SOURCE: BrightRoll

BrightRoll

November 04, 2013 09:00 ET

BrightRoll Accelerates Growth and Technology Investments to Expand Platform Leadership

Key Additions to Executive Team, Along With Dramatic Increase in Product and Engineering Talent, Drive Innovation in Programmatic Video

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 4, 2013) - BrightRoll, the industry's only independent and unified programmatic video ad platform, today announced the expansion of its executive team with the appointment of Brent Horowitz as vice president of business development. In this new role, Horowitz and his team are responsible for building strategic partnerships for BrightRoll across the video ad ecosystem, while managing the company's existing portfolio of more than 50 partners.

A digital advertising veteran, Horowitz brings 15 years of industry experience to BrightRoll, having worked with the largest broadcast media companies and their distribution and device partners to extend revenue operations of premium video content into all digital channels. Other additions to the BrightRoll executive team include Adolfo Castellon as vice president of engineering and Monique Ho as general counsel.

"2013 has been a year of record growth, enabling us to recruit top talent and scale our technology infrastructure that is driving the future of digital video advertising," said Tod Sacerdoti, CEO and founder of BrightRoll. "This is an exciting time for the industry and I speak for everyone when I say we are thrilled to welcome Brent, Adolfo and Monique to the BrightRoll senior leadership team to help further our position in the market."

The BrightRoll team has grown nearly 70 percent since the start of 2013, and engineering and product now makes up 25 percent of all employees -- drawing key talent from companies such as Google, Salesforce, Zynga, InMobi and Ooyala. Expansion of BrightRoll talent is fueling advancements to the company's award-winning technology platform, including the BrightRoll console and ultra-low latency VideoRTB+ solution, while building platform partnerships with customers such as Kellogg.

"The BrightRoll platform simplifies the complexity of buying and selling video advertising across digital platforms," said Horowitz. "I'm excited to join a company that is at the forefront of technology innovation in programmatic video and look forward to building strategic partnerships to further expand our leadership position in the marketplace."

Most recently, Horowitz led business and corporate development at FreeWheel, where he was responsible for creating strategic partnerships across the digital video ecosystem. Prior to that, he spent five years at DoubleClick helping launch DART for advertisers in the company's early stages. Horowitz has also held business development roles at Homestead Technologies (acquired by Intuit) and NexTag, a leading comparison-shopping site and lead-gen engine.

Adolfo Castellon, promoted to vice president of engineering, has been with BrightRoll for three years and leads the company's world-class engineering team. With more than 15 years experience as an engineer, architect and manager, he plays a critical role in driving innovation for the BrightRoll platform.

Monique Ho, general counsel, brings more than a decade of expertise working with emerging growth technology companies. In this new position, she will oversee all legal matters at BrightRoll, including corporate governance, intellectual property, securities, compliance, regulatory and privacy.

All appointments are effective immediately. For more information about these hires or the BrightRoll executive team, visit http://www.brightroll.com/team/global-executive-team.

About BrightRoll
BrightRoll is the only independent and unified programmatic video advertising platform for reaching audiences across web, mobile and connected TV. The company powers digital video advertising for the world's largest brands including 90 of the top 100 US advertisers and 17 of the top 20 advertising technology companies. The platform enables advertisers to reach 4 in 5 video viewers online and consistently ranks among the top two video ad platforms in ads served. As a result, BrightRoll technology collects and analyzes hundreds of billions of data points monthly enabling real-time decisions that drive ROI for advertisers. To learn more, visit www.brightroll.com.

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