Former DoubleClick CFO Joins Board of Directors and Former Google Ads Product Manager Is the New VP of Product at Metamarkets
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Dec 04, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Metamarkets, the leader in real-time analytics for online
advertising, announced today two additions to its leadership team.
Jeff Epstein, former Chief Financial Officer of DoubleClick, is
joining the Metamarkets board of directors and Adam Smith, former
Google Ads Product Manager and partner at AOL Ventures, is the new
Vice President of Product.
Jeff Epstein is currently an executive-in-residence at Bessemer
Venture Partners and a Senior Advisor at Oak Hill Capital. He also
serves on the Boards of Directors at Priceline.com and Shutterstock.
Previously, Mr. Epstein served as CFO of several public and private
companies, including Oracle, DoubleClick (sold to Google), King World
Productions (sold to CBS) and Nielsen's Media Measurement Group. Mr.
Epstein's areas of expertise include cloud computing, internet
advertising technology and consumer internet companies.
"Jeff Epstein's immense talents are uniquely suited to a position on
Metamarkets' board. His experiences at the intersection of technology
and media companies, like Oracle and DoubleClick, have tremendous
synergy with Metamarkets' own vision for growth," said Vinod Khosla
of Khosla Ventures, a Metamarkets investor.
Adam Smith, former partner of AOL Ventures and co-founder of First
Floor Labs, a start-up accelerator, brings expertise in the startup
technology space. Mr. Smith held several product roles at Google from
2003 until 2009, including Product Manager of Google's
machine-learning smart ad systems, the underlying technology behind
relevant ads. While at Google, Mr. Smith earned the first Founders
Award for his work on the Ads Quality Team.
"Metamarkets has built a killer app for publishers, advertising
exchanges, and DSPs. I'm excited to help take our product to the next
level," said Adam Smith, Vice President of Product, Metamarkets. "The
revolution happening in real-time advertising markets is as
disruptive as what I witnessed a decade ago with search. I look
forward to joining Metamarkets at the leading edge of this wave."
"Adam is a world-class Silicon Valley talent who understands how to
shape technology into revenue-generating products, and we're thrilled
to have him on board. His addition, along with Jeff's, signals our
commitment to building on our strength in digital advertising
markets," said Michael Driscoll, CEO of Metamarkets.
Metamarkets is pioneering a revolutionary
approach to analytics for online advertising. Its groundbreaking
solution offers publishers, exchanges, and media buyers the power and
scale of the cloud to achieve real-time insights across Big Data.
Metamarkets enables a dramatic increase in revenue, improved user
engagement, and the ability to avoid operational surprises by
providing its customers with real-time insight across billions of
records, while eliminating the need to integrate multiple disparate
software solutions. To find out more about the San Francisco-based
company's industry-leading analytics platform, please visit
www.metamarkets.com and follow us on Twitter @metamarkets.
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