Albert Brings Years of Experience Building and Leading Teams at World’s Leading Internet and Media Companies
San Mateo, CA – September 17, 2013 – AdsWizz, a leading global technology provider of advertising solutions for the digital radio and audio industries, announced today the hiring of Don Albert as President of North America.
Don has built and led teams at some of the world’s leading Internet and media companies, as well as at startups pioneering new media, advertising, and commerce models. Prior to joining AdsWizz, he was the VP and GM of the Americas and Advertising at Skype, where he was responsible for growing Skype’s user base and revenue in the Americas region through marketing, PR, and partnerships, and for launching new global advertising revenue streams. He is currently a board member and advisor to several Internet and mobile startups.
Previously, Don led the BD team at eBay that developed strategic partnerships with marketers and built a significant advertising revenue line. He pioneered and evangelized new digital advertising models beginning in 1989, when he led the first-ever online sales and e-commerce teams at Prodigy, an early online service. He led early efforts in local online advertising at AOL’s Digital City and at washingtonpost.com, where he was part of the launch team. He led early efforts to sell the branding value of online advertising at PointCast, and helped launch an emergent mobile advertising industry in 1999 as a founder and the first Vice Chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association. Don holds a BA in Politics from Princeton University, and an MBA from New York University.
Don is really excited about the opportunity to join AdsWizz in helping broadcasters, advertisers, and ad networks capitalize on the explosion of consumer interest in digital music and other audio. “What could be more powerful than advertising that literally speaks to you, as an individual, amidst great audio content that is tailored for you, on the most personal and pervasive of devices?”
Alexis Van de Wyer, CEO of AdsWizz said, “Don is well known for his personable leadership style and strength in areas like business development and customer acquisition for companies large and small. His very relevant industry experience and exceptional track record will be invaluable to us as we look to take AdsWizz to the next level.”
About AdsWizz, Inc.
AdsWizz is a leading global technology provider of advertising solutions for the digital radio and audio industries. Its server-side solutions and global audio ad exchange offer advertisers unique targeting capabilities and provide audio publishers powerful new ways to monetize their listenership. This has led AdsWizz to quickly become a go-to resource for many of the world’s most prominent ad networks, agencies, and digital audio publishers.