Smaato’s Co-Founders Step Down, Arndt Groth Named CEO

Smaato has a new CEO. The mobile supply-side platform told employees Friday morning that Ragnar Kruse and Petra Vorsteher are exiting the company they co-founded 15 years ago. Arndt Groth, who joined Smaato as president in 2017, will succeed Kruse, who had served as CEO since Smaato’s inception. Kruse and Vorsteher are handing over theContinue reading »

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Kiip Brings On New Chief In Wake Of Sexual Assault Charges Against Former CEO Brian Wong

Jason Lapp, a longtime WPP and Kantar executive, is taking over as CEO of Kiip. Last Friday, a grand jury indicted Brian Wong, the company’s founder and now former CEO, on charges of felony sexual assault related to an encounter during the SXSW festival in 2016. An arrest warrant was filed in January. Wong hasContinue reading »

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Revcontent Slashes Staff And Brings In New CEO

Revcontent named Omar Nicola as its new CEO Wednesday, replacing co-founder John Lemp in the top role. One of his first orders of business has been making further layoffs at a company whose employee count is around 80, down from a reported peak of 150 when it appeared on the Inc. list of fastest-growing companiesContinue reading »

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Nielsen Lures IBM Watson’s David Kenny To Become Its New CEO

Nielsen’s hire of IBM Watson honcho David Kenny as CEO, first reported on Tuesday by The Wall Street Journal, is a major bet for the measurement company as it rises to meet new competitive challenges and prepares for a possible sale of the business. Kenny oversaw IBM’s artificial intelligence initiatives, using machine learning to support enterpriseContinue reading »

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Tim Conley Named CEO of Extreme Reach

Extreme Reach co-founder Tim Conley is officially the company’s new CEO, the video ad platform said Tuesday. Conley previously served as Extreme Reach’s COO and stepped in to manage the executive team after then-CEO John Roland stepped down in October. Roland had held the position for more than a decade. Transitioning into his new roleContinue reading »

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CEO Kelly Clark: GroupM Has ‘Moved On’ From Sorrell Exit

When WPP Group-owned GroupM opens its doors at the brand new 3 World Trade Center building in downtown Manhattan next month, it’ll be more than just a symbolic new beginning. The face of GroupM is changing. In addition to the shocking exit of WPP CEO Martin Sorrell in April, two longtime GroupM executives, Chairman IrwinContinue reading »

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