Komli Media Restructures Leadership Team to Accelerate Growth in APAC Region
MUMBAI, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
New Roles to Focus on Offering Integrated Digital Media Solutions for Customers Across Regions and Sharpen Focus on Strategic Priorities and Operations
Komli Media, APAC's leading digital media technology network, today announced that it has restructured its business teams to further accelerate growth and meeting customer's needs.
Gulshan Verma, former Managing Director for Komli Media India and North America business, has been promoted to the role of Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and will be responsible for all of Komli's business P&L. This new CRO Organization will consist of all the regional and business Managing Directors across Komli Media worldwide. Additionally, Akshay Garg, co-founder of Komli Media and Managing Director for Southeast Asia (SEA), will be taking on a new role heading Strategy and Business Operations across Komli globally. They will both report to Prashant Mehta, CEO, Komli Media. The newly created CRO Organization will focus on addressing the marketer's need for integrated media solutions including those leveraging Komli's proprietary ATOM real-time bidding and mobile platforms.
The CRO Organization will have several new additions. Mathew Ward has been promoted to Managing Director, Komli Media SEA and Pritesh Patel to Managing Director, Komli Media India & Middle East. In addition, Matt Sutton has been promoted to Managing Director, Komli Engage(International) and Komli Play. Matt will be responsible for Komli Media's Social and Video solutions across all markets. Finally, Varsha Brajesh is being promoted to Director, Data & Analytics. All of them will join Komli Mobile Vice President and Managing Director Amit Bhartiya and Komli Media Australia and New Zealand Managing Director Andrew Reid in the CRO Organization.
"I am delighted to announce the new CRO Organization and strategy and operations function at Komli Media," said Prashant Mehta, CEO, Komli Media. "Consumer behavior is changing across desktop, mobile, social and video in our core markets and therefore the message from our customers is very clear - we need to have an integrated approach that enables our sales teams to cross-sell solutions. Addressing this immediate need, Komli Media created the CRO Organization, responsible for maximizing revenues and margins across all regions and products. The need for a dedicated strategy, planning and business operations is equally key to Komli's ability to scale, improve alignment across units and sharpen focus on key strategic priorities. With the development of the CRO Organization and the Strategy function, we are well-poised to scale our business successfully across APAC."
Prior to this role, Gulshan Verma has served Komli Media for over 2 years as its Vice President and Country Head for India & North America. With over 14 years of relevant industry experience, Gulshan has a proven track record of being an outstanding leader in digital media for the last decade across multiple countries. Prior to his new role, Akshay Garg was Vice President, International, for nearly 3 years at Komli Media during which he lead Komli's international growth and strategy across UK, Australia and SEA, successfully leading all our international acquisitions and growing the SEA business to being the largest independent media network in the region.
On his new role, Gulshan Verma said, "Komli Media has grown by leaps and bounds through a combination of great technology, best publisher partners and a world-class team. I look forward to ensuring that we continue to successfully uphold our commitment towards clients across APAC." Akshay Garg said, "Founded more than six years ago, Komli Media has experienced rapid growth to become the leading independent media network across the APAC region. In my new role, I'm looking forward to optimizing our strategy, planning and operations functions to scale our business and increase market share across APAC."
About Komli Media:
Komli Media is Asia Pacific's leading media technology company with solutions across display, mobile, video, social, search and data for advertisers, agencies, and publishers. Komli is leading the charge in developing the next-generation of digital advertising technologies such as a Real-Time Bidding (RTB) performance advertising platform (ATOM) that integrates audience data to improve ROI. Headquartered in Mumbai, Komli Media has over 400 employees across 18 offices in India, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Hong Kong, and North America. Komli has raised capital from leading venture capital investors including Norwest Venture Partners, Nexus Venture Partners, Helion Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Western Technology Investment. Find out more at http://www.komli.com
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