September 04, 2012 08:00 ET

Turn Appoints Joshua Koran as Senior Vice President of Product Management and Names Alon Amit as Advisor

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 4, 2012) - Turn today announced the appointment of Joshua Koran to the role of senior vice president, product management. The company also named Dr. Alon Amit, current head of product for Origami Digital and the former product lead at Facebook and Google, as an advisor.

"Turn continues to experience hyper-growth in 2012. Our platform now addresses video, mobile, and social channels. Year-over-year, we have seen tremendous success: Our Audience Suite business has increased nearly 150 percent, the number of campaigns we run monthly is up 77 percent, and our daily ad impression volume has more than tripled. A key driver of this success is our ability to provide marketers with relevant insights at an unprecedented scale," said Bill Demas, president and CEO, Turn. "Joshua Koran is a seasoned leader who has built some of the world's most successful behavioral advertising and optimization platforms, and I am pleased to add his experience to our executive team. I am also pleased to add Alon's unique perspective as a big data technologist and an entrepreneur to Turn's innovation driven culture."

Mr. Koran will lead all product management activities, including driving the vision and roadmap for the Turn Cloud Marketing Platform, including the Audience Suite and Campaign Suite applications. He joins Turn from AT&T AdWorks, where he was vice president of product management, research and data monetization. Prior to AT&T, Mr. Koran was vice president of targeting and optimization for ValueClick, Inc., where he oversaw product development of the company's behavioral targeting platform and was head of product for ValueClick Media. Mr. Koran previously served as the director of product management and engineering at Yahoo!, where he designed and patented Yahoo!'s behavioral targeting platform.

"The Turn Cloud Marketing Platform is transforming the way marketers and agencies make multi-channel decisions about the ideal audiences to target and the most cost effective channels for reaching them. I am excited to join a company with such a strong technology foundation and an innovative spirit, and I look forward to working with this incredibly talented team to extend the capabilities of our next-generation enterprise-class solutions," said Joshua Koran, senior vice president of product management, Turn.

Dr. Amit is a seasoned product executive with more than 20 years of experience at the forefront of data science and has a proven track record applying big data capabilities towards new business opportunities. At Origami Logic he is responsible for product vision, management and research, vendor partnerships, and data monetization. Most recently, Dr. Amit led product management for Facebook's ads engine which generated revenue of $3 billion by storing, processing, and analyzing enormous amounts of live social data. Prior to that role, he was group product manager at Google, developing the company's online advertising products with a focus on machine learning and optimization.

"Turn has built an impressive low-latency, scalable big data platform that serves as the cornerstone for its position as an enterprise marketing software leader. I look forward to contributing my experience to help the team achieve the next level of scale and reliability for this platform as the company continues its rapid worldwide growth," said Dr. Amit.

About Turn

Turn delivers real-time insights that transform the way leading advertising agencies and marketers make decisions. Our cloud applications and Internet-scale architecture work together to provide a complete picture of customers, execute cross-channel campaigns, and connect with a worldwide ecosystem of more than 100 partners. Turn is headquartered in Silicon Valley and provides its platform, products, and services in North America, South America, and Europe. Company revenue has more than doubled every year of Turn's existence. For more information, visit or follow @turnplatform.

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