AdVantage Networks Names Industry Veteran Mike Spalter As COO

Rapidly Growing, Online Advertising Platform Provider Expands C-Suite Team

Nov 06, 2012, 07:00 ET from AdVantage Networks

GLENDALE, Calif., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AdVantage Networks, a leading digital advertising technology provider, announced that Mike Spalter has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer.  Spalter brings more than 20 years of building, deploying, and supporting voice and data networks and related infrastructure technologies in some of the most highly regulated industries and largest Fortune 50 companies. He will be responsible for strategic and operational leadership, hardware and software configuration and product quality. Mike will play a leading role in launching network providers as they integrate the Advantage Monetization Platform (AMP).

"We have brought Mike on board at a time where his experience designing, deploying, and maintaining mission critical distributed networks for large companies will be central to implementing AMP," said David Grant, CEO of AdVantage Networks. "With his expertise, Mike can ensure that our customers will have our trusted solution up and running, and streamline the process so AdVantage Networks can scale and support growth.

Previously, Mike spent seven years at Washington Mutual where he served as senior vice president of infrastructure services.  He led an organization of 650 employees and managed budgets exceeding $400 million that delivered a high performance infrastructure, enabling Washington Mutual to achieve its aggressive business goals. Prior to this, Spalter spent 10 years at Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., where he served as executive vice president of IT infrastructure, and was responsible for enterprise network services, network computing and data communications.

"Advantage Networks has created a truly important solution, central to improving the state of online advertising for all parties involved," said Spalter. "The value Advantage Network's solution provides is already validated by the dozens of customers who rely on AMP for a more effective advertising platform."

About AdVantage Networks
AdVantage Networks is a digital advertising technology company that develops solutions which enable Internet access providers to monetize their networks by creating a virtual last-mile advertising network platform. AdVantage Networks innovative, proprietary IP solution is an evolution to the existing online advertising paradigm that gives Network Providers a way to generate advertising revenue on the networks they provide to the user, without affecting the end-user experience.

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