Outbrain Appoints Jeff Davison as Chief Financial Officer
(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 09/10/13 --
Outbrain, the leading content discovery platform, today announced that Jeff Davison has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Jeff most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at RightNow Technologies, a leading global provider of customer experience software that was acquired by Oracle. As CFO based in New York City, Jeff will oversee Outbrain's finance operations and assist in managing Outbrain's accelerated global growth while reporting to CEO Yaron Galai.
"In recent years, Outbrain has evolved from a start-up into one of the most trusted partners for leading brands and publishers seeking to maximize their exposure and diversify their revenue," said Outbrain CEO Yaron Galai. "Jeff is joining the company at a pivotal moment in our growth, and his deep experience at both public and private companies make him an ideal choice to further cement our reputation as a leader in the content marketing space."
Jeff is a seasoned financial executive who brings more than 25 years of experience working at both public and private companies to his role at Outbrain. In his twelve years at RightNow Technologies, Jeff oversaw the company's annual revenues of $227M and played a key role in building the company from a privately held company through the IPO process and ultimately through a $1.8B acquisition by Oracle. Prior to RightNow, Jeff was the controller for Powerhouse Technologies, a multi-national, publicly held, technology and manufacturing company with more than $200 million in revenues and approximately 1,800 employees. Early in his career, Jeff held auditing and accounting positions with PacifiCorp and KPMG.
"It's clear that Yaron and his team are committed to building a viable business for the long-term, and that's what really attracted me to this role," said Davison. "Outbrain has been a true pioneer in the content marketing space, and they are helping to set the tone for a rapidly growing industry. I'm looking forward to helping this company realize its full potential and make a name for itself as one of the great tech success stories."
About OutbrainOutbrain (www.outbrain.com), the leading content discovery platform, is on a mission to help readers find the most interesting content online, while giving publishers and brands the ability to reach a highly engaged audience. Using personalized links, Outbrain recommends content across a network of more than 700 premium publishers, including CNN, Fox News, Hearst, Rolling Stone, US Weekly and Fast Company. Links to content on a publisher's own site increase stickiness, while links to high-quality third-party content increase site traffic and generate revenue. Outbrain is currently installed on more than 100,000 sites and generates more than 100 billion recommendations per month. Founded in 2006, the company is headquartered in New York, with 13 offices globally, including the U.S., U.K., Israel, Singapore and Australia.
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