes
General Manager

Dan Stosich
Dan Stosich
Senior Digital Designer

Joe Supan
Joe Supan
Staff Writer

Lauren Thomas
Lauren Thomas
Communications Strategist

Seth Thomas
Seth Thomas
Director of Business Development

Richard Wheeler
Richard Wheeler
SEO Analyst

Megan Wilburn
Megan Wilburn
Communications Associate

Chelsea Wing
Chelsea Wing
Editor

How We Find the Best of Everything

We start by doing the research

We recognize that our readers are individuals and there often isn’t a one-size-fits-all “best” for everyone. A 23-year-old who wants to invest their tax refund for the first time isn’t after the same thing as a day trader looking to upgrade platforms, even if they’re both searching for the best online stock broker.

Our goal is to match you with the products and services that will fit seamlessly into your unique life. That’s why we review whole categories, not individual products. We take an exhaustive approach, analyzing scientific studies, lab results, historical trends, and user experiences — and often trying out the product or service ourselves. Along the way, we’ve brewed about 500 cups of coffee, applied for a slew of debt consolidation loans, and received quotes from at least two dozen home warranty providers.

Is there testing data that already exists? We’ll find it. An ingredients label that isn’t making sense? We’ll hop on the phone with the manufacturer. We’re relentless in our quest for the truth. It’s how we found out that the men’s and women’s versions of Rogaine are exactly the same, even though the men’s version is $10 cheaper.

We get input from the right people

We’re not experts in the industries we’re reviewing, meaning we’re not cosmetic chemists, or dog food formulators, or investment bankers. We’re writers and researchers on a mission we take extremely seriously. So we ask the people who are experts to help us find our way. (We also read a lot of customer reviews to see what they may have missed.)

We also keep our reviews updated

A good review is never finished. Our research is ongoing, and we strive to keep our content updated by reviewing new products, keeping an eye on product recalls, and calling out emerging trends.

Our business hinges on credibility and how useful each review is to you. We promise to tell the story of what we’ve found in a way that’s worth your time, so you can get what you need and get on with your day.

How We Make Money

Reviews.com is reader-supported. If you click on or buy something via a link on our site, we may earn a commission. This is how we can stay in business. We think it’s a good deal for us and for you — if we’ve done the right research, and presented it well, then you’ll be ready to make your purchase and never have to take an ad campaign at face value again.

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