NEWS9 May 2023

Outbrain makes several promotions

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UK – Recommendation platform for the open web Outbrain has made a number of promotions, including Ayal Steiner as executive vice-president, brand solutions and Stephanie Himoff as executive vice-president, global publishers.

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Steiner, who is based in Sydney, Australia, was previously vice-president, global ad revenue at Outbrain, while Himoff, who works from London, was vice-president, global publishers before her promotion.

Other promotions include Sarah Baird as senior vice-president, revenue operations, having been general manager for North America, and Craig Hughes, who has moved from vice-president, corporate development and strategy to senior vice-president, corporate development and strategy, as well as general manager, video.

Klaus Ludemann has moved from vice-president, programmatic to senior vice-president, programmatic and partnerships, and Guy Yagur has been named senior vice-president, global performance and growth revenue, with his prior role being vice-president, global customer success.

In addition, Outbrain has appointed Amrita de la Peña, former general manager, Asia-Pacific at Sprout Social and head of global brands for Japan and Asia-Pacific at Twitter to serve as managing director, Asia-Pacific.

These appointments follow Alexander Erlmeier’s promotion to chief revenue officer in October 2022.

David Kostman, co-chief executive at Outbrain, said: “These appointments are an essential part of our plan to scale our business effectively and efficiently and enable Outbrain to integrate emerging technologies aimed at advancing the industry and driving value for our customers.”