RadiumOne adds VC exec to board of directors

RadiumOne has named Steve Westly to its board of directors. A California gubernatorial candidate in the 2006 election, Westly is the managing partner and founder of VC firm The Westly Group. Based in San Francisco, RadiumOne is a provider of media buying solutions.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Nov 21, 2013) – RadiumOne today announced the addition of venture capitalist, Steve Westly to its board of directors, as the company continues into its next phase of growth. Westly will provide strategic input on corporate and business development initiatives and executive guidance for the firm’s growing leadership team.
As a former executive at eBay and board member at Tesla Motors, Westly is a power player in the valley, having guided major Fortune 500 brands through periods of rapid growth and developed key strategies for marketing and business development. Coupled with his business experience, Westly is also a well-known political figure who served as California State Controller and Chief Fiscal Officer from 2003 to 2007.
“We are honored and excited to have Steve Westly join our board of directors here at RadiumOne, he brings a unique skillset to the board that will help across various strategic initiatives we have planned,” said Gurbaksh Chahal, CEO and Chairman of RadiumOne. “Westly’s past successes as a board member at Tesla and his breadth of experience as an entrepreneur, and technology evangelist provides us with an additional level of top-tier leadership, as our company enters its next phase of growth.”
Westly was a California gubernatorial candidate in the 2006 election and is a member of the Obama for America National Finance Committee. He currently serves as managing partner and founder of The Westly Group, a venture capital firm dedicated to clean technology. He received his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
“RadiumOne is disrupting advertising by bringing intelligent software to an industry that is largely being disrupted by automation,” said Steve Westly. “Gurbaksh has an impressive track record of predicting and executing key trends by being first-to-market with innovative solutions that address the challenges facing today’s marketing and advertising decision makers. I’m excited to work alongside Gurbaksh and other board members to propel the company forward.”
Westly joins current RadiumOne board members, including: Robin Murray, Ajay Chopra, Steve Eskenazi, David Silverman, Bill Lonergan and Chairman Gurbaksh Chahal.
About RadiumOne
RadiumOne builds intelligent software that automates media buying, making big data actionable for marketers and connects them to their next customer. RadiumOne generates first-party data about actual customers — from their behaviors, actions and interests demonstrated across the web and mobile. Then we access tens of billions of real-time impressions each day across the Web, video, social and mobile to reach consumers in real-time no matter where they are. Our intelligent software and methodologies increase the relevance and personalization of ads through sophisticated algorithms that find valuable characteristics, gauge consumer behaviors, and target ads with laser focus to the right audiences. Founded by online advertising pioneer Gurbaksh Chahal and based in San Francisco, RadiumOne has offices across the US and Europe. To learn more about RadiumOne, please visit http://radiumone.com.