Innovid Expands Team to Support Growth Attracting experienced leaders from top companies such as AdColony, NBCUniversal, and Likeable Media, Innovid continues to expand expertise and client support
NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovid, the technology platform delivering immersive video advertising anywhere, is proud to welcome several senior additions to its fast-growing team. New hires Mike Schlegel, formerly of AdColony; JC Clarke, formerly of NBCUniversal; and Shira Dinour, formerly of Likeable Media, all join the company as Regional Vice Presidents, reporting to National VP of Sales, Scott Clark.
Schlegel, working out of Innovid's Los Angeles office as RVP West brings a history of successful sales, service and management skills, particularly in mobile video. Previously, Schlegel was Vice President of Brand Sales and Account Services at AdColony, overseeing the team which sold to and serviced Fortune 500 brands and their agencies. Prior to AdColony, Mike was RVP Sales West at Millennial, and spent eight years prior at Microsoft Advertising (MSN) as Regional Sales Manager.
Clarke, RVP Central, based in the company's Chicago office, joins Innovid with more than 15 years of experience in the digital advertising and ad tech industry. Prior to Innovid, Clarke served as Sr. Director Midwest Sales of NBCUniversal, where he built a new team focused exclusively on digital, including the integration of Comcast Digital properties. Prior to NBCU, he was National Sales Director for Time Inc.'s lifestyle digital group, where he oversaw a national team of nine sellers and revenue of $50M. Clarke has also worked at ZDNet and CNET in sales and sales management roles.
Dinour, RVP East, based out of the company's New York headquarters, brings 15 years of both agency and sales experience, including her most recent role as VP, Business Development at Likeable Media. Shira was also a Regional Sales Manager at content marketing company Kontera, where she was responsible for an $8 million territory and worked with brands such as P&G, Samsung, and Kraft. Prior to Kontera, Dinour served as Partner, Associate Media Director at Mindshare, where she worked with brands such as Unilever, Novartis, and AIG.
Innovid also recently appointed several new sales directors and account executives, including Jason Kang, Ian Mirmelstein, and Todd Adest in New York; and Paul Fellinger, Brandon Stewart, and Lisa Steele in Chicago. "We are thrilled to have the knowledge, experience and diversity that these professionals bring, both to our clients and to our internal teams," said Scott Clark. "To attract this level of talent from the likes of AdapTV, Mixpo, Neustar, Extreme Reach, AOL, and PointRoll speaks well to the vision and solutions that Innovid brings to the industry, and gives our clients the confidence to trust and partner with us at scale."
"Having just come from NBCU, it is clear that cross-platform video is the future of advertising. Consumer habits and television trends strongly support this notion. Innovid, as the leading technology company in this category, with relentless focus and investment in 'video everywhere,' is incredibly well positioned to help brands and agencies at a deep, strategic level," said JC Clarke, Innovid's new RVP Central. "This, in addition to Innovid's impressive and tireless executive team, drew me – and my new colleagues – to the company. I am very proud and grateful to be here."
"When vendors have overlapping feature sets and offerings, it is important to factor in the prominence of the teams and people behind them," said Zvika Netter, CEO of Innovid. "Service is easy to promise and hard to deliver. Innovid is proud to welcome these outstanding professionals into our family to help our clients, and the industry at large, progress down the path of innovation and verification in video."
Innovid delivers advanced video advertising anywhere. Atom, Innovid's open, end-to-end video ad platform, gives agencies and brands the power to seamlessly create, deliver, optimize and measure videos across all screens, regardless of the media source. Innovid's interactive, dynamic and addressable iRoll® ad formats and award-winning creative services bring engagement and relevance to consumers, driving superior, proven results. For more information on Innovid's global offerings, visit www.Innovid.com, or connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.