PRAGUE, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Socialbakers, the leading social media management platform, is delighted to announce the appointment of Yuval Ben-Itzhak as its new Chief Executive Officer.
"We welcome Yuval to Socialbakers and look forward to benefiting from his seasoned leadership skills in technology and products. His past career successes are directly applicable to the opportunity and the future of Socialbakers and we believe that his rare blend of experience, leadership and drive will take Socialbakers to new levels," said Jan Rezab, Founder of Socialbakers.
Yuval brings to Socialbakers more than twenty years of business and technology leadership as an entrepreneur, technologist and executive leader in both private and public companies. In his most recent role, Yuval served as the chief technology officer at Outbrain, the leading content discovery platform. Prior to that Yuval served as chief technology officer at AVG Technologies and was a key member of the leadership team that took the company public in 2012. Prior to AVG, Yuval was chief technology officer of the cybersecurity company Finjan, and was the founder of the web application security pioneer, Kavado. He is a graduate of Ben-Gurion University in Israel and the inventor of 20 U.S. patents.
" I am excited to lead Socialbakers' global team. I'm joining at a unique time to further accelerate a growing business when marketers are heavily increasing their spend on social platforms to engage and grow their customer base," said Ben-Itzhak. "As marketers are focusing on content creation, targeting and personalization across multiple networks, Socialbakers is well-placed to provide them with a technology and services they need."
To further support its growth, Socialbakers is bolstering its business and operational leadership by appointing Martin Huml as its President and Chief Operating Officer. Martin is a seasoned entrepreneur, executive, and a long-time investor in Socialbakers. He brings his experience building and scaling successful businesses to the Socialbakers leadership team, along with a strong DNA of operational and execution discipline.
"Socialbakers has been a leader in its field serving over 2,500 global brands. I'm confident that we have the right leadership team in place to take Socialbakers to the next level," said Huml. "Together with Yuval, I am excited to join the company on its next phase of growth with operational excellence."