Ad platform PubMatic has hired Terri Walter as its chief marketing officer. Previously, Walter worked at Microsoft Advertising where she served as head of global brand marketing. This appointment comes on the heels of PubMatic closing a $13 million round of funding in which the investors were Nokia Growth Partners, August Capital, DFJ, Helion Venture Partners and Nexus Venture Partners.
New York, NY (February 10, 2014): PubMatic, the programmatic advertising platform company for leading publishers, announced today that Terri Walter has joined PubMatic in the role of Chief Marketing Officer. Walter will lead worldwide marketing programs that capitalize on PubMatic’s innovative cross-screen capabilities and consultative offerings.
“Terri brings a wealth of knowledge and extraordinary marketing leadership to PubMatic,” said Kirk McDonald, President at PubMatic. “As global adoption of programmatic and real-time bidding (RTB) buying reaches $20.8 billion by 2017, according to the IDC, PubMatic continues to rapidly expand its operations. Terri joins at a pivotal time for PubMatic; her insight and industry knowledge will elevate the brand in line with our strategic objectives. We are extremely proud to welcome her to our leadership team.”
Before joining PubMatic, Walter served as Head of Global Brand Marketing at Microsoft Advertising, where she led global repositioning of the Microsoft Advertising brand as well as advertising, content, sales enablement and go-to-market functions for global marketing. Prior to Microsoft, Walter worked as the Global Vice President, Emerging Media at Razorfish, where she built the mobile and emerging media capabilities of that agency. She was also editor of the Razorfish “Digital Outlook Report”, called a must-read for digital marketers, and the recipient of a Stevie Award for the best B2B marketing campaign of 2009 for her thought leadership in emerging media. Before that she also served as Vice President of Marketing at DoubleClick, which followed agency roles at Beyond Interactive and Dentsu. Walter brings twenty years of marketing and digital media experience to PubMatic.
Commenting on her appointment, Terri Walter said: “I’m extremely excited to be joining PubMatic at such a key juncture in the ad tech industry. Since being the first to market with RTB for publishers in 2009, PubMatic has continued to innovate and bring best-of-breed ad tech to publishers. I’m particularly impressed by their commitment to cross-screen RTB and their innovation in mobile. I’m looking forward to applying my expertise and building an exceptional global marketing team.”
Walter will be based in New York City, reporting to Kirk McDonald, President. Her portfolio will include product marketing, marketing, corporate communications and social media.
PubMatic is the technology platform that powers the programmatic advertising strategy of leading publishers and premium brands. Its innovative solutions help content providers drive the highest value for their digital media assets and provide consumers with a more personalized advertising experience across display, mobile and video. PubMatic’s One Platform, proprietary technology and advanced mobile capabilities are utilized by a global roster of comScore publishers. Pioneering online auctions for the buying and selling of media through Real-Time Bidding (RTB) and Private Marketplace (PMP), the company also works with hundreds of advertising partners. Ranked by Deloitte as one of the fastest growing companies in the US Internet sector in both 2012 and 2013, PubMatic has offices worldwide with headquarters in Redwood City, California.